We’ve all done it. Stained t-shirts. The significant other’s boxer shorts. Old work uniforms. Hole-ridden sweatpants. It’s items like these that end up in bed with us either out of sheer laziness or a lack of decorum for the evening. Why, you might ask, would we give any thought to the one time of day when we are at our most comfortable? Why should we be the least bit concerned about how we look under the cloak of darkness?
There was a time when most people found it to be good etiquette to dress in a polished, yet relaxed manner when retiring for the night. It was not only in good taste, but in consideration for the significant other. Today, it is de rigueur to be completely lax in this regard; it is seen as prim or uptight to look pretty for bed. And we wonder why marriages and relationships are suffering, since we find something as simple as looking decent a chore.
I say we go against the status quo and channel our ladylike ancestors. Take it upon yourself to put on airs at night. Whether you’re married or not, you’ll feel good for doing so.