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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Chapter 8Address the Dress

It starts with the shoes.

—Marina Sirtis

Clothing Communicates

If you’ve ever felt extremely underdressed at an important event, you know the definition of “awkward.” Suddenly, you want to crawl underneath the table. You can’t wait to get out of that party you were really looking forward to. And, why didn’t your girlfriend tell you “no shorts” (she did) or that her parents would be there (she did, twice)? So, you ditch the dress-down disaster as fast as possible, languish in “liquid courage,” or spend most of the night hiding behind large planters. No matter how hard you try, however, self-consciousness and a negative ...

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