Fashion’s getting freer.
Now that gender’s no longer as constrained as it was, designers are becoming open to less heteronormative conventions… even in the wedding world. So what’s on offer for couples wishing for androgynous wedding attire? We take a look…
The jumpsuit is one of the simplest kinds of androgynous wedding wear for you to consider and its popularity is soaring. Not only can it double for a ‘wedding dress’ you can opt for a fitted lace-trim version to give it an extra feminine flavour, or go for one that’s loose-fitting, yet not particularly masculine. Either way, they are fail safe comfortable pieces that are attractive and super easy to pull off.
Traditionally worn by men, there’s a certain androgyny to kilts that we love. Wear them to embrace your heritage by all means, but you can also style them in plenty of cool and interesting ways that you wouldn’t be able to achieve with traditional suit or dress.
Androgynous clothing has its roots in punk, which has never associated itself with a particular gender. If you’re not into virginal beauty and formal charm, punk is perfect for you. Plus, it oozes power, as demonstrated by those rocking the punk look above (including musical icon Patti Smith, bottom right).
Slick up your look in a classic wedding suit – it’s easy to make it can become androgynous if you make the right choices. Men should go for something standout different, like metallics, whilst women can embrace the Dynasty shoulder pads in a fitted figure hugging three piece or a loose, figure-hiding two piece.
Finally, the shorts suit. Rather than searching for the middle ground between masculine and feminine attributes, the shorts suit combines extremes of the two. You have the loose, leg-baring shorts at the bottom and the smart, square-shouldered jacket at the top. It’s masculine and feminine, formal and informal, all at the same time!
- Jumpsuit by elioaboufayssal.com
- Jumpsuit, House of Ollichon
- Jumpsuit by Dorothy Perkins
- Jumpsuit via hellogiggles.com
- Kilts via sportkilt.com
- Steven and Andy wear kilts at their wedding. Image by Sarah Wenban Photography
- Kilts via Slater Menswear on Pinterest
- Image by photographer Shane Webber
- Metallic suit via pinterest.co.uk
- Metallic suit via qwearfashion.com
- Tailored suit via Pinterest
- Horses album cover by Patti Smith via itunes