I want to be open to suggestion, but certain suggestions on what to wear tend to make me cranky. Maybe it’s a communication thing.
You say: “Have you ever considered wearing foundation?”
I hear: “Your face is so ugly, why don’t you do us all a favor and cover it up?”
My husband used to suggest jeans and sweatshirt all the time . Then I would get frustrated, because shapeless sweatshirts, which were ubiquitous in those days, just don’t work with my type 8 figure.
What I did: I resolved to hear “sweater” every time he says “sweatshirt”. It works, since what he really means is “dress in layers”. Now whenever someone makes a suggestion which doesn’t sit well with me, I discipline myself to think through to a translation from their idiom to mine.