“Dressing like a lesbian” is sexy fashion for straight women

Lesbian-honest and queer fashion is totally in!

And from the chic red carpet to the streets of the Big Apple, straight women are swapping their 6-inch heels and ribbed corsets for Dr. Marten boots and knit vests.

But why does women’s clothing lean towards the stereotypical lesbian look? Because Hollywood hotties like Kristen Stewart, 31, Bella Hadid, 25, Zendaya, 25, and Dakota Johnson, 32, made anti-glam clothing “cool,” according to author Jill Gutowitz .

“Outfits that were once the domain of queer women have been popularized on red carpets and in street fashion,” Gutowitz, 30, said in a trending article for Harper’s Bazaar. “Seeing mainstream lesbian fashion is validation, like we’ve been right this whole time,” she continued.

The ‘Girls Can Kiss Now’ author – who in her post promised to revamp her wardrobe by adding more suits and baggy jeans in order to become “the most lesbian lesbian ever” – said later celebrated Stewart for “‘boosting’ queer visibility through her causal couture.

Gutowitz praised Stewart for sporting suits and baggy shirts during his “Spencer” press tour.
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“Kristen Stewart’s ‘Spencer’ press tour, dressed in tweed jackets, baggy pants and two-piece skirts, was essentially an organized gay recruiting effort,” Gutowitz said. She also applauded Johnson for fearlessly rocking oversized suede jackets last fall, and actresses Zendaya and Cate Blanchet, 52, for shamelessly slaying in sleek suits.

Their fellow “It” girls, Hadid and Kendall Jenner, 26, also stunned in sapphic swag.

Earlier this year, Jenner walked New York in a sleeveless striped sweater, baggy pants and mahogany loafers. Hadid donned a pair of dark culottes with a matching jacket, red tie and sunglasses in Paris.

“I dress like a little boy,” Hadid explained in a recent interview with Vogue. “You couldn’t purposely catch me in a dress at this point in my life. “I look outside and see a hundred people dressed exactly like me, just because of what Instagram is.”

And the “dressing like a lesbian” trend has also taken over straight women on TikTok. But for non-famous girls, baggy hoodies and sweatshirts, rather than high-end suits and boots, seem to be the outfit of choice.

Hadid seduced by her sapphic style during her recent trip to Paris.
Hadid seduced by her sapphic style during her recent trip to Paris.
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“Why do I wear guy clothes and look like this all the time? said TikToker @Bodmonzaid in response to an offbeat comment saying, “Why do you dress like a lesbian?”

The social media star, while wearing a baggy tracksuit, continued to respond to her sartorial critic, cheekily saying, “If I turn you on, just say that. It’s good to like girls. Also, if I was wearing tight, fitted clothes, I’m sure you’d have some bullshit to say about that too.

TikTok user @Emma_Thornblad also shared a video post dedicated to her favorite dressy outfit.

“Thinking about how I got my [boyfriend] in my ‘dress up like a [masculine] lesbian and being hit on by all female eras,” she wrote in the captions of the clip, which featured her gray sweats and a plaid shirt.

However, while the lesbian chic craze is receiving massive praise, Gutowitz said she’s “irritated” by the adulation straight women are receiving for embracing the style gay women were once condemned for.

“While I’m glad lesbian fashion is so popular today, part of me also feels resentment,” she wrote in Harper’s. “Androgynous looks that lesbians were once shamed for, that were once visual identifiers within our own community, are now staples of Urban Outfitters.”

Emma Watson also rocked a lesbian look on a fancy night out this year.
Emma Watson also rocked a lesbian look on a fancy night out this year.
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Despite her bitterness, Gutowitz said, “It brings me great joy to see women at all levels choosing comfort and efficiency over dictatorial, gendered traditions of dress.”

She predicted that this summer’s fashion must-haves will include: a baggy black t-shirt to wear in the pool and Croakies – sunglasses with a neck chain. And Gutowitz said this fall that the famous accessory will be: “A very small pocket wallet on a chain with only three pockets for your license, credit card and insurance card.”

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