By Megan WhelanPublished August 08, 2017 06:05:59When you see a young woman dressed up as a flapper dress woman in a red or pink dress, what do you think?
Or, perhaps more simply, what is the meaning behind the outfit?
In the modern era, it is not uncommon to see women dressed in these fashion pieces in public settings such as shopping malls and bars, but the question of who is wearing what in a public setting is often controversial.
Flappers dress have been an integral part of Italian culture for decades, and while flappers have traditionally been considered risque, this image has since been made mainstream in the fashion industry.
It’s a topic of intense debate among fashion historians and experts, and some believe that flappers dress were meant to represent the female form, while others have argued that flapper dresses represent the image of the Italian woman as she lives her life in the modern day.
The Flapper Dress Woman controversy started when a blogger published a series of photos of young women dressed as flappers dressing in the red or yellow dress.
She shared them on Twitter with the hashtag #FlapperDressWomen, with a number of people posting screenshots of their own photos of the same style, and many others making comments to her.
She then began receiving death threats and was called “the most dangerous person in the world,” and even received death threats from men who posted online photos of themselves dressed as the same dress.
One of the people who shared photos of herself as the dress said they would not be taking part in the #FlappersDressWoman campaign because they felt it was offensive to women.
“It is wrong to portray women as being in their dressing as women in order to mock them,” the woman said.
“I have never met a woman who likes this dress, and I am not ashamed of it.
This is my dressing.”
Others said they believed the dress represented women as sexual objects and had no place in society.
“Women who wear this dress are not women, and they are not beautiful,” said one Twitter user.
“You are ruining women.”
The #FlapsDress women campaign quickly gained traction on social media, with more than 70,000 followers by August 9.
The campaign is not only an internet sensation, but it’s become an issue in the Italian fashion industry, with companies including Gucci, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and other high-profile brands making public statements condemning the flapper dressing as an insult to the Italian women’s identity.
According to Italian fashion historian Alessandro Fabbri, who has written about flapper costumes in his book The Fashion History of the Flapper, flappers were designed as a symbol of the woman’s sexuality and female power.
“The flapper was intended to be a symbol to show the woman the way to her own sexuality,” he said.
“Flappers are a symbol that is masculine, feminine and femininely, so they are an image of feminine power, power that belongs to women.”
“They’re meant to make a woman feel beautiful,” he added.
“What we’re seeing is the same kind of thing that’s going on in the American culture of being sexually objectified and degrading women.”
Fabbri said flappers represent a time in Italian history when women’s sexuality was often considered more important than their own bodies, and flappers, in particular, are considered to be symbols of femininity and sexuality.
“Flampets represent a kind of sexual freedom that existed in the past, in which women were free to express their sexuality without the constraints of patriarchal society,” he explained.
“This was a time when women had access to the arts and to the art of fashion.”
“Women’s sexuality wasn’t necessarily a matter of being ‘sexy’, and women were seen as sexual beings,” Fabbrig said.
Fabbrig also believes that flapping dresses represent a form of feminine freedom, and that women should be allowed to express themselves without being restricted.
“There is a freedom to wear a flap dress, which is a very important thing,” he concluded.