In my opinion, they both are far away from the truth.
Skirts and mini-skirts are still popular among many Russian ladies, showing their best.
Foreigners admit that Russians dress very neat and stylish.
The bad news is: it will come over soon after you beautiful Russian wife is here.
First months after leaving Russia I looked like a model from a magazine picture, now my usual clothes are jeans and a T-shirt.
They dress differently; Russian women rarely get overweight with time, and the most noticeable difference - the expression of their faces. It's difficult to explain; if you are in Russia one day, you will see for yourself.
The old proverb says: intelligence of a girl depends on her current hairstyle and dress. You will meet very beautiful women all over the world, Russian women just make special efforts to look their best.
Marrying a foreigner became a usual thing in Russia.
The number of marriage agencies doubles every year, with a few hundred of them in Moscow and St. Almost all people in big cities have a friend or acquaintance they know personally who found a husband abroad.
Looking for vacancies in Russian newspapers you will notice that 90% of the ads appeal only to male candidates.
Pointing the gender as a requirement for a position is not considered to be a discrimination.
It looks like they wear designer clothes for any occasion. They are charming, and take a good care of themselves.