Uncomfortable Clothes Are Distracting

The pants in question.

This afternoon I was out shopping with a client and found myself getting distracted because my pants kept riding up on me, forcing me to constantly readjust for comfort’s sake. As soon as I got home, I went and changed into a comfortable skirt and immediately felt¬†better!¬†The fact of the matter is this:

Uncomfortable clothes are distracting.

If you are trying to focus on the day’s objective, imagine how productive you’re going to be if your clothes aren’t allowing you to move freely, or your skirt is too short, or your pants are dragging on the floor. You’re going to be distracted from your task and you may not be able to do your job as effectively as you could otherwise.

So those pants of mine that ride up? They’re going in the donation pile. Even though they are flattering, it doesn’t serve me to have pants that aren’t comfortable.

What are you holding onto in your closet that’s distracting and uncomfortable? Now is the time to get rid of anything that’s not working for you.

10 thoughts on “Uncomfortable Clothes Are Distracting

  1. Lady of Style says:

    You are so right, Sarah! The nicest garments don't look good if you feel uncomfortable in them.
    Think of too short dresses or hip trousers! I don't like it at all when I constantly have to tuck in my top.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

  2. sweeathenalinz says:

    Agreed! I'm also a firm believer that if something is uncomfortable, it can't be very flattering because of how it affects my mood. I'm I'm feeling awkward, it probably shows on my face.

  3. Paige says:

    May I point out that your uncomfortable clothes may also be distracting to the people around you. It's hard to focus when you are with someone who is constantly readjusting for comfort's sake.

  4. Cable Car Couture says:

    You're absolutely right, Paige! Can you imagine an interviewee wearing something uncomfortable to a job interview and the interviewer watching them fidget the entire time? How are they supposed to know that it's the clothing making them uncomfortable? It doesn't reflect well. Great point!

  5. Cable Car Couture says:

    Right you are! It's a whole house of cards. If you wear something uncomfortable, not only does it affect you but how other people are looking at you and interacting with you.

  6. Cable Car Couture says:

    Right on the money, Annette! It's really frustrating when your shirt keeps coming untucked from your trousers. They're better left to someone who fits them better. Thanks for stopping by and connecting!

  7. Jess @ Sweet Athena says:

    So true! I have found that the clothes that don't quite fit right and are uncomfortable are the ones I've typically bought on sale. Not to say that they are cheaper, but likely they didn't quite fit right to begin with, but I thought, it is such a good deal, I won't mind this one little thing! I try now to not think about the sale price as much and think, would I pay full price for this, just to avoid "good" deals that later don't work out as well as I had hoped.

  8. Cable Car Couture says:

    Isn\’t that the truth, Jess! I\’ve noticed the same thing for when I purchase things at thrift stores. They may just be a really good deal but then it turns out I never wear it and end up giving them away. These are great things for us to remember when we\’re shopping to avoid the same mistake.

  9. Cloth manufacturers says:

    Yes, this is quite true that uncomfortable clothes are distracting and whatever you have said here seems to me sound like very wonderful and I hope that readers will able to understand that why uncomfortable clothes are distracting. We have to avoid to wear uncomfortable clothes. Keep up the good work :)

  10. muscle shirt says:

    If you are trying to focus on the day’s objective, imagine how productive you’re going to be if your clothes aren’t allowing you to move freely, or your skirt is too short, or your pants are dragging on the floor

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