I get it. Ayesha Curry has a certain aesthetic that corresponds with her values and her brand. She has a personal style that is completely her own and should be proud of. I think her recent fashion comments on Twitter has many women up in arms because she juxtaposed (look it up) classy and trashy. Women are very sensitive about the word classy as Kid Fury and Crissle mention on an episode of The Read and it got me thinking.
Personally, I don’t think Ayesha’s statements were that huge of a deal. She simply expressed an opinion she is entitled to have. I for one have liked many of her outfits, but I can’t say I look to her when in need of fashion inspiration. Her comments align with the image she portrays, wholesome, moral.
She certainly doesn’t have to clarify or explain herself to anyone, however some people have taken her statements and run with them. Using them as a platform to bash women or perpetuate the idea that women who show a little skin can’t have morals, get a husband, be a good person. I have taken the liberty of listing some things she could have followed up her statements with (and things you should generally know as a woman):
1) Ladies, you can wear whatever you want, as long as you feel beautiful/comfortable/confident in it. No mater how long, short, or barely there and regardless of what any celebrity or pseudo-celebrity has to say.
1a) There is nothing wrong with what Ayesha said or how she feels. It should have no bearing on you personally. Since she doesn’t buy your clothing so her opinion actually doesn’t matter. I also don’t think there’s anything wrong with dressing however you want.
On a scale from Ayesha Curry to Amber Rose, I’m somewhere comfortably in the middle. All the snacks aren’t hanging out, but I’m not one to shy away from a short short, cleavage bearing, or bodycon ensemble. Which leads me to…
2) A woman fully has the right to choose (see what I did there) where she puts herself on that spectrum and picking a sheer top or a short skirt a doesn’t make her any less moral or classy.
Moral (n.) – concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.
On a very basic level, right and wrong behavior is about so much more than fashion tops and see through blouses. Lets all take a deep breath and tend to our respective closets.