What We Wear

Things | What We Wear
For Sale: Wedding Dress, Worn Once

There’s an irritating coyness to the language around wedding expenses: they’re not expenses at all, they’re “investments.”

May 13, 2019
Things | What We Wear
“A Modern, Up-to-Date Young Woman”: Shopping, Fashion, and the Rules of My Girlhood

All the fashion rules I learned as a girl were informed by the view that women’s bodies are never okay as they are—they always need fixing.

Jul 26, 2018
Nonfiction | What We Wear
My Closet Tried to Hold Me Hostage But We’re Cool Now

What Lauren Shields’ “The Beauty Suit” Taught Me About Different Kinds of ‘Modesty’

May 24, 2018
Things | What We Wear
My Suits Helped Me Try on Another Life, But I Don’t Need Them Anymore

Sometimes I still think about my suits and the life I could have had. Now I work for myself, and my standard uniform is jeans and a T-shirt.

Apr 12, 2018
Nonfiction | What We Wear
Borne Up by an Ocean

Seeing how many friends have endured harassment and abuse didn’t depress me. It made me optimistic.

Oct 17, 2017
Things | What We Wear
Mapping My Body with Sewing Patterns

“The clothing I produce may be simple, but it belongs to me and my body in a way nothing else can.”

Jul 19, 2017
Things | What We Wear
The Woman Scared of Her Own Kimono

I feel unworthy to wear the uniform of my inheritance.

Jan 10, 2017