So there I am, browsing through my Instagram when THIS picture pops up:
A beautiful curvy lady in ONE REALLY FUCKED UP DRESS.
WTF is going on here?
I had to take a better look.
She is wearing a see through dress embroidered with red roses. Underneath she’s wearing a matching nude bra and panty set with contrast black striping.
Is this a thing now?
First there were dresses with sheer panels.
Then sheer skirts and jumpsuits you have to wear your best knickers for.
AND NOW. . .
Now the whole frigging dress is sheer and requires you to be comfortable letting the world see you in your unmentionables.
This is why I like Burning Man events.
I can wear sheer clothes and no one blinks an eye.
I went to an Angels and Demons party dressed as a demon and the top of my dress was TOTALLY SHEER!
As much as I was tempted to go topless under it, I finally admitted to myself that my balls of steel were less steely and more squishy when it came to this.
I wore a black bandage bustier underneath it and was quite comfortable letting people peep my lingerie.
I even attended a “lingerie” party in. . . you guessed it. . . my LINGERIE!
But if you ask me if I would go on a date or out with my girlfriends wearing this dress, the answer is HELLO FUCKING NO!
Not unless I get to wear a full length wool coat buttoned up over my outfit.
And here I get confused. There’s a #MeToo movement on Facebook which asks women to post #MeToo in their status if they’ve ever been sexually assaulted.
Shouldn’t women be able to walk around in sheer clothes and underwear and feel safe from sexual predation?
Does wearing sheer clothing encourage the over-sexualization of women?
I don’t know the answer.
I suspect a PhD in Gender Studies could address the topic far better than I.
What I do know is this. . . I wear sheer clothes at Burning Man events BECAUSE it’s a safer environment where CONSENT IS KEY.
Out there in the Default World, I wouldn’t be caught dead in anything so sheer.