Pantsuits are back! But did they ever leave? I’ve been wearing blazers since I was a teenager, and its nice to see pantsuits worn by celebrities and practically everyone on my Instagram feed, lately. I grew up with my mom wearing suits to work in the 90s. She’d pin her hair up, put on the most gorgeous bronze lipstick, wear her pumps out the door and put sneakers in her bag for the trip home. While this isn’t new to me, its been nice to see how they can be their own thing on just about everyone. The power of a pantsuit and how I wore this vintage one below…
“We are not just objects to entertain the world,” she continued. “We are not simply images to bring smiles or grimaces to people’s faces. We are not members of a giant beauty pageant meant to be pit against one another for the pleasure of the public. We women in Hollywood, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced.
This was an oversized men’s suit made for a woman. Not a gown. And then I began to cry. In this suit, I felt like me today. In this suit, I felt the truth of who I am well up in my gut. And then wondering what I wanted to say tonight become very clear to me.
As a sexual assault survivor by someone in the entertainment industry, as a woman who is still not brave enough to say his name, as a woman who lives with chronic pain, as a woman who was conditioned at a very young age to listen to what men told me to do, I decided today I wanted to take the power back. Today I wear the pants.” Lady Gaga
If you’re interested, here are a few suits I’m currently loving:
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