The best writers are avid readers. If you weren't previously aware of this, you're welcome. I just gave you the key to the kingdom. Although I prefer writing blogs and short prose, my favorite thing to read is poetry. I realized a few moments ago that although fashion has been one of the most important industries for hundreds of years, few poems are written on the subject. Popular topics for poems include life, love, nature and death. Why when searching "Fashion in poetry" did I NOT find any good articles?
Our clothes speak volumes on who we are, who we want to be, and where we are in our lives. Historians use fashion as a way of categorizing the "mood" of earlier times. For example, long dresses that cover the ankles paired with tight corsets were the norm for women in the 1700's. If you notice, women in the 1700's aren't well talked about. If you google "women in the 1920's" you'll find results 45x greater that most other periods. I guess well behaved women rarely do make history. The 20's were a time of freedom and rebellion for women. Short hair, short dresses, and long cigarettes all tied into the message that women were not to be overlooked.
I am mentioning the 1920's because one fashion-related poem I found was inspired by this time period:
This poem was written by an annonymous poet that goes by the account name of 'avarshinah'. If you liked this poem, you can find more poems on her page: https://allpoetry.com/avarshinah
I encourage that those of you who like to write to write about whatever you like. Writing about fashion does not need to be limited to magazing articles and blogs. Write about what you're wearing and how it makes you feel. You just might make history.
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