A cross-cultural examination of clothing styles demonstrates that there is nothing intrinsically masculine or feminine about any particular fashion. Although in Europe and America skirts are traditionally worn by women, in many Asian and African countries they are worn by both sexes. It is the cultural context in which clothes are worn that determines their gendered status.

 

 

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Sarong and sweater - Dolce & Gabbana
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