Yours, Mine & Femme! Ep. 15 – Fit femininity: champion of comfort or promoter of the unattainable

From Victorian corsets, to the high heels of the 1950s “housewife”, clothing trends often constrain women’s bodies and movements.  But with activewear taking over both the streets and the runways, what does this new trend of ‘fit femininity’ mean for women? Some benefits of this trend include a new focus on comfort and functionality!  But others say it’s focus on the hourglass figure and the perfect ‘booty’ is just another example of the appropriation of Black and Hispanic cultures for corporate profit.

Drive EP Isabella Michie sat down with Dr Julie Brice from The University of Waikato to breakdown the impacts of ‘fit femininity’, take a listen!



‘Yours, Mine & Femme’ is a segment in which we put a spotlight on issues affecting women of all ages, cultures, sexualities and abilities. To catch up on past YMF episodes or to make sure you don’t miss a story, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @YMF_2SER

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