Tasha Tuesday

Photograph by Richard Brown

"Why do women want to dress like men when they're fortunate enough to be women? Why lose our femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get much more accomplished by being charming than we would by flaunting around in pants and smoking. I'm very fond of men. I think they're wonderful creatures. But I don't want to look like one."

--Tasha Tudor
The Private World of Tasha Tudor

What are your thoughts on the subject? Oh, the topic of post-feminist clothing...the arguments are endless!~
Just a little food for thought on this Tasha Tuesday....
~H

8 comments

  1. I love this quote! Tasha was very outspoken wasn't she!I'd personally love to have enough skirts or dresses to wear them all the time. Unfortunately I'm struggling to lose my baby belly after 4 children & still have 3 pairs of pants in my wardrobe I wear while thrifting for more skirts that fit in a flattering manner. I'm a lover of history & period films, and personally don't like my sillouette when I wear pants as historically it looks masculine to ME.I know pants are considered socially acceptable for women today, so I don't judge others for what they choose to wear, though it saddens me to see so much flesh on display these days. When I wear the pants I do have I pair them with a long smock top or a feminine blouse that covers the crutch area.Great topic for conversation in an era when anything goes!
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  2. I have been a skirt only wearer for over 8yr now. I wear skirts because I feel super feminine in them :) I feel pretty when I wear one and even in the cold winters here in PA, I am able to layer quite a bit under them. Tasha was outspoken and rightly so, she was raised in a time where women never questioned their clothing :)

    Blessings,

    m.

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  3. Not that I don't like dresses and skirts, but I LOVE jeans and fisherman's sweaters, trousers and brogues. I think Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich got it right. Sorry, Tasha! :-)

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  4. Can't live without my jeans & now that I have entered mommyhood...the dreaded sweatpants! Nooooo!!!! I do enjoy getting dolled up on a very special occasion, unfortunately, it's like pulling teeth to get the hubby to dress up to complement me. Arg.

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  5. I always wear skirts...always have. I feel that with my figure it's best not to wear pants and scare the heck out of anyone...LOL

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  6. I always wear skirts at work - don't know why, I just do. I got asked once if it was because of my religion. LOL I do love wearing a beautiful skirt - and it does make me feel really feminine. But I also do love my jeans when I am feeling the need to be REALLY comfy, too!

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  7. Women of the past were modest and elegant~ beautiful flowers to protect, not a commodity to be used. Like the grand architecture and craftsmanship of antique homes and buildings, so much grandeur has been lost in our fast-paced modern society! I love dressing in early Victorian costume with my acapella singing group. I feel so much more a woman than in my jeans, and it truly reflects in the way I carry myself. True women are not just endangered species but nearly extinct! I deeply admire Tasha's courage to be true to herself and unafraid to march to her own drummer. Jeans are comfortable and convenient... so I cave when it comes to that... But I really appreciated Tasha for having the inner strength and conviction to garden, weave, cook, and work in her beautiful period dresses throughout her life. She was an example to all of us, and kept us connected to our "inner woman"!

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  8. I say she is right on the mark. I am a farm wife and still am able to wear skirts and dresses all the time and love how it makes me mindful of my femininity at all times

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