Do I look like a girl?
I'm accustom to looking more like a hybrid between Michael Jackson, Mr. Darcy, and my 6th grade social studies teacher (hey Mr. Jaeger whatwhattt) .
And honestly - I'm obnoxiously proud of it. Within the last week, I've caught myself expounding upon how "unique" I am for wearing menswear as opposed to traditionally feminine attire.
Why does that somehow make me more original and new age than someone who is very fond of, say, dresses?
Or a designer who prefers figure-flattering evening wear to manly jackets?
Why does my oft-proclaimed dislike of "peter pan collars" make me so much edgier or more fashion-forward than someone to whom they strongly appeal?
Why does "traditionally feminine" sound so derogatory when I say it, and why do I think less of those who opt for simple A-line skirts and tucked-in lace blouses over chunky, unflattering and ill-fitting boyish pieces?
Am I too cool for flattering my figure?
Does wearing menswear mean I'm somehow in the know?
Do boxy silhouettes look more commanding?
Or is there a scary socially-proponed preference for masculine silhouettes taking place here that I need to strongly reconsider?
Am I, by prejudicially neglecting "feminine" sartorial choices, seemingly opting for a non-traditional silhouettes while actually imitating the sex that once suffocated me (well, that suffocated my ancestors, but I take things impractically personally)?
I mean, I was legitimately embarrassed to post this outfit out of fear that it was too "classically girly".
Why is "Fashion" (with an evident & notably capital F) so androgynous,
while the day-to-day outfitting most of us see still remains so focused on feminine details?
I understand women wanting to break free from the confines of "womanhood",
but when does it stop being revolutionary and start being aspirational?
|skirt: ASOS, shirt: Jcrew, necklace: Anthropologie, shoes: thrifted|
Are those of us concerned with our fashion-related images
trying to be something we're not?
Do you look down on women who just dress...