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The Dandy Girl Look

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


"Different though the sexes are, they intermix, In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above".
                  -Virginia Wolf

In the 1980s , women began to push the envelope by dressing as their male counterparts. This was demonstrated since the advent of feminism , where tight clothing clinging to the skin was not the only way for women to express their femininity. The 80s was a time where successful women who could demonstrate that she was equal to men basically wore pant suits and ties as "uniforms" in essence.






The 21st Century introduced a similar trend / look known as "The Dandy Girl look" where young women have adopted a similar decorum as the 80s era. This trend however has clearly been revamped and bumped into high gear. Instead of the pant suits being loose and baggy , they are now more fitted. In a previous blog , i spoke briefly about this trend . I will now go into detail .

The Dandy Girl look is quite easy to achieve . The main goal is to look like a man while being a woman ... get it? Here is how :

  • Tailored Suits :  These are mainly pant suits and  can consist of jackets and vests. Whether or not you decide to go baggy or fitted , be sure that the suit is "tailored" to fit YOU. It should not look as if you borrowed a suit from your Grandfathers' closet.

  • Accessories : These can range from bow ties to suspenders. These are what will give you that "Dandy Girl Look".


It is important to note that in order to pull off this look confidence is key.
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