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In a personal essay for Racked, Shoshana Kordova, from New Jersey but now living in Israel, explains why she and her daughters have embraced a layered look. “The leggings and pants my daughters and I wear under our skirts,” she writes, “mean we don’t have to choose between skirts and pants, between religious conventions and pragmatic considerations, between constriction and liberation.”
Recently I was in lower Manhattan, when one glamorous-looking woman made a remark to the similarly style-conscious woman she was with about how everybody has that bag. They were looking at me! At my handbag.
I would not have thought of myself as the target audience for an essay about prairie dresses. Having spent elementary and middle school in pleated-skirt uniforms, I switched to jeans with a sense of tremendous relief the moment those were a possibility. Despite periodically vowing to Dress Better, I inevitably wind up in dark or light jeans with black, gray, or white shirts or sweaters. If I’m feeling bold, black leggings. Formal? Black skinny jeans, or navy slacks.
Shifra Whiteman, 28, grew up in an activist family in Queens, New York, where she was taught to make a difference in the world. As she grew older, she went into design, but couldn’t figure out how to incorporate her passion for giving back into her career.