Why did I do it? Simple. I didn't want this man I was meeting to get any impression whatsoever that I was interested in our encounter resulting in anything unladylike. Read: I didn't want him to think I was a floozy. Call me crazy, but I think my decision to dress modestly on the front end helped our relationship develop in a healthy and respectful way. (Note, it was a cute turtleneck, not a frumpy one)
I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with showing a little collar bone or a little shoulder, but there was something about that day, this "blind" date, and I made a choice about how I wanted to present myself to this potential suitor. I'm not saying my turtleneck gets all the credit, but it is no coincidence that on our first date we talked for seven hours. Conversation, eye contact, interest. First impressions set the tone.
|photo by Jane Zarzynski in 2010. Same turtleneck.|
Rethinking the revealing costume you already put together for tonight?
Put a turtleneck under it :)
I like this post "Modest is Hottest" from Rachel over at Life Teen International and this post of five DIY Modest Costume Ideas from Nicole over at Project Inspired.
Be safe! and Keep it Classy! Happy Halloween!
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