I Can't Sing, But I Can Dress the Part

In the opera world, there’s a term to describe female singers portraying the parts of younger male characters. The term is “pants role.”

The best part about these roles is that the young male characters are most often trying to seduce or impress much older women, and in most cases, get their way. So for all you cougars out there, here’s my take on an opera tradition of Cherubinic proportions. Would Mozart be proud?


Glasses: Adrienne Vittadini
Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger (Macy’s boys 8-12 department.)
Sweater: Ralph Lauren Polo (Macy’s boys 8-12 department.)
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.