I’m realizing that I’m a total hypocrite, and I think I’m ok with it. Here’s what happened. I was watching Dancing with the Stars this week, and this is what I saw, and what I thought.
Edyta, an adorable and talented Brazillian pro dancer, routinely wears the teeeeeeeny-tiniest outfits known to man. In fact, she was just referred to by her partner as “allergic to clothes”. This is the best picture I could find of what she wore this week, but it basically consisted of a bikini top, a *maybe* two inch long skirt, and a scarf looped around to complete the illusion that the whole thing was a dress. Add to that knee high hot pink leg warmers. It was magnificent. The picture below will give you a better idea, just imagine it in hot pink.
As I said, magnificent. I truly love the fact that she wears next to nothing on a regular basis. It completely delights me.
Now, the hypocrisy.
Julianne, also an extremely talented pro dancer, also has a tendency to skimp it up. This is what she wore this week.
My response to her outfit? Audible “eeeeeeew”s, and “iiiiiick!”s and lots of mental judgements about her as a person. Despite the fact that, technically, she’s wearing more clothes that Edyta. And it’s not just that outfit, which, by any judging scale is pretty atrocious; it’s not even lingerie, which is the usual go-to for the rhumba (have I mentioned how much I HATE the rhumba?) it’s like a parody of lingerie. No, I have the same reaction of judgy-pantness when she wears her other skimpy outfits. Like this one:
Now, if Edyta was wearing that (the blue one, not the super ugly black lace), I’d laugh and think she was adorable. I’ve thought about it, and I think it’s because Edyta has an attitude of complete innocence about her near nudity. It’s like she just comes from a place where people wear no clothes, and so that’s just what she does. Julianne (and not just Julianne- Lacey, and Karina too), on the other hand, just seems to be trying so hard to be sexy when she wears skimpy clothes that it just bugs me.
And like I said, I think I’m fine with it.