Author reveals why straight women are 'dressing like lesbians'
The rise of sapphic style! Vogue-approved author reveals why all straight women are suddenly ‘dressing like lesbians’ because they want to feel ‘comfortable and powerful’
- Author Jill Gutowitz has revealed why straight women are ‘dressing like lesbians’
- She counted ‘sweater vests, Dr. Martens, leather trench coats’ as sapphic style
- Credited high profile stars like Kirsten Stewart for the boost in queer visibility
- Jill said fashion should be ‘extremely sick and powerful’, adding: ‘I’ve realized how influential my community is’
From Dr Martens to colourful sweater vests and baggy cargo pants, an author has revealed why straight women are choosing to ‘dress like lesbians’.
The latest A-list trend has seen celebs like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid embrace the world of tailored suits, beanies and anoraks to create a more relaxed, gender-fluid aesthetic.
Writing in Harper’s Bazaar, LA-based author Jill Gutowitz counted 2022 trends including leather trench coats, dungarees, wide-leg pants and loafers as among ‘queer style.’
Her essay collection Girls Can Kiss Now, which has been hyped as one of the most anticipated books of 2022 by the likes of Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour, looks at the ‘mainstreaming of lesbian culture’, and how the future is looking increasingly queer.
She credited high profile stars like Kirsten Stewart for boosting ‘queer visibility’, saying: ‘Fashion should both look extremely sick and also feel good and powerful.
From Dr Martens to colourful sweater vests and baggy cargo pants, an author has revealed why straight women are choosing to ‘dress like lesbians’ (pictured, Emma Watson at British Vogue and Tiffany & Co party yesterday)
Jill Gutowitz counted 2022 trends including leather trench coats, dungarees, wide-leg pants and loafers as among ‘queer style’ (pictured left, Bella Hadid last month and right, Kendall Jenner)
The writer, who is the author of Girls Can Kiss Now, said she in part feels ‘resentful’ of straight women adopting the fashion sense (pictured, actress Michelle Williams in dungarees and wooden clogs)
‘Outfits that were once the domain of queer women have been popularized on red carpets and in street fashion.’
The author credited much of the rise in popularity with celebrities like Kirsten Stewart wearing pieces like tweed jackets, wide-leg pants and two-piece suits for the Spencer press tour.
The writer, who is the author of Girls Can Kiss Now, said she in part feels ‘resentful’ of straight women adopting the fashion sense.
She added that many of the androgynous looks were those which lesbians were once shamed for.
Jill added that many of the androgynous looks were those which lesbians were once shamed for (pictured, Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones)
The author credited much of the rise in popularity with celebrities like Kirsten Stewart wearing pieces like tweed jackets, wide-leg pants and two-piece suits for the Spencer press tour
The author praised those adopting a more ‘comfortable and efficient’ way of dressing (pictured left and right, Zendaya and Maisie Williams wearing tailored suits in recent months)
However she said that on the whole, she felt the fashion should be ‘celebrated’.
She continued: ‘It brings me great joy to see women across the board choosing comfort and efficiency over dictatorial, gendered sartorial traditions.
‘We can and we should free ourselves from clothing that makes us feel anything other than our purest selves.’
The trend has been perfectly encapsulated by a host of straight celebrities and models, who have all adopted the style in recent months.
Among those to adopt the style is Dakota Johnson, who regularly steps out wearing heavier combat boots and oversized jackets
Earlier this year, model Bella Hadid donned a pair of dark culottes with a matching jacket, along with a red tie and matching sunglasses while out and about in Paris.
Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner has proved a fan of the sweater vest, donning a monochrome sleeveless knit and striped vintage inspired jumper while strolling through New York in recent months.
Other stars have also opted for the trend including Zendaya, who has worn a selection of colourful suits while promoting Spiderman this year.
All eyes were on Zendaya and her vivid pink outfit on Thursday, as she attended the Valentino Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show at Paris Fashion Week.
Dua Lipa was spotted outside a London hotel in October donning an oversized blazer, chunky trainers, a knitted bucket hat (left). Meanwhile Gigi Hadid has also been spotted in the style (right)
The Spider-Man actress, 25, donned a striking all-pink suit by the Italian luxury fashion house, featuring floral details and flared pants.
The actress — who is also the face of Valentino’s latest Rendez Vous campaign — paired the chic ensemble with a low-cut pink shirt which gave a hint of her cleavage.
Meanwhile Maisie Williams recently opted for an usual oversized suit as she stepped out at the Corinthia Hotel London, wearing preppy garments from head-to-toe by Thom Browne.
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