I can't say it on Faceb@@k so I'm going to say it here...
"It's nice to see you in clothes."
There's a FB friend of mine who was my colleague when I worked in a different town/city in the 90s. I get it that she's in GREAT shape now - very fit - you could bounce a quarter off her!
In every picture she's in skimpy dresses, skimpy halter tops, tube tops, bikini swimsuits, etc. I don't just mean that she's wearing halter tops... I wear halter tops too... but on her... I'm talking skimpy. You know... the kind where you can see "Side Boob". Know what I mean?
Sure, I'm envious. My tummy was that flat for about a three months when I was 25. Her arms and abs are fantastic, b00bs defy gravity... and probably one reason her revealing clothes bug me so much is because I'm jealous.
But, the fact is... I actually feel a little creepy whenever I see her latest scantily clad picture posts. I always have to resist the urge to comment, "Do you ever wear clothes?" because I am snarky like that! (so far - I've succeeded in my restraint. Yay me!)
If I feel that uncomfortable viewing her curves ... I pity the men who feel tempted when they look at her FB feed. How does her husband feel about that?
Today she posted a shot of herself looking fantastic in a long-sleeved, form fitting t-shirt. Really looking great. My first thought was, "You look so good in clothes!"
Let's face it, when you're that ripped you can still show off your shape and hard work in clothes that cover.
Vacation photos? Great, show off your tan... maybe even your bikini... I don't mind. But when all of your clothes make someone feel like they're looking at you intimately, it's time to rethink your wardrobe.
More so, it's nice to have flattering clothing but I've always subscribed to the theory to accent only one fabulous feature at a time. Sinewy arms? Plunging back? A flash of leg? Not bad. But not all at once.
Maybe if you have to show everything off - all the time... perhaps you're looking for more than compliments.
Ok. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.