I'm just surprised at how many "well if you are asking for it" replies on this thread.
I also don't like the way my motives are being told to me, rather than acceptance of the motives I give. I've certainly spent years mulling over this subject because I've had to battle prejudice in clothes choices for most of my life.
Yeah, sure, this isn't as harsh as the "OMG stone her, her hair is showing" mentality, but it's a skip, hop and a jump closer than you think it is.
This thread has served it's purpose, not only am I more aware of the negative opinions that still exist at higher level than I thought it did in a different culture from the one I grew up in, I now know that it's my duty to continue pushing the bar and getting this attitude to change by refusing to cave into it.
I'm just going to go with the violent reaction that many other ladies recommended.