I’m curious, as a young woman, can I be dandy? Is it incorrect for me to try to fit into the terms that you’ve explicitly given to males? Because my idea of how I want to re-invent my wardrobe isn’t very feminine… actually, most of what I have in mind is exactly what you blog about.
Thank you so much for writing, AJ. While the role of a Dandy is most often times reserved for males, there is such thing as a female Dandy whom is often referred to unofficially as a “Quaintrelle”– a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures. So an answer to you’re question is a resounding YES, there is such a thing as a female Dandy.
For some further Quaintrelle style inspirations, you may want to check out photos from the latest Seersucker Social hosted by Dandies & Quaintrelles in Washington DC, or check out some other fine examples below this post.
Most importantly, however, one must always remember the sartorial adage I often quote on the site which is: “wear what you dig.” Just because a certain style may have a masculine association with it, by no means does it imply that a woman cannot adopt the style herself. Thanks again for writing, keep reading and as always, stay Dandy.