Not only are western clothing styles extremely romantic, they are also a staple in today’s fashion world. From the sexy peasant tops popular on the runways to the fitted straight-leg or boot-leg jeans sold in most stores, western fashion is a part of the wardrobes of most American women today.
From the time of the cowboy, western clothing has made an impression on the fashion industry, both for men and women. The western look inspires women to choose styles that are both feminine and comfortable, while giving men a look that is rugged, masculine, and mysterious. One classic look in western fashion is the western-style button-down shirt. This is a style that is worn by men, women, and children alike. For women, this look is usually a softer version of the male design made with more feminine fabrics. For example, most designers add princess seams and floral prints to these shirts to give them a softer, more feminine feel without sacrificing comfort or practicality. For the woman looking for a more romantic, sexier top, you may want to shop for a classic peasant top. This type of blouse is usually fitted close to the body with sleeves that flare slightly. Peasant tops can be plain and simple, or covered with lace and embroidery. A peasant top can be worn with a pretty skirt for a special occasion, or with a pair of sexy, boot-cut jeans and some cowgirl boots for a casual get-together.
Though men’s fashion often differs less than women’s, men’s trends also borrow from western fashion. Before any modern man can declare that he hasn’t copied the cowboy’s style a time or two, he should first ask himself if he’s ever owned a flannel shirt. Western farmers and ranchers (cowboys) wore plaid flannel shirts because of their comfortable style and warm, durable material. And although many men wearing flannel shirts today aren’t ranchers or even farmers, most wear this type of shirt for the same reasons: durability and comfort.
For women, it seems that cowgirl style has caught on to fashion and hasn’t let go since. Almost every American girl with a bold sense of style has a cute cowgirl hat resting in her closet, waiting for the perfect moment to be worn. These same fashion-conscious girls may also have a rhinestone, cowgirl-style belt to wear with her favorite pair of boot-leg jeans. These thick belts, often with tassels and fringes, originated in western styles and traveled quickly throughout the United States and the rest of the world.