At the beginning of the 19th century, women who wore ties attracted attention. Pioneers of the feminist movement such as George Sand wore ties and dressed like men to assert their claim to emancipation.
But well before that time the tie was already an essential item in the wardrobe of high-society women. The tie was worn, not to look like a man, but to be a chic and elegant woman.
It is true that a woman wearing a tie has a certain charm. The contrast created by this masculine accessory highlights a woman’s femininity. It was no accident that George Sand had so many lovers.
In Japan, since Autumn 2006, ties for women have become very fashionable. Two young female rock singers, Anna Tsuchiya, and Avril Lavigne in Canada, launched this latest fashion.
At first the new look was limited to followers of “Hime Rock” or the Princess Rock fashion.
Today, many young Japanese girls, always looking for the latest fashion, are wearing ties. They are certainly not trying to imitate Japanese businessmen. They just want to show their femininity in another way, and thus seduce men.