Srsly the patriarchy’s idea of “fashion” is so fucking fussy it’s like “NO NOT THAT COLOR MAKEUP” and “NO HAIR BOWS THE SIZE OF YOUR HEAD” and “Good, you took your shirt off NOOOO YOUR BRA IS MADE OF PINK FLAMINGOS IT’S TOO FLUFFY WAH.”
If the fashion industry thrives on newness and novelty then they are failing themselves.
If you want a ‘new twist on a classic style’ I’ve got one for you.
Make a pencil skirt for someone who is 5ft 3.
Make a white shirt that will button over my breasts.
Make a shift dress that doesn’t get ‘nipped in at the waist’.
Make a pair of shoes that won’t aggravate my ankle injury.
Make a ‘nude-coloured’ dress that is dark brown.
Make your plus-sized jeans in actual denim, not some shitty stretch fabric dyed blue.
You want a fresh take on the classics?
Try making your clothes for someone who isn’t six foot tall and a size 6.
oh and also make fucking steel-toed boots under the size mens 8 1/2
Make some form-fitting shirts that are thick enough to stop our bras from showing through.
Make sensitive skin-friendly buttons and clasps so we don’t have worry about the metal making us break out in contact dermatitis (that’s a localized rash that can easily become an infection, for the uninformed).
Make a long dress that is easy to go to the bathroom in.
Make a pair of jeans that actually fit in the crotch area instead of putting us at risk of a yeast infection (No “V”).
Make more dress shoes that aren’t heels.
Put more pockets in women’s clothes.
CREATE A FUCKING UNIVERSAL SIZING SYSTEM THAT MAKES SENSE.
Amen to all.
Reblogging because all of these are great ideas and I need to remember them when I’m dressmaking this year!
I volunteer to take over the women’s fashion industry and MAKE IT FUCKING MAKE SENSE AND NOT MAKE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN CONSIDER THEMSELVES UGLY BECAUSE “SOCIETY” TELLS THEM SO.