FASHION: LET’S TALK ABOUT PANTS
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.“
If you ask a five year old to draw a woman, he or she would draw her with long, most likely curly hair, probably heels and definitely a dress or a skirt. That is the one signature that we cannot shake. Even toilet signs signalise our sex with a skirt. It is the 21st century, goddamnit, and we wear pants!
Amelia Bloomer revolutionized female dress during the age of enlightenment with the loose-fitting and ankle-length trousers and Coco Chanel made these more of a fashion item than something you would only wear to work for the confident and independent women.
But this is not meant to be a political discussion. All we want to say is pants look freaking good on you. And since it’s fall and winter is just around the corner, you won’t be freezing your butt off! There are different types of pants for different types of women, though. What type of trousers do you wear?
The cigarette cut pants, like Sanye by Ana Alcazar , are for the boyish, playful and intellectual character. She doesn‘t care much about dressing up or looking sexy but unintentionally she still does. These pants are worn by a woman that has her feet firm on the ground and is pursuing her goals no matter what. Think of Jean Seberg in “Breathless“, Sandie Shaw or Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face“. But with a cigarette in her mouth.
For the feminine and elegant type, who would always prefer heels over flats and cannot imagine leaving the house without red lipstick on, those women wear the Palazzo pants. Elegantly cut with a high waist and wide leg. These women, like Lauren Bacall or Bridget Bardot, are aware of their female charms and know how to use them to their advantage.
And then there are the Nancy Spungens of us – the tough, rock-chick go-getters. You are portraying the punk attitude of not giving a fuck but privily you are carefully constructing your image. The holes in your tights and the messy hair took you half an hour in the bathroom. No worries, we all do that. For the fireballs of you we have the Samara leggings. Pair them up with Ana Alcazars fluffy coat and you’re good to go. Might it be a rock concert or just bringing the laundry to the salon. Your signature look is not for occasions.
Don’t get us wrong, we are not advocating that women should wear pants only. Putting on a skirt doesn‘t make you a submissive housewife. All I‘m saying is that we do not dress for men or women, we dress for ourselves. And if I prefer pants over a skirt, I will surely wear pants. Thank you Amelia and Coco!