Recently, I was supposed to attend a party with my homegirls but somewhere in between things came up and we ended up not going. The next day I was chatting with a male friend of mine, who had happened to go for the party and along the course of the conversation…I asked him how the party was.
His response was (and I paraphrase): ‘It was wack, and a bunch of the women in there looked like Nigerian prostitutes‘ …
After I had laughed my head off at his very blunt statement, I asked him what he meant by the term ‘Nigerian prostitute’ and he said that a good percentage of the ladies in the building were dressed like skanks and should have left a lil somn somn to his male imagination as opposed to practically baring their goodies for the world to see. Now, keep in mind that this man is far from a prude or anything of the sort so I was quite surprised to hear all that coming from his male perspective. I thought guys liked to see that kind of stuff since everyone says that ‘men are such visual creatures‘ and blah blah blah.
I mean, I for one stays talking about how I just can’t get with the way some women in these modern times dress up (or more like dress down) to hit the club/party scene. Call me a judgmental prude, but it is what it is. I feel like, as the years slide by…the dresses get shorter, tighter, lower and what have you. Women are now substituting their little sister’s shirts for dresses, and let’s not talk about how the concept of a bodycon dress has been totally abused and ladies are now rocking such dresses that are at least two sizes smaller. I’ve browsed Facebook picture coverage of events and seen cleavages cut so low, that I could have sworn that I saw a hint of nipple. Chicks with triple D breasts are now rocking V neck tops to the extent that you just know that their asses go to the club/party and sit down in a corner throughout ‘cos if they get up to dance and make a wrong move, a titty might pop out and slap a hapless person in the face. In fact, I remember partying in New York in the recent past, and some chick stepped up in what had to have been a tube top that she decided to turn into a dress by force. I’m sure if I had peeked a little closer, I would have seen some pubic hair…yep, the dress was that short. It was quite a shame.
When I see women dressed in such foolery, I just want to pull them aside and say ‘my sister, you are more than that na…ah ah!‘…but for the most part, I really just want to carry koboko and flog them for skanking up my line of vision.
So, if you’re a woman who likes to get up in such foolishness, then what is really hood? What message are you trying to send when you step up in someone’s club dressed like a skank? In your mind’s eye, is that supposed to be sexy? If so, you need to go back to the drawing board and try again because those get-ups are far from sexy. Are you trying to draw male attention and get a couple of numbers? Ok, I gotta give it to you…I’m sure you’ll succeed in that effort. Like our guy M.I will say… ‘Oya clap for yourself, well done‘. But what kind of male attention is that? Is it quality…or are these men simply trying to get all in your goodies and keep it moving. I mean if they are trying to hit and quit, then I can’t say that I blame them. After all shey na you wey step up inna di club looking like a ‘Nigerian Prostitute’.
Don’t get me wrong now, ain’t nothing wrong in drawing attention to your assets, but you don’t have to practically go half naked in an effort to flaunt those assets. If you have big breasts, you can still wear that v neck top that showcases some cleavage, but does it have to be cut so low? If you are thick or curvy, sure you can still show the world what you are working with but does the dress have to be so tight/short? That’s what happens when you shop in the juniors section of the store when you know that you have no business being there. And in general, whatever size you are…lepa or orobo, does your dress have to be so short?
Ultimately, the key thing that I hope that someone takes away from this little spiel of mine is that less is more. You don’t have to parade around naked in an effort to feel ‘sexy’, to be noticed as the hottest chick in the room or to get those numbers. You are more than your ass and titties so dress like you’re worth something. You can definitely look sexy without coming off as a so called Nigerian Prostitute so let’s try to do better folks!…(not like I’m holding my breath or anything).
And with all that said, I’m off. Catch y’all later.
PS:- If you felt a burn of indignation while reading my then 1. I suggest that you drink a glass of cold water and 2. Definitely overhaul your closet. Ha!