In our day to day struggle to teach the world at large to embrace the existence of the diversity of gender, we continue to make progress, slowly but surely, in making the needs of non-binary people mainstream and widely accepted. Among those needs, one that raised eyebrows among the non-progressive establishment was the suggestion of gender-neutral clothing.
Silliness, really. Gender neutral clothing allows the wearer not to feel pressured to act one way or the other according to the roles expected by the look it gives them, letting them look and be just the way they truly feel inside. For those that want the freedom to truly represent outside how they feel on the inside, there are gender-neutral clothing brands working hard to express your uniqueness through their clothes, check them out.
#1 Wilde Vertigga
Wilde Vertigga, a gender neutral and asymmetrical fashion line based on the literary works of Oscar Wilde and his non-conformist attitude. Wilde Vertigga also pull inspiration from Japanese minimalist design, focusing on the importance of lines, form, space, light, and materials. The brand’s ethos is to translate these elements into garments that are harmoniously elegant and thought-provoking, exploring new ways of using materials, colors, and shapes. Each piece of clothing is completely asymmetrical and gender neutral, in hopes that anyone and everyone can find their own state of harmony in an asymmetrical state of mind.
#2 Kirrin Finch
This brand has several main points for it’s basis, and one is so that women can be more easily available to men’s wear. All the clothes are made specifically in New York, so we know the conditions of fabrication.
#3 Gender Free World
Although this brand’s clothes are cheaper, it does not mean that they are worse in quality! In fact, there are significantly less suits, and more dress shirts and t-shirts on Gender Free World!
#4 One Dna
If you’re looking for a brand that breaks down the barrier between womenswear and menswear, One DNA is the place to start. Their gender-neutral basics are perfect for nailing an androgynous look whilst keeping your wardrobe stylish and on trend. One DNA’s collections are perfect for any body shape, size, and gender.
#5 Tani Usa
We’ve taken industry-leading steps to limit the environmental impact of our production. We believe in responsible consumption and aim to produce with minimal impact to the environment. Our raw materials are sourced from renewable resources. We require fabric mills to adhere to high environmental standards that include extensive recycling and a focus on green manufacturing.
#6 Beefcake Swimwear
Beefcake is a playful, gender neutral, throwback swimwear company. To us, the term beefcake is a little retro, a little queer, and skews masculine-of-center. Our hope is that someone wearing Beefcake Swimwear will feel confident, playful, and strong, no matter their size or shape or age or gender identity. We’ve heard from moms who love the coverage while playing on the beach with their kids, from grandmas and teens trying to find modest swimwear that doesn’t involve ruffles and skirts, from tomboys and butches who want masculine swimwear, and from male-identified swimmers who don’t want to go topless. Beefcake is for everyone!
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Michele Shaked & Sol Portais from Wilde Vertigga
Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal from SKA Management
Nate Masterson from NateMasterson
Jeremy from Lindy Communications
Rachel Johnston from Rebellious PR