Fashion

I hate high waisted pants...there, I said it. I think they are the most uncomfortable and unflattering style of pants a person could buy. Now, I could care less what anyone puts on their body so long as it doesn't hurt anyone, but I don't appreciate clothing companies painting everyone into a single corner. Since when are there no longer a variety of options? Something for everyone? I haven't been able to walk into a store and buy a new pair of pants in four years, and it's become a real problem. See when high-rise first started making a comeback a few years back, I didn't think much of it. I'd seen a hundred fashion trends come and go, never lasting longer than a year, if that. I could still find low-rise in stores, the only difference was there were a selection of high waisted...
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Dear Shein customer, As a 22-year-old Zoomer, I am no stranger to the near impossibility of ethical consumption. Almost every company available to us has some unjust labor practice or negative impact on the environment. Additionally, while I am privileged to be pursuing a college degree, the part-time job I have on top of multiple unpaid internships leaves me with barely enough money to buy groceries each week, let alone clothes. So, when the time comes for me to buy a new article of clothing, I am often left with no choice but to pursue the cheapest and fastest option. When my shoes fall apart, with no car and no shoe stores around me, I turn to Amazon to deliver a new pair of poorly made sneakers to my apartment in under twenty-four hours. I know how hard it can be to save money for a...
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When we are in the countdown for the arrival of our baby, it is usual that we are in full preparation to acquire all the things you will need, and buying clothes for the baby is one of the things that cannot be neglected. However, when we go shopping and return home with sets of new clothes, pajamas and hats, we realize that there is one important item that is still missing: socks or baby socks. And this is one of the most important pieces! The baby socks are one of the essential items during their first months since in all this time the feet of the babies do not need to be shod, only be protected from the cold, because at this stage they are not yet ready to crawl or put on foot. In fact, there are many experts who recommend not to put any type of shoes to babies who are not yet the...
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Dear self-absorbed crop-top complainers, As I stroll through the mall I see you everywhere: with your friends on a Friday night, shopping with your mom, and even on social media. More times than not, I question your lack of judgment when I see you in those armpit hugging crop tops and low-waist jeans. Night after night, you text your friends complaining how you look fat in photographs but posting on Twitter how much you’re in love with your new outfit. You claim you are “humble” and “confident,” but I beg to differ. I know from experience that you’re not posting “sweaty” gym selfies to give motivation to others; you’re posting them for self-gratification. I commend you for losing the weight you have always dreamt of, but that doesn’t give you the green light to brag incessantly about...
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I want to congratulate you on your latest collection, once again you showcase a great range of fabrics, modern refined cuts, and effortless styling at an accessible price. It was this combination, which after a great deal of searching led me to approach you first to design a suit for my wedding this August. However, after being emailed your new advertising campaign “Toy Boys” to promote the collection I’m afraid that I have had to swiftly reconsider. I fail to understand how the campaign, featuring highly sexualised and suggestive images of women in swimsuits, has any relevance in the advertising of formal menswear. These images are manipulated to include the image of a miniature man wearing your latest collection, often placed suggestively, looking elegant, refined and above all else...
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An Open Letter to the Sears CEO and Retail Buying Teams Dear Sears, I am not surprised you are losing market share in the apparel sector. The clothes I’ve seen are truly AWFUL. I know my next sentence will be of little comfort, but here it is: Most of your competitors sell awful clothes too. Here is what will make me shop for clothing (and shoes) at Sears: · Get rid of 75% of the clothing made from fabrics that cling to the bodies of women who are not anorexic/anorectic or model thin. · Get rid of 75% of the clothing that contributes to the rapid generation of static electricity during the winter months. That’s something that leads to all types of items becoming ridiculously clingy. · Get rid of 75% of the 100-percent polyester clothes...
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In my early 20s, my personal fitness landscape was so vastly different to what it looks like now in my mid-thirties, it might well have been Mars. While the memory is a bit fuzzy from too many rum-related hangovers, I'm fairly sure my daily diet consisted of chips and a saveloy, and exercise consisted of walking to the shop to get my chips and saveloy. My body was also at the peak of its tolerance for eating crap and being sedentary, which meant that although I did zero exercise and ate terrible food, I didn't really put on weight. That swiftly changed in my late twenties, and now in my thirties, I am a lot more clued up about nutrition and fitness. Mainly because I've found out the hard way how a chips and saveloy diet affects the waistline and also because getting strong, to me...
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Dear Kylie, First of all, I want to let you know that this isn’t all your fault. I’m sorry that your photographer thought it was OK and I’m sorry the magazine published it. I want you to know that, deep down, everyone is basically good. And now I want to tell you how that photo made me feel. Seeing you sitting in a wheelchair, modeling, made me sad, angry — even jealous — that you could so easily get in and out of the chair whenever you liked. It made me think about all the times that I’ve been told “handicapped people can’t be beautiful” or that I was “too sick to love.” There you were, on the cover of a magazine being published to a country that absolutely adores you. Here I was, completely invisible. We live in a world where we are constantly told that being disabled is a...
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Dear people at Disney who make baby clothing, I am in the ad industry, so I get why you don't make much Star Wars and Marvel clothing for girls. I understand you have a target market of little boys, and you intend to keep your money flowing toward that target. I get it. Maybe someday the halo effect will change the strategy, maybe not. Same reason there aren't Ariel clothes for little boys. Same reason Totino's doesn't market pizza rolls to elderly women. Old ladies like pizza rolls too! And here comes the "but" that you've been waiting for. But why not make more baby clothing with Star Wars and Marvel characters adorning them? Infancy is the one time in life where grown geeks can pretty much dress children however they like. My baby doesn't know who the Hulk is, but a cute...
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Dear white people in the fashion world! Please don't take this the wrong way but it's time you people get your shit right when it comes to our complexion! Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don't have to do anything but show up wtf! Don't try to make me feel bad because I am blue black its 2015 go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup forever, Iman cosmetic, black opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more. there's so much options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepare and do there research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show! Stop apologizing it's insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn't help, seriously! Make an...
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