Seeing artists express themselves is one of the joys of being a fan. As the world moves away from strict gender roles, it’s especially exciting to see how idols style themselves when they feel free to explore outside these norms. While many K-pop musicians are experimenting with gender expression via fashion, today, let’s focus on a few female K-pop idols. Here are four female K-pop artists who own cool, masculine looks.
In an episode of "Idol Party," Moonbyul once said she prefers being called handsome instead of pretty. Her handsome looks shine whenever she wears more masculine clothes. Whether she’s wearing a crisp suit or comfy streetwear, Moonbyul always rocks these looks with confidence and charm. You can even see Moonbyul showing off a masculine look in Mamamoo's "Um Oh Ah Yeah" music video.”
Amber is well known for her tomboy style. "A girl can be who she wants," Amber once said in reply to a rude commenter questioning her appearance. People have given Amber a hard time over her appearance for years, and she has boldly pushed back against discrimination. "I've been a tomboy pretty much all my life," she once wrote in an Instagram post. "I personally believe girls and boys are not limited to one specific look," she added. Regardless of how people treat her, Amber has always stayed true to her “tomboy” look and not let people label her for it.
Speaking of Amber, GWSN member Miya has mentioned that Amber is her role model. Still, Miya says she’d like to be known for her own unique charm. As her fans can attest, Miya is already making her mark as a cool, chic star. People often use the term “girl crush” to describe her persona, and her fierce style often draws on androgynous and traditionally masculine looks. From suits to suspenders, Miya’s outfits have helped endear her to fans.
Finally, let's check out Dami's cool, masculine-style moments. Dami (also known as Lee Yu Bin) conveys a classic charm whenever she wears more traditionally masculine outfits. Paired with short hair and round glasses, Dami looks incredibly classy. Her confidence and style even manage to make an oversized sweatshirt look fashionable.