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Smashing the “What will people say” phrase:The era of Gender Fluid Fashion is here


"I'll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women's clothes thinking they're amazing," he said. "It's like anything — anytime you're putting barriers up in your own life, you're just limiting yourself. There's so much joy to be had in playing with clothes." -Harry Styles for Insider Magazine.

Those creepy whisperers, big-eyed onlookers and loud-mouthed people are always there, questioning our choices from who we love to something as simple as what we’re wearing.

It’s funny how clothing started as a means to protect our body then to a form of self-expression and slowly but steadily became a topic of controversy.

Why do people care about what we put on body? Why should our choices be limited to either a female or a male section of a store?

That’s an argument that generally ends up of nowhere so why not just put a stop to it. Put a stop to looking at people for validation, put a stop to letting their opinions affect you and most essentially put a stop to limiting yourself.

There’s a sense of fulfillment when you choose to be truly you. Yes you can wear a plain, matching co-ord set, but there’s something about wearing a leather suit with a faux fur scarf just because it made you feel fabulous that day. It’s ironic how people run after recognition by trying to fit in but what actually gets you out there is when you are in your truest form. I know it’s hard to build up the courage to be original, but here’s some inspiration that’ll get you going.

The official Rahul and Anjali of Hollywood, actors Timothee Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan turned a whole of heads when this shoot came out. Timothee is seen donning a silk, flowy top, a bow wrapped around his neck. While Saoirse is seen in a oversized blazer. It’s not a mere male and female role swap as opposed to the blending of the both, like yin and yang or two sides of a coin. Ever-present but not regarded as one.

You can’t miss this one when talking about fashion in Bollywood. Ranveer Singh has never been the one to shy away from experimenting with his style. From long skirts to bold prints, he’s worn it all!

Following his footsteps bollywood stars have started to explore fashion beyond genders opening gateway for the public to understand and break the barriers. He says, “Once I started being original, being true to what I felt I guess that got recognized widely - my distinctive style. But honestly that is just me being me.”

Supermodel Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik who are used to raiding each other’s closets came forward to talk about gender- fluid fashion.

In an interview with Vogue magazine, Hadid said, “If Zayn’s wearing a tight shirt and tight jeans and a big, drapey coat, I mean—I’d wear that, too. It’s just about, do the clothes feel right on you?”

Even though their shoot with Vogue was criticized for not giving a clear understanding of gender fluidity, they still made a mark on millions of youngsters who are still stuck between the restrictions of the society. Their voice gave power to suppressed artists or that little boy who wanted to wear bold prints and was told it isn’t for boys.

There is so much more to us than the category of pink and blue. There are a million colors that dwell in our selves waiting to get out, our own distinctive colors, expressions and our own distinctive styles. We, at Wilderbee encourage you to carve your own path by being true to who you are and not bending to fit in the made-up rules of the society. Join our growing #Wilderbeecommunity today.

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