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Are you always well-presented?

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CoolToned Fri 22-Jan-16 22:20:10

Do you always make an effort to look good, even when, say, just doing grocery?

How important is it for you to look well-presented at all times?

Collymollypuff Fri 22-Jan-16 22:22:26


Kbear Fri 22-Jan-16 22:24:12


travailtotravel Fri 22-Jan-16 22:24:36

No I regularly slink out in my house scrotties.
But I am trying to make more out of every day clothes for work - I noticed how much more gravitas I had in a meeting when I dressed up and so now really need to up the ante. No more jeans to work for me!

pnutter Fri 22-Jan-16 22:24:58


IWannaBeAPopstar Fri 22-Jan-16 22:26:01

I must admit, I've been trying harder since I lost weight. I think I felt at some level that I looked bad regardless so there wasn't much point. sad

Now, I feel like even if I'm a bit scruffy (2 day old hair for example) I can get away with it. Today I wore a jersey dress with thick tights and boots, but my hair wasn't looking its best. I still felt presentable for being in public.

mrslebon Fri 22-Jan-16 22:26:54

Yes, always. I think it's something I learnt from my grandma who at 99 is still well presented, even though she's only able to sit around the house these days. I don't get why people would leave the house with scraggy hair, untidy clothes and no make up.

mintoil Fri 22-Jan-16 22:27:03

I haven't left the house without a full face of make up on since I was about 14.

I would go out in jeans and a t shirt or jumper, but never dirty, raggy clothing. At work I always wear dress and jacket or cardi.

People do comment on how smart I always look but I don't think I ever look over dressed as I am not at all blingy. Wear minimal jewellery, dark clothing, skirts not too short and no plunging necklines.

I would never go out without clean hair either.

At home I will grunge around in PJs and a shabby dressing gown grin

dilbert19912 Fri 22-Jan-16 22:27:31

No. I find the more of a shite mood im in the less i give a shite what i look like.
I didnt have an eyebrow wax or facial in over four weeks through Christmas.
I would love to have the time to though, i just dont. Im not a scruff bag but not full make up and hair in place.

TheNumberfaker Fri 22-Jan-16 22:29:53


I look smart for work. Sometimes I wear makeup for a night out but not always. I'm buggered if I'll go to all that effort when men don't have to!

Ledkr Fri 22-Jan-16 22:30:33

I recently have had my arm in s cast so was off work, had to walk every where (no hiding in car) abd had to have easy stuff to fit over my cast.
A trip to new look resulted in some nice coloured Jeggibgs and some casual sweat shirts/jumpers, with nice boots ive managed to look fairjy smart everyday.
The cold weather means ive been wearing hats which cost my messy hair so it's a win win.

TheNumberfaker Fri 22-Jan-16 22:33:11

I don't get why so many women waste time with makeup and hair styling in the morning. Comb through and clean face, why would you do anything more?

Ledkr Fri 22-Jan-16 22:36:24

Because it makes me feel 100% more confident thenunber and I dint know what's wrong with that!

Ledkr Fri 22-Jan-16 22:37:37

And I really enjoy applying it too

TrafficJunkie Fri 22-Jan-16 22:40:37

Yes, usually. But underneath my clothes is a whole other story!!! Have not shaved my legs in 2 months. Nor my bush. Keep my pits done but only to ward off the smell tbh.

And as soon as I'm home its on with the trackies and off with the bra.

But to the outside world (excluding my postman or deliverymen) I am a well dressed, groomed lady.

TrafficJunkie Fri 22-Jan-16 22:41:38

I dont wear make up though. Not a fan.

Blingygolightly Fri 22-Jan-16 22:41:45

Yes, even if I am at home and not going out I make an effort to be well presented. I blame dm.

Kennington Fri 22-Jan-16 22:44:42

Yes always
I don't spend long on grooming but I am a strangely proud person
I feel if I don't look pulled together I and everything else I do will unravel!
There is so little we have control of in the world I feel at least I can manage that at least!

Jmangel Fri 22-Jan-16 22:45:25

Well I try but often fail - depends on how tired I am and how well behaved DDs are. I used to dress up for work - high heels, pencil skirts, big hair, full makeup but then overheard someone referring to me as Carol Vorderman (!)so have re thought work styles and now wear cooler shift short dresses with funky ankle boots and have toned down the makeup.
Time is always a problem - in order for me to feel well presented I need to wash hair twice week, do fake tan once week, do nude nails twice a week Davina DVD to tone up and do facial exercises and Dermawand 3 x week - it's exhausting! Maintenance definitely gets tougher now in 40s.

TheGreenNinja Fri 22-Jan-16 22:46:23

No, not really. Clean and tidy though, yes. I never wear makeup, and almost always wear jeans. I have a pair of boots I wear most of the winter.
I really couldn't be faffed with makeup, jewellery, doing hair etc every day.

CauliflowerBalti Fri 22-Jan-16 22:49:55

Nope. Really not. I used to be very well-presented, now I'm a bag lady with very few outdoor clothes and a world of loungewear. Must up my game.

WhatamessIgotinto Fri 22-Jan-16 23:00:03

Not always. For work I like to look nice etc but if I'm off to Tesco I don't spend as much time getting ready. Always showered and clean clothes but I'm not fussed if I'm not wearing make up when I'm out and about. I like my hair and nails to be OK.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 22-Jan-16 23:05:24

Not important at all times no, but it does depend on what those times are. Going out for a country walk in January will be no make-up, hair tied back under a hat, warm and practical clothes with no thought to colour or style, it's just not relevant.

Going to work hair will be tidy, clean and neat clothes, discreet jewellery (the same every day) and minimal make-up. Same for school runs, shopping etc. That's well presented for those occasions

Night out will be dress according to venue/event, hair properly styled, more make-up and jewellery. Again well presented for those occasions.

Comfort is the number one priority so heels are never worn and skirts/dresses rarely. OTOH I don't have loungewear or wear PJs around the house, just my regular clothes, I like being ready to go out at a moment's notice.

I would hate to feel I could never leave the house without make-up, to me that would be very restrictive. I never have beauty treatments other than a manicure about one a year, haven't used fake tan since about 1989, don't have my hair professionally coloured (use henna about twice a year at home). Nothing wrong with those things, but they are not me at all.

WeSailTonightForSingapore Fri 22-Jan-16 23:10:43

Yes, always.

Partly because my clothes are very casual (I wear jeans to work most days, but they are always indigo or black; I relegate them to playground jeans as soon as they show fading); in my workplace/sector this is normal. I am also v uncomfortable in anything more formal, and it does not suit my lifestyle. So I try to look turned out whilst casual: Blow dry every day, full (but subtle) make up.

Partly also because i grew up in a culture where women are astoundingly well groomed (even though this is a relatively poor country). There was, and still is, a strong awareness of appearances; women, but also men, were assumed to be ill if they left the house looking scruffy. Its bonkers and people are much more judgemental over there than here.

But I do love making an effort every day. Personal appearances are very important to me.

Pedestriana Fri 22-Jan-16 23:17:39

No. If I am going somewhere that requires being smart, then I'll make an effort, but otherwise, it's not worth it.

Right now I'm wearing jeans that are frayed at the ends, with icing down them (I was making a cake earlier). I've got a t-shirt with holes in under another t-shirt, and I haven't brushed my hair today.

I have had a shower, and put on deodorant etc. but I have been making costumes and baking all day, so haven't left the house.

Most of the time I wear jeans, socks, walking boots, casual tops. No make up. Cut and colour my own hair.

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