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Are Women Under Pressure to Look Good in Public

Updated on February 8, 2019
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Women are under pressure to look good in public

Are women under pressure to look good, or are men under pressure to look good in public?

Women in every race or culture feel the need to look good if they can afford it, or not. Whether you are career orientated, or a stay home mom, it is important to look good at all times.

Women are under pressure to look good in front of their husbands, or other people. Be it strangers or friends, and family. Your appearance is crucial to you! Be that perfect woman in public and at home.

Off-course you get your bad days when you don’t want to look at yourself in the mirror. You need to consider those bad days too.

Why is it easy for men to look good in public?

Men just put on pants and shirt and are ready to leave in twenty minutes. Women need to be comfortable and to look confident in their daily lifestyles. Forget the negativity, it is time to get out there and feel good about you. Be approachable and value your being.

Make your shopping experience on a Saturday morning a great one. It is time you took care of you and looked good even when going shopping. Avoid the excuses and think of you. You need and deserve a change, to look good and presentable at all times.

Have a hairdo, change your style in dressing and be that vibrant woman. In each stride think of you and how much you deserve in your life. As you always deserve the best.

Are you smart, fit and happy with your lifestyle?

Most women experience a hard life at home, or at work, this is more than most men do in their standard of life. Women who feel they have failed at their goals feel more stressed out in such situations.

Body images put women under pressure. The pressure women have is enormous. A mother has to take care of kids and also her career, juggling these personal issues makes women worn down each day.

In some cases, women don’t have to worry about both, a career and taking care of kids. They can afford childcare. Those who battle each month and each day with household chores are those who are under pressure.

It depends on how you were raised. Some women feel everything Is lost in their lives when they become adults. As a child they had everything and suddenly life changed and made their lives different.

For some women, life is the opposite. They become confident when older and have high expectations. Women have self-doubt and have feelings that make them look at life in a depressive way. Certain experiences make women feel down about themselves.

For example:

She felt weird because of her foreign accent and the color of her skin. In her belief others looked at her different. It is cultural differences that makes one feel out of place in a foreign country. Society deems perfection and not everyone can deem fit that. Women usually are easy targets to be picked on and that can ruin a woman’s true self.

Women are under pressure more than men when in public places, or at home. It remained that way for a lifetime. A woman has to present herself with perfection at all times. Weight bothers women more than men.

You can have a beautiful family and home, but when you are under pressure with raising kids and other issues, the life of a woman can feel drained from such experiences.

Struggle affects women in many different ways. You tend to lose the strength when you have to focus on family. Single parents, especially women feel it harder in society. Women are under pressure to be well groomed.

A first glance at any woman tells a first impression. People gossip about how a woman is dressed when noticed for the first time, and that you don’t need from them. You may think the other person’s life is perfect and wish you had their life.

Does this have an impact on you?

At a young age, you are taught to look perfect and this idea of looking perfect comes from your mother. You are under pressure to look good, to get an education, to have a career, and to form good relationships. This makes you feel stressed and anxious.

Your achievements, in the workplace, your greater improvements, your concerns about your future, and everything that affected and is affecting your life. It is such experiences that make most women fear their decisions and choices.

Most women try to please their men and make them happy while they feel pressure and unhappiness. Look good on the outside to feel good on the inside. Women need to look attractive and to feel free.

A confident woman shows a great personality. Mothers put pressure on their daughters as well to look good in public. Facial issues can allow for women to feel less confident about themselves.

Females as young as teens are trying to look perfect in public. Their behaviors and attitudes are changing constantly. A certain standard with dressing among teens is greatly shown off in this modern day.

The challenges are faced daily with women trying to look their best every day. They want perfection and sometimes this is not suited to many women.

Bodies are changing all the time from puberty age to menopause time for women. This is the other reason for women to be conscious about their weight, their age, their hair, and their inner self.

Sometimes the standards are unreachable or not achievable. Women develop eating disorders and become depressed.

The constant goals in trying to be something they are not destroying their souls. These women have a low self-esteem when they see themselves in front of a mirror.

What means the most to you as a woman?

Most women don’t only want to look attractive for themselves, also to attract the opposite sex.

The guys do have to worry about dressing but most don’t focus on what they wear.

Each woman wants to look better than the other. A perfectly dressed woman wants to be noticed when she enters the room.

She wants to hear what others say about her clothing, her hair, and about her personality.

Options and opinions matter, right!

Insecure minds fail to deliver their best actions. Take a well-dressed man, leading the way with a perfectly dressed woman arm in arm.

What would you say to that?

Women follow traditions and values, and that is what makes them who they really are in society.

In society, women are expected to behave in this way.

Women are expected to put themselves out there in a respectable way.

Women are more sensitive and emotional than men are. It is one of the worst for women to feel vulnerable and weak.

Usually, women cry out their frustrations and don’t lash out like most men do in a crisis. A woman is supposed to walk away from that situation and to turn away with ease.

It is left to the guy to sort out harsh problems, while the woman has to keep herself away from those issues.

It won’t look good for a woman if she acted out her anger in public. Men can figure out their issues on their own, while a woman has to help with their problems.

Women need to look beautiful

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Devika Primić


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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you Chittanagada Sharan. Don't have to impress anyone. Just be yourself. Exactly that!! I appreciate your feedback as always.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      11 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and interesting article!

      I believe, nowadays both men and women pay lot of attention to their looks. Looking good, neat and fresh is essential, but I don’t like being artificial. Moreover one should himself/ herself feel good, rather than dress up to impress others.

      Thanks for sharing this interesting article!

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Dr Billy Kidd thank you for stopping by your kind comments are most appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway, thank you for comments. I agree with you. Being who you are matters more than impressing others.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Linda you are right! Women are often under-pressure to make things right for themselves and others too. Thank you for comments.

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      Dr Billy Kidd 

      11 months ago from Sydney, Australia

      I always wondered why society demands that women wear makeup. I don't have to do anything but shave and brush my hair. Yes, I'm well aware of how I'm dressed, but that's just who I am.

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      11 months ago from USA

      As long as I am comfortable, clean, and smell great (I love perfume), I’m totally fine going shopping in yoga pants and a pony tail, makeup or not. The education of a doctoral degree has given me a boost of confidence that I know who I am, I don’t care what others think of how I’m dressed or the little details. I’m just interested in being happy, not impressing others.

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      Linda Crampton 

      11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I think it's very unfair that women are often under more pressure to look good than men. Fortunately, some women don't feel the pressure. I agree with Sally's point of view. Thanks for writing about a thought-provoking topic, Devika.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Bill thank you always appreciate comments.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Eric thank you for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sally you do make a good point. Thank you for commenting.

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      Devika Primić 

      11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mary, I think when older one does start to feel different about dressing up. Thank you for sharing your comment.

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      Mary Norton 

      11 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      The pressure is certainly there for women and I include myself in letting this affect me. For clothes, I generally stick to the basics and use them to mix and match with a few really worthwhile accessories. For the basics, I choose quality so I often use them for some years. I am older now so I am less sensitive to what people say or how people look at me but the pressure still comes strong, at times.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      11 months ago from Norfolk

      I don't think anyone should feel any pressure. As long as we are comfortable with the way we look that is all that should matter.

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That fine line. Especially with little girls. Hygiene and grooming a must for esteem and health. But the rest should be a no pressure deal. Kids at school put enough pressure on each other about "cool" clothes.

      You are so right - boys/men have it easy.

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      Bill Holland 

      11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Without a doubt they are; without a doubt they always have been. What I really find sad is the pressure little girls feel at young ages.....


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