Apparently fashion forecasters have been suggesting that dresses are dead, which is plain stupid (as is fashion forecasting in general, but I digress). In response to this "news," the NYT has published this barfy article, in which the author bemoans the so-called passing of the dress mostly because he really likes looking at chicks in dresses. He deems trousers a "useful wardrobe default for the woman in business." He slams crow's feet, tight Wranglers, and suede chaps. And there's an attached slideshow of women in dresses called "I enjoy being a girl."
Blech, blech, blech, blech. And feh. I mean New York fucking Times.
Feministing has already done a fine job of pulling out the article's barfier statements and breaking down why they are so barfy. So much for those of us who choose our clothes based on comfort, convenience, and our own aesthetic sensibilities. Unfortunately, ladies, you're subject to the good old male gaze whether you like it or not.
I'm going to spend the summer wearing dresses, but I'll also be perfecting my jumpsuit design.