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Social skills for autonomous people: shulamithbond: Social skills for autonomous people: (TW: possible…

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Social skills for autonomous people: (TW: possible ableism(?)) This may be a bit of a strange question, but…

(TW: possible ableism(?)) This may be a bit of a strange question, but I am an older non-neurotypical person who has a hard time being taken seriously or seen as…

Re: shirts, I think “feminine” ones are usually pastel colors, or they might be patterned (florals or geometrics, for instance). Bolder, slightly darker colors are also okay, at least I think so (I would wear a deep red, blue, purple, or green shirt to an office job), and they might help with the “seriousness” look that you’re trying to achieve, since a lot of light colors might look more “young.” The problem is that between color and style, a lot of female attire isn’t really meant to make the person wearing it look *serious* or intense, but to make them pretty and non-threatening, in an office-acceptable way.

Hope this is helpful; I’m not really that knowledgeable about fashion, but this is what I’ve picked up from watching my mother dress for work, shopping for clothes, and dressing semiformally while presenting as female most of the time myself.