Why Some Girls Love Wearing His Clothes
When searching for jeans recently, have you noticed the ‘boyfriend fit’ option? It sounds like an unusual choice for a female jean – but they are actually super comfortable! The boyfriend fit marks a growing trend among many ladies, who are giving give men’s clothes a whirl. Big brands including Gap and H&M are leading the way on creating more unisex styles, and we are seeing a few celebs rocking this look too – so maybe it is time to think outside of the box and try for yourself.
It might not be something you have considered before, but it can look so effortless and sexy to ‘throw on’ a man’s shirt, and it can work on all body shapes, so that we recommend that you give it a whirl. In this article we are going to chat about the motivation behind those ladies that choose to wear men’s clothes, and of course we will discuss exactly how to make this look work for you.
Why Do Some Girls Love Wearing ‘His’ Clothes?
There are a couple of ways to consider the answer to this question.
For some ladies in a relationship with a man, wearing his clothes can be a real comfort. Shirts often hold a lingering scent of the owner, and that can make it feel as though he is close by – which is particularly appealing to couples that spend time apart. In addition, some ladies like to wear their men’s shirts as a signal that they are ‘taken’. I guess it is far cheaper than a diamond ring!
On the other side of the argument, there are those women who feel that wearing male clothes is a sign of confidence, particularly that they are secure in their femininity, and don’t need to dress ‘girly’ to prove it.
There is no denying that that there is a certain edginess to a lady in a suit, surrounded by her sisters in gowns, just cast your mind back to Coco Chanel for example.
Wearing menswear is almost certain to set you apart from the other ladies in a crowd, so if uniqueness is your goal, this is a great way to achieve it. It is possible to make menswear look extremely stylish, and the secret twist is that it is also comfortable and functional. There are also rumors that men’s clothes are cheaper than women’s, and they tend to be sturdier and longer lasting. Once you give it a go, you may wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner.
How To Make Menswear Look Good
The Golden Rules
Before you dive in, there are a three ground rules that apply to everything that we list below. Keep these in mind when you are adding men’s clothing to your closet and you will always look fantastic.
- It is recommended that you only go up one size from your own when wearing men’s clothing. Wearing items that are excessive loose will drown you and completely hide your figure. Nobody looks good in a tent!
- Fit is everything – so consider going to a tailor to make the little tweaks that will make your pieces perfect for you.
- Aim for half and half in your outfits when it comes to baggier pieces. Half of your outfit can be loose and half form fitted – this is the most flattering combination. Examples of this are a loose fitted shirt with leggings, or loose fitting jeans with a fitted vest top.
Layering is the easiest way to make menswear look fabulous. Try layering his shirt over a dress. This is ideal for ‘the morning after’ when you don’t want to be seen out and about in your party frock. Throw on an open button down shirt, and roll up the sleeves. Add a belt and you are ready to face the day.
You can also pair an oversize male shirt with leggings, shorts or skirts, which looks cute too. Be sure to follow the rules for your body shape to make this work for you – that will dictate whether you should accentuate your waist, or cover your bottom for example.
This one takes a little more creativity. Did you know that you can make a shirt into a tunic with zero sewing? It is pretty simple. Go ahead and button the shirt up from the bottom to your shoulders. Have the collar open around your back and then tie arms into a bow at the front. Confusing? This image below should help you out!
Leave Your Hat On
A Fedora Hat is typically considered a male accessory, with everyone from Indiana Jones to Johnny Depp sporting them. But who says they are not for the fairer sex? A Fedora hat is a super stylish look for anyone, no matter the gender. Plus as a bonus, it is a great way to hide a bad hair day!
Jazz It Up
Wearing a male oversized tee can look a bit boring – so why not flash it up with big bold statement jewelry to give it a stylish edge. This can be worn alone as a dress, or you can add a belt to give your waist definition. Try a shirt over leggings or shorts too. The only limit here is your imagination.
How To Wear Men’s Jeans
Men’s jeans can look very fashionable on women, plus they can feel super comfortable, with a lot more room to move inside than the normal fitted styles. To make men’s jeans look great, with a feminine twist, you can cuff the bottoms, and then simply add a belt so that the waist is accentuated – and of course they won’t fall down.
How To Wear Men’s Jackets
Men’s jackets and blazers are easy to wear, it is a simple case of rolling up the sleeves, and then scrunching them up a little so soften the look. Adding feminine accessories and tops pulls the look together, and it will look fabulous with a dress or leggings.
Wearing men’s clothes can come with a whole philosophy when you have utility and purpose in mind, rather than only focusing on the typical things that we look for in ladies clothes.
It can be simple and comfy to wear, not to mention versatile, as it offers a whole new swing on the clothes that we already have in our closet. Men’s clothes can be paired with almost anything, and when the golden rules are adhered to, you will always look great.
So let your creativity go wild and reframe how you think about menswear. Mix and match with dresses, skirts, leggings, and your favorite accessories. Go with what feels good and create a stir!