Lesbian Teens in Leggings
Teen girls love leggings because they’re versatile, adaptable and super cosy – you can pair them with almost every jumper, hoodie or dress in your closet and they still look cool. Additionally, leggings make naptime more comfortable after a late night out or an indulgent dinner of aged Parmesan; in other words: leggings are basically your pyjamas on steroids. So leggings should definitely be part of every teenage girl’s closet; that is why some may assume a teenage lesbian wearing leggings as an indication of sexuality or gender identity issues.
Lesbian fashion can vary greatly; from masculine working-class clothes (such as flannel shirts and button-up shirts) worn by butch lesbians, to form-fitting dresses, skirts and blouses with feminine hair and makeup; femme lesbians often opt for form-fitting dresses, skirts and blouses with long, feminine hair. But we’ve moved far past outdated butch/femme stereotypes; now there are an array of queer identities and styles to explore as well. There are terms such as futch lipstick lesbian, Chablis lips lesbians and Stone butches to identify more feminine-presenting lesbians among them.
Leggings are an easy and cost-effective way to show that you belong in the community, making leggings an important statement piece. From butch or femme lesbian wear, there are multiple ways leggings can serve as an indicator that they belong.
Some butches differentiate themselves from their cisgender counterparts by adopting the classic masculine working-class aesthetic, which typically features accessories like heavy denim jackets or leather coats, slogan-adorned T-shirts, and heavy eyeliner. Other butches prefer to accentuate their feminine traits by maintaining long, flowy hair and wearing makeup; femme lesbians tend to favor vintage or retro-inspired clothing adorned with floral headbands, feminine jewelry or elegant bags as a distinctive mark of their identity.
Witchy lesbians love all things macabre — you may spot them wearing crystal necklaces, tapestry coats or animal bone talismans as accessories. While not a typical look for queer girls in general, this style of clothing can often be found among Gen Zs on TikTok; some may embrace its goth/punk aesthetic with all-black clothing and white makeup.
Chromat is a feminist merch company popular with lesbians as it offers futuristic bodywear tailored specifically for various shapes and sizes – particularly plus-size queer women who often struggle to find clothes that flatter them comfortably and suitably. Additionally, Chromat offers swimwear and activewear specifically made for trans bodies.