The last time I posted about this topic was three years ago, but it has remained near and dear to my heart (and high in pageviews). Tonight I would like to share with you the fruits of my labor, the mementos of my travels...my Vagina Dress collection
The first Google search result for "vagina dress"
This is the vagina dress that started it all. Prom 2009, never forget. It's literal, but also graphic and chic with the choice of black. The peekaboo pink lining is another subtle callback to the overall theme.
Color is of course a classic supporting feature of any vagina dress. A pink might trend too childlike or vulgar, but a deep red sends a powerful message
The strong shoulders and shiny pleather detail reinforce the message here: this particular vagina is closed for business.
Vaginas shouldn't be limited to the lower torso. If you love something, set it free.
When your silhouette is this obvious, you don't need to fall back on cliches like pink.
Rosanna Arquette here is sporting a modernist vagina. Very op-art. Her boots, meanwhile, are a tribute to sheepskin condoms.
The vagina dress knows no cultural bounds. Here are two Asian examples, from China's fashion week.
Sometimes the dress isn't itself a vagina, but is instead a stage upon which the vagina is presented. The curtains spread and there she is in all her glory.
I can't believe this is the only Versace piece I have in the Vagina Dress collection.
The vagina dress often has trouble integrating itself with its peers.
Love the vagina dress or hate it, you have to acknowledge the balls it takes to present such a thing as this and announce to the world that it is your vision. A denim vagina is thoroughly in the ironic/postmodern territory
Even more postmodern is a vagina dress without a vagina on it. This one leaves us dripping with the anticipation of our next cycle.
With vagina dentata this big, one might easily miss the bathing suit's true theme: ironic or crippling expressions of movie nostalgia among Gen X.
And lastly, no collection of vagina dresses would be complete without the ultimate feminist commentary on our phallocentric coming-of-age rites. They could pass as prom dresses or wedding dresses, but either way, these yonis are a breath of fresh, direct air in a world increasingly buried under the weight of nuance and irony.