Menswear-Inspired Clothes for Women

Not every little girl grows out of her tomboy phase. That’s the inspiration behind TomboyX, the clothing and accessories line specifically designed for women who want menswear-inspired clothes that are tailored for a woman’s body. West Seattleites Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez and Wallingford resident Barb Gauld—who range in age from late 30s to early 50s—launched TomboyX earlier this year after a successful Kickstarter campaign. They list Diane Keaton, Katharine Hepburn and Amelia Earhart as style icons and that tomboy aesthetic is reflected in such pieces as the best-selling Sweet Caroline ($150): A classic cotton blouse tailored with biased side panels to flatter a woman’s body, and contrasting cuffs and collar to add flair. The collection goes up to size 16—and is designed and manufactured in Seattle. The reaction has been overwhelming, Dunaway says. “We’ve created a movement. People see themselves in and want to identify with the brand.” There’s plenty of cool TomboyX swag, including an old-school ID bracelet, as well as boots and socks that come with a lifetime guarantee. Available online at tomboyx.com.

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