Monday, August 13, 2007

Follow-up to bikini post

I realized that I had a lot more to say about the issues I mentioned yesterday about bikinis and I did not want to just write a super long response in the comments section, although maybe I should have. whiskeymarie and Monkey brought up some great points, that I agree with and wanted to point out here. First, as a male I didn't think about some of the things that marie had mentioned and so I guess I shouldn't just spout off like that without thinking. Second, and more importantly, I am a firm believer in wearing what you feels makes you sexy and feels comfortable. If that is a bikini go for it or if it is a one-piece go for it. I guess my issue is that we let fashion dictate how we dress, I see this more with my female friends, but men also allow this as well. We don't feel comfortable or sexy, but Cosmo or GQ (I had real issues coming up with fashion magazines) tells us that this is what we should wear and so we do. We wear what we are told by others to wear not what we feel comfortable wearing. It also seems to be a reflection of that male-centered thought that women have to show off their body to be sexy. In the same vein, women should constantly be on display so that men can ogle them. My sister-in-law related a story on their blog that she wanted to get a bathing suit before she and my brother went to Israel as they knew they would be at the Dead Sea and would be swimming. She wrote, "I was having a super hard time finding a one-piece that wasn't frumpy and old-ladyish. Apparently the young people only wear bikinis these days." So I guess I shouldn't say women shouldn't wear bikinis as there are few other options that are attractive. I feel like I am beginning to ramble and although I have tried to make this post a bit tighter, I just can't and say everything so I will end on this note. Ultimately, what I am trying to say is that you should wear or not wear what you want and what makes you feel sexy, but don't do this because you are trying to impress someone else, do it because you want to. And that I find all women sexy no matter what they do or don't wear, but at times I like a bit of mystery and not to have it all hanging out.

1 comment:

Whiskeymarie said...

I think we all should just start "inventing" swimsuits. Wear whatever the hell you want, if it makes you feel good.
A burlap sack? Fine.
Paper bags and duct tape? Fine.
A clown costume? Hell yes!

This would solve a lot of "body issue" issues.