Ukraine: “Devushka Style”

Carpetblogger muses on fashion in the former Soviet Union, posts some pictures and dissects what she calls “Devushka Style“: “I will stick to my original word choice – “hyper-feminine” — to describe Devushka style. “Ho” is a cultural construct to which I will not subscribe. Women who don't cover their heads in Muslim cultures are often believed to be whores, an assumption I find medieval. Along the same lines, if a Ukrainian woman wears a skirt that reveals her tampon string, it's just as medieval of me to assume she's a hooker. She just likes to show off her body. And, she would probably respond that western women dress like men. It's a draw.”

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