The tomboy look is usually mistaken as a style that is only worn by butch lesbians or girls that behave like men. A tomboy is a girl who acts or dresses in a boyish way. Tomboys are sometimes called hoydens or romps. Additionally girls or ladies who love this look are also sometimes mistaken as trying to be man, which entirely true there are a lot of straight women (heterosexuals) who sometimes feel like wearing male clothing or clothes that look masculine. It is not about trying to be man it’s just about one’s own personal preference or sense of style. Sometimes people dress according to how they feel or they like the tomboy look because it is comfortable or for various other reasons. Owing to this every individual has his/her own preference when it comes to style and it could vary based on a particular occasion or how you feel however sometimes people’s dress sense varies according to the latest fashion trends. They want to keep up with recent trends.
Baggy jeans, male sweaters, tracksuit pants, Timberland boots or Bronx are the different clothes that epitomize the tomboy look. On the contrary, there are some aspects of the tomboy look that have become more acceptable as a fashion trend such as boyfriend jeans.
There was a period whereby the tomboy style was considered the in thing where ladies would wear baggy pants and Timberland boots. In the 80’s artists such as TLC, Da Brat and Aaliyah were known for their style of choice which was the tomboy look. I think it’s worthwhile to know that the tomboy look is still quit prevalent in 2013 people still love wearing the tomboy look. Moreover Ciara, Amber Rose and Rihanna just to name a few are well known people who are straight and they wear this look as an alternative style/dress sense hence the reason why I am say that the tomboy look is just a style preference and it sometimes has nothing to do about one’s sexual orientation. It’s about expressing yourself through clothing.