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Polish Girl Fashion - "less is more"?


Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
18 Dec 2006 /  #31
Well, both times Ive been to Poland I have purchased clothes and Im English and consider myself pretty fashionable...I think its more the young men that are a bit lacking not sure about this whole camouflage thang thats going on...seemed to be everywhere in Krakow and the same in Wroclaw and most of the Polish people I have spotted on my bus of a morning are wearing the same...sorry folkes isnt just not nice.

But like I said the womens clothes are great...
OP danny dan 2 | 18  
20 Dec 2006 /  #32
Thank you all for answering. It was verry funny. I have a new one for you:

Everyone said that polish girls are beautiful. so why do they have to hide their faces under so much make up?
again I do not believe that if you aren't natural, you become beautiful. Dyed hair, painted(and yes, I mean painted) face. Is this beauty for you?

I could as well take a picture of some old, falling apart barn and show it to the world that that's how houses look in Poland...Didn't the "West" do it in the past?
Maybe still does...and this Danny still belong to that world.

So basically you mean that I shouldn't see the old barn(I am using you metaphor) Ishould look at the new, beautiful houses. Will this make me see Poland for what it really is?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
20 Dec 2006 /  #33
And neglecting the new beautiful houses while focusing on the old barns is a more right thing to do? :)
Stupidwelsh  
20 Dec 2006 /  #34
"not sure about this whole camouflage thang thats going on."

It might have something to do with National Service
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #35
C'mon guys.. dont wish to be rude, but Poland is hardly Milan! The men wear baseball caps and trackie trousers and the women wear hideous make up, strange shoes and tight white clothes...or perhaps I am generalising here?? Of course Ive never actually been to Poland, but have seen enough of them over here (Uk) to make me not want to go clothes shopping there.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Dec 2006 /  #36
loads of really good clothes shops in poland... and often cheaper than the uk
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #37
well I'll have to take your word on it.... maybe the shops are good, but many people are lacking in sense of style then?? I am generalising here.. and I know that there are stylish Polish people, but not many of them here in the UK. My bfs mate take the p*** as they say he dresses like an English guy now.. but hes bardzo happy with that as he doesnt want to be seen to be typically Polish and reckons they are jealous.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
20 Dec 2006 /  #38
and I know that there are stylish Polish people, but not many of them here in the UK.

Could it be that you tend not to notice them because, in contrary to these that lack at style, the sharp looking ones don't stand out from the crowd? :)

PS: His English was crap, he dressed awfully, and you still decided to give him a chance? Maybe it’s really true that Polish men are special. :) :)
iwona 12 | 542  
20 Dec 2006 /  #39
I think that polish women in UK are usually dressed quite stylish....men? half and half.
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #40
PS: His English was crap, he dressed awfully, and you still decided to give him a chance? Maybe it’s really true that Polish men are special.

Nah.. I was just desperate for a s***! I did fall in love with him later though... god help me.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
20 Dec 2006 /  #41
Hehehehe :) At least he did one thing right. All the best for you in the future, Sapphire :)
Giles  
20 Dec 2006 /  #42
Desperate Dan, you caused offense especially since many people here have Polish wives and girlfriends and family and some actually Polish.

If I went to an ex-pat site and spoke rubbish about Italian women I would received the same reaction as you. Your experience of Polski women is clearly limited and already predjudiced. Not a clever way to endear yourself with regular posters.

We (those who aren't trolls), have to constantly put up with a barage of constant anti-polish claptrap. It becomes boring and exceedingly irritating.

If people point out the negative aspects of Poland, fair enough they are topics of discussion worth exploring. However, if they are merely generalized negative comments aimed towards Poland then that is when people get abused.

As for racist. Surely stating that Polish women are dyed haired, cake make up (slappers, which is the unconcious statement), then that is RACIST.

Having said that I dislike the constant use of racist because it is a catch all word that serves little purpose, since most people done even understand exact what Racsim even is.

Dan if you are Italian, you have disappointed me I have many Italian friends here in London (mainmly from Naples) and they are excellent people.

As for shopping and fashion.
Okay when we go shopping we head to Tri-city. Here are some retailers we go to
Klif-shopping center near Sopot has, Maxmara, Vera Monda, Benetton, Camel.
Gydnia do not know the labels I am able to buy Hugo Boss, Calvin Kleine, Levi's, Wrangler, Pierre Cadin, Diesel and more.

HOWEVER. This is the important bit. These clothes are VERY expensive for the average man or woman. So people have to shop at other less expensive shops. They also spend money on 'fake' gear.

So the average person may look less fashionable to the fashion concious dewellers of Urban Europe; however they have different priorities.

I'm sure Warsaw has many high end labled shops, but those that can afford this are generally in the minority.

Regarding the make up thing. Well in my experience, those groups that tend to ver do the make up are either young girls or Grandma's and prostitues. So Dan if you've been looking specifically at young girls or grandmothers or prositutes then perhaps they where too much make up.

Another thing last time I checked make up, was proportionately very expensive and given (huge generalization coming here) that Polish women have a reputation for being frugal the idea of them slapping on the rouge willy nilly just sounds unlikely.

Finally from my own humble experience, my lady who is 27 looks about 22 (slurp..dribble..) and doesn't wear much make up at all is a far cry from the image you portray.
andrea1012  
20 Dec 2006 /  #43
oh really?...when have you seen lately a polish girl dressed well???...for example have u seen a romanian women??that is good taste!

oh please...give me a brake...i guess you are a polish girl hidden under other id and you are trying to hide from the truth...i do not stand people who dare to judge other people before seeing themselves
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #44
Well in my experience, those groups that tend to ver do the make up are either young girls or Grandma's and prostitues.

Sorry, but I love the image of the 3 types of women you mention all swapping make up tips in the Ladies.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
20 Dec 2006 /  #45
Of course Ive never actually been to Poland,

Then these things you say hold no value because you just don't know. Maybe these PL people you see in the UK are trying to look like others to fit in.

.... not trying to be rude of course :)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #46
Well I have to disagree.. cos Im only talking about Polish people in London, of which there are many, so therefore I am entitled to an opinion...and yes they may be trying to fit in with other ex-pat Poles, but that doesnt make it right ....and I wasnt being entirely serious..
OP danny dan 2 | 18  
20 Dec 2006 /  #47
Italian women are fat, well most of them anyway. but they don't go crying out their beauty on forums.

In what concearns racism, I don't know about that. Maybe, maybe not. You said that you have enough with anti-polish comments? What would you prefer? An idotic agreement with everything that polish people do? I don't really think so.

Man, you sure write a lot for a man that is bored with the topic

Have a nice day
Giles  
20 Dec 2006 /  #48
Andrea er are you talking to me?

If so i think you missed the point.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Dec 2006 /  #49
my polish lodger has just gone out... he was wearing a henri lloyd jacket and carhart jeans... which is good enough in my books...
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #50
my polish lodger has just gone out... he was wearing a henri lloyd jacket and carhart jeans...

Sounds GROSS!... and why cant he afford his own house.. for gods sake!:)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Dec 2006 /  #51
youre obviously a woman of very little taste, sapp :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
20 Dec 2006 /  #52
I'm always wearing jeans from Vietnamise for $10 :)
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2006 /  #53
I have great taste thanks.. I like to go naked under my fox fur
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Dec 2006 /  #54
I like to go naked

hmmm... how interesting...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
20 Dec 2006 /  #55
"not sure about this whole camouflage thang thats going on."

It might have something to do with National Service

It's teenage fashion.
Stupidwelsh  
20 Dec 2006 /  #56
What, National Service?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
20 Dec 2006 /  #57
Stupidwelsh,

Once again you try to be smart, but can't pull it off.

Teenagers here wear camouflarge clothing as it's part of the fashion here.

I doubt very much that Amathyst was refering to soldiers. If she had of been she probably would have said something to that affect.
manser  
20 Dec 2006 /  #58
Yeh that remeinds me, aldona, the girl i was with and inga her mate had a thing for wearing combat trousers and some sort of british or american army badges ect...............whats the deal?

it didnt go downw ell when i brought he to the Uk when british girls gazed at her weirdly lol.

lets stay with skirts................phwaa
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
20 Dec 2006 /  #59
manser,

I doubt that you'll see many Polish girls in skirts. At least not through the Winter months.

Also, it's not just girls who wear combat trousers/combat style trousers. Many young men and some older men wear them too.

At the moment some young folk are wearing jackets and trousers which have a camouflage pattern, for example, on the front but not the back of whatever it is they are wearing.

There is also a mania for checked shirts. A lot of men are wearing them.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
20 Dec 2006 /  #60
There is also a mania for checked shirts. A lot of men are wearing them.

Wow..I'd have to laugh aloud if I ever saw this. Unless a scot of course. I'm tolerant for all styles to a point. Skirts draw the line. We have many people in the US that wear camo. It's really popular. That or slinging a furry animal over your shoulder :)

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