Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Young girls are trying out outfits that are below-the-knee length, which have once been described as "for old people." One thing is for sure, this length is a comfortable, worry-free, and reduces concerns of "I can't bend because people will see too much," or "This wind is going to embarrass me." These days, the belief that being young means showing a lot of skin seems to be fading. Girls are dressing up more responsibly, focusing on a positive image that makes them and everyone around them comfortable. More and more, guys are finding that they are being ignored when they suggest scantily clad looks for girls. Witnessing this on numerous occasions have made me wonder if this is a social change situation or if this is just a trend that will fade as quickly as it was introduced.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
"The only style a man could call his isn't his anymore." I overheard a man saying this in reference to the photo with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, both wearing menswear at the 2014 BAFTA. Madonna had pulled off the same look at the Grammys, adorning hers with a walking cane. It's no news that women have their own styles of pant suits but men have always "owned" the black and white tuxedo bow-tie style. Women are now adopting this style. Designers have now trimmed this style to accommodate feminine features. This is why it is obvious that it is still "menswear." Some men aren't thrilled about this development. Women, on the other hand, do not see anything wrong with the look as long as it fits the person wearing it. The lines of male and female fashion are beginning to blur when women take up the look. If left to the style and size of the men, it is seen as tom-boyish and androgynous. Now what if a popular female garment is sewn to fit a man? I'm yet to see one that is acceptable off the runway. Ladies, what are your views on this latest trend?
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)