Jaden Smith defends wearing dresses, calls himself an 'icon'

Whether he’s rocking pink hair or accessorizing using his own chopped-off dreadlocks, Jaden Smith isn’t afraid to push style boundaries.

And now, the actor and singer has defended his right to wear a dress.

Taking to Twitter this week, the 19-year-old posted: “If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will, And That Will Set The New Wave … JADEN SMITH #ICON.”

He’s clearly not the only one wanting the status quo to be challenged, as the tweet has already gathered up more than 4,000 retweets and 20,000 likes.

And while some commenters have been predictably unhappy about it, many fans have seconded Smith’s sentiment.

Jaden Smith is known for being a bit of a fashion trailblazer. (Photo: PA)
Jaden Smith is known for being a bit of a fashion trailblazer. (Photo: PA)

“Laughing bc people are finally idolizing what they made fun of for years,” read one comment.

“To hell with double standards,” added a fan, while plenty of responses simply read “icon.”

Others even called upon Smith to bring another fashion into the menswear scene: crop tops.

One wrote: “CROP TOPS KING, I wear them and lemme tell u there’s nothing better than a crop top & joggers. Join me you beautiful man. Make it a trend.”

His tweet wasn’t just talk, either; Smith has been spotted wearing non-gender-conforming outfits on more than one occasion.

Perhaps the most memorable was the monochrome frock he donned while accompanying Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg to her prom back in 2015.

here's to highschool

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He has also featured in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton and launched his own gender-neutral clothing line.

And Smith’s not the only male celebrity to have challenged gender stereotypes in fashion.

Harry Styles whipped up a storm when he wore heels to the Dunkirk premiere. Along with a double-breasted suit, Styles rocked a pair of ornate red-and-gold shoes anyone might envy.

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