Talking to crazies

I had an interesting conversation with an older crazy lady about slips yesterday. I was in a store in Commerce Court this afternoon and she was looking for somewhere that sells slips in the area. Having tried looking for slips on lunch before I told her to goto The Bay. She then went off about how women these days don’t wear underwear and that we walk around and you can see everything through the clothes. That’s when my crazy bells went off. You have to remember, we are in the most conservative area of Toronto, the financial district and this lady is going off about

I tried to explain that most people didn’t think it was necessary for the extra piece of clothing and we are hardly walking around with clothes that you can see through. Slips are necessary for some clothing, but not all. I told her that I even own a slip but I don’t wear it all the time. The dress pictured below is one I use a slip for, otherwise in pictures it would be very revealing.
Me.  Slip Dress

Then she started going off about thongs. How they were always showing through clothing all over the place and the typically response, they are uncomfortable. I happened to be wearing a thong today and I was beginning to get annoyed. So I replied, “I’m wearing one now and I think they are comfortable”. I then did a little turn so she could see my ass and said “You don’t see it showing all over the place here do you”. I walked away after that cause I had enough. Photo proof is after the jump…

Me.  No thong visible
Taken at home. The dress is from local designer Shernett Swaby.

Good thing we didn’t get the whole pantyhose debate, I’m sure she would have a had a lot to say.

Here is a tip, if a thong is uncomfortable it’s probably too small.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


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