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can we talk about women wearing neckties? i would like to see good examples of ties incorporated into womenswear. is this possible/advisable with a non-flat chest? thread inspired by amazing tie i found while thrifting.

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I love ties! I love a tie on a shirtdress, first of all, not that shirtdresses even exist for non-flat chests, I'm just saying.

grossly incorrect register (in orbit), Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I am almost never without a tie. Not sure I carry it off with panache, I don't really have a sense of style, but I've been wearing once since, um, about 15? And I'm not going to stop now.

emil.y, Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:46 (five years ago) Permalink

(Also: I have, uh, a relatively voluptuous figure)

emil.y, Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i wore them in a phase when i was smaller chested and younger. i think i've forgotten how

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

emil.y is the queen of ties
i haven't worn one since high school, but i would

passion it person (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:38 (five years ago) Permalink

honestly though i think i'm a little too mannish as it is -- maybe it looks better the more traditionally feminine you are?

passion it person (La Lechera), Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ties always look great on women imo

乒乓, Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i think sometimes they look try-hard. thats what im trying to avoid

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 13 December 2012 03:46 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe it looks better the more traditionally feminine you are?

patti smith did okay (as above)

it's such a weird thing to be standard for dudes

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:02 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i think it just tends to look good on taller thinner people, male and female

not to say others cant rock it well

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i wish i was obligated to wear ties tbh, it would be a clear case of trying too hard at my current place of employment

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:29 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i think it just tends to look good on taller thinner people

lol clothes

f (Lamp), Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:29 (five years ago) Permalink

It's probably true, though. Not going to let it stop me all the same.

emil.y, Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:31 (five years ago) Permalink

it is not true of all clothes at all, see wrap dress for instance

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:35 (five years ago) Permalink

ties are cool
i resisted them for a long time
but it's really nice to have a reason to wear one. the try-hard thing sorta applies to ties w/o gender constraints i think?, though prob much less w/guys. like i sorta feel like i need an excuse. i am scruffy & so i feel like if i wear one people are expecting that i'm at a job interview or something

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:39 (five years ago) Permalink

it is not true of all clothes at all

no, i know, and its probably even less generally true for women than it is for men, just more of a :/ moment

i dont think i get women and ties unless its a collared shirt, like when worn loose at the neck it just seems like itd be nicer to wear an actual scarf?

f (Lamp), Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:44 (five years ago) Permalink

isn't that just true of ties though? that they need collars?

kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html (schlump), Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Scarves don't say the same thing as ties at all, though! A tie is a totally different statement.

grossly incorrect register (in orbit), Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:02 (five years ago) Permalink

@laurel - that makes sense. i was thinking of someone i know who often wears them very loose around her neck in way that i think is supposed to be sort of cutesy-punk but ends up looking sloppy and sort of dumb.

but like in the miu miu f/w campaign w/ chloe sevigny theyd be making a completely different statement to put her in scarf or even w/o a tie, the ads aggressive androgyny would feel different, less assertive maybe?

f (Lamp), Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:16 (five years ago) Permalink

i think women in ties are great. would suggest skinnier widths for most collared shirts, but if you collar can accommodate a wider tie you can go wide -- the wide-tie look can get Annie Hall pretty quick, which may be good or bad depending on what you're going for. stay away from flat shiny silks in favor of something with a little more texture but that is a personal preference.

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:29 (five years ago) Permalink

ladies in bow ties are cute cute cute imho

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

btw rox i wanna see that tie

fueled by satanism, violence, and sodomy (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:35 (five years ago) Permalink

everyone should wear a tie

she was giving it to two friends ...Aaay! (crüt), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:52 (five years ago) Permalink

except me because they are uncomfortable sometimes

she was giving it to two friends ...Aaay! (crüt), Thursday, 13 December 2012 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Are ties unfomfortable or shirts with the wrong-sized neck?

how's life, Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:09 (five years ago) Permalink


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