A 2015 take on: Unisex Fashion
Unisex clothing was popularized as a social movement in the early to mid twentieth century, but lately, gender-neutral clothing has created a huge spark in the fashion community.
Button-up shirts were usually thought of as a man’s business attire, but along with suits and blazers, button-up shirts have become a casual option for both men and women. A Sept. 7, 2015, Vogue article explains clear cut blazers and softly tailored jackets are a must have for the office but also great for downtime dressing.
Shirt-dresses, a feminine take on the basic button-up shirt, have become popular and are currently being made in all types of fabrics and styles.
A subcategory of button down shirts, flannels are gender-neutral garments that have become very popular for causal wearing. What once was purely masculine apparel, flannels have become prevalent in women’s fashion.
According to complex.com, flannels were a ‘90s trend that has come back into fashion in both women’s and men’s clothing, making them extremely versatile garments.
Although not a new trend, Converse shoes have been a unisex favorite for years. These shoes pair with just about any outfit. Other brands, including Toms, used to be more established throughout the women’s fashion community and have recently become popular among men. Other unisex shoes include oxfords and Vans.
Jewelry, a common women’s fashion trend, has spread to men. Watchmakers such as Rolex and Movado create their watches like pieces of jewelry, rather than purely for convenience. They have also become a popular women’s fashion accessory, being worn during formal and casual events.
Recently, increasingly more men and women are wearing similar clothing, stimulating a colossal inspiration in the fashion community while attempting to close the gap between male and female stereotypes.