Cover it up

No one wants to see it

Would you wear that if your parents came to visit? What about your grandparents?

Sometimes I wonder if people look in the mirror after they get dressed in the morning. I don’t know what it is about this year, but I continue to see girls in short skirts and low cut shirts walking to class. I’m talking something you would see a drunk girl wearing on Friday night coming back from a “crazy party.”

This year I have seen so much worse than I have in the last three years. If that’s the way many girls choose to present themselves in an everyday situation, I can’t even imagine what Halloween will look like.

I get it. We’re in college, and Halloween has turned into this big holiday that gives girls an excuse to dress provocatively, one where they can wear practically nothing and get away with it. Halloween gives guys the excuse to stare inappropriately.

Girls dress like this and then wonder why guys don’t act like gentlemen. If this is you, maybe you should start dressing and acting like a lady with some class.

The last few weeks I have seen countless thin girls dieting and hardly eating because they want to look sexy in their Halloween costume. Whether it be a bad cop or an innocent school girl, the costume involves practically nothing and the chance of being bloated on Halloween is one that isn’t going to happen.

You’ve all seen it. And if you haven’t, you will this year. A group of girls walking in weather that is close to freezing, wearing just enough to cover those places that are “necessary” to cover. High-heeled boots that took weeks to find and fishnet leggings complete the look of the outfit. Going for sexy? I think it looks trashy.

What is really the point of dressing like this? Many girls will say they do it to look good or feel confident or show that one guy what he’s missing. But it’s hard for me to fathom the fact they don’t understand the type of attention they’re attracting—it’s not good attention.

You may have the guy drooling over you. But if you have to dress like that to get his attention in the first place, there is something seriously wrong with the situation.

You may meet some guy, dance with him all night long and then end up drunk in a room behind closed doors with him. You wake up in the morning to unfamiliar walls and a bed you’ve never seen before.

You walk back home wearing your costume that allowed you to get to that point. What was his name again? You can’t remember, and it doesn’t matter anyways because you regret the whole thing.

You’ll look for sympathy from your friends because you had a lapse of judgment and he took it too far.

But honestly, did you ask for it? By putting on that costume that covered practically nothing, did you honestly not expect to get attention from the guys who are looking for a good time?

Next time you’re deciding what to wear on Halloween, to the party on Friday night or even to biology class, think about the messages you’re trying to send.

If you just want to be another tally on a random guy’s headboard, keep dressing like it.