If you were to travel to all countries worldwide, you would find some things done the same across the globe while others are done differently. For example, among others, you are likely to find that in different countries (except a few), there is an increased number of women wearing revealing clothing.
Even if there is nothing wrong with women wearing revealing clothes, it is only when you visit a country where women don’t wear revealing clothes that you start to reflect on why women wear revealing clothes and whether that has been the case over the years. A few years back, I went on a holiday in the Middle East and wondered about the reasons behind women dressing in revealing clothes.
This article delves into the controversial topic of women’s dress choices. However, it should be noted that the author discusses the issue from a neutral perspective. Indeed, the article does not conclude but instead explains why women wear revealing clothing.
What Is Revealing Clothing?
Different factors will determine the answer to what encompasses revealing clothing. However, your location and culture are the two main factors determining what can be considered revealing and what is not revealing clothing.
In some cultures, women can wear shorts and miniskirts, which would not be deemed revealing, while in other cultures, such dress code would be viewed as exposing.
Revealing clothing can be described as clothing that makes it possible for a person to show more of the body. A miniskirt that shows more legs can be said to be revealing.
Even though it can be hard to specify when women started wearing revealing clothes, it can be noted that women wore long dresses for many years. However, the adoption of pants as part of women’s dress code in the mid-19th Century can be the starting point for women wearing revealing clothes.
Let’s jump into the topic and find out why ladies wear revealing clothes.
1. To Feel Comfortable
In the modern-day era, it is accepted that any piece of clothing that makes you feel uncomfortable should not be worn. Indeed, if people wore clothes that made them feel uncomfortable, they would have a less productive day.
Thus, for women to feel comfortable, they wear revealing clothes comprising shorter dresses, pants, and tops. Any cool air flows directly to their skin when donning such clothing, thus keeping them comfortable and refreshed.
However, if the ladies wore dresses that entirely covered them during summer and other hot weather conditions, they would be uncomfortable. Thanks to revealing clothes, women can dress comfortably during hot summer days.
2. To Be Attractive
All women are considered attractive and are expected to attract. However, even though many men can be attracted to women who are not wearing revealing clothes, most men find women wearing revealing clothes attractive.
In a scientific study carried out by Gusguen, the researcher closely observed the behavior of 108 men over 54 periods and on 16 different nights in two various taverns. The study discovered that men found women wearing revealing clothing more attractive than women who did not wear revealing clothing.
In another study carried out by Koukounas and Letch involving 183 men and 186 women, it was found that women with revealing clothing were more attractive to men than women with less revealing clothing.
Thus, to appear attractive, most women wear revealing clothing. Revealing clothes shows sections of various body parts that were in the past not exposed. By exposing these body parts, women appear to be more attractive.
When revealing and non-revealing clothes are compared, revealing clothes can fit in most settings. That is never the case for exposing clothes. For example, while shopping for non-revealing garments, you cannot go to the beach with non-revealing clothes. But, on the other hand, you can go to the beach and shop for revealing clothes.
3. To Fit In Most Settings
In addition, leggings that are part of revealing clothes can be worn in different situations. In contrast, the situations in which you can wear your formal pants, considered non-revealing, are limited. Thus, the versatility offered by most revealing clothes can be why women tend to wear revealing clothes.
4. To Show Personality
Revealing clothes can indicate that one is happy to show her personality without being concerned about how others might see her.
In a study carried out by Johnson et al. and researched the social psychology of dress, it was found that dress code can be used to judge a person’s personality.
Thus, when women wear revealing clothes, it can signal that they want to be independent and are not bothered by what other people say about their dress code.
5. To Set The Mood
Extremely revealing clothes are considered to be sexy. Thus, when women wear revealing clothes, they might be communicating something to their male counterparts.
In a study carried out by Lennon et al., the scholars found that a revealing dress could be a clue to a sexual relationship. For example, if a lady wants to have a sexual relationship with someone and goes on a date with the individual wearing revealing clothes, that could be considered a sign that the lady is ready for a relationship with the person she went to date with.
6. To Look Similar To Their Revered Superstars
Many women love to look similar to the superstars that they admire. But on the other hand, most of these superstars wear revealing clothes. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna are some of the most famous pop superstars and are admired by millions of women worldwide.
As these superstars wear revealing clothes, millions of their fans who admire them will also seek to wear revealing clothes as they want to imitate them. Superstars set trends. Thus, when global female superstars wear revealing clothes, millions of their fans follow suit and wear revealing clothes.
7. It’s What Is Marketed And Sold By Fashion Retailers
Suppose you walked into most fashion stores selling women’s clothing and accessories in various major cities worldwide. In that case, you will find that most of the clothing and accessories on sale comprise revealing clothing.
Indeed, fashion designers’ persistent marketing of revealing clothing has made revealing clothing to become the accepted form of clothing. Thus, even if women want to buy clothes that are not revealing, they find that they have limited choices. This leaves them with no option apart from buying and wearing revealing clothing.
8. The Society Has Accepted It
In the past, revealing clothing was considered to be indecent. As a result, women who wore revealing clothing were deemed self-demeaning, and no one wanted to relate with them.
However, that is no longer the case. In the 21st Century, society has accepted that revealing clothes are fashionable and perfect for ladies. Due to the changes in how society sees revealing clothing, an increased number of women have started wearing revealing clothes.
9. To Show Life Achievement
Revealing clothes are viewed as a sign of achievement. Most of the women wearing revealing clothes have achieved some of their life goals, and as such, they feel that it is ok for them to wear revealing clothes.
Specifically, society would prefer women not to wear revealing clothes; however, for the women to show that they can achieve what they want to achieve and do things their way, the women choose to wear revealing clothes.
10. They Are Available As Dressing Options
When deciding what to wear, women have various options to choose from. For example, the women can decide whether to mix revealing clothes with nonrevealing clothes or wear revealing clothes.
If revealing clothes are not designed and marketed by various fashion brands, women would not be wearing them as they would not have access to the revealing clothes. In that view, women wear revealing clothes as they are readily available in the fashion retail stores.
11. To Leave A Lasting Impression
Women wear revealing clothes to leave a lasting impression on others. I am sure that whenever you meet someone wearing revealing clothes, it can take a long time to forget that person.
Thus, for attention-seeking women who want to be admired and remembered by many, there is a high chance that the women will end up wearing revealing clothing.
12. It’s the Right Type Of Clothing During Summer
Summer can be hot and humid. If women wore clothes that entirely covered them, they would sweat and feel uncomfortable. Thus, the women wear revealing clothes during summer since they are ideal.
In addition, revealing clothes during summer ensures that the women can get to take in a lot of sun in the summer and get the coveted sunburn.
13. To Look Good
Revealing clothes, when worn rightly, can make women look good. As was the case with disco pants, revealing clothes can display women’s shape and body parts, making them look good.
In addition, women cannot go to the beach or swimming pool with jumpers and jackets. They have to wear revealing clothes to look good in the swimming pool and on the beach, among other places.
We live in a free world where people are free to do anything they wish to do as long as they don’t infringe upon the rights of others. It is thus for women to wear revealing clothes as long as they are happy with the revealing clothing.
However, it is also important to point out that there are situations where revealing clothes would not be ideal. For example, it would be indecent for women to wear revealing clothes at funerals or religious events.