Kelly and I joined our friends at this weekend’s homecoming game at our old high school. At halftime, the school held its traditional homecoming queen ceremony (for some reason neither Kelly nor I can remember there being a homecoming king). We were both a bit shocked at how short all the homecoming queen contestants’ dresses were. They were not much more than tight-fitting shirts. One girl’s mother was down there in a dress just as short as her daughter’s. Neither one was rocking the look, to say the least.
We saw a glimpse of this look as we drove past an N.C. State football game earlier this year. A stream of girls walked by wearing cowboy boots and hats and dresses that barely covered their butts. It screamed “desperation” to me and I didn’t find it at all attractive.
Maybe I’m getting old. Okay, strike that: I know I’m getting old. While I’m happily married, I consider myself to be a red-blooded, heterosexual man. I never thought I’d be complaining about a dress being too short but there you go.
Less is not always more, ladies. These kinds of dresses don’t win you much respect. Learn how to dress for the real world and you will be much better off.