Playing Dress Up

I got sorta dressed up a couple times lately. First for the adoption hearing:


And then the very next day to perform a wedding for friends:


It’s nice to get all cleaned up sometimes. It’s not my default setting, but it works. And it’s really strange to me how differently people treat you when you’re wearing a suit. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. A horrible person can buy fancy clothes and put them on. And I know a lot of amazing, powerful people who refuse to wear “fancy” clothes. Yet, we automatically trust people wearing the agreed uniform of our society.

How often do you get all dressed up? Why? And how do people treat you differently?


3 thoughts on “Playing Dress Up

  1. I have a small but dedicated group of people who steadfastly refuse to recognize me when I am wearing pants instead of shorts. 🙂

  2. I dress in business casual for work and experiment with fancy buns and twists to accent the cuts and colors I wear, only everyone else dresses to a blue-black-tan color scheme with the same damn hair every damn day. No loud shirts, no bright colors, no braids or anything considered “fun” or expressive. I feel like the people I work with are stifling themselves because they dress that way. I judge them. How horrible to be that boring all the time. But then don’t take my word for it – I’m the outsider.

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