Do You Ever Take Women Who Wear Pink Seriously?
On 8th March, 2017 we celebrated International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the achievements of the female sex and push for gender equality. It’s a great time to be a woman considering the plethora of opportunities currently available, not just in the professional work space and social life, but also in fashion. A woman can literally be anything they want and still maintain a sense of empowerment. This week, we find out why and how the colour pink can be pretty and empowering at the same time.
Pink is no doubt the colour of the season, but trends aside, it’s considered one of the prettiest colours. Other colours are going to land a spot in your closet because you like them or they suit your skin tone, but pink already has its own spot somewhere because it is pink. The problem with the colour is, it’s associated with an overdose of femininity. A woman who wears pink can’t be taken seriously. But, is it wrong to embrace who you are?
Pink is its self a very soothing and joyful colour and it’s impossible to be miserable while wearing it. It would be so unfair to yourself and the women who have for years worked tirelessly hard for the equality and freedom you enjoy so much now, if you choose to shun a colour because it’s too feminine. There’s no such thing as labels, wear what you want. There’s absolutely no wrong in being a woman in pink. So, it is high time you adjusted your attitude towards the colour.
Designers are already churning out statement making pieces and irresistible accessories to match them with in the colour. However, the most interesting are those pink pieces with rough edges proving that the colour can be rough too. In fact, during Kampala Fashion Week last November, designers such as Isabella Isabeau displayed a clever use of the colour using geometric patterns and eccentric architectural cuts. If you still find the colour soft, these are yours for the taking.
The big question is: how do you to incorporate the colour into your wardrobe? Surprisingly, the options are endless. Perhaps you want to be the girly girl in pink that’s playfully used in graphics or stripes. Maybe you prefer to be tough in a black suit worn over a pink shirt. You could even go all the way and be regal in a pink form-fitting maxi dress. Or, be the brave Isabella Isabeau woman who embraces unique unexpected silhouettes. There’re also great accessories such as bags and shoes that can help you indulge in a little pink play without doing much.
Pink is not just a pretty colour, it can be just as strong and empowering. The important thing is to wear what you like, when you want. Yes, you can be both feminine and powerful and the trick is in your choice of wardrobe. That’s the power of pink.
This article originally appeared in Full Woman Magazine/ Saturday Monitor