What's your favorite outfit?

Questions and discussion about your sexuality and how it's a part of who you are as a person.
al
not a newbie
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:17 pm
Age: 28
Awesomeness Quotient: I make zines!
Preferred pronouns: they/them
Sexual identity and orientation: queer
Location: Colorado

What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by al »

What's an outfit/article of clothing/accessory that you really, really like?
What do you like about it?
Does it validate or express to your identity in some way?
How do you feel when you're wearing it?


I'd lead by example: I really, really like wearing tropical/botanical-themed loose button up shirts. Like what you might imagine a slightly embarrassing white father would wear on vacation in Hawaii. Why? I'm not entirely sure - maybe it reminds me of my slightly embarrassing white father, or it might be the sort of laid-back but kind of "quirky" vibe that they gives off. They also tend to be bigger and made of soft material like cotton, so I tend to feel a lot more comfortable in them (and less concerned about sweaty I am or whether my chest is visible). I feel like they help me express my genderqueerness, and my love for palm trees and flowers and being awkward at parties.

Okay, your turn!
Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it. -Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully
curiouskitten
not a newbie
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:08 am
Age: 19
Awesomeness Quotient: I'm learning Japanese and Korean
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: She/her
Sexual identity and orientation: Panromantic&heteroflexible, submissive/masochistic
Location: Earth

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by curiouskitten »

I love wearing schoolgirl type outfits. :3 They make me feel girly and smol and well behaved. I also adore anime, so that just makes me happy.
(◕‿◕)
Jacob
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 990
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:33 am
Age: 32
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: They
Location: Leeds UK

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Jacob »

As above plus dungarees/overalls!
"In between two tall mountains there's a place they call lonesome.
Don't see why they call it lonesome.
I'm never lonesome when I go there." Connie Converse - Talkin' Like You
Sam W
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 7343
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am
Age: 30
Awesomeness Quotient: I raise carnivorous plants
Primary language: english
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity and orientation: queer
Location: Desert

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Sam W »

Mine is a dress that's sort of a 1950s cut, but the skirt bit is black and the top portion is a print that's these super-saturated images of monster movies. I'll pair it with very strong makeup (dark lips and eyeliner) and one of my bone necklaces. I tend to describe my ideal presentation as "hard femme" and to me that's what this dress is. I like a lot of the trappings of "femininity" but I want to look vaguely unsettling or intimidating to a certain type of person while I wear them.
SirenSong
newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:00 pm
Age: 17
Awesomeness Quotient: I'm open to new ideas
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: They/he/she/xe
Sexual identity and orientation: Pan/bi, poly
Location: Penistone, England

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by SirenSong »

curiouskitten wrote:I love wearing schoolgirl type outfits. :3 They make me feel girly and smol and well behaved. I also adore anime, so that just makes me happy.

That is such a mood! I'm gender fluid, but girly and smol and well behaved is definitely one of my moods. Maybe I'll try wearing schoolgirl style clothes to get that feeling.
My comfort clothing is actually a dragon necklace, it has very protective vibes.
lilikoi
newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:33 pm
Age: 23
Awesomeness Quotient: Optimistic!
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity and orientation: queer (but generally prefer no label)
Location: California

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by lilikoi »

What a fun question!

I recently discovered Palazzo pants at a thrift store. I didn't realize this type of style had a name! I feel like I have been searching for these pants my whole life. They are blue and meant as a swim cover-up but they make me feel really fancy actually! The defining characteristic of palazzo is the wide leg from top to bottom but with a swishy-sway quality, not stiff. They're also high waisted which makes me feel taller for my 5' 2 (and 3/4)'' self.

As I am approaching my mid-twenties comments about my small size and child-like appearance (especially in a professional setting) really bug me, especially since I am a black woman so I already am navigating being taken seriously. It's not the worst thing in the world since us small women are given more cred than my plus-size sisters. But I bring it up because, in these pants, I feel like a boss and think I look less like a tween.
Alexa
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 159
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 am
Age: 28
Awesomeness Quotient: i make the world's best pancakes!
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/her/ella
Sexual identity and orientation: queer, pansexual
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Alexa »

Quarantine has really cemented my love for jumpsuits. They're soo comfy but they can also look so dressy if you wear the right one with the right jewelry, makeup, etc. I found a cute black one made of jersey material that's SUPER comfy -- this has become my house outfit -- and a couple that are silkier and fancier for when, if ever, we leave the house again!
Alexa K.
Scarleteen Team
Susan
not a newbie
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Age: 14
Awesomeness Quotient: My face
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: She/her, They/them
Sexual identity and orientation: Bi/Pan
Location: Ontario

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Susan »

I've always collected band tees, but recently I've found a nice little store online that sells them cheap enough that I can afford them. I normally like 80's rock bands, but I've started to expand my horizons with other genres like rap/hiphop, pop, etc. So far, I have three Pink Floyd, tow Beatles, one Queen, one Kurt Cobain, one Freddie Mercury, one ACDC, and one Eminem.
I like to pair these with a nice pair of my favourite jeans or a pair of Lulu leggings (or, if I'm honest, a pair of pj bottoms). If I'm in the mood, I'll put a long-sleeve black top underneath (for the ultimate nineties vibes). With this, I top it off with a hair clip, headband, hair bun, scrunchie, etc.
“I have spoken.” - Kuill, The Mandalorian
Mo
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 1999
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:57 pm
Awesomeness Quotient: I'm always wearing seriously fancy nail polish.
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: he/him, they/them
Sexual identity and orientation: queer/bisexual

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Mo »

Clothes can be really stressful for me, for a lot of reasons; I tend to have a very basic tshirt/skinny jeans combo almost all the time and try to make things interesting with my glasses, earrings, or makeup...but I do have one piece of clothing I'm super excited about right now, which is a neon pink denim jacket I found a couple years ago. It's as ridiculous and bright as you might imagine, and I also collect enamel pins so the front is covered in them, and it makes me so happy to wear it. :) I also get a lot of compliments on it from people I run into out in the world, which always feels nice.
bikinksterboy
not a newbie
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:32 pm
Age: 19
Awesomeness Quotient: my willingness to try essentially anything
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: he/him
Sexual identity and orientation: bisexual
Location: New York, New York

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by bikinksterboy »

my favorite as of now is probably my pink Steven Universe varsity jacket. it embodies my masculine core and bright pastel aspirations and comfort outside stereotypes of my gender. I feel super cool and self-assured when wearing it. I love the soft texture and the little white bands, and how it's like got a heft to it without being necessarily heavy. I love jackets in particular because layering is my inroad to fashion and outfit-building. Like, jacket + tee is a whole look just on its own regardless of anything else and having that keystone helps me feel more confident in exploring fashion for myself without as much of the anxiety I normally get around it. The jacket is also the brightest item of clothing I own that isn't just a generic tee, or lingerie meant only for my SO's eyes and my own, so I like that a lot. I also like how it fills out my figure without me swimming in it. Like this particular one just complements me in a really nice way where it goes along with my slim build but it's substantial in itself so it actually does change the silhouette somewhat. So like an in between of the "masculine ideal" frame and my actual build.
"~Take a moment to think of just~"

~flexibility, love, and trust~"
Marisha
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 75
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Age: 22
Awesomeness Quotient: Aspiring sex educator
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity and orientation: Bi
Location: USA

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Marisha »

I just looked up SU varsity jacket and I'm very jealous! :o

It's hard for me to say whether I have a favorite outfit right now. I'm kind of going through a style crisis. I think I need to get some new combat boots, then I'll make 'em part of my favorite outfit :)
Melamyl
not a newbie
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:13 am
Age: 54
Awesomeness Quotient: My face
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: She
Location: US

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Melamyl »

I really love being in a dress. I am the type of girl who's a little bit feminine and who loves pretty dresses. :) Dress is considered sort of my uniform already.
valerie4
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 29
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Age: 24
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: they/them
Sexual identity and orientation: Queer and/or nonbinary lesbian
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by valerie4 »

I LOVE a "loud" shirt tucked into some jeans or dark slacks with a belt and either boots or loafers. By "loud" I mean very colorful or standout patterns. Then I usually match it with an earring. These days wearing one long earring has felt more affirming. I recently bought a black turtle neck shirt and wore it with two gold chains necklaces and slacks and I felt POWERFUL. Since COVID, I have not been leaving my house and have been in a permanent state of sweatpants and t-shirts. It is really nice to get dressed up even if it is to just send pictures of my outfit to my friends.

SOMETIMES, I will wear makeup and do some cool eyeliner or bright colors. I am trying to move away from the makeup I used to wear to conform to my concept of what a woman was and now try to use it to express the fluidity of my gender. Recently, I have been doing drag makeup for cosplay on Tik Tok and it has been really liberating!

It is also really nice to have gender affirming clothing to try on in a household where my gender is not recognized. It is so amazing the power clothing can have on our moods and our lives.

Love this post!!
Urna
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:36 am
Age: 23
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Location: Delhi

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Urna »

I absolutely love wearing saris, with blouses that have quirky cuts! Saris are so versatile, and quite comfortable, if a little difficult to drape. Currently trying to figure out how to pair my chunky platform boots with my mother's delicate pastel saris!
<3333
Emily N
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:28 pm
Age: 25
Awesomeness Quotient: I love to cook!
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/they
Sexual identity and orientation: pansexual
Location: Boston, MA

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Emily N »

I'm so excited for warmer weather soon, because then I can pull out my thrifted button up shirts (when it's safe again, I'm so excited to make a trip to Savers). Most of the time though, I just want to wear clothing that don't restrict my movement or make me feel confined, so I'm also a big fan of leggings/yoga pants.
Melamyl
not a newbie
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:13 am
Age: 54
Awesomeness Quotient: My face
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: She
Location: US

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Melamyl »

Summer is near so yeah, there are a lot of cute-looking outfits advertised as ideal summer outfits, but if you don’t have the figure, budget, or cooperation of your body/the weather to wear, it won’t matter.

My favorite outfit this coming summer will be a lot of maxi skirts as dresses (I don’t care if you see my bra straps either, see above), and flip flops or sandals. :)
Emily N
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:28 pm
Age: 25
Awesomeness Quotient: I love to cook!
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/they
Sexual identity and orientation: pansexual
Location: Boston, MA

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Emily N »

I hear you, Melamyl! It can be super frustrating to find affordable clothes that fit and make me feel confident - especially when I'm relying on online shopping because of covid! But it's been helpful for me to remember that "summer clothes" can look like a lot of things and that every body looks good in "summer clothes" (however you define them). No one should feel pressure to wear clothes that make them uncomfortable just because they are widely advertised. For example, I don't feel good wearing many types of shorts, so I have found some longer skirts I feel more comfortable in for warm days.
Carly
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Age: 29
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity and orientation: Bisexual
Location: American Midwest

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Carly »

I! Love! Jumpsuits! These are very trendy at the moment where I live, but I'll be wearing these for the rest of my life. Sometimes I get really overwhelmed by getting dressed and choosing what to wear, and I find that articles of clothing that are nearly a complete outfit with just one piece (like dresses, jumpsuits, and rompers) relax my anxiety and help me move along with my day. My favorite outfit right now when I'm at home is a soft, orange jumpsuit with dots all over it. My favorite accessories are earrings (the bigger the better!) and lipstick (the bolder the better!). It's been a little hard to wear both of these due to the need to wear a mask. I don't feel like myself without them. Even if I can't wear them outside, I make sure I wear both indoors at home to reconnect with myself.
Susan
not a newbie
Posts: 20
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Age: 14
Awesomeness Quotient: My face
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: She/her, They/them
Sexual identity and orientation: Bi/Pan
Location: Ontario

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Susan »

OOHHH Carly, I love that! I find I love outfits like that too, but it's not super popular here, so I find that I don't wear them as much as I'd like.
“I have spoken.” - Kuill, The Mandalorian
Heather
scarleteen founder & director
Posts: 8602
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:43 am
Age: 51
Awesomeness Quotient: I know every word of The Lorax by heart.
Primary language: english
Preferred pronouns: they/them
Sexual identity and orientation: queery-queer-queer
Location: Chicago

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Heather »

I, too, am long a member of the jumpsuit fan club.

But on the whole, my enduring uniform that seems to stick around and make me feel comfortable in my skin over decades tends to be a white or black t-shirt and black jeans. A blazer or nice shirt over it if I need to be fancy, something silk under that if I need to be extra fancy. Alas, the older I get the less comfortable jeans become, so that's starting to become an issue, but black joggers can also do in a pinch. :)

Valerie: Black turtlenecks were long part of my uniform and I agree, there's a power to them! Alas, turtlenecks are a freaking iron maiden in menopause, so until I'm on the other side, mine are sadly relegated to the back of the closet.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
bikinksterboy
not a newbie
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:32 pm
Age: 19
Awesomeness Quotient: my willingness to try essentially anything
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: he/him
Sexual identity and orientation: bisexual
Location: New York, New York

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by bikinksterboy »

new favorite outfit! Way back in mid march I got a hold of a sick vinyl-and-lycra tight goth shirt from a goth store (It's like, wide strips of vinyl with thinner lycra strips in between. sleeveless, with a zip-up high collar) along with some authentic tall combat boots. combine those with a pair of black jeans that are rather tight on me but not actually skinny jeans and you have an iconic look-and-a-half. I have no idea when I'll actually wear it in public, but I got some awesome photos of me in it so I can revel in the aesthetic beauty before I'm ready to debut it to the world.

I really like how it both accentuates my figure and kind of has its own silhouette to it that's different than just myself laid bare, and the kind of look that's like a kind of slick, refined dark androgynous masculinity. I'm rather thin so the sleeveless tight vinyl vest really creates a bold impression. People don't always think about it but certain tight fabrics can do as much for the male figure as the female one. (And no I don't mean like men in suits, although that's appealing in its own way ;) )

when I wear it I feel stylish and like a confident badass. Maybe it's the idea of taking on a persona that comes with using an aesthetic I don't usually wear in everyday life that makes me more comfortable doing things like posing and just taking myself in

eventually I plan to add on to this look with eyeliner and fishnet sleeves!

don't know where the hell I'd go in it since I'm not even in the goth scene but I'll figure that out when I get to it
"~Take a moment to think of just~"

~flexibility, love, and trust~"
confusedinlove
not a newbie
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:23 am
Age: 18
Awesomeness Quotient: i can make anybody laugh
Primary language: english
Preferred pronouns: don't talk about me
Sexual identity and orientation: bisexual
Location: new jersey

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by confusedinlove »

tall, stompy doc martens, high-waisted, ripped black skinny jeans, cuffed to show off my fun socks (i don't care that they're out, i will never abandon skinny jeans), oversized men's white tshirt with a keith haring drawing (the one with two people holding up a heart), faux leather jacket with pins and patches, guillotine necklace, heart shaped sunglasses, bold lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, and no other makeup. yes there is a lot going on here but it makes me feel Very Gender
Urna
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:36 am
Age: 23
Primary language: English
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Location: Delhi

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by Urna »

Sari and red lipstick and super dainty silver jewelry! The vibe I want to give off is the Enchantress from the Fairytopia movies, but less twee and and edgier hahaha
<3333
transfemandgay
not a newbie
Posts: 47
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 am
Age: 18
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Sexual identity and orientation: Pansexual/Aromantic
Location: California

Re: What's your favorite outfit?

Unread post by transfemandgay »

Skirts. I will always love skirts. Short skirts, long skirts, pleated skirts, ruffled skirts, pencil skirts, loose skirts, literally all of them. Either they make me feel sexy or cute, but either way, I fucking love skirts. Being closeted and wearing jeans all my life really tampered my skirt experience for the first 18 years, but for the first time a few months ago I wore a pink pleated skirt to school and *my god*.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic