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The rise of the modern Androgyny

 

 

“In a society where the roles everyone plays are obvious, the refusal to conform to any standard will excite interest. Be masculine and feminine, impudent and charming, subtle and outrageous. Let other people worry about being socially acceptable; those types are a dime a dozen, and you are after a power greater than they can imagine.” Robert Greene

 What do Michael Jackson, David Beckham, and Angelina Jolie have in common? They are the icons of androgyny in our modern culture.

 The word androgyny effectively combines both masculinity and femininity as a unified gender that defies physical and psychological attributes and social roles.

 The androgynous trend is all about subtlety. While most women’s fashion trends tend to be about emphasising your femininity, this trend is about creating a silhouette that is neither overtly masculine nor overtly feminine. Emphasising your body is out and creating mystery is in. Wearing well-tailored trousers with a soft pink or floral top tucked in at the waist or pairing a high-waist pants with a structured blazer are great ways to blur the lines between masculine and feminine.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

      

 

                                              Photo credit:      Lamia L @ blogger

 

 

By Peta-lee Matjaola

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