Women no longer had to depend on men financially in the way so many previously did. The ways "slutty" clothes have been perceived and reclaimed over time prove that women have always been stuck between a rock and a hard place. Yeah, we had a thing or two to say about that. While a raised hemline and bare shoulders might not seem like scandalous stuff compared to our hot pants and bralette tops ofjust imagine what the Gibson Girl wore only a handful of years beforehand. So what led fashion to point of unashamed sexuality? For the late bloomers, not so much.
I expected to be self-conscious and tugging at my top the whole time and I was worried that people would stare, but my fears were for naught.
Do school dress codes end up body-shaming girls?
And if you don't like it? The ways "slutty" clothes have been perceived and reclaimed over time prove that women have always been stuck between a rock and a hard place. I was worried about people looking at my bouncing chest and didn't want to damage my self confidence if I looked in the mirror while running and didn't like what I saw. The flappers were the daughters of the Suffragettes, and with their right to vote, their fashion arguably mirrored their rebellion against traditional lifestyles and their new and fierce independence. Wearing leggings as pants or pajamas in public is an absolute no-no, but women with kids who chose to show a little skin are considered to be "trying too hard" or called straight-up "slutty" for their outfit choices. Along with the "power suits" of the s, bras served as workplace armor against chauvinists.