So Long, Boyfriend Jeans. It’s All About the Girlfriend Top Now.

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For decades, women have been sold on the idea of dressing like their boyfriends. From Boyjeans to the shirtdress, traditional menswear restyled as womenswear has a storied history. Now, as culture moves towards a genderless fashion future, male celebrities are flipping the menswear-as-womenswear trend on its head and incorporating silhouettes traditionally reserved for women into their own wardrobes. What was once a radical statement (Mick Jagger in the ’70s) and then a punchline (Seinfeld‘s puffy shirt episode, anyone?) is now a direct line to fresh and dynamic menswear. Tired: boyfriend jeans. Wired: your girlfriend’s going out top. Below, some celebs working the trend.

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1

Timothée Chalamet

In a sequined Louis Vuitton hoodie.

2

Harry Styles

In a black lace top by Gucci.

3

Ezra Miller

Wearing a Bode blouse and patchwork jacket.

5

Cole Sprouse

In a dark gray satin button-down.

6

Jonathan Van Ness

In a silver sequined top.

8

Ezra Miller

In Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week.

9

Billy Porter

Wearing Ashish along with a statement bag that reads, “FUCK U PAY ME!”

10

Chadwick Boseman

In an Etro bomber jacket.

11

Jared Leto

Sporting a billowy white sheer top.

12

Shawn Mendes

In a sparkly shirt by Fendi.

13

Jared Leto

Wearing a colorful shirt by Gucci.

14

Rami Malek

In a Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello midnight blue bomber jacket.

15

Billy Porter

In a printed top by Victoria Beckham.

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Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Fellow at ELLE.com.

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