I've been known to look like a straight up oddball when I go out in public- I love medieval, asian, and other ethnic clothing. And yes, I suppose dark kimono and hakamas might seem intimidating to some. Never mind that I try to be polite dealing with people, I guess according to Abby I need to chuck all the gorgeous clothes I own because, OH NOES, the horrors!!, somebody might be intimidated. I guess I should trade in my long robes for businesswomen's skirts and pantyhose, my graceful cloaks for suit jackets, and my lovely mysterious black Jedi cloak for a nondescript plain coat. Ditch the imposing appearance some of my outfits give me in favour of soft and vulnerable clothing, delicate and pretty. Never mind that soft, vulnerable, and delicate tends to scream "victim" or "pushover". Not to mention how utterly false I would feel in such an appearance.
I cordially invite Abby to bite me.