I think the idea of a woman in a tie is quite novel. Yes, it’s been done before; Annie Hall, Avril Lavigne’s mockery of a tie over a tank top, plus countless school girls. However, I can count on one hand the number of women I have seen in real life wearing a tie (for reasons of pure style not because she was wearing a uniform or costume). Yet I am a little curious why more women don’t adopt the style.
When I see a woman in a tie I automatically think two things: 1) she must be cool as shit, and 2) she is obviously very confident. Perhaps I just answered my own question, are women not confident enough in their own femininity to wear the masculine accessory? Or perhaps sexy or pretty are preferred adjectives over cool when talking about most women’s style.
I’ve struggled with it myself. Despite my tries it has never become a staple in my wardrobe, worn once, now and again, but that’s it. Most of the time when I try one on with an outfit I feel anything but cool or confident. I have a hard time finding ties to fit my ridiculously short stature and sometimes I just feel like a kid wearing my father’s tie. Perhaps, if I purchased a kid’s tie the opposite effect would happen and I would feel like a woman. So my hunt for the perfect tie continues until I find one that makes me feel as cool as shit.
This particular one is sort of a cheat. The tie came with the blouse and it’s really more of a ribbon. I think it’s actually meant to be tied into a bow, but oh well! I really like that this shirt is actually quite feminine but the contrast between the black and white and the tie give it an edge. Maybe not THE shit but I definitely feel cool.
– Dress like a man, act like a woman – KL xo
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