How To Be a Butch Lesbian

A butch is defined as a lesbian that presents herself in a masculine way, as opposed to a femme who presents themselves as feminine.Butch women present themselves and define "butchness" in a variety of ways.Being butch is about traditional masculinity to some, while a whole new category of gender to others.Butch lesbians often adopt masculine or androgynous characteristics.It's important to be yourself and comfortable in your skin with gender presentation.There are ways you can be seen as a lesbian.

Step 1: Don't wear your hair long.

Lesbians with short hair.Try a mohawk and shave parts of your hair.You are able to play with the style.Mohawks can be colored, spiked, and styled in a variety of ways.Although shaving the sides of your hair is a good look for a butch lesbian, you don't have to go for the typical "mullet" look.The she-mullet look was more common in the 1970s and 1980s.The look is characterized by a short, shaved look on the top and long hair down the nape of the neck.Try a shaved head or a crew cut.Try the hair style from the show.This hair style is a short shag with multiple layers that is washed with gel.It's the "I just got out of bed" look.

Step 2: Donate or give away your high fashion items.

They don't fit within the butch aesthetic.Wear jeans and vests.When it comes to butch fashion, this will help you get started.Pull a vest over a t-shirt.In a red hue, wear colored, skinny jeans.Wear baggy jeans.There are not going to be many butch lesbians in bell bottoms.Wear suits and undershirts.It is possible to give flannel a try.Try wearing boots.You don't want to see anything that looks frilly.Baggy t-shirts are a good way to go.You should wear a beanie, hoodie, and boxer shorts.There are suspenders, Oxford shoes, sneakers, leather jackets, black or gray t-shirts, and leather or letter jackets worn by lesbians.Sturdy fabrics are preferable to silks.

Step 3: You should wear the right jewelry.

Many butch lesbians don't wear jewelry like you might buy for a female child.They would pick pieces that were strong.Forget the rainbows, the unicorns, and anything with flowers.Don't wear excessive bling.The Dynasty look is not what you are going for.If it is on leather cuffs, silver is the best choice.When it comes to jewelry, less is better.A nose ring is a great idea, but piercings are a better idea.There are circles in the ears.

Step 4: A tie is appropriate.

lesbians like to wear neckties.Sometimes you will see them wearing a necktie with a t-shirt.Try wearing a bow tie.The butch look is conveyed by a bow tie.You can mix it up.The bow tie is striped.Show your creativity.If you are not sure how to tie it, try a clip-on tie.An attractive look for a butch lesbian is wearing a tie with a loose knot.It's a good idea to learn to tie a tie.

Step 5: Play sports.

It's a stereotype, but you should always feel free to be who you are.Some sports are considered to be more than others.Archery, softball, boxing, kickboxing, roller derby, and other sports that require physical strength are good choices.Unless you dress butch, don't play racquetball or tennis at country club sports.Ladies wear won't do the trick.It's the same on the golf course.

Step 6: You can drink beer or hard liquor.

You should always drink in moderation.You should be safe.You want to avoid drinks with umbrellas.Daiquiris are not very butch.It's drinking hard liquor, like whiskey, Bourbon, or Scotch.Grab a beer.Don't drink drinks with fruit in the glass or with juice mixed into them.Whatever you do, don't drink a drink that has alcohol in it.What about a Martini?

Step 7: Pick a job that is physical.

Sometimes lesbians can be found in jobs that defy traditional stereotypes, and sometimes those jobs require physical labor or strength.You should always do what you like and not worry about conforming to what other people want.You may find butch lesbians more often in certain professions.Police work, firefighting, race car drivers, and even the law are all professions that a butch lesbian might gravitate towards.

Step 8: There are serious books to read.

Danielle Steele is not likely to be read by a butch lesbian at the beach.Don't be near chick lit.You can go for thrillers like Michael Crichton or Stephen King.Read books related to history, politics, or social causes if you care about serious issues.Don't read books that are too silly.

Step 9: Play an instrument.

A lesbian is likely to enjoy or play music in the metal, rock, hip-hop or similar genres.You can choose drums, bass, or electric guitar.You can get a tattoo to go along with the rock genre.Any string instrument is not going to make you look very butch.

Step 10: Men should try out masculine mannerisms.

Masculine mannerisms can be hard to define.Traditional ways of describing masculine mannerisms, such as walking with confidence and stride or not slouching, don't actually tell you anything.People with feminine gender presentation also have these characteristics.If you like how a masculine person carries his or herself, watch how they move and try to mimic them.Just as idealized feminine mannerisms have something to do with confidence, so do idealized masculine mannerisms.The core of moving and feeling like a butch is self-confidence.Being a butch, and moving like one, is all about finding a gender presentation that feels right to you.Those around you will see how you carry yourself if you feel good about yourself.

Step 11: Go natural.

A lesbian is not likely to wear a lot of makeup.Forget glitter eye shadow, pink blush, fake eyelashes, and all of that.Black, brown or charcoal liner is similar to what a man in a rock band would wear.This is known as a guy liner.Take care of your skin.It's a good idea to wear a sunscreen every day.You can forget the rest of the makeup routine.

Step 12: It's a good idea to keep your nails short.

Lesbians are not going to be seen wearing colored nailpolish or wearing gel nails.They wouldn't use pastels or glittery colors on their nails.A butch lesbian would keep her nails clean.Lesbians might paint their nails black.If you want to do something with your nails, neutral or dark colors are the best choice.

Step 13: Get a pet that is right for you.

If you are a butch lesbian, you won't be carrying a miniature poodle the size you could fit in a small purse.You are more likely to have a larger breed of dog.You are more likely to own a dog than a cat.If you want a reptile, go for a turtle, snake, or insect.

Step 14: Determine which butch you want to be.

In lesbian culture there are many different categories of being butch.A butch is a woman who adopts male characteristics.A soft butch is a lesbian.The soft butch has some feminine characteristics and falls in between a woman and a man.A lesbian who identifies as an athlete is often seen in baseball caps and sporting wear.The lead in sexual activity is taken by a stone butch.Black butch lesbians are referred to as a stud.

Step 15: You should be your charming self.

It doesn't have to include traditional masculine ways of behaving.Don't try to be someone you're not.People should like you for who you are, not for your quirks.It is possible to explore aspects of your personality that have been hidden.If you want to explore your butchness, work on being assertive.If you have a butch personality, it means that you are assertive in life.Don't try to limit yourself.The freedom to dress and act as you please is at the heart of what it means to be a butch.If you want to wear a suit one day and a dress the next, that's fine.Your butchness can change from one day to the next.

Step 16: Think about butchness in other ways.

There is more to butch than just being nice.It is a way of belonging and being in lesbian culture.Butches have a long and important place in lesbian history and their willingness to push the boundaries of sex and gender was important in creating lesbian-identified spaces and communities.Butchness is a way of expressing one's sexuality for the world to see.You are also a lesbian when you are seen as butch.For those who were assumed to be straight, this can be very empowering.It can help you find a date.