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22. How do institutions affect the way you dress?
They don’t. I didn’t where a uniform in school and I don’t wear a uniform at work. I don’t adhere to dress codes.
I'm a female in a patriarchal society, so my gendered society allows me to wear "feminine" clothes, but tolerate also that i dress in a slightly masculine way, like wearing pants, but not too masculine, otherwise i could be identified as lesbian, butch or transgender, like if any of that was wrong, and get insulted or harrassed.
The same opposite happen if i dress in a too feminine way, or some what could say "sexy", "sluty", i would be misunderstood about my intentions either way. So clothes are totally political, they are never neutral, because they all happen in a certain context.
I’m not part of religious or other institutions which affect my dress. I don’t like being told what to wear.
What do mean? Like work or the police? None at all. Although common decency cannot be curtailed.
At work I have to wear black and then an apron over this. Some days I wear nice black clothes and other days I don't really care what looks good. Generally I wouldn't wear so much black. On days when I am not at work I tend to try not to wear black.
At university I feel a pressure to be well-dressed.
They don't affect me
I wear a nurses uniform
hopefully, they don't
They don't and never have. Even in high school I had my own style.
They real don't. Now a days you can go anywhere however you are dressed.
I definitely dress depending on the activities and people I'll meet during the day???
It does not affect me at all.
I care about being dressed appropriately for the occasion. My observant Jewish identity has made me really conscious of the way I dress and present my body.
My style is quite sophisticated so nothing really affects it.
With my family, I dress knowing there will be photos taken.
At work, I dress to look the part of a designer (simple, dark clothing)
we are products of our environments
Well, as I mentioned earlier, I'm a christian, so on Sunday all the ladies dress up (skirts/dresses) for church. Also, at scouts I have a (rather horrible) uniform. Other than that, I can't really think of anything.
I would not wear the same clothes to church or to a funeral that I would wear around home or on vacation. Both occasions require a degree of respect that I would want to be reflected in my dress.
Being at art school probably affects the way I dress.
My workplace does not allow for some of my bolder clothing choices.
Work can be a buzz kill and office culture, in general.
Depending on where I am working, I have had to be mindful of the clothes and jewellery I wear.