Why Do We Dress So Sloppy In 2023?

Why are people dressing so poorly these days? It’s a question that has been on my mind for quite some time, and I’m sure many of you have wondered about this, too.

Our Western society has more access to education, resources, and technology than ever. Yet, despite these advancements, many individuals choose to dress casually and, at times, even sloppily in public.

It’s a trend that has become increasingly prevalent, with hoodies, leggings, and revealing clothing becoming the norm on our streets.

Before diving deeper into this topic in today’s video, I want to clarify that I do not intend to criticize or offend anyone for their fashion choices. I merely want to address the societal shift towards casual dressing and its potential consequences.

One argument often presented for this phenomenon is the comfort factor. 

Leggings, hoodies, and sweatpants are undoubtedly comfortable, especially for those with active lifestyles. However, it’s crucial to recognize that we live in an age of abundance. Fashion technology has progressed significantly, offering us comfortable and stylish alternatives beyond sweatpants. It’s possible to be both comfortable and well-dressed.

Another argument centers around self-expression. 

Casual clothing is often hailed as a form of individuality, a way for people to express their style. While I understand the need for self-expression, there should be boundaries. We are strangers in public spaces, and I believe there should be a level of decency and respect for ourselves and those around us. 

Wearing stained or revealing clothing can create uncomfortable situations, blurring the lines of intimacy with strangers.

The influence of pop culture and social media has played a significant role in normalizing casual dressing. 

Celebrities and influencers often set trends, and their choice of attire influences millions. The rise of platforms like TikTok, where people showcase their lives in an undone state, has further contributed to this phenomenon. It’s essential to question the standards being set and consider the impact this has on our society.

The lack of time and resources is sometimes cited as a reason for casual dressing. 

While it’s true that our fast-paced lives demand efficiency, putting on a well-coordinated outfit doesn’t necessarily take more time than throwing on a hoodie and sweatpants. With a bit of effort, one can look put together without compromising comfort.

As a solution, I encourage everyone to consider embracing a more refined approach to fashion. Let’s reclaim the elegance and class that seem to fade in our casual-centric world. It’s not about shaming others for their choices but encouraging a collective upliftment in our society’s dress standards.

Remember, your style is a reflection of your personality and self-respect. Let’s dress in a way that commands respect, leaving a lasting impression wherever we go.

To those who share my views, I invite you to join me in this pursuit of refinement and elegance. Together, we can create a cultural shift toward a more polished and sophisticated society where self-expression and comfort coexist within the boundaries of respect and class. With that said, make sure to join me in my latest FREE workshop:

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Anna Bey is an educator in the elegant feminine empowerment space and the founder of an online finishing school for women. She can confidently call herself a pioneer in this genre because she was the first to be sharing content in this niche since 2012.

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Anna Bey is an expert on Modern Elegance™, upscale transformations, and leveling up, with over 150 million channel views. Since 2012, she has taught women how to develop a more refined personal presence and lifestyle inside the Anna Bey Academy, where she hosts her various classes and courses. Her publication features include The Times UK, Newsweek, New York Post, Cosmopolitan, and many more.


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