Ironic this should come after I just wrote about women being judged. The first two games of yesterday’s women’s NCAA Tournament were close and exciting but that’s not what generated the most talk. What did get the most talk was the outfit LSU Head Coach Kim Mulkey wore. It’s hard to describe other than a flower shirt with feathers running down her arms (see picture below). It was quite a sight!
Many poked fun at it and thought it was a ridiculous choice of fashion, but who cares? Mulkey has always had a bold sense of fashion and good for her. Dawn Staley has a much more casual approach and wears a lot supporting where she’s from, South Philly. And so what? That’s who Dawn is and good for her. You do you.
Do we analyze what the men’s coaches are wearing? One wore a suit and the other warm ups or a polo. Is one better than the other? No. Wear what you feel comfortable wearing and be you.
The outfit did not affect Mulkey’s coaching in any way so while it was hard not to talk or think about, it doesn’t matter. I appreciate that Mulkey is bold in what she wears even if I think it’s sometimes (like yesterday!) too much. Let’s focus on the play on the court and less on what does not matter, one coach’s outfit.
Let’s stop judging women and what they wear or are “supposed” to wear. Obviously there are some inappropriate things women can wear but wearing boa type feathers on your sleeves is not one. It’s us women having more fun. We have so many more options than men: dress, skirt, pant suit, comfy warm ups, heels or flats. And there’s so many accessories too: earrings, bracelets, necklaces, belts, boas. So why not dress with a little flair, even if it looks like something Ric Flair would wear.
Mulkey’s outfit may have ruffled a few feathers (see what I did there) but that’s one woman choosing to show off her bold sense of fashion. And all I can say is good for her.
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