"You dress like a Grandma" - Musings on Why People's Opinions of How You Dress Don't Mean Sh*t
Have you ever been told by someone, if you wear vintage, that you dress "like a Grandma"? Or have you ever been judged for your fashion choices, with people implying that it's not cool or trendy enough? Well, first let's be real it's a compliment! And if people have negative things to say it's their business, for me, I take solace in knowing that I am confident enough to put myself out there and go in the direction that I want, and that makes me happy. And what they mean to say is I dress as their Grandma did in the 1950s when she was 60+ years younger....which yes yes I do so that's an accurate observation.
We all have the right to express ourselves through our clothing and personal style, and no one has the right to tell us that we're not doing it "right," there is no right or wrong.
It can be tough to hear negative comments about the way we show up, especially when they're meant to be hurtful or condescending. But here's the thing: other people's opinions on how you dress don't matter. The only opinion that matters is your own. You have the right to wear whatever makes you feel good about yourself, and if you're here I'm guessing that means vintage fashions.
Don't let anyone else's negativity get you down. Embrace your personal style and wear what makes you happy, you get one life and what brings you joy is what matters, not if someone else likes it or not. And remember: dressing like a "Grandma" is not a bad thing. It's a sign of confidence and self-acceptance, and those are qualities to be proud of. So go ahead and rock that vintage dress with pride!