By Delaney Gilbride

It looks like the days of minimalists may just be coming to an end. According to a recent article by Bendbulletin.com, mini-skirts and crop tops are out while long sleeves, long skirts, and suits are making their Hollywood debut – and women are all about it. If the news of this recent fashion trend is taking you by surprise, you’re not the only one. This anti-skin trend has been making it’s way through fashion subtly but surely throughout the years. Well known celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian and Angelina Jolie have continued to rock the tailored suit look time and time again proving that you don’t have to show skin to be utterly sexy. This look has been dominating the runway as high fashion brands such as Gucci and Valentino can’t help but clothe their models in elegant dresses that drape over their wrists and ankles – a modest but powerful statement.

It’s the end of the “naked look” and the beginning of a new era: Female Empowerment

Bendbulletin.com claims that one of the many reasons as to why females are responding so positively to the anti-skin look is because it “rejects the strictures of the male gaze […] [it’s] not about what men want any more, but about what women want.” For far too long women have been pressed under the thumbs of powerful men; subordinate and powerless to their patriarchal control. Women have played the role of the housewife, the mother, the daughter, and an object of desire for men… but only very recently has this gone through a whirlwind of change. This anti-skin trend prioritizes the woman and her needs over that of men. As women have become more active in fighting and marching for their voices to be heard they’ve taken on this more conservative, political look. It’s a statement that men will no longer be able to silence, control, or sexualize women from this point forward.

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The most important part about this trend is that it allows women to feel secure and strong during their every day lives. Renowned fashion designer Michael Kors recently stated: “I am convinced that there is something far more alluring about women wearing things that give them confidence, that don’t make them feel as if they have to tug at their hemlines or yank at their straps.” Confidence is key in the world of fashion and that’s what the anti-skin trend is all about. There’s no need to worry about bra straps or whether your shorts keep riding up. There’s nothing better than feeling comfortable, secure, and sexy without having to worry about too much skin being shown where you don’t want it. Every female is beautiful, strong, and powerful as hell so why not give the anti-skin trend a try? You go girl!

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