Qweary: Gender Non-Conforming and DD

Anonymous asked: "I'm looking to experiment more with gender nonconforming styles.

"I cut my hair to above the ears, wear no makeup, but no matter what I wear I still look really feminine. I have size D breasts, and I know that I'd need to wrap them or something to look more masculine, but I don't want to cause myself pain just for an outward appearance. Suggestions? Thanks!!"

I don’t think you have to bind to look more masculine (I have D breasts as well). If binding makes you feel more comfortable, go for it. However, it’s not essential to a masculine esthetic. Masculinity is fashion transgresses body type.

Try out different cuts. For example, Old Navy has slim fit jeans, regular fit jeans, skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, and many other fits. The same for tops. Depending on your body type, certain cuts will create a more feminine look while others a more masculine look. For my body type slim fit clothes conceal my curves but are fitted enough to achieve a tailored look. In addition to different cuts, neckwear is a pretty simple solution.

*ASIDE* I don’t want to promote my idea of masculinity as the standard-masculinity is not a static category with definite characteristics. At the end of the day, be your own type of masculine.

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