Big Spider gets in on the ladypants craze sweeping the nation’s red carpets.
We do a whole lot of bitching and moaning about the red carpet trends we can’t stand. Whether it’s “nude” pumps, granny panties or forced whimsy, we’ve spewed tens of thousands of words registering our disapproval and dislike over the years. But because we are bound by the bylaws of the Guild of Bitchy Gay Bloggers (it’s a thing), we tend to spend far less time listing the style trends and developments we like and approve of. Ladypants is probably the main one.
We’ve talked a bit about how the HillarySuit has influenced women’s fashion over the last year, but there’s been a turn away from the skirt that’s been slowly building in the red carpet world for a bit longer than that. Women in pants is OF COURSE not a big deal or even a notable thing in the real world, but the red carpet has always been a little regressive when it comes to things like gender norms. Ladies wear dresses like they’re on a first date and guys wear suits like they’re interviewing at a bank. It’s all very 1950s-conformist, when you really think about it.
Anyway, we don’t want to make too much of it. Women have been wearing pants on the red carpet for 40 years at least, so we’re not claiming there’s a revolution under way. It’s just that it’s slowly becoming a bit more of the norm after the last 20 years of increasingly elaborate gowns and the mainstreaming of the marriage of haute couture and celebrity. It’s refreshing, is what we’re saying. Granted, Big Spider chose the least fresh way to go this route, but she looks pretty cute and she’s not wrong for going a ’90s revival route (right down to the makeup choices) since that’s also a bit of a trend right now.
Hasn’t she gone on record as doing all sorts of damage to her hair or scalp? Are the braids really such a good idea?
Vintage Alexander McQueen Lace Top and Pants
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