A Look into Genderless Clothing



This is an artistic resemblance of the androgyny style.

Ryan Fredrick, Reporter

Androgynous clothing , or clothing that is made for everybody rather than a certain gender, has been around for a long time. Since the early 1900’s with Coco Chanel’s women’s pants.

“It is good for people to see that you don’t have to be a specific gender to dress a certain way… I think people like Zendaya and Ruby Rose are paving the way for androgynous people to be more accepted in our society today,” sophomore Jay Miles said.

Other celebrities including Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto are also pioneering a fashion trend of wearing androgynous clothing.

“The concept is pretty cool that guys could wear the same clothes as girls and vice versa… If celebrities are doing this style it would bring more attention to it. The statement would be to look at people as people and individuals rather than their gender,” sophomore Nathan Kosydor said.

It is not just in fashion where gender neutral trends have begun to appear. Many toy corporations are making strides to disregard “boys” and “girls” labels, according to an article from Fortune.com.

“Stores should implicate gender neutral policies, because they allow people to dress however they want without discrimination… People are making a statement with unisex clothing. I believe they’re saying that it is alright to wear whatever you want, and I agree with that sentiment,” sophomore Maurice Weakley said.

Some stores are going completely gender neutral in their design. A department store in London called Selfridges went gender neutral on March 12. Instead of using traditional male and female mannequins, the store’s windows will feature figures dressed in non-gender-specific clothing; the project will also incorporate photography, film, music and décor that examines the idea of gender.