men;s style

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anonymous asked:

urgent question! i'm a trans guy and my parents are very unsupportive. my mom let me get a womens tux under the impression i'm wearing a blouse, but i got a button up shirt and bowtie. i thought it was gonna be fine but i just found out they're taking pictures with me. what do i do if they ask me to change?? i really want to wear what i want and i could if i stood up to them but they like to guilttrip me into doing what they want.

I haven’t been on tumblr in awhile, but hopefully my late response can help somebody else, if not the original asker!

There’s much less stigma for people society views as women to wear traditionally masculine clothes than the other way around, so actually a lot of “men’s” styles have been women’s in recent history. 

Bowties in particular were a huge hit in the eighties. You might be able to get away with saying you like clothes from that time period, the “vintage” look or whatever.

The less nervous you act, the less suspicious they’ll probably be. Lots of people of lots of genders wear suits and ties. It’s not that unusual anymore.

- Mod April