But shouldn't fashion be worn for the fun of it? Yes, some fashions do have very specific guidelines and examples, but every individual has their own style. What one finds gorgeous another may consider hideous and vice-versa. The thing is, someone can pick apart your attire no matter what, even if you're dressed "accurately". Hell, someone can call you out for wearing a color they deem ugly... not that it's "inappropriate", they just don't like it. You can't please everyone.
I'm not trying to start some petty argument. I don't think anyone is jumping on Meiki, I know I didn't mean to. If she thinks I did, I apologize. I just think it's a more than a little misleading that if you follow the rules, no one will pick on you. If they want to, they will, and they'll use their own tastes instead of the obvious.
Example*: A loli in all white. Bonnet, skirt, socks, all of it. No cheap lace, or fishnets, no obvious don'ts are present.
Person 1: White boots are sooo ugly and she looks like a drag queen with all that make up.
Person 2: But the boots match her outfit, it would have looked odd if they were a different color. She would have looked half dead if she didn't wear makeup. It was a photoshoot afterall.
Person 1: Well she shouldn't have worn white anyway, she's fat enough as is and it's making her look even bigger. White boots = fail! I bet she looks fugly without all that muck on her face. She's disgusting either way, LOL!
*= actual convo I was involved in.
Nobody should care if they're bashed by a group that has a large, rigid object firmly lodged into it's collective posterior. They have their own anal retentive issues to deal with