I met a great woman, but she’s got one flaw. She and all of her friends dress like it’s 1945. It’s not a costume thing, it’s a way of life. I really like her, but I think it’s really weird to live your life like it’s a different era. Should I keep pursuing a relationship here?
I know plenty of people who live their lives dressing in classic clothing. Some prefer the 60’s hippie style, some prefer the victorian (though it’s usually “goth victorian”) clothing, and I know many people that dress in clothing styles from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. In fact, there are designers out there that have made a rather nice living for themselves in this niche business. Look at skinny jeans..it’s basically an 80’s throwback.
First, let’s look at 1945. World War II had ended for the U.S. in September of that year, the richest people in America are being taxed at the second highest rate in history, the Detroit Tigers won the world series in October of that year, the idea for the microwave oven is realized, penicillin is developed, and Eric Clapton, Mickey Dolenz and Tom Selleck are born. It wasn’t a bad year for the U.S.
Now, back to modern day. I don’t know what prompts people to dress or live life like it’s a decade gone by, but whatever it is, is their right to do so. Some may think it’s weird, but some find it fascinating. If this is something you feel is “too much” to handle, then you may want to back away. But if she’s okay with you dressing the way you do, and the only flaw you find in her is the way she dresses, then I’d advise you to take stock of the rest of your relationship and decide if a different dress code is something you can live with.
Just be happy she isn’t dressing like 1981…