Open Access Opinion

Why the Terms Unisex and Gender Neutral are not Fit for Purpose in Contemporary Clothing and Fashion Design

Ashley Morgan*

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 08, 2019;  Published Date: April 10, 2019


The word unisex when applied to clothing, very simply describes clothing that both men and women can wear interchangeably, such as jeans and t-shirts. This term seems to have been adopted by fashion and clothing companies to suggests that they make clothing that can be worn by anyone. Yet, the fixed nature of sex is both contestable and regularly contested, and the term is hardly used in any other forum - is there still room for this term in clothing and fashion which seems anachronistic?

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