Women should wear whatever THEY want
Let’s be real for a moment. Most of us want to feel pretty, desirable and confident. And wearing the clothes we love helps us feel awesome about ourselves.
Think about it. Clothes used to be essential for covering our bodies and protect them from the weather and dirty bus seats, but nowadays clothes are a mirror of our style and - sometimes - our personality.
But that doesn't mean that we have to judge a person solely from their appearance. #noteveryone
The experts opinion
According to psychologists when someone makes a great inner change, 9 out of 10 times it affects their clothes and the way they dress. Also, psychologists believe that our clothes affect our behavior, attitude, personality, mood, confidence, and even the way we interact with others. This is called “Enclothed Cognition“.
“The term Enclothed Cognition is used to describe the effect that our clothes seem to have on various psychological processes like emotions, self evaluations, attitudes, and interpersonal interactions. Clothes affect our behavior and our moods because of the symbolic meaning that we (as a society) ascribe to different types of attire.”
What about women?
Women and men dress differently (most of the time). But, women have faced more difficulties regarding their attire choices. For example, in the 1940s, women could get arrested for wearing pants in public, as they were considered to be menswear.
During the 16th Century, women used to wear waist-cinching corsets that made it difficult to sit or even breathe, just to be more attractive and in the fashion of that time. At the beginning of the 19th century, enormous hoop skirts appeared that could easily cause an accident and, of course, didn’t allow you to move easily. Yikes!
Then something magical happened! Women stopped caring about what they were wearing and the feminist movement played a big role in that. Just remember the swinging ‘60s or the groovy ‘70s. The styles of these eras have changed fashion forever, and how we see women in society.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that women were not criticized about the way they dressed. But the key point here is that they didn't give a damn!
Even in 2019, some women are being “attacked” about the way they dress. Which is silly because they are just clothes! Women should wear clothes that express them, fit their lifestyle and most importantly make them happy. Women should not wear what everyone else thinks or would expect from them!
People who judge your clothing choices should grow up and do something more productive with their time. Like learn ukulele or read a book!
That’s the way I LIKE IT!
So, before you check yourself in the mirror and blow a kiss, make sure to wear what makes you smile and makes YOU feel good!