I know what you are going to say, ‘trying on and changing clothes isn’t it?’. Duh. Yeah what a silly question to ask or ponder upon. But interestingly, it is more than that……… Hahaha don’t get me wrong! It is nothing R-rated i swear! Well let me explain and reveal the little secrets of what girls are actually doing in the changing room.
Oh well, I don’t speak for all the girls and it is strictly written based on my experiences as well as some of my fellow girlfriends’. Alright lets begin!
We are busy taking selfies of our ‘new outfit’
Yes we need to know how it will look like when we post on Instagram or Facebook. Makes sense?
We stand in different poses to see how the outfit would look like from different angle
Totally understandable because you wouldn’t want to buy a piece clothing that looks good from the front but horrendous at the back? And it is totally necessary to check how those jeans flatter your butt.
We spend 5 mins staring at the mirror from all angle deciding if we should get it
Sometimes, when the price is way over our budget, but still, we don’t mind getting it (for the sake of wearing that outfit for the brunch on Saturday), thus we are going to make sure if it is really worth our money (aka excuses for ourselves). At least we are not buying on impulse, we did thought through it first! Haha.
We tweet/text our outfit to our friends or boyfriend asking for opinions
Yes i do that a lot. Sometimes you just need a second opinion (or third) and the best option is to text them. This is to ensure that you are making a conscious decision and not doing an impulse buying! Some mirror just makes our outfit or body looks so much better than they really are (make you look taller and slimmer), thus, second opinion is a must!
We check our makeup (close up) and reapply when necessary
This is the perfect opportunity to check if our mascara smudged, or our if our lipstick desperately need to be reapplied. It is always comforting to know that nobody is judging or looking at you while you are doing that.
We check our messages or answer a call
Just in case our bosses or customer are looking for us, thus, always check your phone even when you are in the changing room (who knows how long you will need). Reply and answer when necessary. #responsibleemployee
We re-adjust our hair (flip it back and forth, re-tie when needed)
Our hair are bound to get messy after all that changing and it is totally necessary to fix our hair before going out to face the world. Well i must admit we do ‘flip’ our hair so we look better in the outfit.
We check out our cellulite and back view
I am amazed how the lighting of the changing room alway show how severe my cellulite actually are. Well i just want to make sure my efforts at the gym are being paid off.
Hogging the changing room while discussing about their outfit with friends (who are in the room next to them)
I am guilty of that too. But this action is definitely unpleasant to other girls who are in the queue waiting for their turn too. So do not hog the changing room!
Standing or siting inside the changing room blankly just wondering if that piece of clothing is worth buying
Yes we need some time to think about it before walking to the cashier. So what is a better time than thinking about it in the changing room?
Take off and wear back our shoes
It is just impossible to try on those jeans with shoes on. Same applies with shorts and skirts.
I have to emphasize once again that i DO NOT speak for all the girls and these are just my opinions. Im sure some girls just purely enter the changing room to try on clothes and get out as soon as they are done. However, if you are not one of them, do let me know if there are other things that you do in the changing room other than the ones i pointed out! Have fun shopping!