A Change In Women’s Clothing
Women’s clothing has changed dramatically over the centuries. Women used to wear dresses and skirts all of the time. It has been a fairly recent phenomenon, since around the turn of the twentieth century, that women began wearing pants. Women were always taught to be lady-like and they always dressed in modest clothing. Women never used to show cleavage or wear tight pants. The way women dress today is a reflection of the feminist movement and desensitization of our current society. People will see a woman in a mini skirt and tight pants underneath and her cleavage hanging out and think it is normal. People think this is healthy and a revolution in women’s clothing compared to how women used to dress. But perhaps the woman’s body is something to be cherished and not exposed.
In the Victorian times women wore big hoop skirts and a lot of undergarments. They were always covered from head to toe. Clothing for women before the Victorian times was also very modest attire. If you took a look at women’s clothing from around the world, many women would be wearing fairly modest attire which was basically long skirts and dresses. There are and were the exceptions of different cultures which don’t view clothing as a daily necessity, or rather wear very little of it.
A woman’s femininity is something very special. The television and movies show us that a woman’s femininity can be very powerful but it can be overexposed and misused. When a woman is shown with little or no clothes that is disgraceful to the woman herself. Some good things came out of the women’s feminist revolution, such as women advancing in society and in the work place. But in terms of exposing the women’s sacred body, this is where the revolution went wrong. Even a man’s body is something sacred and should not be exposed to the world. The human form is beautiful but it should not be taken advantage of.
While you can see that women used to dress very modestly, today you will see women walking around in bikinis and short mini skirts and tights and high heels. What does this say about the woman herself? Does this reflect her intelligence or self-confidence? Or is it merely a reflection of how our society today is demeaning to women. A woman’s body is beautiful but a woman has more value to her than just her body.
There are so many nice articles of clothing available for women today. You can shop at so many clothing stores and find fashionable, modest women’s clothing. You don’t have to go too far or be creative to put together a modest wardrobe. Many stores sell modest women’s clothing that is fashionable. You don’t have to feel like you are a part of a different century to look feminine and fashionable. Women should be confident and find clothes that fit them and look good on them, and not have to expose their bodies to the world.