Posts tagged: clothing
Xlizardx sent in this super cool submission. Here’s what she said:
"SAME GIRL, SAME DAY, *FIVE* DIFFERENT SIZES
I made this today to illustrate how inconsistent sizing in women’s clothing really is. Each of these skirts is a different size - and each fits me perfectly. So what size am I really?
Certainly not Oasis, Topshop, H&M, or Warehouse, clearly.”
Same thing happens to me and jeans. Depending on the brand, I’ve gone from a US 7 to a 13 in juniors sizes.
I still don’t understand why women’s clothes haven’t switched to the men’s system and just use inches/mm instead of some arbitrary number system. It would actually make sense!
Here’s the thing about that, and I was thinking about this just the other day. I have a lot of pants and skirts that are sized by waist inches. But a lot of women’s pants sit way below the waist. On me, my actual waist is five inches above the top of my pants. So I bought a bunch of size 28 pants without trying them on, stupidly thinking they would fit me because they were sized in inches, and ended up with a lot of pants I couldn’t fit into.
And then there’s the fact that my waist to hip to butt ratio is drastically different from any other woman’s. Someone with my same size in one dimension might be way bigger or smaller in another. Bodies have so many variables!
THIS IS AN ART PIECE CALLED:
"NUDE: WHOSE FUCKING SKIN COLOR IS THIS, BECAUSE IT SURE AINT MINE”
What’s actually funny is I’m really pale so that nude colored clothing and such is my actual legit skin tone. I’ve worn ripped shirts with a skin tone cami underneath and have had teachers come up to me and tell me to change before I explain it to them.
GOOD FOR YOU BITCH but this isn’t about you..
it’s about the fact that in this lovely white supremacist society we all have to endure, White is assumed to be the default race and anyone that variates from that is just an afterthought, if any thought at all. In the words of Toni Morrison, “In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” It speaks to a whole realm of political, social and socio-economical issues that derive from this perspective that permeates White Supremacy thinking. A point you clearly just helped me prove, like here I am trying to make a statement and you wanted to make this all about you, you need to work on your inferencing skills ma. Now here’s a little fun fact to tickle your pickle: Human skin comes in lots of shades.
I know, your mind is blown right?
Rohit Bal’s collection for India Bridal Fashion Week - absolutely stunning, and (in my opinion) way more interesting and personal than current western trends.
These are stunning. I like that they are actually modern developments of Indian dress that don’t look like they’re hung up on being traditional as well.
THL #19 - The Good Nudes and Bad Nudes
Another logistical argument, sorry.
Click on the image to see it in higher resolution.
a bit of background on this strip.
when I was younger, my hippie-ish parents were into nudist colonies. from eight years old to my earliest teenage years, my parents would drag me out there every weekend.
I hated it there. there were very few kids my age, and we were all damned if we cooperated with this nude thing. but all the adults were there, hanging out in more ways than one. it seemed bizarre to me, and I was deeply ashamed of going.
regardless, living at such a place would definitely impact me one way or another. being a kid in a nudist colony was a tough go when you’re trying to learn about your sexuality, but perhaps it made me see things in a way that would inevitably lead to me doing a comic like sexy losers.
one of the things that clothes were No Big Deal. outside of the camp, clothes determined everything about you, your clothes were your social identity. but when everyone is naked, there were no more groups and divisions, and everyone was the same.
back in the real world, it always puzzled me why someone’s clothes would be the blame for something. especially rape. at the nudist colony, I saw a lot of naked people just doing living stuff. swimming, sunbathing, playing chess, talking at a bar, dancing, cooking, playing tennis, you name it. I also happened to see a lot of penises too. and never, ever, did I see anyone with a boner. ever.
so if men in the real world couldn’t control themselves if they saw a woman in “slutty” clothing, how come they can control themselves if everyone’s freaking naked? this inconsistency couldn’t be explained unless that idea that clothes “ask for it” was complete and utter bull. men can handle the clothing. they’re just looking for a way to victim blame.
anyways, that’s where this strip came from.
This is the main reason for my general annoyance with lack of size regulation in the fashion industry…
men’s pants are labeled by waist and inseam measurement. women’s pants are labeled by voodoo. even though i do not buy women’s pants, i can recognize this as objectively dumb.
THE NOTES ON THIS
because i can’t stress this enough. this is why i don’t let the numbers get to me. as jumpingjacktrash so eloquently said “women’s pants are labeled by voodoo.”
so when boys make fun of girls taking forever to shop and trying everything on
WE FUCKING HAVE TO OR NOTHING WILL FIT
Justin Bartels, Impression
‘The series focuses on the clothing that women think they should wear, or are told what to wear, to impress someone in a sexual manner. There is a physical mark that is left from these clothes, showing the discomfort women go through.’
I hate the marks left behind by underwear especially. this is beautiful
if breasts, butts and legs are so distracting to men, to the point they cant function
why arent they that distracting to lesbians
and at that point
why isnt the penis bulge and legs not distracting enough to gay men to warrant men being put under the same dress codes
Trans guys: free clothing!
Ok, so we just cleaned out our closet and we have a big pile of clothing that accents the body in a traditionally masculine way. In short, stuff I won’t wear because I got it when I had to present as male and it makes me look like a boy. There’s a lot of button down stuff, a lot of dress stuff, some button down t-shirts, pants - almost a wardrobe, if you add some casual stuff on top of it. Certainly a work/formal/business/dapper clothes collection.
And I want to give it to a trans guy.
Reblog this post.
I’d prefer you be following askatranswoman.
I’ll pick a winner randomly.
If you’re close enough to meet up, we can meet up. If not, the only thing you have to pay for is shipping (I’m charitable but broke ATM.)
Hope I can help someone!
This is just a signal boost!
Same, just a sig boost
this is really relevant!! I want to see these everywhere