They say a picture can say 1,000 words…is it possible that your clothes can too?
Well according to an article written by Daniel Bates they can. What you wear everyday tells a story to the people around you about yourself, and your personality before you even speak. Have you ever walked into a room and felt like everyone there noticed you? It was probably because of what you were wearing; you stood out!
According to Dressing to Impress: What a woman wears can reveal more than she ever intended about her personality different styles can “talk” louder than you. Bates describes many different styles and what they have to say about your personality.
When a woman reveals a lot of cleavage it tells people that she is all about power and being in control.
When a woman wears a lot of jewelry or wears big bulky jewelry it says that she may be having money problems.
When a woman wears a more conservative outfit that is buttoned up she’s sending the message that feminine clothing makes a woman weak.
When a woman wears high heels she may give off the impression that she’s not the most intelligent, but it gives her a certain confidence because they put her at the same height as her male colleagues.
Although I believe that some of these may be true, like when a woman shows a lot of cleavage she’s looking for power and control and in the sense she gets it because she knows she’ll be turning heads when she walks, and when a woman puts on high heels she feels confident because they make her feel like an equal next to her male co-workers, I don’t believe that all of them are accurate. When a woman wears high heels I do not believe that it makes her seem unintelligent. A lot of women wear heels when they want to feel good and what woman doesn’t? Even the work-aholics deserve to go out and put on some heels every now and then!
Just like our personalities are unique to us, we all have a unique style in which we dress as well. I would describe our clothing or style as the personality that everyone can “see” whether they know us or not. Based on the article Clothes Psychology: Your clothing tells others about who you are and who you want to be there are different types of dressers. They include:
The Sloppy Dresser: When you do not look put together, like your clothes are wrinkled, stained, or just don’t match it tells the people around you that you’re sloppy too. You don’t put in the effort to make sure that your appearance is decent.
The Designer Dresser: When you’re always sporting a designer pair of shoes, or you’re seen with three different types of designer purses people may view you not only as successful and put together but materialistic as well.
The Skimpy Dresser: These people are looking for the attention. Like I mentioned earlier in this post women that wear the tight clothing, and are revealing cleavage every chance they get, want a sense of power, which sends the message that they are insecure and need that attention in order to validate themselves.
The Business Casual Dresser: This individual shows off a certain confidence especially in the work field and earns the respect of their co-workers.
The Flashy Dresser: These people like to be noticed! They want others to see their fun side and they try to show it with their accessories. Maybe they’ll wear red lipstick with an all black outfit, or they’ll put on a pair of bright orange jeans, either way these people get noticed for their flashy style, and the fact that they’re trend setters not followers.
The Drab Dresser: These people unlike the flashy dresser don’t necessarily want to be noticed. They typically dress in neutrals and try to blend in with the crowd being trend followers not setters.
The Athletic Dresser: These dressers have to be extra careful not to be perceived as sloppy. They are very active and love to wear work out clothes as a part of their daily wardrobe.
The Goth Dresser: Going back to one of my previous posts Why give up the color black these individuals typically favor one color, black. Therefore they can come across as unapproachable or depressed.
The Casual Dresser: You could be the most creative person out there but if you dress in the same style every day and never put any personality or flair into your outfits you can come across as just the opposite…boring.
After reading and describing the different types of dressers I believe that the analysis of each one has some truth to it. Although you may not fall into just one category, there is one you typically lean towards when you pick out your clothes.
What Kind of Dresser Are You?
Try to figure out which style you typically dress for and the next time you’re picking an outfit go for a different style and observe the reactions you get from others. You may be pleasantly surprised 🙂