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To think that wearing a strappy top does not mean you are half naked?

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brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 19:20:43

A colleague today was judging how some women dressed, and had a rant about young women being half naked. When I clarified what she meant, she talked about women wearing strappy tops. I don't consider showing your arms and shoulders as being half naked.

KindergartenKop Wed 29-Nov-17 19:22:24

I wouldn't wear one to work. Is that what she meant?

brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 19:24:39

No would not be allowed in my workplace, she means anywhere in public.

SilentlyScreamingAgain Wed 29-Nov-17 19:24:42

You're quite right, OP, she's well off on her fractions. Check her expenses claim.

PickleSarnie Wed 29-Nov-17 19:25:00

Depends on the location though. If she's a colleague is she talking about women turning up to an office in a spaghetti strap top? In which case, I'd agree it was inappropriate and under-dressed. If she was, however, including women on the beach in a tiny top being half naked. Then she's being unreasonable.

brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 19:25:58

Not on the beach, just walking round the streets, etc.

PickleSarnie Wed 29-Nov-17 19:25:59

Sorry, typed too slowly. In which case. She's a loon.

DrCoconut Wed 29-Nov-17 19:57:20

What is the age and cultural background of your colleague?

Albertschair Wed 29-Nov-17 20:01:50

Does it depend on time of year?

A strappy top in this weather is practically fully naked not half naked.

In summer it would only be half naked out they then forgot to put on any bottoms

brasty Wed 29-Nov-17 20:07:00

She is older and white.

Bluelonerose Wed 29-Nov-17 20:09:52

I'm quite often in strappy tops at this time of year.

I swear really bad so will just put my coat over my top but most of the time it comes off coz I'm sweating. blush

Ttbb Wed 29-Nov-17 20:15:26

Only if it's the only thing that you are wearing

WashBasketsAreUs Wed 29-Nov-17 20:31:56

My mother used to call them 'titty tops!'

MadForlt Wed 29-Nov-17 21:13:41

She's absolutely right. It someone is only wearing a strappy top, they are quite obviously half naked - its not the shoulders that are the problem ;)

Is she religious at all? A lot of religions have issues with shoulders.

AppleKatie Wed 29-Nov-17 22:40:03

Ime the strappy top hatred is common amongst a certain type of LMC middle aged+ women.

I know that's an awful stereotype and it is of course only my experience but i have seen it a lot- in women I otherwise have massive amounts of respect for, they come out all puritanical in the face of a spaghetti strap.

CherryGardens11 Wed 29-Nov-17 23:03:20

I don't understand why a strappy top is ever inappropriate. The only extra stuff that's on show is... Shoulders and arms?

Juicyfruitloop Wed 29-Nov-17 23:58:31

I think lots of young woman have express themselves with their clothes are lack of them.

When I was 18-23 I was guilty of been half dressed. I shake with the cold thinking of some if my old outfits. Sure even in my mams youth the 60's the skirts were like belts.

She is BU.

Juicyfruitloop Wed 29-Nov-17 23:59:22


picklemepopcorn Thu 30-Nov-17 00:10:42

I notice that as we get older, looking at scantily dressed people makes us feel cold. We then blame the other person for being improperly dressed!

Mxyzptlk Thu 30-Nov-17 00:16:05

I have always disliked seeing any amount of uncovered boobs, even a tiny bit of cleavage. Is that what your colleague is objecting to?
I have no problem with strappy tops if the cleavage is out of sight. (I know that makes me odd)

RadioGaGoo Thu 30-Nov-17 05:34:28

Mxyzptlk, that is odd. Breastfeeding mothers must be positively horrendous for you.

Splinterz Thu 30-Nov-17 05:48:06

Breastfeeding mothers must be positively horrendous for you

ahh the old irrelevant to the debate BF in public tangent

InspMorse Thu 30-Nov-17 05:55:39

Breastfeeding mothers must be positively horrendous for you

Eh? WTF have BF mothers got to do with anything?

CheapSausagesAndSpam Thu 30-Nov-17 06:04:39

I saw a young woman wearing on whilst working in a bakery and I must admit, I thought it wasn't on. Bare armpit potentially dripping on

Emlou07 Thu 30-Nov-17 06:22:53

No, a strap top definitely doesn't class as half naked. Although, some cheaper brands like Primark seem to have a lot of their materials as quite see through. Even so!

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