Ladies, the call to ‘Suit Up!’ doesn’t necessarily have to be for just the men in your lives. Androgynous fashion has been making the rounds of fashion weeks and celebrity wardrobes for quite some time now. And there is no reason why you shouldn’t be dipping into your husband’s, boyfriend’s, male friends’ or brother’s closets for your next big style inspo. You can always mix it up with a touch of femininity to avoid looking like you’re dressed as a male character for a school play.
The idea may sound rather outlandish and even downright weird to those amongst you who are champions of ladylike fashion statements. But if you’re looking for some game changing swaps or just that one off-kilter ensemble that’s totally out of your comfort zone then this enticing blend of masculine pieces with feminine touches is the way to go. Not only will it be a complete departure from your usual girly ensembles but it will also sprinkle in a dash of edginess that’s often missing in conventional women’s dressing.
Giving up your fluid silhouettes and flirty outfits for structured fits and solid lines might be a role reversal you’re highly sceptical about but like with everything in fashion, you’ll never know until you give it a go. If you still need some convincing, note that Bollywood and Hollywood starlets alike have been championing the out-of-the-box style in a number of ways. Here is a collection of the best of their experiments with androgynous dressing to serve as bookmark worthy inspirations for your own attempts with the cutting edge concept.
Style icon and trend setter Sonam K Ahuja is pretty much always ahead of the curve when it comes to embracing exciting and innovative fashion ideas. Her tryst with androgynous looks was no different as she’s been sporting them long before they became mainstream. Sonam’s take on the style is all about crisp cuts, immaculate fits and flattering lines. Her go-to colour is black because it really shows off the laboured tailoring of her androgynous outfits while also keeping the entire ensemble extremely seamless. With husband Anand being a real fashion front runner in his own right, we’re sure Sonam is never short of options when she decides to borrow a few items from hubby’s wardrobe.
Sonam K Ahuja In Menswear Inspired Outfits
Sonam K Ahuja In Menswear Inspired Outfits
Definitely an unlikely candidate for this list, Katrina Kaif is not often seen in anything overly experimental or dramatic. But she too has been playing up the androgynous card for some of her public appearances. The star who usually favours all things soft and flowing is a particularly perfect example for women who think this concept isn’t for them. Even though she’s going for a radical style, Katrina stays true to her personal aesthetic and keeps it simple and elegant. Coordinated tailored pant suits in basic colours are the extent of her dipping into menswear categories but we must admit she pulls it off beautifully.
Katrina Kaif In Menswear Inspired Outfits
The stunner who is all womanly curves and age-defying sizzle is yet another contender for the unlikely-to-wear-men’s-clothes award. Malaika is known to send temperatures soaring with her risqué outfits that are sometimes held up by the tiniest of strings and tons of body tape. The idea that she would turn out sans her ultra-hot outfit choices is certainly alien to many of her fans. But the fact that she has gone for it with menswear inspired suits, blazer sets and even tuxedos, will prove to all the curvaceous beauties out there that you don’t have to be a stick figure to try this out. Serving up just as much oomph in her androgynous ensembles as she does with her cut out bodycon numbers, Malaika proves that this trend can easily go from the boardroom to a date night.
Malaika Arora In Menswear Inspired Outfits
No stranger to trial and error dressing, Priyanka is certainly not one to shy away from a trending style. Her take on the look is all about anti-fit and oversized jackets which is certainly less conventional and more haute couture inspired. She switches it up between sheer blouses and polo neck knits depending on the occasion and the weather but you got to admit there is something effortlessly cool about her version of the style.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas In Menswear Inspired Outfits
The often overlooked yet always on-point Kangana is yet another star who isn’t afraid of a little style overhaul. When pretty much every female celebrity was in some version of a princess ball gown on the Cannes red carpet, Kangana boldly picked a tuxedo reminiscent of Spanish bull fighters. She owned the ensemble with a generous dose of cleavage that might have been a bit much for some but it was definitely showstopping. Her flirtation with androgynous dressing doesn’t end there because she’s picked some of the most interesting prints, colours and textures with her pant suits. Even looking to layering separates to level up her fashion game. Kangana’s masculine style statements are for seasoned veterans of this trend who are daring enough to take it one step further.
Kangana Ranaut In Menswear Inspired Outfits
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