Would You Rather #119: Be always overdressed or underdressed?

Everyone can agree that first impressions matter and whether we like it or not, people take account of our appearance and not just the attitude we put on. It’s inevitable for us to be caught at the wrong moment sometimes when we are not looking our best due to circumstances beyond our control.

Have you ever been told to dress up for an event only to arrive and find yourself uncomfortably overdressed? Every eye around seemed to locate you like a GPS. You wished you could go back home and change but time and distance wouldn’t allow you. You had no choice but to endure the slow ticking seconds and get out of there as soon as you could.

Which is more uncomfortable: appearing overdressed or underdressed? I believe there’s a fine line between the two. Just an accessory or two or the lack thereof, can draw the line. It’s also subjective in a way. Different family/economic backgrounds account for this. The pair of jeans you would go to town or a party with, another wears it casually at home on Saturdays to do laundry. Since the scales are not balanced even at the basics, how can we expect them to when it comes to public appearances?

I’m sure you’ve heard it being said that it’s the wealthy people who enter banks in shirts, shorts and slippers. Tellers might smile at you courteously by virtue of their work but they do talk extra nice after they have seen your account balance.

That said, I’d rather go out low key than stand out everywhere I go. It’s safer that way. I have nothing to prove by dressing over the top almost always. My personality won’t even let me. So I say, do you. If you’re the type who likes to stand out regardless of occasion, at least you know why you do; perhaps it helps with boosting your self-confidence. As for me, I’d rather something else about me stands out other than my dressing

What about you? Which one would you rather do and why? Kindly share your thoughts and thanks for reading.

© Josephine Amoako 2019

13 Comments Add yours

  1. ethnetic says:

    I would rather be home in my pyjamas all day long lol.
    I think like you, the me I am does not allow me to overdress even if I tried, so yeah under dress all the way it is…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Pyjamas sounds like fun! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts


  2. This issue of overdressing or underdressing. I haven’t found myself in any of those awkward situations before. I’m the fine line between the 2 but I think we all have friends that hype us in the least of clothes we’ve worn and they make us feel good about it. 😂😂😂😂 I like them.

    Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Haha.. that’s nice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Mianu.


  3. In my view when it’s an event where I have no make up on or subtle make up on ,my outfit does the talking 😊I just love putting outfits together -and I allow the Holy Spirit to help me choose just so I’m not under or overdressed

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      That’s the way to go, girl! Allow yourself to be led! Thanks for sharing your thoughts 😊


  4. itsmesaraa says:

    Josephina !!
    You got to be part of my latest post xx
    I hope you check it out xx

    I always dress the same, i’m more of casual/classy girl… but that doesn’t stop me from chilling in some sweats ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      That’s cool. Which post is that? I just checked your site but didn’t see any with the xx title.


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