Fashion

Embrace Pussy Power for National Cat Day

We took iconic cat looks and made them into fashion statements purr-fect for your Halloween plans and beyond.
Reading time 5 minutes

Feminism's fourth wave, with women everywhere striving to unapologetically show their potential, has reclaimed the term "pussy." While it was sometimes used as a derogatory term to call someone weak, women today have turned this vagina-associated term into a force to be reckoned with, proudly wearing pussy hats at protest marches, proclaiming their pussy power, and in the case of Ariana Grande, emanating Big Pussy Energy. Amidst this empowering movement, National Cat Day, and Halloween, what better way to celebrate than to pay tribute to your favorite literal pussies with a chic costume? Characters like Hello Kitty, Choupette, and Josie McCoy provide for both adorable feline fun and a feminist message, whether you're looking for a party look or a statement accessory. Read on to see some of the most iconic pussy moments that can become powerfully chic when mixed with bold fashion.

Ariana Grande as a cat

Ariana Grande once played a character named Cat, but even outside of this, she has been a huge fan of feline imagery, wearing cat ears repeatedly and offering her interpretation on a full look as well. Wear a form-fitting black lace dress with coordinating ears, and do not under any circumstances forget the high pony.

1572369136779686 givenchy1572369141088391 claire s
DRESS GIVENCHY, HEADBAND CLAIRE'S

Hello Kitty

While there has been controversy as to whether she's a cat or a little girl, Hello Kitty is always a cute idea for a costume full of pussy power. Bring her look up a level with a hot pink minidress, but let everyone know you're unmistakably Kitty with a giant bow.

1572369205106294 brandon maxwell1572369209610532 party city
DRESS BRANDON MAXWELL, BOW PARTY CITY

Josie McCoy from Riverdale

Riverdale has quickly become the CW's latest hit by bringing together rising talents with the timeless Archie Comics, and one iconic character, Josie McCoy, provides plenty of feline inspiration thanks to her girl group, Josie and the Pussycats. Wear a leopard print bodysuit with matching ears and black thigh-high boots, and if you're in a group, have each member do a slight variation to embody girl band goals.

1572369304164003 adriana degreas charlotte olympia1572369311673148 h m
1572369316321094 magda butrym
BODYSUIT ADRIANA DEGREAS + CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA, HEADBAND H&M, BOOTA MAGDA BUTRYM

Choupette

What could be a better Halloween costume than the chicest cat in the land? Embody Karl Lagerfeld's prized feline with the most luxurious white fur coat you can find, then slip on a dark pair of sunglasses, because if Choupette were a human, she would definitely match her owner by wearing chic shades.

1572369433155635 alaia1572369437463433 iro
SUNGLASSES ALAIA, COAT IRO

The Aristocats kittens

If you've been needing a group costume for a trio, what could be better than going as the three kittens from this iconic feline film? There's plenty of room for interpretation within a cohesive whole: simply stick to the appropriate color schemes (white with pink for Marie, orange with blue for Toulouse, and gray with red for Berlioz), then get creative to embody what each cat's personal taste would be if they were a fashionable human.

1572369567787944 fendi1572369573383667 self portrait
MARIE: SCARF FENDI, DRESS SELF-PORTRAIT
1572369631678790 gucci1572369635719859 alice olivia
TOULOUSE: SCARF GUCCI, ROMPER ALICE + OLIVIA
1572369730049408 versace1572369734616272 mm6 maison margiela
1572369742323137 mm6
BERLIOZ: SCARF VERSACE COLLECTION, BLAZER AND PANTS MM6 MAISON MARGIELA

Big Pussy Energy

With her most recent album, Sweetener, Ariana Grande has been mesmerizing the world with unapologetic femininity some are calling "Big Pussy Energy." Coined by Twitter user @PJMSLOVED, the term is the equivalent of the subtle sexual allure of Big Dick Energy. The key ingredient to embodying this is confidence, but a killer outfit with some literal references to pussy themes can certainly help. 

1572369810922696 fendi sunnies1572369816706797 tom ford
1572369824301306 valentino
SUNGLASSES FENDI, BAG TOM FORD, DRESS VALENTINO

The Cat in the Hat

Everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss character makes for an outfit that runs the show. This look can be so much chicer than the cliché literal interpretations when you bring together a sleek black jumpsuit, a refined bow tie, and a bold red top hat.

1572369897610146 historical emporium1572369901962165 calvin klein 205w39nyc
1572369913559461 ermenegildo zegna
HAT HISTORICAL EMPORIUM, JUMPSUIT CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, BOW TIE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

Puss in Boots

You'll be unapologetically showing your power if you walk into the Halloween party as Puss in Boots. Find some fierce leather thigh-highs you will be dying to show off again, wear a classic hat with personality, and center the look with a cape dress to remind the world who's the purr-fect boss.

1572370014191641 saint laurent1572370072241360 philip treacy
1572370077296588 ralph lauren collection
BOOTS SAINT LAURENT, HAT PHILIP TREACY, DRESS RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION

Meowth

Since Meowth is a neutral cat, when done right, you can work your costume pieces into your everyday wardrobe. Go for a white jumpsuit, and find tan or brown slides which help you to mimic the two-toned nature of the cat's feet. Top it off with a fun gold headpiece.

1572370172569635 gucci headband1572370178750486 self portrait jumpsuit
1572370186832121 nicholas kirkwood
HEADBAND GUCCI, JUMPSUIT SELF-PORTRAIT, SHOES NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD

Garfield

Garfield is a cat who is as chill as he is full of personality, so the best way to communicate his spirit the fashion way is through a statement dress integrating his signature colors, bright orange Timberlands from the collaboration with Off-White, and a cozy beanie.

1572370304961804 balmain1572370309343504 off white x timberland
1572370313009333 bally
DRESS BALMAIN, BOOTS OFF-WHITE X TIMBERLAND, HAT BALLY

Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat is clever, mysterious, and knows what he's talking about, so channel this by mimicking his stripes in the form of a majestic gown. Finish the look with yellow sunglasses, which take imitating his glowing eyes to a chic new level.

1572370368412956 carolina herrera1572370372597040 christopher kane
DRESS CAROLINA HERRERA, SUNGLASSES CHRISTOPHER KANE

Tags

related posts

Recommended posts for you