CASUAL AND COMFORTABLE IT IS
Women’s choice for clothing today is that it be casual and comfortable. Two decades ago the concept of “dress down Friday” was greeted by our society with immediate acceptance. This indicated that women were more than ready, and eager to happily exchange their more fitted and constructed clothing for clothes that are airy and that hang naturally from the shoulders over the body. The concept that this kind of clothing showed off more of a women’s body and skin was considered more appealing and attractive. Women opted to readily accept this new trend as they felt more relaxed, and it gave them the psychological advantage of demonstrating greater sex appeal.
If the saying “the clothes make the man” is true than it is even more so by comparison that “the clothes define the woman.” Today’s lifestyles portray active, involved, working women in more than ever higher positions. They are CEO’S, university presidents, legislators, and, yes, Moms. These roles require clothing that goes with their daily pursuits. Dressing in more casual and comfortable clothing conveys that the woman is secure and in control of her life while expressing her feminine nature.
This is not the first time in fashion history that the notion of more casual and comfortable clothes has emerged. In the decade of the 1920’s we had this identical phenomena taking over fashion. Tight, overly constructed, corseted clothing had reigned for decades. It was immediately replaced after World War I with the flapper look that was precisely the new look of casual and comfortable clothes.
We can learn from this that the cycle of fashion indeed repeats itself as we now find ourselves today in the era of casual and comfortable clothes once again.