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A Brief Critique of Women's Fashion...from a Man

By James Komorek (Ladue) '21

*disclaimer, I do not mean to be sexist in any way shape or form with this article, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if you like these clothes please continue to wear them, also I am more than willing to throw my opinions on men's clothing trends because they are a lot worse than women's and I could go on for hours, thank you

What are the current trends of women's fashion? Which should stay and which should go? Hi my name is James, and I am a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins high school. Now you may be thinking “Why in the world would I listen to a critique of women's fashion by a man” now my critiques are not that serious, wear whatever you want and buy whatever you want. I just want to give my opinions about some trends that have sprung up over the past year or so.

Let's get started with the biggest one at this moment, bell bottom or flare jeans. In my complete honest opinion I think they are extraordinarily over saturating the female denim market. Everywhere I look I see women in flares, which in itself is not a bad thing, they are different from normal jeans, but I just seem to find them everywhere and they rarely do anything to differentiate from every other pair of flare jeans. Whether the flare is absolutely too big and it falls over the shoes or its cut at the ends to give it a “vintage” look, they all seem the same to me. Maybe the fashion industry should produce some new style of pants.

I also wanted to spend some time to talk about little shirts and big pants (LSBP). Don't get me wrong here, it's different from the norm, and I like it on occasion. But my same philosophy for flare jeans is apparent with LSBP, too much of something is not always a good thing. Of course you can switch these certain shirts with certain pants, for example instead of a tight cardigan with baby blue jeans, you could wear a tight graphic tee with black jeans. These things, although interchangeable, seem too familiar to be deemed “different outfits”. I could also go on about how a lot of these types of outfits are thrifted, and the high demand for these “vintage” clothes is making places like goodwill and savers jack up their prices causing sort of a gentrification to thrifted clothes.

There is no doubt in my mind that women's fashion is headed in a good direction. I just want people to go against the norm of clothing. Try out different things, most of the people reading this article are teenagers, this is the time to experiment with different styles. I highly recommend you do so. Thank you