Women have been subjected to outfits that are restrictive for years. They contort our bodies into socially acceptable shapes, lift our breasts to otherwise unimaginable heights, nip us in at the waist, and add a couple of inches to our height.
However, this year, the pandemic has helped us ditch some of these expectations. Underwired bras have been pushed to the back of the drawer – our boobs are freed from jail. What an upshot of this crazy pandemic!
A sign of the times
Fashion has long been known to reflect the times in which it evolves. The 1920’s flappers celebrated post-war indulgence. Women of the 1980s donned shoulder-padded power suits as they entered typically masculine roles for the first time. So, 2020 fashion evidently reflects the shrunken lives, the reduced jobs, and the ‘on hold’ future plans. What we can take comfort from is simply being comfortable.
Caring for others
It is no wonder. We all want to wrap our nearest and dearest up and keep them as safe as possible. If we can have our loved one's arms around us, trying our best to feel comfort is all that we can do. Our clothing is becoming our daily hugs. Tracksuits, lounge wear, puffer jackets… they're all based on our need for this comforting feeling that we seek.
Helping us through
These choices of clothing are helping us through the monotony of days, weeks, months… maybe even years of uncertainty that we are facing. We no longer need to change from office attire to night-out wear. Everything is merging into one and we’re staying in the same place. Quite often the office desk is also the dining room table.