Gender-neutral clothing is no longer an obscure corner of the fashion world, but as interest in such designs grows, some of the lines have been criticized as overly baggy and lacking imagination.
In some designers’ quest to fit every adult body, they have sometimes wound up pleasing no one.
Now, smaller companies are trying to reconfigure everything from cuts to closures in a bid to offer gender-neutral fashion with silhouettes and style. Their secret weapons? Zippers, stretch fabrics and redrawn size charts.
“When people do gender-neutral, they tend to do really blousy-like loose, oversized things, and I don’t know that everyone wants to dress like that,” said
chief executive and founder of the Phluid Project, which sells gender-free pieces online and in department stores including