Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'fashion. gender'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Navigating and Using MLP Forums
  • Site Problems & Questions
    • Subscriptions & Donations
  • Moderation and Rules
  • Roleplay World
    • Equestrian Empire
    • Everfree Empire


  • Approved Characters
    • Approved Cast Characters


  • Regular Banner Submissions
  • Contest Banner Submissions


  • Fanfiction Requests
  • Pony Fanfiction
  • Non Pony Fic Recordings


  • Canon Characters
  • Original Characters


  • Pony World Cup
  • Forum Events
  • Episodes
  • Making Christmas Merrier
  • Golden Oaks Library Readings
  • BronyCon


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


  • My Little Pony
    • Welcome Plaza
    • FiM Show Discussion
    • Sugarcube Corner
    • Equestria Girls
    • My Little Pony: The Movie
    • Classic Generations
    • Pony Life
  • Events
    • Forum Events
    • Making Christmas Merrier
    • Golden Oaks Library
  • Roleplay World
    • Everfree Planning, OOC & Discussion
    • Everfree Roleplays
    • The Archives
  • Octavia's Hall
    • Commissions
    • Requestria
    • Octavia’s University of the Arts
    • Canterlot Gallery
  • Beyond Equestria
    • General Discussion
    • Media Discussion
    • Forum Games
    • Ask a Pony
    • Forum Lounge
  • Canterlot
    • Throne Room
    • Feedback
    • Site Questions
    • Support
  • Poniverse
    • Canterlot Avenue
    • PoniArcade
    • Ponyville Live!
    • Gallery of Goodwill
  • Conventions

Product Groups

  • Commissions
    • Valtasar's Digital Art Commissions
    • Midnight's Commission Shop
    • Ariida-chi's Commissions
    • Ambergerr's Art Shop
    • Ezzy-Arts
    • Deerie's Commissions
    • Ody's Commissions
    • Moony Commission Shop
    • SonicPegasus Commissions
    • Berry-Bliss Commissions Store
    • Unicornia Workshop
    • Usager
    • PoisonClaw's Traditional Commissions
    • Lucha
    • Nihi The Brony's Commission shop
  • Hosting
  • Commissions Closed

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start



Website URL

Discord Username

Discord Server








Steam ID


Personal Motto



How did you find us?

Best Pony

Best Princess

Best Mane Character

Best CMC

Best Secondary/Recurring Character

Best Episode

Best Song

Best Season

Hearth's Warming Helper

Fandoms Involved In

Found 1 result

  1. I'm male, and I prefer to wear dresses and all manner of apparel typically deemed "feminine", or for women. Given my style of dress, nearly anyone who saw me would label me a crossdresser, and that's fine--I take no offense. However, I advocate that there's no such thing. Clothes are clothes. It doesn't matter who's wearing them. The concept of gender specific clothing is purely a learned, environmental phenomenon. You think it's part of our DNA to know that skirts are for women? Of course not. Everything that any culture believes about clothing, and which sex should wear what, is just due to what people grow up seeing and being told is normal. The fact is that there is no rationale whatsoever for any clothing being sex-specific. Take dresses for example. It's a dress. It's a one-piece thing with a skirt instead of pant legs. It knows no gender. What does it matter what it's covering? The only reason we have any concept of "dressing like a woman" or "dressing like a man" is because of what society tells us is normal. A Shyamalan The Village-esque isolation experiment could easily produce a generation of people believing that dresses are just for men. In my opinion, the only thing that could possibly qualify as truly crossdressing would be wearing a garment designed for a body part you don't have. I.e. support undergarments. That's it. (And even then, I don't care what people want to wear. Wear whatever makes you happy.) Other than that, I don't think clothing should have gender labels. Although I concede that adjectives such as masculine and feminine are useful in describing clothing, as well as other things, I submit that we steer away from this idea of "men's clothing" and "women's clothing." I also concede that it's still useful to have men's and women's departments in stores, as the fit of the clothes will be different, but what I'm advocating is that we throw out the idea that certain types, certain...genres, if you will, of clothing are just for one sex or the other. Thoughts? *EDIT* It occurred to me that my main post could be taken to imply that I am in favor of complete gender neutrality, possibly to the point of not acknowledging the differences between the sexes. This isn't the case at all. In fact, you'll never meet a bigger advocate for noticing, appreciating, and celebrating the differences between the sexes. Fair and equal treatment is the not the same thing as pretending that there are no differences. I am merely calling for the lifting of apparel taboos, and for people to realize that a man wearing a dress is not unnatural, nor does it automatically equate to or imply cosplaying as a woman. If a man is wearing a dress, then it's a man's dress. We should not have to call it "crossdressing," though I'll reiterate that I don't take offense to the term, either. Just wanted to clarify that. Cheerio.