Saturday in the shop, Melissa and I were looking at an ad from Eileen Fisher.
Melissa said, "I love this ad‑ three women, all different ages, all different sizes, and all different colors, wearing basically the same sweater. It makes me sad when I hear women look at a pattern and say 'I could never wear that.'"
"Maybe they mean it's just not their personal style," I offered.
"That's different, " she said. "That's 'I would never wear that' not 'I could never wear that.'"
I agreed. "I think when someone says, 'I could never wear that,' there is this unspoken following clause of 'and look like that in it,' which is not the point."
"Right," she said, "because you're not supposed to look like someone else in your clothes. It's not a costume. You're supposed to look like you in your clothes."
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