Why do some teenage girls dress so skanky these days?
It wasn't that long ago that I was in high school. I graduated in 2005, nine years doesn't seem so long to me. I don't remember the girls I went to school with dressing like street walkers. Did I miss it when I was in school? Did I not see all the skankiness? Or did something change in nine years?
I graduated in the late 90's and girls are dressing exactly the same way they were then, though slightly different styles. I don't see it as a big deal. If teens don't attention seek in one way they will find another. It is completely natural for a teen girl to seek attention from her male peers. It's just as natural as the teen boys spending time locked in their room "thinking" about their female peers. An outfit doesn't make a person immoral.
I imagine a lot of teenage girls follow the images of their idols in the "pop culture". This is especially true regarding their idols in the music industry. I suspect not many males are complaining.
Then again women have always been disapproving of other women.
Even if parents disapprove teens are smart enough to bring a "change of clothes" for when they leave the house.
Most schools have some form of "dress code" but they have relaxed a bit over the various decades. Only those schools that require uniforms tend to enforce their standard evenly.
Otherwise "skanky" like beauty or "sexy" is in the eye of the beholder.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder why not just walk around naked?
Some have gotten more strict with what is approved in today's school
Foodeee, Some people do walk around naked! :-)
There has always been some infighting between women with traditional values and those who consider themselves to be more progressive. We see women knock other women on the red carpet for their gowns.
Its the clothes; cause different pieces of clothing makes the outfit. Thin material, see through or back out items, short and sexy, is what's out there. If one shops a lot, they can get a really nice looking outfit with maybe four or five pieces that covers up but is fashionable. Its good to catch the sales as the mall is sometimes as inexpensive as a department store. I guess that is what mystery shoppers are all about. I worked at the mall and there were shoppers buzzing the aisles looking for something in a really good store, with many coupons to boot.
You are way too young to know this but I graduated in 1975 and that was how we dressed. We had hiphuggers and bell bottom jeans. We had short dresses that had panties to match and they were called Sizzlers. We also wore tops with scoop necks and that was the "IN" style. Winter coats were called mini, middies and maxies depending on how long the coat was. We had those white knee boots that looked so great on us girls. There are so much that has come back from the 70's era and renamed.
And all of it is great! Very thankful my generation got those styles back around the mid 90's!
I recall the 70's also and much of the fashion you speak of was not the norm for everyone. I will give you the short shorts. They left nothing to the imagination. Most of them weren't tight but they were super short.
Foodee I don't know where you lived, but these were all the norm where I lived and it was not in the cities. Yes we also had short shorts and hot pants. Also Stacks and halter tops and dresses.
The more empowered women become in today's world, the more pressure they face and the tighter the "requirements" become to be beautiful. If we weren't showing them models in skimpy clothes, maybe they would think they were beautiful even in a t-shirt
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