If there’s one work outfit that I find the most empowering in a woman’s wardrobe, it’s that of the trouser suit! No longer a masculine statement, women are opting for the more comfortable of looks for the office, which combine elegance and style with endless amounts of practicality.
Ask many a mother of young children how comfortable they feel wearing jeans or trousers, as they go about their everyday chores, and I can guarantee you they will tell you the many benefits of such clothing choices.
Likewise, when you wear smart trousers to the office, it’s instantly the more accessible of choices with no need to worry about laddering that expensive pair of tights and no need to fret over going without tights during the summer. Ultimately, they’re just more comfortable overall to wear around the workplace.
Crossing Gender Lines When Clothes Shopping
Perhaps more fascinating are those consumer studies which show the increase in demand for women making purchases throughout the men’s section of a clothing store!
In many ways, such news doesn’t come as an immediate surprise when you consider that long have women been buying their sweatshirts, shirts, and sometimes a few coats from the men’s section in general.
However, this recent tide of purchases goes to highlight several fundamental problems that exist when buying women’s clothes:
- Men’s clothes tend to be considerably cheaper than women’s.
- The fabric on men’s clothes always seem sturdier and thicker than in women’s.
- There is more on offer in the way of choice and selection, particularly in the suits range of the men’s wear section.
Women Are not Afraid to Shop in the Men’s Sections Anymore
Whereas once we women, like men, would feel slightly uncomfortable venturing into the opposite member of sex clothing section, now stores are finding that women are far from put off browsing and shopping in the men’s wear sections, and it is indeed for their own clothing choices and not for male purchases!
In fact, many a store is rethinking their branding and their accessibility in their men’s section to ensure it remains available and inviting for both men and women to shop in. In response to this, the designers themselves are now implementing smaller sizes into their men’s range alongside a selection of women-friendly styles!
Whether it’s all down to price, choice or sheer preference, there’s no doubt that such freedom in selection is undoubtedly more empowering when it comes to choosing women’s office attire!