An article discussing attitudes toward fashion... heres a taste:
"Fashion, like so many other things associated primarily with women, may
be dismissed as trivial, but it shapes how we’re read by others,
especially on the levels of gender, class and race. In turn, how we’re
read determines how we are treated, especially in the workforce—whether
we are hired, promoted and respected, and how well we are paid. That
most ordinary and intimate of acts, getting dressed, has very real
political and economic consequences..."