My boyfriend seems to always complain about the way I dress and never compliments me. Whenever I walk out the house I usually look cute. In the fall we're going to college together and he keeps trying to convince me that all girls on campus wear sweats and over sized tshirts so I should do the same, and no one bothers to look nice. I'm not knocking girls who chose to dress that way, however, I personally feel uncomfortable walking around all day in sweats. He even complains when I put makeup on, and its never crazy or dramatic. I don't wear makeup for him or to cover things up, I wear it because I like it and think its fun. I wish he'd stop trying to change me and instead embrace the way I am and appreciate it. I know he barely has a sense of style but that doesn't mean I have to as well. Dressing nice makes me feel good and I just wish he'd respect that. What should I do? Especially since I haven't been dressing as nice as I used to since he started complaining. I feel like he doesn't ever want me to look nice.
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This one is easy- he wants you to dress down because he isn't comfortable with other guys looking at you, or the random thought that you're dressing up for other people. Basically, he's being controlling and has an anxiety that you're going to get attention elsewhere.2