I've taken down the fashion trends that depicted
stereotypes on this page. Somehow when I was trying to
categorize "trends" I managed to overlook the harmful and
ignorant stereotypes I was creating. I apologize to anyone I
offended, especially the true ravers out there, and I will
only use clothing to describe any future fashions.
Why crossdress unless you have some finesse? Dressing
doesn't have to be about putting on any old raggedy skirt
you find in the give away pile. I think each dresser should
develop their own taste and style. And who better is there
to take some tips from than the real g.g.s themselves that
have been doing it their whole lives? Here's a list of
current teen and twentysomething trends I've noticed in the
fashion world today, in absolutely no logical order.
Note--Not done yet!
The Gap Look
photo courtesy of Gap,
The gap look is generally not too feminine,
though it can include skirts and dresses. Fabrics
include denim, khaki and cotton, and most patterns
are plain. It's a very "plain" look, usually a tank
top with khaki or jean shorts or a skirt. I think
the gap look draws from the fact that g.g.s look
good in masculine clothes, but that doesn't do us
crossdressers much good. It's a neat trend that's
worth mentioning, but unless you have a pair of
boobs or look feminine in plain clothes anyway, you
might want to try another look.
Photo courtesy of 1 800
Leather is definitely in and sexy right now. The
best example I can think of is "Eva Savelot," who
wears leather a lot and looks dynamite. Leather is
certainly eye-catching and can look stunning on
women. Unfortunately, men wear leather too, so it's
hard to make it work as a CD look. But if women can
look so stunningly feminine in it, I figure we
might have a shot with it too, it'll just take some
finagling to make it work right.
Urban Night Out
Photo Courtesy of
When my two female friends and I went shopping
at Bebe, we were all looking for things to wear for
new year's eve. That's exactly the occasion I would
use to describe Urban Night Out--A little dressy
but not formal, but with lots of style. Urban Night
Out clothes are things you might wear if you were
out clubbing, or out on a date in the city. Things
you would wear to look sexy without being
completely formal--Women's black pants, short
skirts, tight dresses, nice tank tops, etc.
Photo courtesy of Claire's
Ok, so butterfly clips were most popular a
couple years ago, but I still like them. Use them
to create several parts in your hair to for a
simple but elegant way to dress up your hair.
Photo Courtesy of
Cropped pants were a style that I believe
started in Germany or somewhere in Europe, and
recently exploded in the US. Now you'll see girls
during the summer wearing them as much as shorts.
Personally, I don't like them. I don't like where
they're cut--Perhaps as a tall CD they remind me of
how most normal women's pants would look on me
anyway--Only coming down to just below my knees. I
dunno, I just think they're kind of ugly.
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