Friday, October 7, 2022

Future Dressing Redux

I don’t get out much. First, it was the pandemic, then some health issues, then I became a housewife, which included being caretaker for my spouse. So I was a little surprised when I discovered that out in the world males using makeup and wearing feminine clothing was more prevalent than I imagined. 

This revelation occurred while watching a British reality program called 100% Hotter in which men and women off the street receive makeovers. There were mostly women in the episodes that I watched, but the few males that appeared on the show all used makeup to one degree or another and all borrowed clothing from milady’s closet.

This got me thinking about a blog post I wrote (“Future Dressing”) back in 2014 and reposted in 2018, in which I predicted what men will be wearing 25 years into the future. I decided to revisit my predictions which are now only 17 years into the future. But before I do that, I want to briefly revisit the past for those readers who pooh-poohed my predictions.

Go back to 1962. Who in 1962 would have predicted that 60 years in the future, men would: 

• Use makeup

• Remove all body hair

• Use perfume (or “colognes” as the manly men prefer to call it)

• Go to salons (and abandon barber shops) for their hair needs (styling, coloring, etc.)

• Wear purses, jewelry, shapewear and undies in a variety of colors, styles, and fabrics

• Stay at home to perform housekeeping tasks, while their wives were breadwinning

• And on and on and on... You’ve come a long way, baby! (I hesitate to use the word “feminization,” but what would you call it?)

So, what will life be like for us in 17 years?

It will be completely acceptable for males to dress however they please. Just as it is acceptable for females to wear male clothing today, it will be acceptable for males to wear female clothing in 2043. (There are a reasons for this that I will address in a future post.)  

There will be different degrees of how males adopt womenswear. At one end of the spectrum are guys who may on occasion wear a macho skirt, a manly pair of high heels and a little foundation, while at the other end of the spectrum will be the femboys (you know who you are), who will dress in womenswear all of the time from head to open toe pumps. And nobody will hassle anyone for what they wear except maybe scolding those gentle men wearing white frocks after Labor Day.

There will no longer be women’s and men’s restrooms; there will just be restrooms.

Clothing stores will no longer segregate their wares between women and men or girls and boys. Instead, the stores will have adult, young adult, and children’s clothing departments.

Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) will be very common in 17 years because folks will be able to get SRS on demand just like cosmetic surgery can be had on demand today. Folks with and without gender dysphoria will be able to change genders and the results will be more satisfactory because of advances in the surgical procedures.

All health insurance plans will cover gender-related procedures, either as basic coverage or as an option like some plans offer vision and dental coverage as an add-on expense today. For example, if you were contemplating SRS, you could opt for gender coverage and it would not be an expensive add-on because the procedure will be so common in 17 years.

By 2043, you will be able to live in whatever gender role you prefer. When someone asks a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” the anticipated answer will be “girl” or “boy” and not a career choice. Females can be as macho as they want to be and males can be as feminine as they want to be.

What a wonderful world it will be!



Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper


Prom-bound sister and brother
Prom-bound sister and brother

14 comments:

  1. I was a school, in the UK, in the 1960s
    Boys were sent home to have their hair cut if it touched their collars
    Lucy

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    1. I went to grade school and high school in the 1960's and 1970's in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I never heard of any boy being sent home for long hair.
      John

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    2. I know it happened in 'The Southern Fried South'. A co-worker mentioned he, his mother, and ACLU sued the CLT school board for this-- and won.

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    3. I went to a Catholic high school (Class of ’69) and Father B ran a tight ship. He warned the boys that if they showed up with long hair or wearing earrings, he would demand that the boy show up wearing the girl’s uniform until they cut their hair or shed their jewelry. (I thought about wearing a pair of my mother’s clip-on earrings the next day, but I did not want to go up against Father B.)

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  2. Here's hoping your predictions come true ;-)

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  3. I can't wait for 2043! I'll finally just pick out whatever dress/top/skirt I want instead of which of my women's clothes I can "get away with", or which won't draw attention to myself. I can't explain it, but whenever I wear one of my polka dot items people seem to be inclined to check me out. What gives?? Ha! And, you know, I'll only be 102 years old! Can't wait!!

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  4. 2043? How about 2022. I wear dresses almost exclusively, and for church I also wear makeup and heels. Do I sound like a woman if I talk or sing? No, I am almost a basso profundo, and I have no intentions of imitating a woman when I talk.
    I have gotten virtually NO pushback for wearing feminine attire.

    John

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    1. Hey John! I am Joey. I am not full-time, but I also wear womenswear as a man. joeypress.wordpress.com

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  5. I have adopted many of the things on your list of the future man into my daily life.
    I wear heels daily, have my nails (both hands and feet) regularly done, wax my brows and below the waist, and wear some makeup – love mascara.
    I have been expanding my wardrobe for over a decade by incorporating ‘women's’ wear into my daily look. For example, when I lose significant weight, I replaced my pants with women’s versions. They fit better and are more comfortable too. Currently at least 80% of my daily clothes started in the ‘women’s section’.
    I don’t dress to look feminine, no skirts or dresses or blouses. I no longer think of what I do as crossing dressing, more like blending clothes.
    Cali

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  6. The future is today, I go out in those things anyway. And can I say that the 3rd outfit is [chef’s kiss]

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  7. I'll throw in another "would you believe," but as relates to women. Who would believe back in the 1960's that women would be serving in the combat arms (infantry, artillery, engineers), flying attack helicopters and fighter jets? Back then women sometimes were chastised for not wearing a dress. She has come along way, baby!

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  8. From your keyboard to God’s ears…hopefully this will be true.

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  9. Yes totally I can't wait for equal rights. I'm a transgender woman forever in East coast Canada 🇨🇦. And I wear wear whatever whatever I want every day.

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  10. I've several photos of the girl in blue on the internet, but only a few claiming she's male or trans. But I'm pretty sure she's a girl.

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