If you’ve been to the beach or eaten at a trendy restaurant lately, chances are you’ve seen a girl wearing a bikini.
But when it comes to what you can wear on the Internet, women aren’t the only ones who need to dress up for social occasions.
A recent study from the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences shows that the way women express themselves online has a direct impact on how others see them.
According to the study, the more we express ourselves in a fashion that makes others feel we’re “totally androgynous,” “queer,” “other,” “manly” and “feminine,” the less likely we are to be recognized by our peers as being a good or equal partner.
The study also found that women who wear the “man” or “man-like” attire in online interactions are also more likely to be judged as less capable of nurturing, nurturing and nurturing relationships.
The researchers suggest that a lot of the time, women who don’t “act” like men are perceived as being more “manish.”
In the study’s conclusion, author Leda Cisneros and her colleagues say that “being an equal partner to men is often perceived as less desirable than being an equal partners to women.”
So, how do we dress up to be a woman?
While some online communities like Facebook and Tumblr have made it easier for women to express themselves as they choose, many women who prefer to be more conservative with their appearance have been making do with clothing they find more suitable for certain events.
In some cases, the fashion has been more revealing, revealing dresses, or less revealing t-shirts.
“It’s not necessarily about gender.
It’s about what you want to show off, what you look like, what your personality is,” said Rachel A. Sperling, a professor of psychology at the University at Albany and the author of the new study.
“You can have a more casual, ‘I’m just going to be myself’ attitude.”
For example, the researchers found that men who opted for the less revealing dress style were more likely than women to be perceived as “femininity” — a term coined by the popular TV show “Orange is the New Black” to describe people who are “femininized” — or a “woman-oriented” person.
So while it might be easier for a woman to dress like a man online, it’s still important to consider how you want the attention and validation to change, Sperles said.
“As much as I would like to think it’s OK for me to wear that outfit, that’s not the case,” she said.
You can find more information about the study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.