Menswear is Functional, Womenswear is Form

Many menswear garments today are historically rooted in function. For example, denim jeans were made for the gold miners in San Francisco. Or chore jackets featured many pockets for French labourers.

Traditional womenswear, on the other hand, seemed to focus on form. Think of dresses, high heels, and skirts.

This is another example of how clothing is a mirror of the cultural zeitgeist and how gendered clothing reinforces stereotypes.

July 6, 2024

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