15 Things Only Your BFF Can Tell You; Because I Love You, But You're Not Pulling That Look Off

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Best friends are great for lots of things. While most people jump immediately to the whole, “they’re there for you through thick and thin” spiel, what’s really important about a good friend is how brutally honest they can be. I’m sure that if you look at the things you let your friends — your best friend especially — get away with saying to you, and put them in the mouths of anyone else, you’d be throwing punches. But when your BFF says it, it’s just, well, what a relationship that close entails: Painful truths, and lots of love.

And what better day to celebrate our best friends than today? Wednesday is the International Day of Friendship, after all. Proposed by UNESCO and established by the UN General Assembly, the day is meant to focus on teaching the importance of friendship and love as solutions to our problems, as opposed to resorting to violence. If ever there was a time in recent history that we needed to reflect on peace and love, and how each of our lives is worth protecting, it's now.

Finding people who love you for you, and love (or at least tolerate) the worst in you is no easy feat. If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by people who think you’re the cat’s pajamas, and one person in particular who loves you enough to not let you ever go in public in that dress (you know the one I’m talking about) again, then hold ‘em tight and never let them go. That's the type of friend who's a keeper, as is (almost) every word they say.

Here are 15 things we only let our BFFs tell us.

“YOUR EX waS way BETTER LOOKING THAN THis NEW DUDE YOU’RE DATING."

Well, your ex did have those eyes.

“THAT ORANGE PANTSUIT ISN'T WORKING."

But is orange anyone’s color?

“1999 CALLED. IT WANTS YOUR FROSTED LIPSTICK BACK.”

Some of us just can’t rock matte, OK?!

“DID YOU JUST go down on AN EVERYTHING BAGEL? Cause your breath smells.”

Only a true friend could be so rude, and always have mints on hand.

“you have a booger.”

Shit. Now this explains the looks on the metro.

“I’M DOING MY BEST TO REMEMBER, BUT I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU DO at work.”

If only you had a penny for every time you had to explain what you do for a living to her. It's cool; I have no idea what my best friend does at her fancy consulting job either.

“IF YOU DIE, you better leave me your MONEY.”

She’s obviously in the will, because OF COURSE. Her and your dog; they get it ALL.

“THAT DRESS LOOKS GREAT ON YOU! I'M GOING TO BUY it too."

The sincerest form of flattery is what again?

“THESE COOKIES TASTE HOW I IMAGINE hell WOULD TASTE ... IF hell WAS MISSING An INGREDIENT."

Oh, so that’s why she got you that French cooking class for your birthday!

"THE FACT THAT YOUR VOICE IS KINDA OUT OF TUNE REALLY HELPS HIGHLIGHT MINE."

It's called backup vocals.

“iF YOU THINK YOUR HAIR LOOKS GOOD THAT WAY, THEN I GUESS THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.”

Madonna needs a BFF.

“REMEMBER WHEN YOU HAD BRACES AND HEAD GEAR THAT YOU HAD TO WEAR EVERYWHERE?"

Of course, she has to bring this up every time you meet someone new and crush-worthy at the bar.

"I'D TOTALLY SLEEP WITH YOUR BROTHER."

Like she hasn't been saying that since you were teenagers or anything.

“I LOVE YOU MORE THAN MY LUGGAGE.”

I’m still not really sure what Clairee was trying to tell Ouiser in Steel Magnolias with this quote, but since my luggage isn’t Louis Vuitton yet, I can say the same thing about my best friend, too.

"I call THat LAST SLICE OF PIZZA."

And it's OK, because there's no one else in the world to whom you'd willingly give it up to anyway.

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