A couple of weeks ago I posted an outfit I'd worn, and thought looked fine, but got in-person feedback that it was not flattering. (ETA: Now shown as pic #2)

Last Sunday I wore an outfit that I thought looked kinda frumpy, and got lots of compliments on it. (pic #1)

This has caused me some thinking. Both outfits were a bit experimental for me - outside my normal tomboyish style by a bit. Neither are my very best colors either (though neither were that bad either).

What are your thoughts? Am I just out of touch?

Added Analysis: Like Suz said - both of these outfits surrender my waist - a silhouette I love. The blue is very straight, but the white/tan houndstooth skirt is flared from the lower hip level. Both show enough skin to add structure, right?

The blue is more sporty than my norm, the white/tan is more lady-like. Right?

I do think the people I'm mostly around favor figure flattery and lady-like looks

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