Like everything else in the Queendom of Evlantis, what is in fashion is depends on what sector a woman lives in.
The Government Sector
Women of the government sector view fashion as another way to maximize efficiency, yet they do not shun frippery as some sectors do. They believe the clothing helps create an image to achieve desired results. Whether it be to compete for the coveted Mother of the Year award, to run for an office, to serve on the Quickening committee, or to engage in more mundane tasks like accounting, government women use clothing strategically to look their best. It is this sector that has contributed the most written material about matching body type to articles of clothing to present oneself in the most flattering way possible. Their fashion budget: carefully determined and strictly adhered to.
The Agriculture Sector
Women of the Agriculture sector are some of the hardest working women of the Queendom. Out of the six sectors they care the least about the appearance of clothing, and their own appearance in general. For their clothing they care about practical matters such as that it is durable, or that it helps them stay cool in the summer heat and warm in the winter. More pants than skirts are worn in this sector. Aprons are very popular in the Agriculture sector as they help keep clothing beneath them clean. The women of the agriculture sector are still huwoman, though! Every woman has at least one evening dress. Agriculture sector women love getting dolled up too, just not as frequently as other women in the Queendom. Their fashion budget: these women spend the least amount of money on clothing possible…except for their beloved aprons!
The Religion Sector:
Just as each sector in the city has a different fashion sense, each sect of priestesses has a preferred way of dress. Priestesses believe the number of goddesses has never, and will never, been determined. They dress to please the goddess who they are worshipping at the moment. The goddess of life, Ephrea has the biggest and most constant following. When attending to Ephrea priestesses tend to dress in earth tones, browns and greens. Those attending to fickle Fortuna dress flamboyantly. They believe it helps to catch that goddess’s attention. Their fashion budget: Generous! They are the second most highest spending sector for clothing in the Queendom.
The Arts Sector
Women in this sector believe that to look good is better than to feel good. They believe that every huwoman body is a work of art and clothing should reflect that. They are quick to critique a woman who goes out on the streets looking less than her best, though they are very accepting of an infinite variety of fashion styles. It is common in the Arts sector for women to dress their pets when they take them in public so that their outfits match. And accessories! The women of the Arts sector have the fanciest parasols, fans, jewelry, bags, hair bangles and ribbons of all the other sectors put together. Their fashion budget: Arts Sector women spend extravagantly on clothing.
The Livestock Sector
The women of the livestock sector hold either one or two jobs: to care for livestock, or to design/create clothing. It’s easy at a glance to see who does what. Those who care for animals are rarely seen out of comfortable and durable clothing, shirts and pants. They too, wear aprons, but they don’t see them as a fashion accessory, any covering to keep grime, hair, etc. off their clothes will do. Those that are responsible for the cloth and yarn that becomes clothing for the Queendom tend to emulate the Sector clothing that they are currently selling to, though they are very quick to lend out clothing to others in their industry for the sake of efficiency. Their fashion budget: on the small side. Clothing is either used until it is threadbare, or recycled. Their goods become their livelihood, so they try to economize on personal clothing expenditures.
Fun fact: the Livestock Sector houses the Museum of Fashion. It’s most treasured item is a once-colorful, now faded and tattered shawl that was said to have been worn by Mother Eve herself. In addition to articles of clothing that have been preserved throughout the centuries, there are tapestry of all eras that feature groups of women wearing what was fashionable at the time.
The Soldier Sector
Soldiers love fitness and prefer clothing that lets them move without any interference. They prefer wearing leather and fur to cloth. An outfit is considered fashionable if it shows off their muscles and movements to their best advantage. Their armor is made of leather and reinforced with bone to protect them from spears, knives and, the women’s favorite weapon, daggers. They are the least likely to show up anywhere in a dress, their chief complaint is that it hides too much and is too difficult to fight in. Their fashion budget: moderate. It is a benefit for the Soldiers that the cost of leather and fur is low due to being supplied by slave labor. Harvesting fur and creating leather is no task for a woman!