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I have recently returned from holiday and did a lot of people watching. What amazes me is mainly young women wearing high heels and sometimes little else to the beach or wearing really impractical outfits. Not sure who they are trying to impress but in my view look ridiculous. What are your honest thoughts?

eyeballkerry
a week ago
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MrsCraig

I rarely go to the beach but if I do I dress practically. T-shirt, shorts and either sandals or trainers. I go so I can play with my son but I've noticed some people think it is a glamorous occasion.

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eyeballkerry

MrsCraig I think I have got it down to a fine art now as I wear a baggy dress which I can actually change underneath if I need to. But definitely casual.

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MrsCraig

eyeballkerry I try to spend as little time at the beach as possible as I'm really not a fan. Son loves it though, although he never goes in the water, just plays on the sand.

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BonzoBanana

Totally casual that is what the beach is all about. I mainly go to Weymouth and I'd say the majority of people on the beach are wearing casual comfortable clothes although some women are wearing very minimal clothing to say the least. From many angles from the rear you wouldn't know they are wearing anything at the bottom such is the size and recessed position of their outfit.

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eyeballkerry

BonzoBanana It does amaze how little some women and occasionally some men wear on the beach. I know they want an all over tan but they’re special beaches for that. I really don’t want to see someone’s back side uncovered.

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Jerseydrew

God no. Its the beach ⛱️ . Why would you dress up for it. I'm surrounded by the beach so it's nothing fancy where I am

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eyeballkerry

Jerseydrew Maybe it happens more abroad. Like you said why would you and I can’t answer that, totally bizarre

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Jerseydrew

eyeballkerry exactly. It's bizarre. It sounds like something from the victorian age and not the 21st century

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MelissaLee1

Can't walk in sand in high heels or swim in a suit can yer lol?

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eyeballkerry

MelissaLee1 You’d be surprised that some do try. Some of them think they are on a cat walk. They can’t seem to turn off and relax.

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MelissaLee1

eyeballkerry None so queer as folk eh?

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janphoenix51

eyeballkerry ..When I worked at an Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Hope, Derbyshire we catered for all the schools in the North West of England..

I remember the Instructors telling a group of Manchester teens to get ready as they were going to do Night Line exercise which involved being blind fold & feeling your way with your hands along a rope in the dark over a pond..

The girls came downstairs in FULL make up, nice clothes & HIGH HEELS...

They were soon sent back to their bedroom to get changed!

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jdible

Totally casual living by the sea I tend to go there alot between work

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MelissaLee1

jdible Gosh that's lovely.

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DeBunny

Casual... there is a high chance I may be running into the sea! 🤣

I mean I have been on the beach after a wedding, as we don't live near any beaches, but a family member was getting married in Dorset. So I took the opportunity whilst I was there on the way back. But the heels came off VERY quickly. I very rarely wear heels and when I do they are more wedges.

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HEDGEHOGS

Not that often I go to the beach in this country but comfortable and casual clothes and comfy shoes, plenty of sun cream.

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JLouM

I live by a beach but rarely go onto it. Most people where sensible clothes and shoes though, not seen anyone in heels. I often walk by it on path/promenade though. Were you abroad? Time of day if they were dressed for evening on way to somewhere. I suppose if young and got it they like to flaunt it. Also from what I remember about being young is they don’t feel the cold like we do either.

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EmmaWright762

I rarely go to the beach as their are few with disability access. When young women are wearing impractical outfits it is due to peer pressure, media pressure or simply to attract attention of others (male or female).

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eyeballkerry

EmmaWright762 I think you have hit the nail on the head. Maybe it’s my age but more women than men are wearing less and less even when going shopping now.

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martinlufc5637

Shorts and t-shirt for me, I don't see the point in anyone dressing up to go to a beach, makes no sense

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eyeballkerry

martinlufc5637 I only remove my dress or shorts/ t shirt if I am actually going in the sea. I am not comfortable sitting in my swimwear.

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possy

Casual. I very rarely go, but last time I did was shorts and tshirt

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SilverSurfer

Usually a three piece suit but if my slumming it then just a 2 piece

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eyeballkerry

SilverSurfer Can you explain what a three piece suit is! Sounds like you’re dressed for a wedding. Unless it was sarcasm?

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SilverSurfer

eyeballkerry it was sarcasm 😂

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LL81

I put either a beach dress or skirt and top over my bikini with sliders.

What kind of beach and country did you go to ?

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eyeballkerry

LL81 I was recently in Portugal in April and that wasn’t too bad, it is when I went to Lanzarote last month where I saw, what I thought was unacceptable for a beach.

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StephMasters

Casual

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janphoenix51

Not a beach fan,not got a beach bod!

Partner, daughter & I would rather go sightseeing than sit around a pool...

We sat around the pool sunbathing once last year in Faro, Portugal, rest of time we were out

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eyeballkerry

janphoenix51 We do a mixture of beach, villa and sightseeing. We always hire a car and on our last trip Portugal managed to find some lovely secluded beaches.

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hspexy

Each to their own. I guess a lot are trying to get good pics for their instagram accounts? I just want to chill and relax

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eyeballkerry

hspexy You say each to their own but I don’t particularly want to see peoples bottoms exposed. I know I’m on a beach but there are special beaches if people want to let it all hang out.

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hspexy

eyeballkerry nor do I, but if it’s a public beach, they’ll do what they want so you just have to look away

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eyeballkerry

hspexy I find a good book helps to avoid looking. We try to find quiet beaches that you can only get too by car, less crowded.

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