- partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex.
If dressing in a way that blurs the lines between genders is new to you, let me be your guide. This is NOT the same as being a tomboy. Androgyny is the tomboy’s fashion forward and edgy older sibling.
The history of androgyny in fashion is a storied one, dating as far back as the early days of Coco Chanel. Yes, the woman who overhauled the women’s fashion world was one for blurring the lines of what each gender is supposed to wear. The trend continued into the film world when Katherine Hepburn dared to wear pantsuits and played a boy in the film Sylvia Scarlett. The music industry continued this trend with David Bowie, Grace Jones and most recently Lady Gaga’s alter ego Jo Calderone.
So how exactly can you introduce this style of dress to a wardrobe full of maxi dresses, skirts and tank tops? With ease! The first piece you should introduce is a button down oxford shirt. These are everywhere and can be worn with pants, skirts, and over dresses!