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To be fed up of female pop stars always performing in pants/leotards?

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AlansBigPlate Sun 27-May-18 20:00:19

Ok I know a woman can wear whatever she wants, but why does it seem mandatory for female artists to wear nothing but pants/variations thereof on their bottom half?! confused

cubanoak Sun 27-May-18 20:01:59

because it's the uniform of an #empowered #modern #woman, obviously

SmileEachDay Sun 27-May-18 20:04:17

Because women are judged on their ability to be alluring to the male gaze above anything else? Easier to assess allureishness in a leotard.

Meralia Sun 27-May-18 20:05:10

Little Mix spring to mind! Barely recognisable from their xfactor days!

I quite like Florence Welch though! She has some style.

AlansBigPlate Sun 27-May-18 20:05:49

Must be!!

I have two young daughters and am really uncomfortable/slightly depressed if I'm honest, that this is what they'll think is the norm for female performers sad

doodlejump1980 Sun 27-May-18 20:06:43

But it’s glittery and it has a hood #practical

ManicUnicorn Sun 27-May-18 20:07:41

Are you currently watching Taylor Swift OP?

AlansBigPlate Sun 27-May-18 20:07:57

Just switched on the tv and saw Taylor swift strutting out onstage at Biggest Weekend with top half totally covered in a sparkly hoodie, and a corset thing with thigh high boots.....

But yes little mix are always the same....

AlansBigPlate Sun 27-May-18 20:08:55

Lol doodlejump!! At least she can keep her hair dry if it starts to rain.....

StrugglingMumma Sun 27-May-18 20:09:21

Taylor swift is looking hot!

Randomuser789 Sun 27-May-18 20:09:26

Perhaps because it’s comfortableand easy to move around a stage in? Would you like to dance around a stage in jeans? Because I know I wouldn’t.

Why do gymnasts aways wear leotards?

ManicUnicorn Sun 27-May-18 20:12:01

Taylor is better than that. She was a country style singer/songwriter when she first started out.

Aragog Sun 27-May-18 20:13:45

Rita Ora was in a black and white bodysuit before her too.

BonnieF Sun 27-May-18 20:14:41

Who am I to judge what other women choose to wear?

whyslippersocks Sun 27-May-18 20:14:48

Perhaps because it’s comfortableand easy to move around a stage in? Would you like to dance around a stage in jeans? Because I know I wouldn’t.

You do have a point- easy to move around in etc. But if that's the point why is it always worn with high heels (which certainly for me would negate any comfort of the leotard), and why don't we ever see male singers in their pants?

SmileEachDay Sun 27-May-18 20:15:22

Perhaps because it’s comfortableand easy to move around a stage in? Would you like to dance around a stage in jeans? Because I know I wouldn’t

And yet the men manage it...

Why do gymnasts aways wear leotards?

Both sexes do. Because the judges need to be able to see the movements precisely.

GalwayWayfarer Sun 27-May-18 20:15:48

Looks great / cool under stage lights / easy for quick costume changes / showcases dance moves.

mrsb06 Sun 27-May-18 20:16:47

I can't get worked up about it tbh. She looks bloody amazing.

mercurymaze Sun 27-May-18 20:16:58

kate bush looked great in a leotard and tutu. I think that's the look i would go for too smile

although i love grunge and kim deal i still think a band should dress up whenever possible

Stickerrocks Sun 27-May-18 20:17:52

I'm surprised Taylor can't afford to buy a whole outfit given the amount I've shelled out on tickets to see her!

AlansBigPlate Sun 27-May-18 20:18:43

I do think you have a point with the comfort thing. But also why is it only the women?

I'm not judging, just uncomfortable as the mum of young daughters and sad that it's become de rigeur. I don't let my daughters watch music videos but they know songs of T Swift and Little Mix from friends...

Shenanagins Sun 27-May-18 20:20:10

Have a look a music videos from the 80’s. The women looked sexy and strong (think Madonna) without strutting in their underwear.

mintich Sun 27-May-18 20:20:38

Male pop stars don't do a lot of dancing generally

username122 Sun 27-May-18 20:21:13

@alansbigplate you don't let them watch so as they grow up thinking there bodies are a sexual object that they should be ashamed of and cover up? Very strange. Surprised the amount of replies agreeing with you

AlansBigPlate Sun 27-May-18 20:21:58

She looks fabulous, no denying it!

Very sexy dance moves too....again something females seem to always do that the men just don't....

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