Plus, our favorite styles from each label.
Unisex fashion brands are revolutionizing our closets for the better and making it easier than ever to prioritize authentic self-expression. In recent years, we’ve seen a surge in brands challenging the dated binaries of womenswear and menswear—many of which have forgone the division altogether in favor of gender-neutral options that encourage free-spirited dressing. Enter Telfar, Big Bud Press, and Wildflag, just a handful of brands promoting the notion that fashion is for everyone and shouldn’t come with restrictions.
To help you uncover your new favorite shopping destination, we curated a guide to some of the best gender-neutral fashion brands on the market, with need-to-know info about what makes each unique. There’s something for everyone, from affordable athleisure and quality activewear to highly covetable accessories, formalwear for special occasions, and everything in between.
Best Unisex Clothing Brands
Founded in 2012 in a studio apartment in Portland, Oregon, former Nike employees Emma Mcilroy, Taralyn Thuot, and Julia Parsley sought to ditch gender norms altogether by launching Wildfang, a unisex fashion brand stocked with everything from casual basics to more elevated silhouettes. The brand is climate neutral certified and working on even more ways it can be sustainable, not to mention it actively gives back to the community. For 2023, Wildfang is participating in the 1% Pledge to support community nonprofits—and it’s previously given back over $650k to good causes like ProjectQ, ACLU, and Planned Parenthood, among others.
Our Pick: New to the brand? Check out The Essential Denim Coverall ($198; wildfang.com), a brand staple you’ll look forward to personalizing year-round.
Human Nation was co-founded by none other than Ciara and Russell and Ciara Wilson, and it falls under the power couple’s parent fashion company, House of LR&C. Unveiled in 2020, the collection comprises chic and sustainably minded streetwear for young adults. And there’s a philanthropic element, too: three percent of the brand’s profits go to the Why Not You Foundation, a nonprofit that helps empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Editor’s Pick: Human Nation Legacy Quilted Coat in Organic Cotton ($168, thehouseoflrc.com). Wear it over a tan sweatsuit for a polished yet comfortable look.
Telfar Clemens introduced his eponymous unisex accessories label in 2005, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he released the Shopping Bag, generating a frenzy among the fashion set. The designer’s handbag is undeniably one of the most covetable designs, evidenced by the fact that it’s near-impossible for them to stay in stock. (Case in point: Lil Nas X, Gabrielle Union, and Beyoncé, among other celebrities, are fans.) But Telfar’s reach doesn’t stop at totes; it also offers a vast selection of genderless apparel and shoes, all personifying the brand’s motto, “Not for you—for everyone.”
Our Pick: If you don’t already own a Telfar shopper, it’s time to add one to your wardrobe. As mentioned, they’re often out of stock, but if you act fast, you can get your hands on the UGG x TELFAR Large Fleece Shopper ($275, telfar.net).
TomboyX is the brainchild of Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez, a gender-neutral, size-inclusive underwear and apparel line with something for everyone. The duo founded the brand in 2013 when there was a white space in the market for comfortable boxer briefs for women—and they jumped on the opportunity, creating styles that, per the website, “anybody could feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fell on the size or gender spectrum.” Since its 2013 launch, the brand’s expanded into activewear, swimwear, and period-proof undergarments.
Our Pick: Available in a ton of colors and prints, the double-layered TomboyX Essentials Sports Bra ($32, tomboyx.com) and silky-soft TomboyX Boy Shorts ($20, tomboyx.com) is a great starting point for those who love a matching set as much as I do.
Big Bud Press
Los Angeles-based clothing label Big Bud Press is not-so-quietly bursting its way to the top of the unisex apparel market with retro-inspired prints and bold hues made to be photographed. Founders Lacey Micallef and Philip Seastrom were intent on creating a brand that sources its fabric ethically and manufactures locally, with inclusive sizing (XXS-6XL) for all bodies. And they did just that, evidenced by the brand’s website, which stars a diverse cast of models and transparent intel about each product.
Our Pick: Big Bud Press Lucky Western Pants ($125, bigbudpress.com). The limited-edition print comes in other silhouettes, too, FYI.
Portland-based Olderbrother embodies the slow fashion movement by conceptualizing and creating unisex garments made from eco-conscious textiles and natural dyes. Founders Bobby Bonaparte and Max Kingery are at the helm of the unisex fashion line, using eco-conscious textiles, natural dyes (in earthy hues, no less), and biodegradable packaging, to ship its limited seasonal curations to shoppers’ doorsteps.
Our Pick: The perfect baggy pleated jean exists thanks to the Olderbrother Big Pleats Denim ($295, olderbrother.us). This SKU is just one pair of the brand’s head-turn-worthy jeans—there’s plenty more to choose from.
Love athleisure? Say less, and peruse Pangaia’s extensive loungewear lineup. The UK-based brand is well-known for its comfy monochrome co-ords featuring a signature text block spotlighting what the silhouette was crafted from. The company is a Certified B Corp, which means it meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance. In other words, the brand is doing a tremendous job of fusing science with fashion by creating and utilizing revolutionary materials that are better for the earth.
Our Pick: The Pangaia Signature Hoodie ($195, pangaia.com) is a fan-favorite made from organic cotton and recycled cotton blend. It’s also treated with PRMNT™, natural, plant-based peppermint oil that neutralizes and prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria to keep your sweatshirt fresh as long as possible.
New York City-based Official Rebrand reinvents discarded clothing into one-of-a-kind genderless pieces you can’t find anywhere else. Founder and designer MI Leggett upcycles a range of materials, from luxury deadstock and other unwanted textiles, and gives them a new life with hand-painted prints and deconstructed details, among countless other captivating designs. Along with apparel, you can also find some reimagined objects and accessories like hats, tote bags, art prints—and the list goes on.
Our Pick: Official Rebrand’s Censored Sight Painted Blazer ($310, officialrebrand.shop).
Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat founded Kirrin Finch because they couldn’t find clothes that aligned with their personal style. Time and time again, they gravitated toward the men’s section for button-up shirts and bow ties but ultimately gave up because they didn’t fit their bodies. Identifying a white space in the market, they founded Kirrin Finch in 2015, inspired by fictional tomboys “Georgina Kirrin” from The Famous Five series and “Scout Finch” from To Kill A Mockingbird. In the years since, Kirrin Finch has become a destination for menswear-inspired apparel designed to fit a range of female and non-binary bodies.
Our Pick: The Kirrin Finch Lavender Classic Dress Shirt ($150, kirrinfinch.com) rightfully earns a top spot on the brand’s bestseller list for its tailored fit and thoughtful details such as its structured collar, extra-long length for tucking, and nine-button front to reduce chest gaping.
In 2016, Simon Black and Travis hit the ground running by launching their genderless clothing and accessories brand, One DNA. These days, the label’s making it hard not to know about them, one reason being you can find the brand’s empowering graphic designs at Nordstrom, PacSun, and direct-to-consumer via the brand’s website. The brand prides itself on its small-batch production and organic and recycled fabrics, which lend themselves to a compelling lineup of everyday essentials such as chunky cable knits and pleated button-ups.
Our Pick: The One DNA Sierra Parachute Pants ($86, official brand.shop) are a must-have for spring. They come in several colors—including white, blue, and khaki green, among others—and are made of 100 percent cotton with four pockets and a drawstring at the waist.
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