Fact: Great style transcends gender. Here at Etsy, we’re firm believers in wearing whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself, whether it’s the pinkest, frilliest tutu, a carefully tailored suit, or something decidedly in between. Judging from the recent rise of universally chic, made-for-anyone clothing and accessories—from color-blocked jumpsuits and minimalist separates to graphic tees and printed leggings—we’re not the only ones. As Diana Pais, the talented Portugal-based designer behind gender-neutral children’s clothing line Miss Castelinhos says, “Being a unisex brand means accepting and treating all as equals, which, for me, is a wonderful message to send to the world.” Wonderful for the world, wonderful for our wardrobes—it’s clothing for everybody and every body. What’s not to love?
Read on to discover some of our favorite makers breaking the mold with non-conforming gender-neutral clothing for kids and adults.
For chic separates
“In voidstudio, beauty has no absolute definition,” says designer Jack Wong of his Hong Kong-based label. Jack’s monochromatic, nature-inspired pieces are crafted from fabrics hand-selected for their capacity to grow more beautiful with age. And thanks to their soft silhouettes and relaxed fits, his timeless collection flatters bodies of all shapes and sizes. Case in point? This on-trend oversize jumpsuit, complete with adjustable waist band.
For geometric basics
Looking for the perfect back-to-school wardrobe for your little one? Diana Pais has you covered with her modern, gender-neutral line of cotton clothing. “When I became a mother, I noticed how most brands were so divided by gender,” she recalls. “As a parent of two boys, I wanted to teach them that they could be anyone they want. There are no toys or games just for boys or girls, there are no girls’ or boys’ jobs—we’re all the same. Instead of focusing on gender, I wanted to focus on the way children connect with each other and their surroundings.”
For graphic goodness
One scroll through Siobhan Fitt-Stirling’s UK-based children’s shop, HAHonline, and we can’t help but smile. Which must mean she’s achieved her goal: to spread positivity through her handmade line of clothing and accessories. Her Positivit-tee collection in particular, emblazoned with upbeat text and cheerful patterns, is a one-stop shop for gender-neutral kid gifts.
For a colorful dose of whimsy
We dare you to try not to giggle when you pay a visit to Worthing, UK’s hello DODO. This pun-tastic clothing shop from husband-and-wife printmaking duo Jam and Ali is the perfect destination for fun-loving shoppers looking to stand out in a crowd. Feeling bold? Try one of their vibrant tees or sweatshirts, cut in a universally flattering boxy fit, or add a subtler pop of color to your favorite denim jacket or tote bag with a friendly pin or patch.
For pint-size prints
Jemma Rosina’s Cornwall, UK-based baby and toddler clothing brand was born of necessity when she struggled to find suitable gender-neutral options while expecting her first child. Today, her hand-sewn line of playful printed cotton jersey rompers, leggings, and sweatshirts ranges from newborn to age 6, and lately she’s been extra-focused on developing a collection of cute and comfy coming-home looks for parents prepping for baby’s social media debut.