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Spidergirl8 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:32:30

I feel very depressed that more and more female celebrities decide to dress like this. These celebrities, like it or not, are role models for many girls and I feel it sets a very scary tone for what young girls may aspire too.

I do believe everyone has freedom of choice and can wear what they want, but I think that more often than not, this type of outfit is done as a publicity stunt.

Am I being too harsh, or does anyone agree?

PhaedraIsMyName Sun 02-Nov-14 20:48:50

Who are they?

The dresses are horrible. I sort of agree with you but more from the point of view that simply as dresses they are ugly and unflattering.

BellaSolanum Sun 02-Nov-14 20:54:49

Torn tbh, on the one hand that's the sort of stuff I wore willingly when I was younger and could pull it off.

On the other it isn't the best example to set if you are in an influential position.

Plus of course it's very much women as decoration, and looks especially bad when the men do not wear anything even slightly equivalent.

It'd be nice if it was something that was free of all the added societal baggage.

AsAMan Sun 02-Nov-14 20:56:17

this type of outfit is done as a publicity stunt.

I'm sure that's exactly why they do it. Because I have to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they don't realise how fucking ridiculous they look. Especially at an event where the man next to them is wearing a tux.

Actually, is it definitely real?

Redcoats Sun 02-Nov-14 20:56:43

Miley Cyrus and Rihanna

Course it's for publicity, its their thing.

Spidergirl8 Sun 02-Nov-14 20:57:39

Yeah, I suppose I'm viewing it from the women as decoration perspective. It's Rhianna and Milyie Cyrus (may have spelt names incorrectly)

SevenZarkSeven Sun 02-Nov-14 21:00:12

I imagine they do it because it is the fashion
Because young people always want to do "extreme" stuff
If they are in showbiz (who are they?) then attracting attention is always a good move

TBH personally that picture doesn't bother me at all because the women, especially the blonde one, looks kind of interesting, from the expressions on their faces. It's when women are presented / present themselves with a sort of submissive look that it bothers me. I was thinking about this the other day as to why over the years some scantily clad female performers bother me and some don't and it's a bit complicated and to do with the purpose / attitude somehow but is probably a bit too long to go into here grin

e.g. Page 3 fucks me off and these women don't in this picture. Nor does the bloke. Is my thoughts smile

slugseatlettuce Sun 02-Nov-14 21:00:57

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SevenZarkSeven Sun 02-Nov-14 21:01:31

ah xposts

well I have heard of them even if I clearly don't know what they look like grin and clearly they both have form for stirring up opinion amongst parents feminists etc etc etc

so who's the bloke?

SevenZarkSeven Sun 02-Nov-14 21:02:40

I thought of thingy with the safety pin dress you know that one with the man who got arrested with the floppy hair

you may be getting the idea that slebs are not my area of expertise grin

WorraLiberty Sun 02-Nov-14 21:02:46

Because they're comfortable with their bodies and like to show them off?

Why does anyone dress the way they do?

FrauHelga Sun 02-Nov-14 21:07:09

I really don't have a problem with it. They're doing it for effect and publicity. That's how they make their money.

I wore not much more on Friday night and I am old and fat. For effect. It was a fun night.

SevenZarkSeven Sun 02-Nov-14 21:08:30

Having said that clearly if the bondage PVC boob tape look hits the high street any time soon I will be a bit aghast.

That's my job as a 40yo woman though isn't it?

I don't really mind what people wear and stuff, it's when women are presented as passive sex objects that I get pissed off.

BriarRainbowshimmer Sun 02-Nov-14 21:10:05

It's nothing new.
It gets them attention.
The question is, why don't men dress like that?

FrauHelga Sun 02-Nov-14 21:10:24

It's not that edgy. Miley thingy is wearing a body stocking of some sort with it. Purely for effect. AKA she's a chicken. grin

FrauHelga Sun 02-Nov-14 21:11:19

Briar - you should have seen some of the men on Friday night grin

Sorry I shall leave now ....

<slinks off thread>

SevenZarkSeven Sun 02-Nov-14 21:14:33

I was just googling images of siouxsie sioux who used to wear some pretty keen bondage type stuff.

It's not new, of course.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 02-Nov-14 21:14:52

I'm not bothered by what other women wear. I'm bothered by a culture that makes what women wear a news story.

Canshopwillshop Sun 02-Nov-14 21:15:55

It's hardly a new thing. They are young fit celebs and will dress to show off - think back to the Madonna era (yes, I am old). Sex sells.

UsedtobeFeckless Sun 02-Nov-14 21:16:58

They've both got a brand image to maintain, don't cha' know ... grin

SevenZarkSeven Sun 02-Nov-14 21:22:10

true tondelayo.

I am hugely bothered by some images / presentations of women and girls and not by others and it's not really got anything to do with how much flesh is showing but more the purpose of showing that flesh and the attitude somehow. Oh I don't know it's really hard to explain.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Sun 02-Nov-14 21:24:29

Women are the sex class. It's what we are judged on and one of the few ways we are valued. It's only to be expected therefore that some women will make their way in the world by playing on this. I don't blame either of them individually I just wish there were better opportunities for women without having to be decoration.

PhaedraIsMyName Sun 02-Nov-14 21:33:28

There are plenty of opportunities for women without having to be decoration. Your post is over-egging the pudding.

southeastastra Sun 02-Nov-14 21:36:44

is that Tom ford in the pic? i dunno i don't really get het up about what people wear and it looks like a fashion event.

TSSpectreDNCOntheParanormal Sun 02-Nov-14 21:42:52

I'm with the dresses are ugly gang.

Who cares what Miley and Rihanna wear, but if I had their money and clout I'd go for a look a million times more stylish.

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