Throw a cheetah print fur coat over some denim on denim with glitter boots and pink shades—you’re either reliving your childhood or ready for the runway. Women’s fashion has always provided a beautiful depiction of the progression of feminism and the general state of female lives in society. Our long journey through the development of modern-day fashion has brought us to an era where women not only have the freedom but also the confidence to dress exactly as they choose—and the choices have proved fierce, ruthless and so 2000.
Until the start of the first World War, women were bound to suffocating corsets and heavy, long and immobilizing dresses—showing an ankle or a daring pattern was sacrilegious. When all the men went off to fight, women had to take over the jobs and could not do so with their restrictive wardrobes. Fashion then took a turn in women’s favor, meaning that shorter, more flexible and comfortable dresses were not only desired but necessary—this way, women could join the workforce and replace their male counterparts.
Northeastern University's Fashion Magazine, The Avenue - Youth Issue