For many of us, the pandemic is changing the way we dress, and present ourselves to the world. This week, I’ve collected some articles that dive into this new reality:
- According to the Huffington Post, the matching athleisure set has become the hero outfit of lockdown.
- “The Death of the Bra: Will the Great Lingerie Liberation of Lockdown Last?“, asks The Guardian.
- If you still prefer to wear a bra, Fashionista rounded up 19 soft, wireless bras “that’ll feel like you are wearing nothing at all.”
- Some people are using face mask chains to give their masks some flair.
- “Make-up in the Age of COVID-19: With Masks We Rely on Our Eyes to Communicate.”
- I found this interesting: “The Psychology of Wearing Fragrance When No One Can Smell You.”
- This is something I have been thinking about too: How can we adapt to a world where facial expressions are invisible?
- Finally, I liked this quote from “After All This Time at Home, Are We Finally Dressing For Ourselves“:
“In the absence of an audience to dress for, I’m learning to just follow my intuition. I think of the time I have now as a chance to define my personal style; my sense of self is getting stronger, my voice is getting louder, and it asks simply and often: does it make you happy to wear that?”
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Minaminu thought this article about 20 ways to stop buying new clothes forever was interesting.
Slim Cat found “Why Clothes Are So Hard to Recycle” worth a read.
Runcarla resonated with this article about colour stories in fashion amidst the pandemic.
The biggest way the fashion industry is impacting the planet. JP adds: “I think we need to raise the awareness of the impact of our actions, and help by becoming better consumers to hopefully change the industry slowly.”
Suntiger directs us to “Why Does So Much Ethical Fashion Look the Same?“
Skincare brand Clarisonic is shutting down after more than 10 years in business. Nuancedream says: “This is surprising since Clarisonics are quite popular with some skincare specialists and dermatologists.”
Shevia came across two articles about virtual fittings during the pandemic and beyond.