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Sunday, June 19, 2016

It’s a Woman’s World


                                                  
It  is said that lord created men and women as equals, but in reality it is not so. The statement may appear outrageous but a few facts support this, at least when it comes to fashion! Ask any man who is generally better attired between the two sexes and the unanimous answer would be women.

I remember the times when most of the members of opposite sex that I came across, right from the childhood stole the march in terms of dressing. The boys would wear simple shirts and shorts with ordinary shoes most of the times , regardless of the occasion. Only the hues varied depending on whether one was going to school or attending a party. Girls wore frocks, skirts , nice tops, even lovely looking clips on hair, depending on their hair style. Even the frocks varied from straight to pleated ones to rather fancy frilled ones. Their moms would ensure that eyes were lined withy kohl and even shining trinkets added to the sparkle.  I knew it was a race where I never stood a chance to win.

Come the teen years  and only change that happened was a switchover to full pants instead of shorts. One could take pride in wearing bell bottoms or the blue jeans that were the sign of changing times. The world changed all together when it came to women. The coming off age was celebrated with salwar suits, churidars, lehngas, fancy blouses, skirts with laces , and petite looking sarees, mini skirts et al. It was a time when I realized how lopsided the equation was. Also, while learning about Pareto, I started to understand, the significance of 80-20 rule. Eighty percent of the fashion, perfume, clothing and apparel industry catered for the needs of women. It is only in the recent years that the whitening creams , hair revival  and toning gels, colognes and perfumes for the men have arrived to their rescue .

The list is  huge if one delves into other arena like sports, fitness, shoes,bags,magazines, undergarments and perfumes. Go to a sporting event or visit a beach. The men would be running around in the trendy shoes with branded tees and shorts while women would be scampering around in all styles of bikinis, trendy skirts, shorts, tights, stilettos , and the works displaying their well toned figures.
A successful man is one who can earn more money than what his wife can possibly spend, where as a successful woman is one who can find that man according to Lana Turner. A women who is shabbily dressed is remembered for the dress : dress impeccably and they remember the woman. The style icon, Coco Channel has brilliantly summed it as

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 

PS: Image Kind Courtesy Google
 

20 comments:

  1. Aha!Do i see a man going green?Very uncommon :)

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    1. Not at all but merely acknowledging a fact, Induji:)

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  2. Women do have a great choice & also have better options- colours, styles, designs... Glad that at least somewhere they get a better deal than men :)

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  3. Hehe don't want to admit it but hell yeah it's true :)

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  4. We do have unlimited choices and can dress up without having to worry about it. The trend is slightly moving onto men too... its becoming a 70-30 now? Men's fashion is gaining height and its good; they now dont have to sulk! they can dress and make up too!

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    1. This race is difficult to win, but no regrets:)

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    1. Welcome, to my blog Linda!Thanks a lot.

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  6. It is true that fashion and shops are skewed towards women, while men have far less choice. But when it comes to real equality - there is still a long way to go.

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  7. I agree that women are spoilt for choice when it comes to fashion and beauty products. Vanity is a feminine domain more than masculine.

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    1. Absolutely Rachna! The choices available to fairer sex are immense.

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  8. Even while buying presents, it is easy to buy for girls and women than the boys and men. No choices at all!

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  9. God created men and women.
    Without giving away the secret ,God made women superior.
    Men realised it much later.

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  10. Could'nt agree more, Mr Chowla! Thanks for reading.

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  11. Yes, fashion mostly revolves around women, rightly so!
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    I just love the array of dresses we can wear.

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  12. Welcome to my blog! True and that is what adds colour to the world :)

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