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Updated: Dec 15, 2020

By Ava Shaffer

Harry Styles, Timothée Chalamet, and Jaden Smith.

What do all these men have in common, besides being major celebrity heartthrobs? The answer is loud and clear: their confidence in their femininity.

From pink painted nails to signature pearl necklaces, Harry Styles has been a forerunner in the trend of men expressing femininity and embracing fashion that is typically seen as more “girlish.” In his promo for his act on Saturday Night Live, Styles is pictured stunting in a pink tutu, complete with sheer tights and a glass of champagne in one hand. Not only does this picture scream playfulness, it is also fashionable and confident at the same time.

Along similar lines, some of you may have seen the trend on TikTok called “Femboy Friday”. In this new trend, every Friday boys dress up in feminine clothing, showing off their outfits through their videos. Not only does this trend allow for more inspiration on how to style feminine clothes, the positive and encouraging comments create an upbeat and welcoming atmosphere for others to try out this trend.

Fashion is universal, the ability of people of all genders to wear whatever they want is becoming more and more common every day. To me, this is a step in the right direction. Giving people the space and opportunity to try new clothes they originally weren’t confident enough to wear is a wonderful way to inspire fashion and creativity in a diverse range of people.

So if you choose to, pick up some eyeliner, put on those rings, and paint your nails, because the trend for men to embrace their femininity is here to stay.

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