Black Women : Do You Prefer African or "Western" Styles of Fashion?

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  1. OmowaleX

    OmowaleX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    With all the talk concerning what is "Natural" why is it that I don't see more "Natural" Black women who style themselves accordingly, as far as what you WEAR? How much of "Black Fashion" is conditioned or dictated by European beauty standards" in the workplace?
     
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    OmowaleX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just as I figured.....:laugh:
     
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    I don't do labels I wear what is comfortable for me..seeing how I do work in a professional environment, that does mean I have conform to what is appropriate according the their standards, as long as I am well presented, that is all that matters. As far as hair is concerned my avatar is a little old (last year) and my hair is much longer now..but I still wear it in it's natural state...
    Black Fashion? can you break that down to me as to exactly what that is...I wear CLOTHES...sorry, I hate to reply to something and I am unclear as to what is being asked...
     
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    OmowaleX Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Black"..."African"...same thing.

    I am sure that there is a difference between "Black" fashion and "European" fashion.

    Or is there REALLY a difference?!
     
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    Yeah i agree with OneTrueRose since we are in Rome we are required to act as the Romans, i work in a professional environment also, and i am required to dress according to policy....outside work i go with what i feel like.... sometimes i wear my wraps skirts and cowry shells sometimes i wear jeans all depends on my mood...but i do feel more sensual in my native clothes...

    And you have to take into account the weather also....we can wear natives clothes anytime in africa because for the most part it is always warm..Hot! so it would be an oxymoron wearing a wrap skirt in below freeezing weather don't u think?
     
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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! POINT MADE..WOOOOO thank you Amnat77
     
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    Ur crazy girl...don't get me introuble now..Omowale where are u bro?
     
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    In my opinion, from what I've seen, I believe that African attire is more elegant and pretty. It's very colorful and just all around looks better to me.
     
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    Now I have learned years ago that you should not judge a book by its covers and even though this is for the ladies, as a young brutha who knows a few that are "councious" or "in tune" that no matter what you wear the only thing that your significant other should see is the vulnerable side,not the side that has goals,desires,wants,needs,etc. but the 'amon' that shows itself to really be in control when women I do not know stare me down....or try to start arguments over nothing..but I digress.

    If a peoples very language (and sometimes the only known one) are dictated by 'others ' usage of expression (hence when you manipulate it, it becomes "deep") it is right to assume that the way people dress may fit it to (in many cases). I know women who wear what some may call euro-ideas of fashion but speaking with them makes me know that their minds and subsequent 'spirits' are in the right place. ..a growing place of constant change..while I also know some all natural sistas that turn their nose up at me on sight,roll their eyes,etc. This shows me that they assume to much but know to little and I will take some weave and straightening with an ocean for a mind/spirit any day over a natural sista who will assume she knows me from how I sound (deep voice) or dress.Why? What does that say about other aspects of her life? Wit the 'unnatural' sista if yall get together tell her what you would 'like to see' and she may oblige if she is truly interested,but you also have to do the same for her for the balance in actions.With the natural one that turns me down I know that if she believes negative about me know,I have no chance in the future unless she changes.


    peace.
     
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    To be 100% natural wouldn't one have to be naked?
     
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