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9 Times BTS Defied Gender Norms In Fashion

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Fashion is a statement, not a gender role; and BTS redefines what it means to wear androgynous clothing.

BTS is not afraid to address profound, emotional, and unpretty topics in their music. From rejecting the standards of society to pushing mental health topics into the daylight, their songs never fail to convey an important message.

In true Bangtan style, the South Korean group isn’t afraid to defy gender norms either; and that shines through in many of their stylish OOTDs.

BTS is a cultural (and fashionable) reset of epic proportions, and these are 9 of the most legendary times when they (and their talented team of stylists) did not care if their apparel came from the women’s department.

#1 A parade of pink in “Boy With Luv”

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Since the beginning of time, blue was for boys and pink was for girls; but BTS blurred that line when they donned the rosy color in their music video for “Boy With Luv”.

Even their Map of the Soul: Persona album was pretty in pink! (Also; hey, Halsey!)

#2 The Corsets from the Map of the Soul: 7 Concept Sketch

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Image from Big Hit Music

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Image from Big Hit Music

The poignant beauty of “Black Swan” touches on the topic of mental health while the septet literally dances to the rhythm of their feelings in a fierce ballet-inspired routine. As fans can see in both the concept images and music video, Jungkook and Jimin wore leather corsets over their black long-sleeve shirts.

Many women have been cutting off their blood circulation with tight corsets circa the 16th century, but these garments have now been repurposed in Bangtan style.

#3 If the Shoe Fits…

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Image from Big Hit Music

BTS posed in flamboyant colors for version 4 of the MAP of the Soul: Persona concept photos. While they all looked amazingly voguish, our eyes are fixed on J-Hope’s spectacular pink trousers and equally pink mules. Another thing that caught our attention in this photo is the pair of shoes on Suga’s feet. These are Gucci Flashtrek sneakers for women, but Suga makes them look fabulously gender-neutral.

#4 Feminine Fishnets on the Cover of Singles Magazine

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Image from Singles Magazine

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Image from Singles Magazine

Haute couture knows no bounds, as it is literally a form of art that we can wear. Being true to this concept, BTS was styled in skirts, corsets, chokers, lace gloves, and fishnet stockings for their Singles magazine cover shoot.

Siri, play “Vogue” by Madonna.

#5 The Skirt and the Fur Boots

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When the concept images for “Butter” were released, Jimin stunned everyone by rocking a red plaid Celine skirt and fur boots.

What can we say? He carried that look to the next level. It’s the Jimin effect.

#6 Jimin’s Feminine Floral Earrings

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Image from Big Hit Music

Earrings have been considered accessories for both men and women for quite some time now. However, Jimin’s affinity for gossamer feminine earrings transcends any type of gender norms that were left behind.

Here he is, posing in floral earrings for his BE concept shoot…looking as pretty as you do.

#7 J-Hope’s Half Skirt

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J-Hope’s silk shirt, half skirt, and dainty lace socks were among the pivotal moments in BTS’ Love Yourself: Answer Version S concept shoot. We totally get why all eyes are on him right now. (Get it?)

#8 These Heels Were Made For Walking

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Image from Esquire Magazine

Jimin and J-Hope added fearless flair to their outfits for Esquire magazine by sashaying around in high heels.

High heels add inches to our height, make us feel confident, and give us leverage to reach the cereal on the upper shelf. So, why not?

#9 The Snow White of BTS

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Image from Big Hit Music

Okay, fine; V only wore a Snow White dress for a “Go Go” rehearsal video when he lost a game of “rock, paper, scissors”, but he did look very pretty dolled up as a Disney princess.

Apples, anyone? (Not poisoned, of course.)


Source: Big Hit Music| Singles Magazine | Esquire Magazine

 

 

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