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.
Indian-American mom forces tomboy daughter into formal wear for wedding
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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 💍
Engaging teenage rebellion is normal but formal events require formal attire ⚠️
NTA- OP is compromising with a suit for her daughter. 👏
Teaching daughter importance of dressing appropriately for respectful environment 💼
Mom empowers daughter's individuality at wedding with own formal wear 💪
Supportive comments on daughter's tomboy attire for wedding 🌈
Mother insists daughter wear formal wear to wedding, commenters discuss compromise
Parenting a tomboy daughter for a formal wedding is tricky. 🤔
Encouraging unique expression in formal wear. Great parenting! 🙌
Teenager's tomboy style causes concern for wedding dress code.
Empowering parenting 🙌
Expressive Indian formal wear appreciated by commenter 🎉
Gender-neutral outfit at black-tie event: NTA.
Encouraging NTA comment supports tomboy daughter finding formal wear. 🙌
Custom suits for all genders are peak style 🤩
Teaching real world skills vs constricting expression. 🤔
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Suggesting androgynous kurta and dhoti pants as formal wear 🕶️
Weddings aren't about expression, NTA for enforcing dress code 👗
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Let's dress up and celebrate! 🎉
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Formal attire at weddings is respectful regardless of culture or gender.
Formal event attire should fit the occasion. #NTA 👌👗
Supportive comment encourages open-mindedness and respecting hosts' wishes 🙌
Let your daughter have her own style on your big day! 😕
Teaching dress codes and respect for others. 👗💕
Let her be comfortable in her own skin 👏🏼
Let her be herself! 🙅♀️ Formal doesn't mean girly. 💃
Tomboy ≠ slob. Appropriate dress options given. Stick to guns. 👍
Formal occasions call for formal wear. Props for trying both 👏
Wedding attire etiquette upheld. NTA.
Encouraging comment supports mom's decision for daughter's formal wear choice 👍
Teaching dress code etiquette? NTA. Offer options 🤵👗
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Praising a parent's good parenting skills 👏🏽👏🏽
Teaching important life skills or forcing gender norms? 🤔
Supportive comment thread for mom respecting daughter's gender expression. 🌈
Formal wear is a must for weddings, sorry not sorry 🤷♀️
Respect the dress code or don't come 🤷♀️
Parental control at weddings - T-shirt or formal wear?
Tomboy daughter called a**hole for not wearing formal wear. NTA.
Stick to your guns! 👌 NTA for being reasonable.
Breaking gender norms for formal wear - reasonable compromise 👍
Respecting autonomy: Mom's approach to daughter's attire wins approval 👏
Breaking gender norms without breaking wedding dress code 💃👌
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Respecting cultural traditions while embracing personal style 😏