Girls who look like boys

Would it be fair to say that androgyny is an attitude? Sure, a set of features that sway a little to one side of the gender divide, at least in the bounds of society’s usual perceptions, makes a difference; but beyond that a boy who has a feminine grace or a girl who wears a masculine attitude are the most convincing androgynes.

Peter Coulson took that notion and turned it into this photo series, titled, unambiguously, Girls Who Look Like Boys. They’re certainly not boys, but in Hard Yakka overalls, hoddies, oversized shirts and boyfriend jeans (men’s underwear showing out the top, naturally), they could almost be. Add a cropped hairstyle or masculine quiff and the look has a rough, devil-may-care sexiness.

The cloud of beautiful confusion is at its strongest when the masculine attitude and styling contrasts against female forms.

androgyny girls as boys

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Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Girls Who Look Like Boys by Peter Coulson (NSFW)

For all of Peter Coulson’s gender-bending beauties click on the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.