I was looking at images of women's clothing through the centuries and I noticed how it wasn't really until the 70s that pants came into fashion for women. And why do women nowadays wear less and less? (I am NOT saying it is a bad thing or a good thing, I geniuinly would like to know the answer).
I know through the times women were reserved because they had to dress a certain way because of cultural norms. But isn't that true today as well? Women dress the way they do because of cultural norms?
I am curious because I don't understand where the trend of tight clothes and short skirts/shorts came in and why they did. It was introduced in the 70s but its changed a lot since then and I am not sure why.
Most Helpful Guy
the so called "sexual revolution" occured. Les emphasis on relationships/long term fideltiy more emphasis on flings/short term relationships. So the more skin a woman shows the more it emphasises her sex appeal rather then more modest clothing which emphasises everything but her short term sex appeal. It would also explain why mens dress hasn't really changed (relatively speaking) while womans clothing has radicly changed. Also the emphasis on women taking on masculin roles while discarding her old feminine roles is why the shift to a more masculine style of dress like suit pants and such, at least when she is not emphasising her sex appeal.2
Most Helpful Girl
I've always thought that was more what the fashion is nowadays...
Not jeans and a conservative shirt like pictured.
More like short shorts with booty hanging out, and revealing shirts with boobs hanging out. That's what I see everywhere I go. I wish that society dressed like the people in the 2010's on this picture... lol
Anyways, it's because women have shed their womanly gender roles and can wear pants. If they had been able to wear pants all those years ago, I bet they would have, too. They are simply 100% comfier. I can't imagine how uncomfortable those women must have been... especially with having to wear corsets all the time (proven to ruin your body).
Now for shorts and skirts... I don't understand how that happened either. Perhaps feminists trying to make people less sensitive to showing skin? Maybe as a point that they can? Maybe because the weather is "hot" (even when it is, I still wear jeans or capris or appropriate length shorts and a normal shirt)? Maybe to continue showing that women don't have to be "proper" like in the old days? Maybe because they just like that style? Maybe to attract men?
I sometimes wonder if it's seriously just for the last reason. Courting was different back in the day, and casual sex wasn't as prominent and it was certainly frowned upon. And now women feel like they have to "stand out" and show off their body to attract men.0
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