What happened to feminine fashion? I’ve been asking myself this question for quite a while now. I look back to the mid 2000s like 2008-2012, along with the 20s, 50s, and 60s for inspiration everyday. Shows like Gossip Girl, and brands like Chanel, Kate Spade, and Miu Miu have inspired my style and continue to to this day. But looking at the fashion industry as a whole, I find a lack in feminine, girly clothing.
Is the fashion industry just changing into a more grungy time? Are we looking past dressing up and looking for a more casual, athleisure-wear approach to fashion? For the girly girls like me, looking around at stores can be a bit… challenging and disappointing. Most of it is joggers and those “ugly dad sneakers”, and we can barely find a shirt that is full length(lol.) We can’t shop at Chanel and Miu Miu (not yet at least) and it can be hard to find those pieces we’re dreaming of in the stores we can shop at.
Another question I ask is, is the fashion industry turning into a world of trends? With the changing seasons of fashion I see so many people going out buying the “trendy” pieces, and then next season going out and buying the next best trend. I go out and buy new pieces each season, but what I rarely find is people developing personal style. It’s fun to try out new trends, but I believe there is a fine line between dressing for the trends(which is what I see too much of today), and personal style.
When I open up a fashion magazine I hardly see enough feminine, girly pieces. I sometime feel that it’s catered to one type of girl, in the case of the times now, the trendy girl. I want personal style to be more celebrated. Looking back on vintage fashion magazines, and some from not that long ago, I wish that the fashion shown then was still shown today.
So, here’s my message to the fashion industry: where’s all the feminine, girly fashion? There are still girls out there who are dreaming of sparkly pieces with bows, flattering necklines, and much more. I’m definitely not saying that it’s all trendy fashion, because there are brands that create products that are AH-mazing. I’m just looking to see more of a feminine approach to fashion pieces, and I hope that we get past this trendy fashion era soon.
What’s you’re opinion on the fashion world today in terms of style? I’d love to hear your opinion down below.
Thanks for reading! Xoxo, MRJ