IHM had written about choosing the dress, when they have a choice. And how so many women don’t have the freedom to choose what they wear.
That made me think from the angle of being in Chennai and here it is….
Do you watch these Fashion shows, where those skimpy models walk the ramp in designer outfits ???? Yes, in today’s world, fashionable clothes straight from the Fashion Shows are the most preferred. And those designers who designed them, are made richer by a night.
And, these Fashion Shows are the places, where lingerie, swim wear, inner wear, night gowns, dresses for pregnant women, winter wear, summer wear – any kind of new design and texture is being launched. Why, during the recent fashion shows, Kaftans were re-launched in style. And they look Awesome !!!
But there are some untold dress codes, which we follow. Like no one goes to their work place, dressed in swim wear. Or no teenager goes and gets dressed in those out of size clothes meant for pregnant women.
People generally go in for smart clothing, as the awareness has grown about fashion. Stylish yet affordable clothes are being a rage.
But, there are people who stick to their comfort level and being stylish is never their criteria. There are people who are comfortable in a sari or a salwar suit, anytime of the day or night.
So, what are comfort clothes for you ????
Each person can have a different definition on these, but mostly it comes inside the circle of the untold dress code, we’ve for ourselves. Nobody is forcing all these codes on us. These codes are what we make for ourselves.
But, being in Chennai, I’ve understood that the comfort clothing for these people is the Night Gown or simply Nightie. My God, it even looks like that it is the National Dress, and totally adhered to, in Chennai.
Nightie is like the sacred robe, for the women around here. I am surprised and shocked by the use of this dress. Doesn’t the name suggest, that it is a night wear ????
Ok, if you stick to the comfortable dress argument, yes, one can wear whatever they feel comfortable – please, go on, wear a nightie.
I am shocked when they try to put a towel or a dupatta on this nightie, to cover their upper torso. So, if these find it uncomfortable enough to cover themselves with a towel, then why wear this dress ????
And this is the costume, in which one comes down their flat, to put their kid into the school bus.
If they feel so comfortable with a nightie, then why that dirty towel or a totally misfitting bandini dupatta on that nightie ????? 🙄
They come to fill water in pots, from the main tap, wearing a nightie and tying it up like a dhoti. Is this OK ???? (There is water problem in Chennai and some areas are provided water through tankers and the people come out to the road to fill their pots with water)
Why ? She even comes to the supermarket dressed in one.
I see them driving the scooty, to drop their kid in school.
The vegetable vendor loves his lady customers in nighties.
You visit anyone’s home during the day…they dont wear saris, salwar suits, pant & t-shirt…they are all adorned in a nightie…so, its not a nightie anymore, its a daytie ???
I agree there is a choice to wear the nightie and these Chennai women have chosen this wonderful dress. So, isn’t it necessary to present oneself well ??
Why do we spend so much in buying clothes ?? Not only to cover ourself, but to present ourself in a pleasing manner to others.
These women roam around in nighties, with a dirty towel on top, but I cannot roam in my capris, jeans or leggies with a top. Isn’t this unfair ????