In the early 1930's, Marlene Dietrich shocked Hollywood by dressing in trouser suits, bow ties and masculine hats; it was certainly a look that shocked the more conservative Hollywood; however when this androgynous style was copied by the mass market and Dietrich was cited as a style icon many more started the trend.
Katherine Hepburn was also famed for her androgynous style, preferring wider trousers and natural make up, unlike painted lipped Dietrich, which made her style even more radical. And since then the androgynous style has made it onto the trends list every decade, and it was in the 70’s we started seeing it on haircuts sharp lines, undercuts, boyish shapes done on women, and up until then it was only in clothes. Today we are seeing a revival with androgynous touches in haircuts and styling, it’s new and fresh and just as hot. However not everyone wants it or can wear it, but I do believe with all of the variations out there anyone who loves a soft yet masculine touch can find a way to incorporate it into their style. I love it!!!