In today’s “news” news, a cute story has emerged after over 40 newscasters around America have been seen wearing the same dress this month.
No, it’s not one of those “wear this or that to raise awareness for….” It just so happens that these ladies have found the world’s most flattering garment from Amazon.
The dress comes in various colors, including yellow, black, and pink. It can be purchased for $20 and seems to work on every body type. So, gang, what I’m saying is, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” wasn’t so far-fetched after all.
The mass purchase of the frock happened after an all-women’s newscasters Facebook group posted a link to the dress. And it’s no wonder why. Ladies on television are under intense scrutiny for their appearance. They have been fat-shamed, skinny-shamed, pregnancy-shamed, and slut-shamed. They have to wear clothes that:
- Are fitted enough so they don’t look frumpy
- Are not too revealing so they don’t distract men
- Look feminine, but not too girly
- Convey the appearance expected of a serious journalist
- Are affordable, since these ladies can’t be seen in the same dress twice but must provide their own wardrobe
- Have eye-pleasing details without being too busy
- Have plenty of coverage but also keep a shape
- Don’t look cheap on camera
- Have a hue that suits one’s skin tone
- Maintain strong, yet dainty shoulders
- Are made with only one color but are not too boring looking
And so on.
Wouldn’t it be nice if those women could simply turn up for their jobs and read the news without having to worry about being judged based on what they look like? You know, like their male counterparts do?
Methinks we are decades away from that happening. So until then, I’ll stand by the Sisterhood of the Traveling Amazon Dress. They’ve found something that works for their specific occupation, and I admire the way they have joined forces in support of one another. Who knew feminism looked like a fitted A-line with scalloped sleeves?
These newscasters are the kind of pro-women gals of whom Blake, America, Alexis, and Amber would approve.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tempted to buy the dress. Even though I wear scrubs to work, and I already own like a bajillion dresses, and those scalloped sleeves will probably just showcase my bingo wings.
But for 20 bucks? It’s worth a try.