And For Whom Do You Dress?

Another fashion debate raged here at Fashionista today. The fight: This morning's question in WWD, "For whom do women dress?" Most people, no matter
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Another fashion debate raged here at Fashionista today. The fight: This morning's question in WWD, "For whom do women dress?" Most people, no matter
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Another fashion debate raged here at Fashionista today. The fight: This morning's question in WWD, "For whom do women dress?" Most people, no matter how much time and effort they put into each outfit, will tell you that they dress for themselves. Even Carine Roitfeld gave the answer: "I don't know for everyone else. For me, it's for myself. When you feel good about yourself, you feel good about everyone else." We tried to convince ourselves that this is utterly true - that we wear makeup because it's like war paint and that the super tight jeans we squeeze into aren't anything at all like modern day corsets. But one daily instance proves how untrue it probably is: How we dress at home. It occurred to us that if we really do dress for ourselves, then why do we look like such crap while we're watching Project Runway? [It should be noted that we once dropped in on a very fashionable friend of ours, unannounced. It was late in the evening, and she was definitely in for the night. And yet, she wore a white, ankle-length night gown with elegantly fuzzy slippers, and her hair was in a sleek, parted ponytail. This was in huge contrast to our usual home regalia, Roxy shorts and Key West t-shirts. So we're pretty sure she's the only one.] And this isn't just a late-night thing - even when we go to the store or Starbucks, we're usually wearing some version of our home uniform and flip-flops. So what's the verdict: Do you truly dress for yourself, and keep it up even when you're only around yourself? Or do you own up to the fact that it's totally for the cute guy in your chem class (or in your sales department, whatever)?