RIP To My Early Adulthood Uniform

Dena Ogden
Atta Girl
Published in
5 min readFeb 25, 2021

You were a good shirt, don’t ever forget that.

even this tiny baby was impressed by how nice it felt.

Some items of clothing are well-known milestone markers — wedding gowns, graduation robes, prom dresses, and bridesmaid sashes at bachelorette parties, for example. We see them and we know that someone’s getting married, someone’s getting a diploma, someone’s going to make-out with their date in the back of a limo that their parents reluctantly paid for, and…

Dena Ogden
Atta Girl

writer | part 80s/part 90s | very PNW | words also on The Atlantic, R29, Bustle, Romper, et al | she/her