Here’s a little experiment for you to try out: talk to anyone about women fashion wear. Literally, every friend that you have, everyone at work and every new person that you encounter. It does not have to be the “hey I just met you! What can you tell me about women’s fashion” kind of talk. Do not force it in any way and do not make it awkward. Just try to fit the subject into a conversation if you feel like the time is right. Once you broke the ice and everything seems cool, you need to simply find out people’s philosophy about the subjects: what are the things that they know and what they think. You will find out that the majority of people have a rather vague impression about women’s fashion, in general. It is the sort of “it’s ok”, “it’s cool” or “really love it” kind of impression.
While most people claim that they are looking for the newest trends and always stay up to date with how they should dress, you can still tell that they do not know what they are talking about. Now why is this important? It’s because of the facts that they know about fashion. The most interesting conversations you are ever going to have on this subject are the ones in which the other person knows exactly what they are talking about. How can we identify one such person? Well, it’s time we found out some interesting things that we can both look for and share. After all, as long as you can identify cool people and educate others at the same time, you are the most valuable person in the room.
“Regular” Clothes Are Not a Thing
This pretty much transcends the “fact” factor and turns into a complete mentality. Sure, there is a noticeable difference between going to buy your clothes from Pretty Little Thing and choosing the “regular” clothes shop close to you, but the difference of shops definitely does not change the fact that we live in a world that changes from season to season and from year to year. Women fashion wear changes with great speed nowadays and this automatically generates our need to keep up with it. Designers are also making great efforts to replace everything with something that has not ever been created or worn before, thus adding to the social pressure that we have already generated for ourselves. So how is it that “regular” clothes are gone? Well, it all falls down to a specific group of individuals who buys clothes on a regular basis and who are defined as trend setters. Fashion models, celebrities and all those who follow in their footsteps are trend setters and, because they perpetually promote every new piece in every new season, society is shaping its expectations based on what these people have to offer. And what they offer is nothing “regular”. It’s aspirational, it’s big and it’s something that, in theory, everyone should wear. The thing is that the greatest styles have already made their stand and, in order to come up with something that is truly unique, it simply has to be “bad”. Bad in what way, you might ask? It might not fit appropriately, the design might be awkward and unpleasant to the eye or it might just be inconvenient. Designers can also try to put their names onto older styles that they are trying to revive, mostly hoping to make it new again, but let’s be serious: a style that was invented in the 80s is a style that already exists and it cannot be reinvented. It’s time to move on. So, are there any “regular” clothes left? The answer is no. There are either aspirational clothes or the same styles “reinvented” over and over again. It is safe to assume that what is truly regular has been lost to time.
Sometimes Things Are Too Thin for a Reason
This is not a mistake, but neither is it necessarily a good thing. The fact that women fashion wear is thin is a cause for just as many disputes as it is for gentlemen’s happiness. If you are ever interested in “testing” women’s clothes, you can go into any shop and put your finger through them and see if it shows. In at least half of these situations you will see your hand quite well and it is not an exclusive shop thing. You will get the same results if you try your local boutique. What does this mean? It means that if any woman will wear that shirt and shirt alone you will be able to get a pretty good view of what lies beneath. This is a source of dispute when it comes to workspace dress codes, school or anything too public. And these are not only clothes for young, beautiful women. THey are meant for women of all ages. Now is this necessaily a bad thing? No, not at all. In fact, we are culturally raised with the accurate notion that women have beautiful bodies, round shapes and tender figures that naturally please everyone, men and women alike. Seeing parts of the body and interpreting this as being sexual or rude is a superficial point of view. We must always give credit where credit is due, but this is not exactly something everyone agrees upon and we have to respect that point of view as well. But why is the fact that clothes are thin such an important one after all? Yes, some people agree that it is ok, others do not. What’s the point? The point is actually knowing that thin clothes are designed this way in order to make you “consume” them more often. By default, thin clothes do not last too long. And if you decide on going in the opposite direction, towards swaters, you will also notice that they catch and get torn down in the washing machine. So it is somewhat better to resort to multiple thin clothes, which consume less material and last less, than choosing bulkier clothes that both hide your beauty and get torn down easily.
Women’s Clothes Are Just Too Cold
Ok, we understood why clothes are thin, but this does not mean that we can avoid the endgame. Women’s clothes most often come with a difficult trade: beauty for health. Sometimes you can get away with it by purchasing a material that is somewhat warm, but this doesn’t change the fact that styles often demand showing more skin: three-quarter sleeves, dipped necklines, these are the things that women have to cope with on a daily basis. We know what you are thinking. Your counter argument is that there are women who dress “very well and appropriately”, but there are also women who dress “provocatively”. We understand this point of view and we cannot deny that it is a correct one. However, we must also consider that the women who dress very well and appropriately still display more skin than any many ever will. Below-the-knee skirts still expose a lot of your legs and a neckline does not even need to get close to your breasts in oder to make you sexy and attractive. Men’s exposure stops at V-necks, which is not too much if you think about it.
So why is it difficult to avoid such styles? Why just not ignore them and move on with something simplistic and unprovocative? The answer is very simple: culture. Actually, it is culture and expectation. These styles are everywhere and it’s not like people are going to stop dropping them all of a sudden. It is socially expected of us to dress in certain ways and this expectation is so deeply rooted in our minds that we perceive it as our reality. It is, if you will, the the product of superficiality and insecurity. Allow us to explain: a woman who dresses provocatively will always draw attention. It is just the way things are. It’s not something that we can educate out of our systems. Once the provocative women is witnessed by all the others, it is quite clear that many other women will attepmpt to dress in the same way to get the same sort of attention. Firstly, society is superficial for believing that a woman is beautiful for dressing provocatively. Secondly, other women can get insecure because they think that they cannot achieve the same degree of attention without dressing provocatively. The truth is that, in the end, we have to understand that there is a place for all of us in the world and that we can draw attention and be loved despite what what we wear. And sacrificing health for the sake of beauty has never been a good idea. These are just some of the facts about womenswear that generate controversy and that define mentalities. In general, these are considered mild issues that nobody talks about but, as you can see, the fact that some clothes are just too cold can take us to an entirely different conversation.