Androgynous fashion is a style that aims to avoid gender stereotypes. The androgynous dress or style themselves to look like neither a typical boy nor a girl. In the past androgynous fashion has held a huge stigma, with its ties to the feminist and LGBTQA communities. But in modern fashion, androgyny has become far more accessible! Find out more about androgynous fashion below.
Are previously mentioned androgynous style has ties with the LGBTQA and feminist communities due to their openness to gender fluidity, refusal of gender norms and use of androgynous style to protest. But with contemporary fashion, androgynous style is starting to be worn by more and more people. Some of these people are male style bloggers, high fashion lovers and designers themselves.
But don’t worry androgynous fashion isn’t all five hundred dollar cloaks. It can be as simple as a t-shirt and jeans.
While any one piece can’t be labelled androgynous – It depends on the way you wear it! – there are some favourites that scream androgyny. Some of the current androgynous staples include:
Loose, black, geometric clothing is a favourite in the high fashion and male style blogger community. It’s grown such a huge following that it’s sometimes labelled under the nu-goth style or under a new genre called ninja Goth (we’re not kidding!).
Kilts – kilts were once a queer punk staple! You can find out more over at A Brief History of Queercore.
Capes and hoods – particularly capes that can be worn in more than one way, with Steampunk style belts or futuristic geometric styles.
Science fiction references are common within this style due to futuristic fiction and films depictions of style tending to portray an androgynous look. For example: plastic clothing, shiny metallic materials, alien style makeup and hair.
Gender crossing in makeup and style. You want one side of your hair short and the other long? Go for it! You want to wear a skirt over a pair of skinny jeans? Great! Androgyny is all about breaking the boundaries of gender. Get creative!
Are you a fan of androgynous style? Let us know why you wear it in the comments below!