What will you do if your spouse has no fashion sense or a poor dresser? PUNCH correspondents sampled the opinions of Nigerians on what they would do if their partners are dowdy dressers
I’ll buy good clothes for him
The beauty of a marriage is when a couple can point out each other’s mistakes and none feels offended. On the issue of dressing, I have a strong belief that one wears what one is comfortable in and one cannot force someone to wear what don’t fit them.
I will discuss the issue with my husband first and give him time to explain and understand the point I am trying to make. It will be a gradual process and I know he will change. I will buy good clothes for him and show him pictures of well-dressed people.
I’ll find out why she dresses poorly
In a situation like this, I will find out what caused her poor dress sense. If my finding shows that she cannot afford to buy good clothes, I will get better clothes for her and introduce her to friends in the church who dress well.
If she sees their good dressing, she will change her style. I will let her know that I like their dress style and with time, she will adjust too. I have come to understand that even the friends one keeps can influence one’s sense of dressing ether positively or negatively.
I’ll guide him on how to dress well
I will guide him on how to dress well because I know he will do the same for me. Whenever he is going out and I am around, I will suggest his outfit once in a while. I am sure that by the time I do that for some time, he will get used to it. If he turns my suggestion down, I will tell him straight that he doesn’t dress well. I believe that since we are a couple, we should be friends.
We should understand each other to some point and be able to correct each other. If I make suggestions and he turns it down, I will let him know that I don’t like it. We represent each other outside and I don’t want him to appear like someone I am not proud of. I will feel better if I let him know my mind and he has an open mind towards it.
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I’Il upgrade her to my taste
If my spouse is a poor dresser, I will take it as my personal responsibility to educate her on the need to dress well to suit occasions. I will also upgrade her to my taste by spending money for her clothing.
I will consciously and deliberately take her out for social outings to allow her see how others dress to suit occasions and the need for her to do likewise to be respected and appreciated by all. The way one dresses generally dictates the way one will be addressed.
I can’t marry a poor dresser
First of all, I cannot marry a poor dresser. It can only happen if he blindfolds me and takes me to the altar. I will be mindful of how he dresses before accepting to marry him. If my husband along the line in our marriage develops the habit of dressing poorly, I will bring it to his notice.
I will remind him that being a power dresser was one of the qualities I saw in him before falling in love with him. I will make him know that dressing well makes me happy even though it makes him look more charming. I will buy him nice outfits and footwear. I won’t stop praising him whenever he dresses well.
It’s my job to teach her good dress sense
If my spouse dresses poorly, it is my job as her man to correct her. Therefore, I will teach and train her on how to dress to my fashion taste. I can as well take her to boutiques to purchase nice clothes if I notice that her clothes are not good.
Also, I will open her eyes to the trending fashion so that she will dress accordingly. As her man, she is my responsibility and I will train, teach and assist her wherever it is needed.
I’ll change her wardrobe
If I find out that my wife has a poor dress sense, I will simply correct her. I will change her wardrobe and buy her lovely attire. As far as I want her to look sweet and breathtaking, I have to work on her. By taking her out, she will see the way others dress and dress likewise or even better. She will have a better way of combining clothes to look good.
A woman always has to look good to keep her man and if she does not meet up to his fashion taste, as long as he loves her, it is his responsibility to work on her dressing and improve her style.
I’ll take him shopping
I will teach him how to dress well. I will plan a date to go on shopping with him. I will compliment him whenever he wears something nice and whenever he wears clothes that are not good-looking, I will let him know. If his clothes are not fitted, I will advise him to amend them. l also make sure that he has quality casual wears such as polo, T-shirt and pant trousers.
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We’ll both work to make him a power dresser
I will talk to him about it then we will both work on making him a power dresser. I can start by buying him nice clothes. Then I will make sure that whenever he’s dressing, I will try to help him select good clothes to wear.
I love it when people see him outside and admire his dressing and then he proudly says his wife bought the clothes for him. The clothes I got for him will be a constant reminder that I really love him.
I’ll help her to look good
If my spouse is a poor dresser, I will have to observe her closely to determine the best correctional approach to adopt. I may consider getting her a full-length dressing mirror to see herself properly and how she appears well dressed. Also, I will buy her matching outfits.
For example, if I am buying a dress, I must complement it with a hat, bag and shoe. I will also admire, appreciate and commend her good dressing with sweet words and lovely gestures that will make her smile. Furthermore, I will cultivate the habit of seeking her opinion and approval before going out to make her do likewise. I will also politely appeal to her fashion sense to achieve my desired purpose of correcting her poor dressing without stress.
Tags: Dressing, Fashion sense, Partner, Partners
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