If you’ve ever wondered what happened to all the extra small ZZ Top tank tops, leopard print bras and shredded jean short shorts from the 90s… look no further. I found them.
On Saturday afternoon, my wife, kids and I went to the regional fair. My kid love these carnivals for the rides, games and cotton candy, but for my wife and I its all about the people watching. And what really drew our attention was the incredible number of women in super small shorts and tiny little tanks tops (with 80s rock bands on them). Most of the women there – irrespective of size or age – were dressed super provocatively. Their boobs were literally spilling out of their tops while there asses peaked out from their shorts.
I’m not being critical… I liked it. I thought it was cool they felt so comfortable with their bodies, so as to allow them to feel comfortable with it.
It lead to an interesting discussion on why we (my wife and I) never see women dressed like this in our day to day lives. First, a bit of background… my wife and I are pretty white collar and, aside for a small group of sexually open friends, our social circles are pretty conservative.
My wife’s theory was that it is a white collar/blue collar divide — white collar women hide there sexuality while blue collar women embrace it.
She felt that white collar women very consciously try to downplay their overt sexuality, and instead try to express their sexuality through more subtle means – expensive clothes, jewelry and makeup for example. This spills through into how they discuss sex — rarely. Blue collar women are more open about their sexuality. They exhibit it more comfortably and discuss it more naturally.
Not to judge either perspective (and we may be totally wrong in this generalization — likely are) but my wife and I both agreed it would be nice if more of our white collar friends felt more comfortable with their sexuality. Wouldn’t dinner parties be more interesting if everyone was wearing their corsets and hot pants. And instead of discussing your kids success in school, how about your favourite sex position… Sounds fun.
So, this Saturday, find your tiniest T-shirt, smallest shorts…. cut them both off two inches and wear them out with pride.