Trying to attract good service, money, power and favours from people.
No seriously though, it depends.
At work, I dress professionally, and attract a better command of respect from the guys I work with even while in a skirt being girly as heck.
If a little admiration falls into the mix, I am vain enough to smile and enjoy it, but I am really aiming for RESPECT.
Not derision, objectification, or what have you. I don’t wear anything that makes men or women see me other than a professional, and then I just wear what I want within those limits (e.g. a bright pink dress is not unheard of on me).
I don’t feel the need to wear only neutrals, dress like a man, wear sexless outfits, and otherwise erase my gender.
Am a woman.
Am proud of be a woman.
Will dress as I see fit.
(Should be my bumper sticker.)
At home or on my own time, I dress how I want. How I feel that day, what the weather is like, whether or not I have worn these shoes lately and think they should be given a go….
This could include leather leggings (yeah I get looks, and I DUN CARE).
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey