Indian-American mom forces tomboy daughter into formal wear for wedding

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When a family wedding came up, an Indian-American mom insisted that her tomboy daughter wear formal clothing of her choice, whether it was a suit, a dress, or traditional Indian clothing. The daughter refused, saying that it would constrict her expression. The mother argued that dressing appropriately for the occasion is a necessary skill and that her daughter will have to wear formal clothing at other points in her life, whether for work or other formal events. The post sparked a debate on freedom of expression versus dressing appropriately for formal events. What do you think? Who's the a**hole in this situation? Read on to find out more.

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Tomboy daughter uncomfortable in formal wear at Indian wedding

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Girl rejects traditional wear for T-shirt and slacks 👕👖

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Empowering a tomboy daughter's fashion choices for a wedding 💃

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Tomboy daughter made to wear formal wear for black-tie wedding

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Encouraging appropriate dress without limiting self-expression is important 💃

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Mom forces tomboy daughter into formal wear for wedding 👰🏼

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Redditors react to Indian-American mom's forceful fashion choice 👀

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Mom forces tomboy daughter into formal wear for wedding 😒

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Acceptance and understanding can help children express themselves freely ❤️

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Tomboy daughter's fashion sense inspired by Zendaya, not formal wear

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Tomboy daughter forced to wear formal wear to wedding.

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Mother fears daughter's sadness if she rebels against formal wear.

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Indian-American mom insists tomboy daughter wear formal wear for wedding

An Indian-American mother is under fire for forcing her tomboy daughter to wear formal wear for her niece's traditional Indian wedding. The mother, who considers herself progressive, has always been supportive of her daughter's tomboy style, but insisted that she dress appropriately for the occasion. The daughter refused to wear a traditional Indian dress and instead wanted to wear a T-shirt and slacks. The mother insisted that she wear formal clothing of her choice and even offered to let her pick out a suit or a dress. The daughter got angry and accused her mother of constricting her expression. The wedding has been postponed, but the mother still wants her daughter to wear formal wear. Many people are divided on whether the mother is in the wrong or not. Some believe it's important to teach children to dress appropriately for formal events, while others believe that children should be allowed to express themselves however they want. What do you think?

Engaging debate on the importance of formal wear at weddings 💍

SonicPetrichor | SonicPetrichor

Engaging teenage rebellion is normal but formal events require formal attire ⚠️

darya42 | darya42

NTA- OP is compromising with a suit for her daughter. 👏

LAKingsofMetal | LAKingsofMetal

Teaching daughter importance of dressing appropriately for respectful environment 💼

littlefiddle05 | littlefiddle05

Mom empowers daughter's individuality at wedding with own formal wear 💪

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Supportive comments on daughter's tomboy attire for wedding 🌈

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Mother insists daughter wear formal wear to wedding, commenters discuss compromise

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Parenting a tomboy daughter for a formal wedding is tricky. 🤔

HappyGlitterUnicorn | HappyGlitterUnicorn

Encouraging unique expression in formal wear. Great parenting! 🙌

Decent_Ad6389 | Decent_Ad6389

Teenager's tomboy style causes concern for wedding dress code.

Tyo111 | Tyo111

Empowering parenting 🙌

mjrichardss | mjrichardss

Expressive Indian formal wear appreciated by commenter 🎉

SlightlyBiggusDickus | SlightlyBiggusDickus

Gender-neutral outfit at black-tie event: NTA.

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Encouraging NTA comment supports tomboy daughter finding formal wear. 🙌

frogsgo_lade_dade_da | frogsgo_lade_dade_da

Custom suits for all genders are peak style 🤩

Splatterfilm | Splatterfilm

Teaching real world skills vs constricting expression. 🤔

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Compassionate mom requires formal wear for tomboy daughter's wedding attendance

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Suggesting androgynous kurta and dhoti pants as formal wear 🕶️

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Weddings aren't about expression, NTA for enforcing dress code 👗

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Formal wear for wedding: Supportive or oppressive? 🤔

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Teaching children about formality and respect 🤵👰

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Let's dress up and celebrate! 🎉

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Envious of Billy Porter's suit dress, suggests it for tomboy daughter

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Is formal wear necessary for every event? 🤔

Noxious_1000 | Noxious_1000

Formal attire at weddings is respectful regardless of culture or gender.

Energy4Kaiser | Energy4Kaiser

Formal event attire should fit the occasion. #NTA 👌👗

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Supportive comment encourages open-mindedness and respecting hosts' wishes 🙌

Little-bit_ | Little-bit_

Let your daughter have her own style on your big day! 😕

Mysterious-System680 | Mysterious-System680

Teaching dress codes and respect for others. 👗💕

Surfer_wave_dolphin | Surfer_wave_dolphin

Let her be comfortable in her own skin 👏🏼

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Let her be herself! 🙅‍♀️ Formal doesn't mean girly. 💃

Abeyita | Abeyita

Tomboy ≠ slob. Appropriate dress options given. Stick to guns. 👍

BigNinja96 | BigNinja96

Formal occasions call for formal wear. Props for trying both 👏

Perfectly_Anonymous | Perfectly_Anonymous

Wedding attire etiquette upheld. NTA.

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Encouraging comment supports mom's decision for daughter's formal wear choice 👍

Yaaauw | Yaaauw

Teaching dress code etiquette? NTA. Offer options 🤵👗

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Mom's insistence on daughter's attire gets NTA judgment 👗

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Encouraging teenage responsibility and etiquette 👍

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Praising a parent's good parenting skills 👏🏽👏🏽

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Teaching important life skills or forcing gender norms? 🤔

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Supportive comment thread for mom respecting daughter's gender expression. 🌈

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Formal wear is a must for weddings, sorry not sorry 🤷‍♀️

Underscore1976 | Underscore1976

Respect the dress code or don't come 🤷‍♀️

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Parental control at weddings - T-shirt or formal wear?

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Tomboy daughter called a**hole for not wearing formal wear. NTA.

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Stick to your guns! 👌 NTA for being reasonable.

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Breaking gender norms for formal wear - reasonable compromise 👍

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Respecting autonomy: Mom's approach to daughter's attire wins approval 👏

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Breaking gender norms without breaking wedding dress code 💃👌

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Breaking social norms: Indian-American mom's tomboy daughter needs a suit!

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Tomboy daughter refuses formal wear for wedding, NTA Mom's dilemma

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Respecting cultural traditions while embracing personal style 😏

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