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Rachel Ray Recommends Cross Dressing

Updated on February 18, 2010

Just when you think that fashion inequality probably couldn't get much worse, fashion trends back towards masculine styles for women and leaves men out in the cold once more. What am I talking about? Well thanks to the lovely Cyndie, I have become aware of the fact that Rachel Ray, that charming, husky voiced ex cheerleader who can make a meal quicker than McDonald's can make your order, has recommended that her female audience wear men's Hanes beefy tees.

Behold: (If Hub Pages isn't displaying the image, you can find it by clicking here.)

Now that's fine. I have a few men's t-shirts myself because they came in styles I like. There's nothing wrong with a woman wearing a man's t-shirt. But I'll tell you what I haven't seen in a while, and that's any male presenter recommending that his male viewing public should wear dresses, or skirts, or as Cyndie put it: 'Wonder why we have not seen LL Bean, women's cable knit sweaters as "a fashion essential" for men.'


So chaps, if you were starting to feel a litte coy about the prospect of going out wearing something from then women's side of the clothing aisle. Feel coy no longer. The fashion jury that awarded women jeans and jerseys and shorts and high heels and tights and every other piece of clothing they want to wear has come back with yet another decision in favor of fashionably bending one's gender and there is absolutely no reason why you should not take advantage of the precedent.

Women's tank tops are a good place to start, if you're looking for something obviously feminine but actually fitting. Tank tops tend to be long line and therefore have a hope in hell of fitting a male body. Women's t-shirts tend to be cut shorter for the shorter female torso, so be aware that any efforts to directly flip this latest trend on its head may very well result in baring your midriff. You don't have to contain your efforts merely to upper body wear however, leggings are all the rage right now, why not show the ladies just how great your legs are by following the terrible 'leggings as pants' trend that is sweeping the globe like Avian Ebola?

Of course, there is also the possibility that after Rachel Ray is done changing the face of women's fashion to include over sized white beefy t-shirts, people may regard oversized white beefy t-shirts as women's wear, and then what will you be left with men? I have three words for you, prickly stiff shirts.

Act now to save men's fashion before we women claim it all and make you dress in hemp sacks!


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      8 years ago

      It would be good if Rachel would also say that women should consider that men would be more comfortable in panties and a microfiber camisole. Father's day is coming!

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      8 years ago from

      Hope Alexander, still holding out against men's use of skirts even though they are far more healthy for men's plumbing than trousers could ever be??? I stepped into skirts full time in 2005 thanks to a men in skirts and kilts forum called and have never even considered ever sticking my "now" comfortable legs into uncomfortable trousers ever again.

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      8 years ago

      At this rate, it won't be long before men runs out of clothes to wear because everything became part of the woman's wardrobe.

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      Fiona Sass 

      8 years ago from Saint Laurant de Cerdans, Pyrénees Orientales, France

      hi hope, interesting angle - i like the way you make the steps "both" wayz xc

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      8 years ago

      I wear those shirts all the time.

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      Ralph Deeds 

      8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      You mean salad dressing of course?


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