This kicky little number from Chicstar made me stop and think: is this what designers were aiming for when they attempted to get women to wear the mermaid skirts? The looks are still around, but I rarely see women wearing them â€“ it impedes movement so much that itâ€™s a bit ridiculous, and I think most of us consider high heels enough of a nod to physical impairment for fashionâ€™s sake. However, the kick pleat above makes more sense, and lets you move without actually feeling like you have flippers. I thought it was worth a share.
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Usually the nautical look is one of those summer classics, for that 1 â€“3 % of the population that actually has a boat or sails for recreation and not as part of a commercial fishing career. However, the military trend seems to be bringing the nautical trend around for winter wear as well, and so Iâ€™m seeing a lot more ocean-inspired looks that have to do with the boats and not the islands.
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Iâ€™m quick to rant and rave about double standards between men and women. Weâ€™re equal in humanity and consciousness, and if men can see each other as equals when theyâ€™re physically different from each other, extending that courtesy to women should be just as possible.Â If one gender were in some way not actually self-aware, just a bundle of neurons breeding and pooping, then the argument of biological difference would have merit. As it is, it really doesnâ€™t.
That said, Iâ€™m fairly comfortable acknowledging that when it comes to women wearing menâ€™s clothing, I love exploiting that loophole in standards. Thank the women who brought us bloomers, we can now dress as we please, and we are no longer obligated to ride horses or anything else sidesaddle.
This brings me to the tuxedo jacket. While Iâ€™m sure someone is hoping Iâ€™ll say â€œbow ties are cool,â€Â itâ€™s really about the way the jacket, like aforementioned blazers, can make an outfit upscale with relatively little effort. While the tuxedo jacket on women may still belong more to professional musicians that play in orchestras, I can see it suiting plenty of situations where you donâ€™t want to bother with a purse, or with something where you have to worry about your coat-check tag. Just remember to dress with the longer-in-the-back aspect in mind; Iâ€™ve always been weirded out by asymmetric items. Ideally, a skirt should be at least four inches longer than the back of the jacket, unless youâ€™re a Rockette.
It seems like plus-size tuxedo jackets for women are just starting to catch on.Â You can hunt for yours in Fat Chic Clothing Search.