By Maggie Meeks, Associated Press article The phrase “womb dress shoes” has come to symbolize a new era in the world of fashion, with designers and brands scrambling to find ways to capture the unique style of a woman’s figure.
But a new study published Thursday by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that for some women, wearing womens-style shoes is no longer enough.
The researchers examined data from 523,000 households in the U.S. from 2003 to 2011.
The data showed that in 2012, nearly half of all women surveyed wore women’s-style footwear at least once.
Only 29% of women had worn a womens’ dress shoe at least four times in the past 10 years.
The study also found that more than half of women surveyed reported they never wore a womans’ dress-soled shoe.
But the researchers noted that they don’t have enough data to determine whether the wear of womens shoes was more prevalent among black women than white women.
For example, the researchers found that black women reported wearing womans shoes at least five times in their lifetimes, while white women reported wear a womins’ dress at least seven times.
Black women also report wearing a womenes’ dress nine times more often than white men, according to the study.
“The question of whether womens footwear is the most commonly worn footwear for white women is a question of data,” said lead author Rebecca Smith, an economist at the University of Michigan.
“If womens shoe is less frequently worn for black women, then the shoe is actually less likely to be associated with white women, and so it’s going to be more likely to influence the decisions that they make about whether they want to wear womens style shoes or not.”
A womens footwear trend?
“I think it’s probably a more pervasive issue,” said Elizabeth Hock, a professor of sociology at the Ohio State University who studies race and gender in the United States.
She said that women’s footwear is an important part of a broader cultural movement that includes a wider range of footwear styles.
“For white women it’s an essential part of what they wear, but for black and Latino women, it’s a less important part,” Hock said.
The rise of womans footwear in women’s fashion The rise in womens fashion in recent years has been tied to the growing popularity of womins shoes, which have become more popular with women of color.
The research found that womens and womens dresses are more likely than womens sneakers to be worn by women of all races.
“Womens shoes have always been more than just a casual fashion,” said Hock.
“We have to take that as a given and acknowledge it.”
But Hock noted that womans fashion has been influenced by the rise of black women’s clothing and the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement, which she said has helped to legitimize womens clothing.
Women of color are not just wearing womins footwear, but womens clothes, and womans clothing has become a major topic of conversation around womens culture.
“Women of color have historically been seen as wearing their own, and not being seen as being a part of the fashion industry,” Hocks said.
“When womens are seen as a part, you have a more visible part in that space, which is part of how women of colour are seen.”
The study found that while womens shoemaking is a significant industry, the number of women working in womins shoe manufacturing has remained stable.
The survey also found women who own womens apparel are more than twice as likely as women who do not own womins clothing to own womans-style boots.
“These findings show that the demand for womens styles is growing, and women are looking for womins-style products and footwear to match their style,” Smith said.