Posts Tagged Fashion

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Vintage Sexism: 1850s Cartoon Warns of Gender-Bending Power of Bloomers

In the mid-19th century, there was a feminist development for which I’m grateful pretty much every morning: bloomers arrived on the fashion scene. In the summer of 1851, American women dropped their corsets and petticoats as “boomer craze” swept the nation. 

In the mid-19th century, there was a feminist development for which I’m grateful pretty much every morning: bloomers arrived on the fashion scene. In the summer of 1851, American women dropped their corsets and petticoats as “boomer ...

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Plus Size Retailers: Step ya cookies up before they crumble

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

I started my blog, Fat Shopaholic, in November of 2009 after spending a week combing through the only two fashion blogs I followed.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

I started my blog, Fat Shopaholic, in November of 2009 after spending a week combing through the only two fashion blogs I followed.

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Modcloth spotlights transgender comedian Rye Silverman

Since I outgrew my stars and stripes two-piece that I wore pretty much every day of the summer when I was 8 and 9, I’ve never found a bathing suit that made me feel comfortable and fabulous and willing to be photographed.

Since I outgrew my stars and stripes two-piece that I wore pretty much every day of the summer when I was 8 and 9, I’ve never found a bathing suit that made me feel comfortable and ...

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House of DVF and the power of white neutrality

Anyone who knows me well is aware of my love for high fashion. Even though I’ve come to accept that the “high” in high fashion stands for “the price is too high for my budget,” that hasn’t lessened my enthusiasm for experiencing the fashion world as best I can. 

Anyone who knows me well is aware of my love for high fashion. Even though I’ve come to accept that the “high” in high fashion stands for “the price is too high for my budget,” that hasn’t ...

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It’s not about you: When men take women’s style personally

The politics of women’s appearance is a painful tug of war between the meanings women intend to convey (which are as varied as the tiles of a mosaic) and those imposed on them by society, often by men who cannot countenance a symbolic universe in which women’s expression does not exist solely for male consumption. 

The politics of women’s appearance is a painful tug of war between the meanings women intend to convey (which are as varied as the tiles of a mosaic) and those imposed on them by society, often by men ...

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Fashion and Feminism: Taja Lindley of Colored Girls Hustle

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how misogynist that was, how deeply the devaluation of the artistic elements of fashion is actually due to its proximity to the feminine.

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how ...

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