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5 Fashionable Ways to Signal Your Queer Girl Status. I get it grrrl. You all up in the club trying to pick up some nice lady to snuggle with (clothes optional), but you keep getting ignored because everyone thinks you are the straight friend that just came along for the homo-erotic ride. Trust me, I’ve been there, and it totally sucks! I know it’s tough to want to dress nice and get hit on by girls, especially when going out, without feeling like you have to dress like a fourteen-year-old boy. FYI: I have nothing against this look (I steal my gf’s Land’s End shirts all the time), I just have more of an affinity towards dresses and heels and seeing the popularity of Modcloth on this site, I’m guessing many of ya’ll do too. Have no worries lil’ femme chick-adees, I’m here to give you the top 5 pieces of clothing to add to your wardrobe that will instantly spike up anyone’s gaydar without getting an Alternative Lifestyle Haircut. 1. 1.

The white v-neck shirt is the ultimate staple for any queer woman’s wardrobe. 2. 1. 3. 1. 4. 1. 5. 1. Boyshorts 101: Your Complete Guide to Successful Underpants. Here at Autostraddle, we feel a lady is at her best when she’s not wearing pants. Furthermore, we’re struck by how many of us appreciate a certain style of underwear that is quite difficult to track down. See here’s the thing: boyshorts, if you haven’t noticed, have officially outpaced the thong-tha-thong-thong-thong and are now the most popular specialty style of women’s underthangs. Like the thong, boyshorts can be worn under pants sans-pantyline and UNLIKE the thong, boyshorts are mega-comfortable.

Clearly we’ve documented our love for ladies-in-boyshorts (Girls in Boyshorts Part One, Girls in Boyshorts Part Two), and today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about getting some of your own. This is what we do for you. Welcome to Boyshorts 101. We’ve chosen our Top Three favorite brands and following that exposition we will share personal selections from passionate believers [aka the Autostraddle team/interns]. Also, we have a problem with the word “panties.” 1. 2. 3.

Top 10 Lesbian Fashion & Style Icons. By riese & alex The term “Lesbian Chic” has been tossed around with relative abandon since 1993, when it was first popularly employed in response to heterosexual supermodel Cindy Crawford straddling lesbian k.d. lang on the cover of Vanity Fair. Madonna kisses a girl in the 90’s? Lesbian chic. Madonna kisses two girls in the early ’00s? LESBIAN CHIC. But which lesbian icons do lesbians actually consider chic? Sidenote: In response to a 2009 declaration of lesbian chic, Feminist philosopher Susan Bordo pointed out that only “a certain kind of lesbian — slim and elegant or butch in just the right androgynous way — is acceptable to mainstream culture.”

Ellen Degeneres The Ellen DeGeneres Show has changed a lot of things for America’s Favorite Lesbian, including her personal style. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s website she talks about her wardrobe each day: My Wardrobe… and I Do Have One. ELLEN’S STYLE: Smart-casual veteran lesbian who knows how to work a blazer … with sneakers. K.D. K.D. Fashion/Style | Autostraddle | Page 2. Some important looks for Spring/Summer 2015 in no particular order: sheer stripes, mechanics’ suits, Chuck Taylors, lemon yellow, white cornflower blue and co-ordinates/suiting. When I’m shopping for things that might be professional attire, I think it’s less soul-crushing when said items have cute animals on them, OR when I can sneak in accessories with cute animals on them.

Aside from our deep Marceline feelings, however, is the plain and simple fact that Marceline has presented all over the fashion spectrum — from androgynous to straight-up femme — all while looking effortlessly like a rock star. But if you aren’t naturally masculine leaning in your sartorial choices, how do you let everyone know about your lady loving? What if all you want to do is wear traditionally “femme” clothing? Co-founder and photographer Gia Goodrich aims to empower women to feel beautiful no matter their gender expression or personal identity.

It’s time to introduce you to my last and final monsters. Alright. Style Thief. Grab your shades, your suit and all the style you can muster. We’re stripping down Esther Quek. Megan Rapinoe looks great in more than just jerseys. Let’s steal the style of one of the best dressed men in Hollywood. Body suits, high-waisted pants and big gold hoops? We must be stripping down Jessie J. This week we’re stripping down celesbian couples in their finest. We’re finally using that plus one to a wedding! This dapper WNBA hotshot has more than just jerseys– we’re stealing Brittney Griner’s style. Betty McRae is the hottest Canadian bomb factory worker in all of TV Land. In this very special edition of Style Thief, I’ll strip some of my favorite queer women right down to their underwear. We’re stripping down eight extra special queer style icons in this extra special Valentine’s Day edition of Style Thief.

We’ve got three more Style Thief paper dolls for you to cut out, dress up and strip down. Jasika Nicole keeps it comfy at home and flawless on the red carpet. Beauty Q&A: Mystifying Dress Codes & The Great Bra Hunt. 1. I have been invited to a charity party that I will be attending with coworkers, my boss, my boss's boss, and my boss's boss's boss.

It's at a fancy restaurant with cocktails, a great DJ, the whole nine yards. BUT! The invitation says "Cocktail Chic" attire. What does this mean? I do own a couple of cocktail dresses, but now I worry that they are too short/not "chic"/hideous. First of all, whoever came up with "cocktail chic" watched too much Sex and the City (as if there's such a thing as "too much," RIGHT, LADIES?). Put a spell on them by wearing something unexpected! 2. So, my questions fall along two lines: Is this a terrible idea, and is brown-to-blonde just too complicated? Brown-to-blonde, or any-color-to-blonde, is the service keeping 99% of hair salons in business, so you shouldn't have a problem finding someone skilled to do this. Since you're in a big city, check out Allure magazine's lists of the Best Colorists or Best Salons in major U.S. cities. 3.

The horror! 4. Curvy Christina Hendricks. Tights. I wear tights a lot, so I get asked questions about them almost every day. Sometimes twice a day, sometimes just once a day, and then a few days pass before there are any more tights questions. I am technically the most qualified person to share these VERY frequently asked questions about tights.

Q: Why wear tights? A: Because it’s cold outside. Q: Yeah, but there are other options. Why tights? A: They make you look skinny. Q: Can’t you just wear a Spanx bodysuit for that? Q: Doesn’t it hurt, squeezing into those tights? Q: How many pairs of tights do you wear on a typical day? Q: How do you put on three pairs of tights? Q: What do you do when you get a run in your tights? Q: How often do you wash your tights? Q: Is that gross? Q: How do you make sense of the weirdo tights-sizing charts on the back of tights packaging? Q: What are some guidelines for matching your tights to your outfit? Q: What are some guidelines for wearing patterned tights? Q: What about white tights? *Rock climbing. ADVANCED STYLE.

Style Thief: How To Dress Like Jenna Lyons. Welcome to the second installment of Style Thief, where I steal the clothes off queer style icons’ backs. Metaphorically, that is. I’ll try figure out just exactly what makes queer style icons tick by breaking down their look into itty bitty bite size pieces. I get a lot of questions about how to look like different celebrities/characters, so I’m finally tackling the question “How the hell do I dress like that?” Header by Rory Midhani Today I’ll be stealing the clothes off my personal style guru, Jenna Lyons. I’d like to say that to steal Lyons’s look all you’d have to do is go to J. The first step to dressing like Jenna Lyons is to roll your pants up. Next, you’ll need a button-up shirt buttoned all the way up. Now that you have your pants and shirt sorted out, you have two options. Lyon keeps her accessories bold in some ways and toned down in others. For shoes, Lyons frequently rocks a pair of round or point toe pumps in either a metallic or bright color.