For the Catholic Lady, the first thing that should be identified with clothing is femininity! And considering the problems we have with sexual equality today, femininity in itself is a huge apostolate.
Going beyond femininity is the next step. Clothing can identify more about a person than his or her gender as I expressed in my article Your Clothes Say It For You http://thecatholicladyblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/your-clothes-say-it-for-you_25.html. Clothing can tell a story, as it often did in the past, about the culture, the temperament and the very essence of the people who wear it.
When a friend sent me these photos taken at a conference in Florida, I was very excited to incorporate them below. There are still women who dress to represent themselves! Wouldn't it be great if more women viewed clothing from this perspective instead of searching through the department stores in vain for something ladylike? What about those precious young girls whose mothers want to dress them well??
Togo, West Africa
Germany (this is me!)
What do you think about clothing and identity?