Which women wear what? The truth about women’s pants
“When I was younger, I was always told that I looked like a man,” said Melissa Johnson, who was 14 when she first got into polyester shorts.
“I’ve never felt like I fit into that stereotype.
I was so much more feminine, I had an open, feminine side.”
Johnson’s mother, Michelle, who has a medical degree, was also raised in a polyester family and has since transitioned to a feminine lifestyle.
“As a kid, I didn’t have any of the things that I now have,” she said.
“When my mom and I started transitioning, I felt like it was a big step for me to be a girl.”
The first time Michelle tried polyester, she felt more confident than when she had tried other fabrics before.
“It’s really helped me to grow,” she told ABC News.
“The first time I wore pants was my first time wearing polyester.
I really liked it.
It really fit my body.
I’m very grateful to polyester.”
Johnson said she’s never felt pressured to wear polyester clothing.
“Women wear poly in a very different way than men,” she explained.
“If a woman wears poly, she’s trying to be more feminine.
That’s the only reason we wear it.”
Johnson and Johnson are not alone.
In 2013, a survey of 6,000 people found that 62 percent of women ages 25 to 29 said they’ve worn polyester underwear at least once in the past year.
Polyester underwear, a material made from polyester fibers, is considered to be “femme-friendly,” a term that encompasses “a garment made for women that includes an adjustable waistband, adjustable hip belt and a waist band that extends beyond the waistband to allow for full range of motion.”
Polyester shorts are a type of polyester that’s made to be worn with a bra or dress shirt, and is often called “feminine” in the industry.
Johnson’s polyester-style shorts were designed with “girly” in mind, but she found that the material could also be “too masculine.”
Johnson told ABC that she wears polyester skirts and dresses in addition to her polyester pants.
“Polyester is not for everyone,” she added.
“But it is my go-to.”
Johnson also noted that polyester does have a lot of downsides.
“My biggest downfall is that I am not able to wear it in the evening,” she recalled.
“You can’t wear it for more than five minutes.”