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27. Can you recall some times when you have dressed a particular way to calm yourself or gain a sense of control over a situation that scared you?

My dressier clothes in particular are chosen to convey the idea that I'm confident, classic, calm, unique and put-together. Wearing them helps me feel confident, if for some reason I'm not feeling it that day!

The more scared or unsettled I feel the more I want to cloak myself in layers. I feel more protected in big sweaters or jackets. Showing as little skin as possible is calming.

Absolutely, dressing as conservatively as possible whenever I go on an interview.

I shaved my head last year and rocked a buzz cut for a few months. I went to my partner's sister's wedding with a #2 and got a lot of compliments about that.

Yes, every time I leave the house and have to meet people

In my childish times

4-inch block heels are my armor or maybe my security blanket. I'm 5'8'' tall, and I feel confident walking into a room at 6-feet tall.

When upset or self conscious I like to wear a big jumper/cardigan/hoodie I can wrap myself up in. If I want to feel confident I wear comfortable heels. I'm 5'9 and if I can get myself to 6'0 or over I feel like I'm physically and mentally dominating the room.

I do not remember any occation when I did that.

dressing cozy when I needed cozy even though it might not have been the 'dress code' is much better than dressing it something that makes me uncomfortable to fit in

an Hermes scarf helps

Yes i have several times, mostly if im going to take lifechanging decitions or in situations i feel unsecure.

I often dress to compensate for a feeling. For example one time I was socially anxious about going to an art exhibition opening. I wore a green leopard print mini skirt, a pink shirt and heeled boots because I thought that a person that would choose that outfit has to be socially confident.

Yes I can. Dressing in a kaftan because I don't want to be anywhere but in the comfort of my room.

Wearing all black, because I feel like that.

Dressing up in color, because I feel like screaming out loud.

I have a big quilted black oversized jacket with a dramatic collar that I wear on days when I need to be cocooned in armor.

Platforms make me power walk. When I power walk I feel like a badass. Anytime I’m scared or stressed I pull out a pair and put ‘em on. Once, as a teenager I was traveling alone and I wore these vintage go go boots. I had the time of my life.

Many. Recently it took me half an hour to find an outfit for a job interview. I was late in the end but confident. I got the job.

When I dress in a way that I feel like suits me, it builds my confidence. For presentations at school, I would always try to dress in a way that I feel pretty, because then I don't mind attention being on me.

I'm afraid most of the time. If only every situation I was in allowed for sweat pants and a big sweater and no bra.


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