Category: "Fashion and Costumes"
This is two paragraphs snipped from the original post. It was a good post, quite a bit of history and some new things to learn more about.
High-heeled shoes, so-called "kinky" boots, corsets, lingerie, and garments made of leather or rubber are among the most common clothing fetishes. Sometimes individual clothing fetishes are combined; thus, a black leather corset might be worn with high-heeled boots and long rubber gloves. Fetishes are associated with particular sexual fantasies. Or as Stoller put it: "A fetish is a story masquerading as an object." In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fetish clothing was utilized in secret sexual scenarios; for example, in brothels or the staging of pornographic imagery. Since the 1970s, however, clothing fetishes have played an increasingly important role in fashion and popular culture. As early as the 1960s, the television program The Avengers featured a character, Mrs. Peel, who wore a black leather catsuit that was modeled on an authentic fetish costume. Mrs. Peel's costume was a precursor of Michelle Pfeiffer's latex catsuit and mask in the film Batman Returns. Fetishism moved from the sexual underground into mainstream popular culture via subcultural groups such as punks and leathermen. A youth subculture associated with bands like the Sex Pistols, the punks appropriated fetish clothing as part of their own "style in revolt." The fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, herself a punk, opened a shop in London called Sex, where she sold bondage trousers, rubber stockings, corsets, and extreme shoes to a clientele divided between real fetishists and young people attracted by the idea of breaking taboos. Westwood herself wore "total S&M as fashion" in the early 1970s, not just in private or at clubs, but on the street, as a way of subverting accepted social values.Love to Know: Fetish Fashion
Big red lip pasties found on Amazon.
I found this photo posted to Facebook this morning. I tried to find the original source for the panties but could not track it down. So I went on a shopping mission for panties with pussy myself. I did not find exactly the same panties but... they are very close (maybe even the same).
The photo above comes from The Tata Top by way of Buzzfeed. In Ontario women did get the right to be topless in public. But, you are not likely to see any topless women this summer. It is not popular. Our culture does not really accept women's bodies without adding sexuality. Even a photo of a Mother breastfeeding has to be edited down to make sure her breast is not exposed. Why? Because it would shock children? No. Children would be the least judgmental about seeing breasts. They won't see breasts as sexual until we tell them too. They won't see breasts as shocking until we tell them they are. You get the idea. I don't think men or women need to be topless in public. Not because women should not have the same right as men (to remove their shirt in public) but because it is nice to have some standards for a dress code in public. People used to dress up, now they usually dress down. As if every day were Casual Friday. Why not keep up some standards? If we keep lowering the standards... well, how low can you get before we lose what makes us different from the animals we hunt and keep in cages? I believe in women having the right to be topless, as long as we hold the same standard for men. I'd rather everyone just keep their shirt on however. What happens if you apply these same standards to men's pants and shorts? Are men's clothes prudish and proper just because they cover their ass? What about the younger men who wear pants hanging down their butt? I've yet to see them do it with short shorts. See Free the Nipple on Twitter for more.