This week is been a week of festivities ( with Ganesh chathurthi and Onam ) . I wore saree, high heels, lipstick, bindi and flowers in my hair. I don’t do that every day. And I loved it.
It was something I needed to do since becoming a image makeover consultant ( a corporate trainer) I am most of the time in formals . And i also advice people to dress up to the occasion and audience . It was time for me to take things up a notch and make an effort. So, I did, and felt all the better for it.
I believe women need this and men, well, should. Because what we do when we make an effort, to dress up, suffer heels, iron and starch and strut our sartorial stuff is to show respect.
Understanding and adhering to a dress code involves tradition and as such, requires passing on down generations, preferably by example. I believe being a mom to two daughters it is my duty to tap their shoulder and say, ”this is not a jeans occasion and while you’re changing in to something respectful, brush your hair”. What’s more, to encourage them to enjoy the experience. Remind young people that it feels good to look good. Because when we make an effort to dress up for an occasion ( like it was for Onam today ) is like showing respect . It’s a celebration of occasion and ourselves. It’s not old fashioned, just out of fashion. Style and class does not have seasons. It is eternal. We just don’t get opportunities today to play fantasy dress-ups without feeling self-conscious, to give our decorous inner selves an outing.
So dress up this coming festival 🙂