Skip to comments.Is an “Ungendered Fashion Utopia” Possible?
Posted on 06/17/2018 12:09:46 PM PDT by EdnaMode
Western fashions traditionally strict gender delineations have been gathering criticism for some time. Its come up often in our geek-specific spheres specifically in regard to childrens fashion and fandom-based merchandise, but as a recent article from Mic explores, mainstream fashion has its own struggles with ideas of de-gendering clothing.
A few years ago, Zara released a gender-neutral line of clothing. In theory, it was a great step forward for inclusivity of nonbinary and nonconforming people as well as anyone else looking to get away from established gender norms. In reality, though, the line was essentially just male-coded clothing in drab, neutral-palette colors. Not only did ungendered really just mean re-labelled menswear, but the clothing was far from inclusive of different body types. Instead, it was the kind of baggy clothing that really only feels flattering to the tall, lanky models in the stores advertising
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The "Zhongshan suit" (Chinese tunic suit), the Chinese version of a Western business suit also known as the Mao suit:
Burlap Sack as clothing = Equal Opportunity Itching,
but in different areas.
Every woman had her everyday house dresses for shopping and errands, and of course fancier attire for a night out. Ranch and farm women might wear jeans when doing chores, but in the house, it was still a place to be feminine.
I don't see what's attractive about women dressing like boys. The homosexuals who run the fashion industry were the ones who have been pushing this. They hate women anyway; the homosexual fashion designers hate women because the designers can never be a real woman, no matter how many scalpels and surgeries.
I'd like to see women revert to feminine fashion, not just on special occasions, but everyday too.
Yep remember how Chinese wore the chairman Mao style.
A funny thing happened as China opened up to the world and instituted free market reforms. Women in China moved towards western style women’s clothing, cosmetics, etc.
Why did this happen? Is it because women want to look their best, enjoy different fashions, enjoy the very freedom to try out different outfits and looks on themselves? Something which strict communism tends to surpress?
Clothing is the ultimate in concealing your true self. Go naked, out and proud!
I worked in the hinterlands of China for seven months in the Fall of ‘76 to Spring of ‘77. Everybody wore Mao suits with rare exception. At the fertilizer factory I was working in, there was one very cute cadre girl who had the sheer audacity to wear the tiniest little colored ribbon on her pigtails. It was an outright act of defiance. All of the unmarried young men on our crew thought she was the cutest and hottest thing we had seen in ages. We were all amazed she would buck the fashion trends like that in the smallest possible way and not get severely punished for it (or sent to a re-education camp). I wouldn’t be surprised to learn she was on the front lines at Tiananmen Square twelve years later.
From whom? Yep, mostly the same elitists who try to define all the fashion rules for the rest of us barbarians. I don't know anyone -- not a single person -- who has any objection to the fact that there are still some slight gender differences in clothing.
But I suppose in the rarefied atmosphere of penthouses, it's a big subject.
The ‘ungendered’ hate their bodies-—they want to be borgs.
Just a rehash of the “unisex” look of the 60s, with Peter Max type fashions that made people look like clowns.
If you’re like me, the answer is no...
...because it is a contradiction in terms.
Ungendered =/= Utopia.
Mao suits are pretty “ungendered” ... maybe all of us can be made to wear those ...
I think this has already been done.
Practical gender neutral clothing: jeans and T-shirts, khakis and polo shirts.
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