I know I can always count on my mom (pictured above!), because she is as honest as the day is long! If you want an honest answer while you are shopping for clothing, just ask your mom to join you. 70% of women say their mothers tell them the truth and boyfriends and husband’s are the worst. The tricky question ‘does my butt look big in this?’ is much more likely to be answered honestly by mothers, not a spouse or even a best friend will answer that question honestly! But Mom will…
But being honest about how their daughters looked didn’t always make mothers popular. Best friends came out as women’s favorite people to shop with, with 22 percent choosing them. Just remember when you ask mom’s opinion, you may not like her honest answer.
My mom always gives me her honest opinion when I ask her advice on things. She will sometimes say, “Honey, are you sure you want me to give you my honest opinion….you may not like my answer?” And it’s true, sometimes I do not like her brutal honesty, especially when she points out that she thinks I may be making a mistake or a decision I may later regret. But it is great to have someone who I admire and respect advise me on important decisions. Even if we disagree!
If you truly want an honest answer, who do you ask the question?