Hurrah – Vogue has a feature on Tomboy style throughout fashion history. From Coco Chanel to Daria Werbowy, to Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Winona Ryder and lesbian favourite Cara Delevingne.
The word tomboy dates to the late 1500s, when it was used to describe a bold-spirited or immodest woman. Fashionably speaking, the tomboy came of age in the Roaring Twenties, a time of great liberation for women in every way, including dress. The Jazz Age gave birth to the garçonne—a word referring both to the sporty, bob-haired look that women adopted, and a specific type of dress (described at the time by Vogueas being “good for the woman who wishes to look trim and boyish. It is as simple as its name implies, straight in line, one-piece, beltless.”… read the article