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Whereas in the nineteenth century, female dress was clearly APPEARANCE AND IDENTITY 27 differentiated from male dress, being far more highly ornamented and colorful than male garb, where the plain and comparatively austere suit was the norm, in the latter half of the twentieth century, this distinction lessened mainly as a result of women adopting elements of male dress, particularly trousers. 14 Finally, there has been a casualization of dress that has lessened the distinctions between evening and daywear and between work and leisurewear.

In contrast to those who condemn fashion’s ephemeral nature as symptomatic of an economy of waste based on planned obsolescence, these writers argue that the process of continually changing one’s appearance is liberatory insofar as it serves to “denaturalize” the body, highlighting its status as an infinitely malleable cultural construction not fixed by biology. From the perspective of these recent theorists, the rejection of fashion for its impracticality and irrationality represents a puritanical asceticism that fails to acknowledge the legitimacy of nonutilitarian needs such as those for beauty and sensuous pleasure.

It] mark[s] the rise of neonarcissism in fashion, the emergence of a personality more insistent on individual autonomy, less dependent on standards of prestigious display, less concerned with competition and obvious social differentiation in appearance . . It expresses less a position in the social hierarchy than a desire for personality, a cultural orientation, a lifestyle, an aesthetic outlook . . People today . . are less anxious to signify their class position than to look young and relaxed.

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