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post #21 of 40 Old 07-02-2013, 02:52 AM
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Well, on occasion I will ask my daughter if she thinks "x" or "y" wouldn't go better w whatever she is wearing. If she didn't put a lot of though into her ensemble, she will often agree and make a change. If she is confident in her selections, she will just say, "Thanks for your opinion, but I like it". That will put ya back a few. :) So, you could try to politely, but with conviction, let your mom know you are sure of your choices - so sure that you are impervious to her disapproval.

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Well, on occasion I will ask my daughter if she thinks "x" or "y" wouldn't go better w whatever she is wearing. If she didn't put a lot of though into her ensemble, she will often agree and make a change. If she is confident in her selections, she will just say, "Thanks for your opinion, but I like it". That will put ya back a few. :) So, you could try to politely, but with conviction, let your mom know you are sure of your choices - so sure that you are impervious to her disapproval.
That's good advice, which I'll definitely try.

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I'm with you on a lot of these things. I don't do short shorts, stuff like that. But my mom will just be like, "Put some leggings on" even when my dresses are long, but for some reason they come like 3 inches above my knees...I guess I either have long legs or low knees...is that even possible?

Anyways, hang in there. She's probably just sad to see her little princess grow up :)
That's how my mom is anyways.

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She's your mom, you are her little girl. You haven't got the body???? Are you serious??? If you were my daughter, I would turtleneck and maxi shirt you up, also lock you in the basement until you were at least 30, maybe 40!
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She's your mom, you are her little girl. You haven't got the body???? Are you serious??? If you were my daughter, I would turtleneck and maxi shirt you up, also lock you in the basement until you were at least 30, maybe 40!
Lol I don't know which part of your post is a joke and which is advice

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Sorry Sky, I was trying to be funny, I suck! Your mother doesn't want her little girl looking like a sexy woman, which you very much are. It makes her sad to see all you grown up and the little girl gone. Oh geez, now I am tearing up.....
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Sorry Sky, I was trying to be funny, I suck! Your mother doesn't want her little girl looking like a sexy woman, which you very much are. It makes her sad to see all you grown up and the little girl gone. Oh geez, now I am tearing up.....
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I don't know... arm-length seems a little short to me, but I'm a product of being raised by my extremely prudish grandmother. I think your mom could critique you in a little more positive way, though.

My parents gave me a lot of grief over my clothes, but it wasn't a modesty issue. They freaked out over my "goth" stuff. I wasn't anywhere near goth, and it shouldn't have been a problem even if I was, but that was the main source of conflict between me and my parents in my teenage years. It didn't make me feel bad because I knew they were wrong.

Now that I'm a big girl, they don't say much anymore. They know I'm not going to change.

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Personally, I feel uncomfortable in dresses any shorter than ~3" above my knee. Now, my mother wouldn't allow any dresses or skirts above my knee. Shorts were always interesting because they were extremely difficult find that would meet her standards because I've always had long legs.
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Sometimes your height can make a difference.
I am 5'7.5'' and all the dresses that go down to their knees that the girls at school wear, would go halfway down or shorter on my thighs. Most of my height is in my legs - which also makes it hard to find pants!!

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