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The fact that a dress went “viral” and was worn by quite a lot of female meteorologists says more about the people who watch the weather on TV than it does the actual fashion within the industry. According to the Washington Post, female meteorologists catch a lot of flack for what they wear on TV, and it’s causing them to all dress alike.
“Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you,” an anonymous viewer wrote to the pregnant meteorologist Kristi Gordon of British Columbia’s Global News. “Your front-end looks like the Hindenburg and your rear-end looks like a brick [obscenity] house,” reported the Washington Post.
With people having such negative things to say, it makes sense that a meteorologist might try to keep her wardrobe simple and sophisticated. So, when the dress that sells on Amazon for only $23 was posted to a Facebook group full of TV meteorologists for news channels, it’s no wonder they all decided to buy one (or a few) for themselves.
The dress is flattering and comes in a variety of colors, so why not get it and wear it to work? Especially when you’re trying to combat mean comments from your viewers.
I think the fact that a lot of women unknowingly bought and wore the same dress on television is great because if someone’s going to complain about what they wear— how about they all wear the same thing? What will people say then?
The bottom line is that people are always going to have a comment to make. First, they comment on women for having individuality, and then they comment on them all wearing the same dress. The point is that it shouldn’t matter what they wear at all.
And I’m sure anyone who has a problem with what their meteorologist wears is always a little improperly dressed – because it’s not like they were actually listening to the weather forecast in the first place. Are you wearing a sweater when it’s 70 degrees out? Guess you should have taken the women and their jobs a bit more seriously, huh?
To all of the women who wore the second dress to “break the internet” this year, you’re looking good, ladies! Keep reporting the weather and wear whatever you want to wear because the only opinion that matters is your own.
[h/t: Washington Post]