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Nachtengel
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 10:45 AM
In line with the threads on 'traditional' style. Do you like to wear jeans or trousers? Do you consider it a sign of feminism and of women trying to be like men? Please motivate. ;)

Siebenbürgerin
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 12:22 PM
I wear jeans, but at this time of year I prefer the dress. Dresses are more comfortable and give the chance for the body to "breathe" a little bit. In summer jeans can disturb if the weather is too hot outside. But lately the fashion is to wear shorts from jeans material which are very, hmm, short. :|

http://www.crestock.com/images/570000-579999/576653-xs.jpg

I don't like this fashion at all. It's a little bit too loose for my standards.

velvet
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 12:48 PM
I've never been a fan of skirts or dresses, trousers are just more comfortable for me. Beside, my figure is not that perfect, so I wouldnt expose my legs to the public :D
I mostly wear stretch jeans, they are softer than common jeans.

I've never thought about it that it would be something of 'feminism' or so. I just wore all my life trousers. It's just more comfortable when you climb around in the trees or cleaning out stables (I cared for a horse in my youth).

Dresses I only wear for special occasions, last time was the marriage of a friend of ours some years ago...

Wulfram
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 01:19 PM
The saying "She wears the pants in that family" might have something to do with this.:D
I suppose in an ideal world (pre-1941) I would like women to wear nothing but dresses. But this is now and I have always liked seeing women wear both jeans and dresses.
You have many examples throughout history of women wearing trousers: George Sand and Catherine the Great frequently wore them and yet, were still able to be very attractive to men. But these women could hardly be called feminists in the modern sense.

The following article I found a while back and saved because I thought it was kind of stupid as well as kind of enlightening:


Are Blue Jeans a Feminist & Lesbian Uniform?

"Slovenly" "Drab" Unkempt" "Slatternly" "Blowzy" --many adjectives come to mind to describe most women who wear jeans.

Since I noticed this trend, I am appalled by its prevalence. At least half of the women I see are wearing jeans.

Occasionally they are with men who are also clad in blue denim, emphasizing the unisex character of this proletarian garb.

But usually these women are alone and don't look happy. Often they look angry and confused. Usually they are talking on a cell phone or listening to their ipod.

Men, if you're tempted by such a woman, her jeans signal that you may have to deal with her "GID" – "gender identity disorder." Her jeans are saying: "I don't want to be a woman. I don't want to look good for men. I fear and distrust men. I want male prerogatives."

Feminism which espoused "women's rights" actually has driven femininity underground, torn the sexes asunder, and stripped woman of recognition for being wives and mothers, roles essential to their fulfillment, to men, and to children and society.

Young women were told they were rebelling against oppressive patriarchy and inequality and all things bad. They never imagined they were betrayed by feminist teachers and politicians, who are intent on breaking up the family and abandoning us all to State and corporate control.

They never imagined that the "women's movement" was inspired and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation as part of their ongoing social engineering program.

Google "Women's Studies" and "Rockefeller Foundation" and you'll get 93,000 hits. Do you really think the world's biggest monopoly capitalists don't have an ulterior motive?

The Rockefellers are central bankers. In the words of insider Carroll Quigley their ultimate goal is "nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled ...by the central banks...acting in concert." (Tragedy and Hope, 324)

Under the guise of defending homosexual rights, heterosexuals are under ruthless and hateful psychological attack in the mass media and from government. In the UK, Australia and California, the terms "mom and dad" have been banned from schools and children are encouraged to experiment with homosexuality. They want us to be homosexual in the sense that gays usually have sex but don't marry and have families.

They want to destroy the family because lonely confused people are easier to manipulate. This is the real story behind the "sexual revolution."

I imagine women would wear dresses and skirts if there wasn't a subtle feminist stigma against looking feminine. Thus women can make a statement by wearing a skirt or dress. They can show they aren't afraid of men, and may actually like them. Christine, a Toronto woman, does this and gets a very positive response:

"Several years ago, I gave up dressing like a man for religious reasons (and no, I am not a Muslim, although it is rather peculiar to see Muslim women in blue jeans and head scarves.) Since the traditional garb of a Western woman is a skirt or dress... I try to wear that. And I do try to dress neatly. When I made this decision, I didn't think about how it would affect men. Nevertheless, its effect on men has been most touching. It brings out the best in them and they seem to like it. Some are even vocal in their approval; only one has said he disapproved."

Men should politely voice approval and support of women they see who are dressed in a feminine way.

There is nothing more beautiful than a women wearing a summer dress. I can still remember a young woman I saw five years ago wearing a frock. This is how powerful femininity is. Let's not let pious highly-paid feminists and lesbians destroy it. It's time for real women to relegate jeans to garden work.

Thusnelda
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I own quite many jeans and trousers and I wear them most of the time. They´re comfortable and look fine, I don´t think they take away any femininity of me or other women. But, of course, I also own dresses and a local costume. I wear them on special festivites or other occasions.

On the other hand, I´d never slip into jeans like that
http://ideen.fairmittlung.biz/__oneclick_uploads/2007/09/jeans-trends.jpg
or that
http://www.crestock.com/images/570000-579999/576653-xs.jpg! :thumbdown
And I dislike too tight jeans and trousers. My legs need some air to breath and some space to move.

Dagferi
Thursday, July 16th, 2009, 12:43 AM
I wear jeans most of the time..

I ride horses and work a physical job. Work I would get injured in a dress doing.

Plus I tend to be a bit tomboyish.. Always have been always will be.

Plus I am the mom of boys who get to be boys. I am usually just as messy as they are...lol.

Renwein
Thursday, July 16th, 2009, 01:34 AM
I usually wear jeans as well. Maybe trousers/jeans were unfeminine in the past but I think it's not viewed such today. things like that in fashion often change, for eg. long hair on men was considered 'feminine' for a long time until probably fairly recently, but in older times it was considered masculine, and a lot of 'germanic forum people' seem to feel closer to the older view (ask Hrodnand if he's a girl coz he has long hair :P)

Usually I wear blue jeans but in the past I tried many colours, especially white jeans was something of a trademark for me ;) (could pink jeans be considered unfeminine even by people who think jeans shouldn't be worn by women? if so, what if you saw a guy wearing them ? :P)
as a teenager I would wear tight jeans (hard to get keys/purse out of pocket - good anti-theft :D) and never found them uncomfortable until recently, since working in an office I've picked whatver was the most comfortable fit.

Bärin
Thursday, July 16th, 2009, 02:55 AM
I'm a jeans girl. Working class, you know. :P
Wearing a dress in Berlin with so many immigrants in the bordering Western districts ready to look under it or rape you is unappealing, especially if you're a young woman like me.

Siebenbürgerin
Thursday, July 16th, 2009, 03:53 AM
There is another type of jean which is trendy currently, but it's too much for me.

It prevents the breathing and many girls who wear it result with "muffin tops".

http://www.mycityfashion.com/sites/fvalsaint/_files/Image/women%20jeans%20red%202.jpg

White Africa
Sunday, July 26th, 2009, 01:19 PM
I wear jeans, trousers and shorts quite frequently.

Adalheid Friunt
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 01:45 AM
I never wear dresses. Too restricting and uncomfortable. Nicely cut trousers and baggy but neat jeans are my personal preference.

Freigeistige
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 04:59 AM
As I have mention in many threads before, I prefer skirts and hardly ever wear pants. Skirts are simply easier to maneuver around. However, there are occasions that call for pants.

During blizzards when I must walk outside and all of my wool skirts are in the wash, I sometimes wear black jeans like these:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l417/LoneSwordsman/jeans_0.jpg

During exercise and yoga, I wear leggings like these:
http://www.yoga-ez.com/image-files/427leg.jpg

When I'm hiking or camping, I occasionally opt for cargo pants like these:
http://www.zappos.com/images/752/7524366/8835-874249-d.jpg

As far as shorts go, I don't own any, but I'm considering getting some that are reminiscent of English explorers, like this:
http://oldnavy.gap.com/Asset_Archive/ONWeb/Assets/Product/595/595220/main/on595220-11p01v01.jpg

Micaela
Thursday, December 30th, 2010, 03:57 AM
I wear jeans about as often as I wear skirts. It mostly just depends on my mood. I find both comfortable.

Elfriede
Monday, February 13th, 2012, 10:57 PM
I personally don't wear pants, unless I'm going hiking. I think I own one pair of jeans and one pair of sweatpants. I much prefer dresses and skirts because they are more comfortable. There's nothing wrong with women wearing pants though.

I bought this recently and am very fond of this style of skirt.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/23919566_012_a.jpg

Unity Mitford
Monday, February 13th, 2012, 11:48 PM
No, I almost never wear trousers. They do not suit me and I do not think they flatter the female form.

Edie
Monday, February 13th, 2012, 11:56 PM
I alternate between knickerbockers and bell-bottoms depending on my horoscope.

Gefjon
Sunday, March 12th, 2017, 03:48 PM
Yes I wear jeans or shorts if it's summer & hot. This is the 21st century and sometimes jeans are just more comfortable and care-free than walking around in a short skirt and worrying how to sit etc. For house-work and gardening, jeans or trousers are definitely better. Remember jeans used to be a blue collar outfit. ;)

GreenHeart
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 01:33 AM
I don't necessarily see it as anything political but I prefer the dress and I always wear dresses.

The reason why has more to do with practical reasons than anything else, I have an hourglass figure with a small waist and bigger hips so jeans and other pants weren't really designed with my type in mind, but all the cuts seem like they were better suited to the ruler type with a thicker waist and smaller hips. I have tried but I never get a good fit from jeans so I don't find them comfortable.

In winter for me it's a dress or tunic shirt with leggings and boots, and in summer a dress with pantyhose or bare legs. Or a skirt with a blouse and sandals/heels. A lot of people tell me I am too fancy, or don't I have any more "casual" clothes, but I like to dress for both comfort and style.

Alice
Friday, November 30th, 2018, 05:24 PM
I have always preferred dresses and A-line skirts because I find them to be more flattering. My mother says that even when I was preschool age, I almost exclusively wanted to wear dresses. I've never been a fan of jeans because the denim usually feels too stiff and constricting, but some trousers are okay, provided they're cut right. For me, it's purely a matter of personal preference and comfort.

Finnish Swede
Friday, November 30th, 2018, 06:05 PM
I wear jeans (Lois), outdoor (hiking) trousers (Fjällräven) many kind of sport (tracksuit) trousers, sweater pants trousers, karate trousers or yoga trousers.

Sometimes long skirts too.

Dresses only in big feast.