I read in Vogue this month that making women look tough and sexy was back on the agenda of fashion designers. Seems to me that making women look sexy was never off the agenda. Necklines are getting lower and lower, and skirts are getting higher and higher. I don’t follow fashion, because in comparing myself to the pictures on the page, I feel like the least fashionable person on the planet.
The fact is, I like long skirts, and I don’t feel comfortable wearing a top with a neckline that’s lower than my collarbone. I especially don’t like showing off my cleavage.
At the same time, I’m always reading in fashion magazines that "women’s clothes are looking more feminine," yet it’s always the same: plunging necklines and side slits. Honestly, someone needs to give the fashion industry a ring and tell them they got feminine mixed up with sexy.
On the one hand, I suppose whatever makes you feel feminine; on the other, whenever I try to look feminine, I am made to feel by others that I am a frump. I have actually had people pointing at me and saying to their friends: "look at her skirt!"
I think this is the true meaning of fashion victim. I, and the other teen girls like me, are the real victims of fashion in that we’ve been forgotten about. I’m fed up with being left to rot on the compost heap. It’s time someone told the fashion industry that not all of us care to "flash our flesh," and to stop leaving us out.