Westport, Connecticut (MNN) — It was a bit of a surprise to hear the word “women’s” thrown around when I started my first job in the fashion industry in the 1990s.
The word is an acronym for Women’s Clothing for the Modern Era, which was first released in 1978.
As the brand’s marketing manager told me, women wore this type of clothing for a number of reasons, including: being “dressed to a higher standard” as a woman in the modern era, “to enhance the body’s physical characteristics and enhance the wearer’s self-image” as well as “to be able to express themselves more easily.”
It was an era when people were wearing pants, T-shirts and dresses and not skirts and dresses.
Now, thanks to the rise of the internet and social media, the word has come to mean a lot more.
Women’s clothing is getting more mainstream, and it’s not only men that are dressing like women.
In the past five years, women’s fashion has really caught on.
Women now are able to wear the same clothes, be in the same places, and do the same things, said Lisa E. Bouchard, the president and CEO of the Westport Women’s Fashion Group.
“It’s really fun to be in a situation where we can be creative, where we’re able to be ourselves,” Bouchards said.
“It’s just the most empowering time to be a woman because you have your own body and you can express yourself and you’re empowered.”
With the popularity of fashion, Bouchars says she and her colleagues have started to see the “growing trend of fashion being seen as an expression of who you are and who you want to be.”
The women’s department is one of the biggest in the West Hartford area.
Bouchards says Westport is “a pretty small town, so we’re very proud of that.”
Westport Womens Fashion Group is one part of a growing trend in women’s style.
The Westport women`s fashion group is one example of a company in the business that is changing the way women dress and who they are.
West Hartford is a small town that has always been very conservative and traditional, said Linda S. Brown, the executive director of West Hartford Fashion Council.
In the 1970s, West Hartford was a pretty conservative town and so was Westport.
Now, Westport`s a lot younger and more multicultural, Brown said.
But, as far as the Wests have come in the last 25 years, the company`s not afraid to be more inclusive and has not shied away from the word`s use.
Brown has a theory.
She thinks that because of the word, it makes people feel more comfortable and comfortable in the clothing.
Brown`s mother, who was born and raised in Westport and attended college in the area, believes the word is part of its appeal.
“You can dress as you want, wear what you want as long as it`s clean,” she said.
One of the more popular items in the store is the T-shirt that says, “If you like to wear dresses, don`t get married.
Wear your pants.”
It`s the first T-Shirt I ever purchased, said Katie E. Riddle, the co-owner of Riddle Clothing.
I think it`ll be a lot of fun to see what people wear in the future,” Riddle said.