Jaden Smith Wears a Dress and Breaks Gender Norms

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For a while back there, we thought Jaden Smith was going to go the usual Hollywood route. He hung out with the popular kids like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and the Jenner girls. His being the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith landed him major movie roles starting at the young age of 8, and he further used that advantage to breeze right into the arts/music /fashion scene.

Then Jaden slowly started becoming more, well, different. He was seen less and less with the cool kids. He started writing cryptic Twitter messages, which prompted people to call him either a philosophical genius or just another emo teen.

Jaden’s latest deviant antic was to wear a black-and-white striped sweater dress, which we have identified as a Topshop design from the label’s women’s section that you can buy at Nordstrom. The 16-year-old shared a picture of the cross-dressing controversy on Instagram and captioned it with “Went To TopShop To Buy Some Girl Clothes, I Mean ‘Clothes'”.

Jaden Smith dressJaden Smith’s Instagram post where he’s wearing a Topshop women’s striped sweater dress — posted on April 10, 2015

Topshop Stripe Sweater DressTopshop Stripe Sweater Dress, $68

Clearly, Jaden was trying to convey a gender equality message, and you know what? We think he was successful. Women have been getting away with wearing men’s clothes for a long time now, so why not men? It’s time we break that double standard, and Jaden just might have started the revolution.

Just so you know, this wasn’t the first time Jaden wore a woman’s dress. A few days before, he wore what appeared to be a black sweater dress layered with a white mesh tank and cutoff jean shorts. His accompanying Twitter message for this daring outfit was “That Moment When Your Wearing A Dress With No Pants And You Swerve Way To Hard.”

Do you think Jaden Smith pulls off wearing a dress?


Credit: Jaden Smith's Instagram