Or has it? Only a few months ago, every T-shirt you saw had a sarcastic or offensive message. Divas were seen in T-shirts that said Dump him, while Big Brother contestants sported tops saying, I stole your boyfriend, and of course guys were wearing MILF emblazoned T-shirts to school sports days. But now it seems we’re becoming nicer.
One theory is that election years (
Happy ones show self-esteem or support for a positive cause eg ‘vegetarians have happier days’ while higher cause ones seek to make people think about something bigger than themselves. John Lennon wouldn’t have been surprised by the Love & Peace T-shirts being worn in LA last week for the teen fashion festival, nor by sweatshirts begging us Give Earth a Chance. The key feature of these T-shirts is that they are not ironic or clever – just simple, sweet and somewhat retro – either featuring rainbows or the current fad, tattoo-style printing.
So are we all getting nicer, or are we just saving our nastiness for the elections?
Love myself T-shirt courtesy of cgparkhouse