Dear Traditional Woman's Shirt,
I am sorry, but I am writing to tell you I am breaking up with you. I know you have probably sensed that I have been distant over the last couple of years, showing more attention to straight cut shirts and those with geometric patterns. Maybe you thought I was going through a phase, and endured my promiscuous ways, thinking that I would come back to your curvy look. Unfortunately all those encounters with menswear style shirts have made me realize that I am just more into that type of shirt.
It is not that I didn't love you, because I did. Through my teenage years and into my 20's I was so happy with you, thinking that we would be together forever. I wore you to work, out to bars, on weekends, pretty much everywhere. But then in my early 30's things began to change. I saw others were beginning to break the mold and wearing what they felt most comfortable in regardless of whether it came from the men's or women's section.
I always knew something was missing from our relationship. I would see men wearing bold and bright patterned shirts, and I would secretly long for that look in our relationship. But I thought being with you was what was expected and I didn't know it could be different. I guess I was afraid of what people would think, if they would judge me, or see my differently, because it was unlike what everyone else was wearing. I think I was hiding my true self from you all those years, and now that I have come to terms with this, I feel free knowing that I can finally be...well...ME!
I know you are going to find someone else, because there are so many women out there that would be lucky to have you. You are slim fitting, thin, sometimes even a bit frilly, and you always hug curves. But I just don't think that is what I am looking for anymore. I want people to look at me and think I look dapper or sharp, and that just doesn't happen when I am with you. I know you sometimes do the "boyfriend" thing, and I always appreciate it, but I know you are only doing it to please me and it is not who you really are.
Ultimately what I am getting at is--we are just on two different paths. I will always remember our fun times, especially because I know you have helped me become who I am today. I hope we can still be friends, because I know I am going to see you in stores, and on the street, and I don't want it to be awkward.