Breaking free from the societal chains that have been set for hundreds of years, Pride month is an excellent reminder that clothing is a way to express yourself. Making clothing that works for all body types, no matter the size or body composition is imperative for inclusion and acceptance in our society. Sewing can help those who don’t desire to fit into average fit model measurements. For genderless and inclusive sizing trends and free patterns, keep reading!
Coco Chanel is a prominent figure in adapting genderless trends, being the first of their time to use menswear in their wardrobe. After all, genderless fashion isn’t exclusively for those that identify a certain way; It is for everyone.
Major fashion houses like Thom Browne have released a fully unisex runway collection for Fall 2022, joined by other designers like Chloé, Ralph Lauren, and Hermés. These designers showcased some genderless looks, including long-sleeve button-downs, boxy blazer silhouettes, tailored trousers, and outerwear pieces like long leather biker coats. Most designers stayed with more neutral colors like black, white, brown, and beige.
Now it’s time for some genderless options that aren’t just for colder weather. I’ve got a few ideas worth sharing, including some swim/summer styles meant for general summer activities.
Genderless Pattern Ideas
More companies are adapting gender-fluid clothing and sizing. While it’s still a growing concept, the sewing community can create and bring the genderless dressing to the forefront of their sewing projects much faster than any store. Wear clothes that show your style and make you feel and look your best. At the end of the day, that’s what matters.
Leave a comment below if you find yourself venturing to other sections of the clothing stores to search for pieces that fit your needs. I do this often when shopping for sweatshirts and tees.