The answer to the question in the title is an absolute yes! You can wear whatever you want as long as it is pleasing to the society and everyone around you. You can wear a bralette under a jacket as many instagrammers do but that should be hidden inside a t-shirt or a shirt or a saree. Whatever rolls with you!
You can wear make-up too but if you are a guy then you should not probably do that because make-up was never made for men. Amirite? But if you are a girl then go ahead, wear as much make-up as you like but it should not be too bold or too eye-catching because ‘log peeth peechche baatein karenge’.
Girls/gals/women you can wear shorts, tank tops, long skirts, sarees, burkhas, salwar, jeans, cardboard boxes to hide your existence, but if you are molested or raped then it is probably the fault of the fact that you ate chowmein before walking out of the door. Men will be men. They cannot control their hormones because they cannot.
Boys/guys/men you can wear make-up, jeans, shirts, skirts, sarees, or anything you want, but if you are abused for your taste or shunned from your house or laughed at, then it is your fault. It is not our fault that we cannot accept anything with an open mind. It is not our fault that we expect everything to be according to our tastes. It was your fault from the very beginning because you decided to wear something not made for you. It was your fault because you decided to be someone new. It was your fault because you were not manly enough.
If women are expected to cover themselves, then men should do the same thing too. Just as much as you do not want to see a pair of tits walking around, we do not like to see a chest full of hair and pot bellies hanging out together (both are secondary sexual characteristics, much like the beard which are trimmed and styled and flaunted).
My point is, dressing never did show sanskaars, or modesty. All dressing showed was the person’s taste in style, ranging from good to bad. Not from whore to prude. People need to stop judging other people on the basis of their clothes. We can judge people from how they treat other people, or their subordinates or their juniors or anyone as a matter of fact.
We need to stop this hypocrisy, double-standards and slut-shaming.