Let's Talk About Genderless Clothing

Sunday, 12 April 2015

With Selfridge’s recent Agender pop up and plans to dispose of separate menswear and womenswear departments, the idea of genderless clothing has been thrust into the media spotlight.

In my opinion: it’s about time.

Too often, society’s construction of gender attaches rigid labels to men and women (and often fails to recognize other genders outside these two categories). When these constraints extend to fashion, it puts restrictions on what is supposed to be a form of self-expression. Those who try to break these boundaries may have to deal with having their gender or even sexuality questioned.

The idea of genderless clothing is that these labels are ignored and you can wear whatever you like. Yes lines have been blurred in fashion with androgynous clothing and ‘boyfriend’ jeans but it’s more about seeing clothing items unattached to gender whatsoever. There are no ‘menswear’ and ‘womenswear’ sections, it’s all ‘wear’.

So what are your thoughts on genderless clothing? I'm honestly still figuring everything out but I do really believe in people wearing what they want without gender constraining them. I'd love to hear other ideas though too, so feel free to leave a comment!

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