Women's minuscule pockets favor fashion over function – and it sucks.
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It turns out that women went from having what some might call “superior” pockets to the ridiculously tiny versions we have today. We’ve been asking for better pockets since the beginning of the 20th century, but somehow, not much has changed. What’s the hold up?
You can find The Pudding's pocket eye-opening sizing interactive – made by Jan Diehm and Amber Thomas – here: https://pudding.cool/2018/08/pockets/
If you liked this video, check out this article from Racked on the role of pockets during the suffrage movement: https://www.vox.com/2016/9/19/12865560/politics-of-pockets-suffragettes-women
And if you’re interested in the long history of women’s pockets you can check out: “The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900” by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux (to be published by Yale University Press in 2019): https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300239072/pocket
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See this is why I love wearing sergical scrubs. Men’s or women’s doesn’t matter bother havenlots of big pockets!
Yes women’s and still smaller and have less but there are enough drained for the function that is matters way less.
I live in the UK, meaning that I have to wear uniform at school. My High School has its own blazers which don't have pockets but they do have a MASSIVE pocket on the inside. I mean they stretch the width of the blazer. You can literally put your books in there and still have plenty of room for anything else.
yeah that’d piss me off too but i know girls who would rather have smaller pockets so that it can be more slim fitting without seeing it through the pants, not saying it’s right it’s just most girls i know would rather it be slim
I don't use a bag I always check before I buy if the jacket or trousers has tiny or even worse fake pockets I don't buy it, I especially hate fake pockets they are worse than no pockets at all because they have gone to the trouble of putting the details on and zips for no reason.
This is exactly what I've been thinking for years, I mean a bit different but I'll touch on that. Women's pocket have become limited due to fashion, there's no doubt. When it comes to design people start off thinking about functionality of an item, but over time people don't want the rusty orginal, they want a cooler design to look more appealing, but at a point this comes at a cost, because if it becomes too appealing it loses it's intended purpose which is functionality.
My original theory though, was that they made pants like this to sell more purses and handbags. It makes more sense once you include the fashion bit
Buy in the men’s section, go on Pinterest/YouTube and learn how to fit jeans (basically sew in the sides or waist to fit you) it can be done while you’re watching a movie and if more women stop buying this fake pocket pants they’ll eventually have to be pulled of the market (I hope)
I get no pockets in skinny jeans, they’re skin right and can’t really fit, but why a there no pockets in skirts and dresses? Like they have just a whole open space for pockets. Also, designers that put fake pockets on coats are evil, like there is so much room on a jacket to put pockets (Unless it’s skin tight)
Actually ur wrong
The reason men pockets are so big is cause so they can scratch there balls and the reason women used to have huge pockets as well is cause they used to have balls the size of base balls but ever since they have been shrinking and now womens balls are so small they go inside there own body
Purses move around a lot so your not always aware of actual pic pockets. But the bigger issue is that they are just easy to steal. And a thief can almost guarantee an item of value will be inside. From wallets to cellphones. So they are a pretty big target.
The handles are also not particularly strong so they can be pulled away/broken easily.
Many jobs also don’t actually want you to have a purse on you, this is mostly because if something is stolen it can be partially the companies fault. So women are left having to trust communal lockers or leave in cars. Big theft risk.
Then you have just the impracticality of carrying it around. Having to always have a guard near it when you go to restroom/changing room.
Similar issues are faced with backpacks on college campuses, where because its low risk high rewards it gets a lot of issues
You practically have to have one unless your going to do the “money and phone in my bra” trick. But thats unsanitary and looks nasty.
Clutches are safer as they are smaller, but even less practical because they become uncomfortable quickly.
They are just not safe. As often as a man will misplace or loose a baseball hat a woman will loose or misplace a purse. Only its more like misplaying a wallet.
But you literally have nowhere safer to put it.
Personally i take out and sew new pockets into my pants (but sewing is a rare skill these days), or i buy mens pants and sew/adjust as needed.
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We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.