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Tomboy Clothing Meaning

Robyn Exton

Aug 11, 2021

Tomboy Clothing Meaning
  • Tomboy clothing is the exact opposite of what you’d find in a lipstick lesbian’s closet.

    Sometimes “tomboy” just refers to what’s in a woman’s closet, while other tomboys are in the closet. This masculine-leaning style is much more than just a clothing preference — it’s often a form of self-expression from gay/queer women in the making.

    Above all, the rise of tomboy clothing has liberated young women and freed them from traditional gender norms for decades.

    Woman ≄ femininity.

    Tomboy style typically involves masculine clothing, looser cuts, and prioritizes comfort and practicality.


    A girl who loves tomboy fashion is usually secretly crushing on all of her girl friends.

    Her closet is overflowing with V-necks, flannel, button-down shirts, hoodies, snapbacks, and boyfriend jeans (which we’re willing to bet she didn’t steal from any boyfriend). She never forgets to tie together her tomboy look with a pair of high-top sneakers or Doc Martens.

    If you’re trying to create your signature tomboy look, remember that tomboy fashion doesn’t necessarily mean heading straight for the men’s section.

    To achieve the perfect look, opt for women’s clothing with a menswear-inspired twist. Think cool, flattering cuts that may even be slightly androgynous.

    Take Kristen Stewart, for example.

    She is a classic example of a tomboy fashion icon. In 2017, Glamour magazine called her ‘the crown princess of grungy, tomboy chic.’

    She’s known to favor a suit or blazer on the red carpet and looks both edgy and trendy doing it. And we’re certainly not complaining.

    Photo by Glamour Magazine

    We’re all about these popular tomboy clothing brands for the queer-friendly wardrobe. Each of these brands celebrates individuality and visibility for tomboys.

    Now you know where to find stylish tomboy clothing, but the ultimate tomboy look isn’t complete without a matching haircut.

    While it’s no secret that the pompadour is a classic among tomboys (just ask Ruby Rose), other popular go-to styles include the slicked-back look, high-top fade, pixie cut with bangs, and the femullet if you’re really feeling brave.

    The choice is yours!

    Above all, tomboy fashion is all about appearing cool and effortless.

    Not only that — it’s about feeling empowered to be comfortable wearing whatever the heck you want. If you can achieve that, you’ve already mastered the basics of tomboy fashion.

    Now get shopping!

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    Robyn Exton

    Robyn is the CEO & Founder of HER. Find her on Twitter.

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