I just want to list a few things to help people understand where my opinion comes from before I go on my rant
I work at a car dealership. All of my salesmanagers and salesguys are MEN. All of our technicians are men. Every last one of them, men. We have a
few women in our service department [service team managers], but other than that we're all concentrated in the accounting office. And what a small
fleet we are. Including myself, there are ten of us. TEN. So needless to say, I'm used to being one of the few workin' girls on premises. I also
differ slightly from the ladies in the accounting office because I'm in the showroom. I do my share of paperwork, yes, but my desk is out in the
open, whereas the accounting office is on the second floor away from everything else. Being in the showroom I have to greet guests. I have direct
everyday contact with clients and salesmen. My desk also sits lower than eye level. This wouldn't be a problem, except..
I have a bust size of 36DDD. I'm 5'2 and 150lbs. It's not as noticeable during the colder months because of longsleeved sweaters and heavy coats,
but of course when it's 90 degrees outside, I will try to dress as light as I can, and sometimes it's not the best idea.
With that being said, my argument starts.
I think there are places where it's appropriate to show cleavage and places where if possible, should be avoided.
Like I mentioned above, I have quite a "rack" on me. I can't help it because unfortunately, large breasts run in BOTH sides of my family, so there
was never a chance for guess. Because of this, I've learned that in certain situations, they can be an asset or a liablitiy.
When I go to work, I dress conservatively. I wear dress pants, during the summer months the occasional skirt, but never very short. When it comes to
shirts, I tread a very difficult line. I like scoop necks, but I recognise that some are work-appropriate and some are not. If there is a shirt that
I'm dying to wear that seems a bit too open-chested, I'll wear a lacy tanktop under it to prevent unwanted attention. I'm not going to lie and say
that there aren't any cute guys here, trust me there are, but when I think of all the other guys working here, I'd rather stay a little covered up.
Looking cute for one or two guys isn't worth having the unwanted guys' attention.
When I go out with friends, though, that's a whole 'nother story. I wear short skirts and very low tank tops. If my boobs AREN'T on display, I
feel wrong. I have a lot of Navy friends, and they're your typical sexist guys who love to have fun and share some drunk fights [I love them to
death]. I've even had one of them comment to one of my friends [when they were trying to figure out if that was me walking towards the bar we were
meeting at] "that's not her [referring to me], she's not wearing a provacative enough top".
Needless to say, my coworkers would probably have a heart attack if they saw how I dress when I "go out" [mind you I don't dress like that ALL the
time, just when we go out to bars or clubs!!!]. My friends would probably comment on the lack of skin I show if they see me in my work clothes
[they'd never tell me I look nice to my face but I'd hear they liked my non-cleavage shirt like a week later].
So my little opinion is this: go ahead, let your freak flag fly...but just know where it's okay to do so and where it's not.