Dressed in superstition

Dressed in superstition

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Dressed in superstition

Shwetha Shrikanth (centre) in her lucky t-shirt.

A young person usually keeps one lucky or unlucky dress in his or her wardrobe. It is superstitious beliefs that sometimes lead one to like or dislike a certain dress. And it has become common to wear ‘lucky’ dresses for exams, functions, interviews and other important days.

Shashidhar B S, an employee of Wyse Technologies, has a sky-blue coloured lucky shirt and likes to wear it for particular situations. “I bought this shirt five years back and succeeded in whatever I was doing whenever I wore this shirt. So I have developed a bond towards this shirt. I have many instances that proved this right,” he says.

Shwetha Shrikanth, a student studying in R V College of Engineering, has an inclination towards her pista coloured t-shirt with black stripes. “Whenever I wear this shirt with jeans, I feel comfortable and happy. I have experienced several situations wherein the dress has turned lucky for me”, she says.

MeghamalaUnlike Shashidhar and Shwetha, Meghamala, working in HCL, has an unlucky dress because of which she says she has fallen into trouble several times. “I had a dark brown salwar kameez when I was in college. Whenever I wore that dress, I would definitely miss the bus to get back home. I thought it was superstition but when it repeated several times, I began hating that dress,” she reveals. “Even now I have a dislike for a t-shirt of mine. Though there is no logic behind it, I have developed this tendency of disliking certain dresses. The bad incidents just compelled me to develop this notion,” she says.

Rashmi, a student does not wear her peacock green-coloured dress for exams or competitions. She says, “Whenever I participated in competitions wearing that dress, I definitely lost the prize. Though the dress perfectly matches my skin colour, I hesitate to wear it.”

But Tarun, who works in a bank laughs and pushes away the concept of lucky and unlucky dresses. "There is nothing good or bad about dresses. It is funny to praise or blame one’s clothing for one’s deeds,” he signs off.