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Dear Mikaela, from In Vogue

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Dear Mikaela,

I love clothes, and I recently started rocking thigh-high socks, micro-mini skirts, and tops that are vaguely reminiscent of corsets. My friends say my new look is superhot. My parents, however, say I look kind of like stripper.  Theyre constantly telling me that I am showing too much skin and will attract the wrong kind of attention. How do I calm my parents without giving up my new style?


In Vogue

Dear Vogue,

It sounds like youve discovered the double-edged sword of dressing provocatively.  On the one hand, you think you look good, your friends say you look good, and you undoubtedly get more attention from guys.  On the other hand, your parents don’t like it, and theyre vocal about their concerns.  At the risk of sounding preachy (I certainly have been told to put on a sweater once or twice), are you maybe taking this newfound independence a little far? I have devised a small quiz to help you answer this question:

Have you ever been asked if you work on Sunset Boulevard?

Can you actually walk in the heels you wear?

Do people mistake your dresses for shirts or skirts for belts?

Is your top made entirely of mesh, lace or something equally see-through?

Are you under the impression that the length of your uniform skirt is an appropriate length for a normal skirt?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your parents may have a point: tone it DOWN, girl.  However, if you are in fact just experimenting, maybe have a conversation with your parents about what it is youre trying to achieve with this look (hint: don’t start out with your desire to look sexayyy).  Just talk to them.  If they know whats going on in your head, theyre less likely to care about what you put on your body.



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    MikkimakdaddyNov 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    How do I send you my messagesss Mikaelaaa?1?1?

    • L

      LewisNov 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Please send all questions for Mikaela to [email protected]. I will pass them on anonymously to Mikaela.

      – Ms. Lewis