Modern women are often criticised of stealing men's fashion by wearing what most would consider typical male clothing ie jeans, hoodies and etc. Some people think that women should stick to their feminine skirts, heels, dresses and all that jazz whereas men stick to their's.
But could it be that in all reality it's not that men prefer men's fashion and women prefer either their's OR men's fashion - but that there is actually no such thing as distinctively male fashion?
Men as a gender are best described as being more practical and efficient in a sense (no offence) - this translates to clothing too. Men focus on function over form whereas women often prefer form over function (nothing wrong with it ofc).
That means that men have throughout history worn what (in each respective time period) would have been considered practical while women either preferred or were often made/pressured to wear distinctively feminine clothing. In my opinion it's because of this that the neutral/efficient clothes that anyone can wear have been associated with masculinity.
tldr - women wear either feminine or functional/gender neutral clothing. Men mostly wear clothing that is considered masculine but in reality is just practical/neutral.
What do you people think?
And to add - I'm not saying there is completely no such thing as male fashion. There are some exclusives - suits being some of them (I think). I'm just referring to general fashion.
Most Helpful Girl
You may say that.
Long time back, men were the ones who went out and worked, faught wars etc. So they wore clothes that were convenient for the same. While women used to be at home, and they were expected to look "pretty" , hence the typical feminine clothing.
Now the times have changed. That's the reason probably women adapted so called 'mens fashion'2
Most Helpful Guy
Men have not always worn what's practical. In the era before the French Revolution, men were the ones that wore high heels. Really, until the early twentieth century, men's clothes were just as intricate and impractical as women's (although not in Victorian England).4