Are there? I have never been one to judge what other mums wear. I bought a new pair of wedges recently (about a 5cm "heel") and I thought they were so cute I really wanted to wear them even though I was just doing basic "mum" stuff for the day. So I wore them with jeans and a jacket and at school pick-up I was sized up by a group of mums and one of them whispered (but clearly meant for me to hear) that I was overdressed and "trying too hard".
What the? I wasn't wearing stilettos, just a pair of canvas wedges! Have I broken some unwritten rules?
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08-08-2012 10:37 #1Senior Member
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Are there rules about what to wear when you pick kids up from school?
08-08-2012 10:41 #2
Not that you need to justify what you're wearing anyway, but maybe you had been at work or out to lunch or something.
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08-08-2012 10:42 #3
*cough* Jealous *cough*
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08-08-2012 10:43 #4
Rules pfft! I often go dressed up in 'Pin Up' style complete with 50's dress, heels etc. Why should I not get the chance to dress up if I want I get comments all positive to my face (although I'm sure there's probably some negative behind my back) but hey I love it, the little girls all love my outfits and shoes etc. It's not harming anyone so dress up, wear what you want and who cares what anyone else thinks
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08-08-2012 10:44 #5
08-08-2012 10:44 #6
Nope, I say go for it. Some days I feel like getting dressed up a bit too and others will comment on it but never any nastiness (I don't think). Seems like they were just being catty; ignore it and enjoy your wedges!
08-08-2012 10:44 #7
Sheesh how mean girls! Next time just wear stilettos, give her a wink and say 'no trying here honey'!
Clearly intimidated and jealous or just a weirdo.
08-08-2012 10:45 #8
I would guess that you looked so amazing that they were simply jealous!! Don't worry about it!
08-08-2012 10:46 #9
School Mum Mafia.
Its crazy how bad the mums get. Me and my hairdresser (whos kid went to the same school as mine) had a discussion about what we wear on school runs. She admitted she goes home and dresses down before heading to the school and I admitted I do too. We said we wished we could just wear what we want.
The very next day, I saw her walking into the school wearing 'her style' and I was soo proud of her......her style is rockabilly/punk/goth/punk all rolled into one. She was wearing massive chunky black boots (something Kiss wears), black tights, a black tutu skirt and a rockabilly shirt. The day after that she wore a full rockabilly dress complete with kitten heels...she looked amazing and I was soooo jealous!
Point of my story, wear what you want to wear and eff those other mums. I do that now and I feel much better about myself and who I am
08-08-2012 10:46 #10Senior Member
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I'm pretty lucky that I only bump into the mums and dads who work full-time. Our kids are the first there and the last to be picked up. I find the group extremely supportive, we've all got different jobs so wear different attire but I couldn't imagine any of us commenting on what one of the others are wearing.
I haven't met many of the other parents TBH, only a handful of times. It's a nice little school, mostly multi cultural. A lot of the mothers wear a full burqua (as in, you can't even see their faces) and I've never heard of an issue because I know the principal would whoop anyone who commented on such insignificant things.
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