The dress code is an attempt to cast a projection of their self onto others

By Elena Gorgan, Life & Style Editor

December 27, Softpedia

That women are addicted to shopping and fashion is no longer something many are ignorant of, but the greatest mystery related to this compulsive behavior, as it’s been deemed, meaning, for whom women dress, still remains unsolved. A couple of days ago, the girls from fashion-oriented website TheFashionistaDiaries and WWD tried to come up with an answer to the ever burning question during fashion week.

Despite their efforts, they still came up more or less empty handed. After performing the admirable task of asking front row celebrities and fashion insiders about what they thought about whom women dressed for, the conclusion was still the same: it’s not certain, but it could be that women are most likely not dressing for themselves but for the people around them.

"Most women dress for their most fashionable friend," actress Anne Hathaway said, refraining, however, from saying in what way and to what extend she saw that happen. French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld stated she dressed for herself and herself alone. Designer Isabel Toledo was perhaps the most honest and, according to WWD, the closest to the real answer. "Women dress for men. I do dress for myself because it makes me feel empowered, but I’m definitely looking for [my husband's] expression, not his approval," she said.

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image: The question of whom do women dress for could remain one of the greatest mysteries of life (Image credits: ShinyLittleThings)