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Gamine refers to a girl who appears to be youthful, regardless of age.[1] They are someone who have a boyish beauty and can comfortably wear boys' clothing. Overall, the gamine style is cute and boyish.

Visual

The Gamine aesthetic includes women that dress with masculine characteristics. Most Gamine women do not have enough of masculine characteristics to fit the Androgynous aesthetic, but some do. Visuals for Gamine include natural non-feminine traits of a woman; short hair, suits, and button-up shirts are common motifs of this aesthetic.

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Fashion

Gamine clothing should have a clean shape with small-scale details. Clothing may have playful or creative patterns; however, people wearing these patterns do not look like children.[2]

Tops

  • Button down shirts or blouses, typically in pastel or white
  • Graphic t-shirts
  • Polos, typically in pastel
  • Striped sailor shirts, typically red-white or blue-white
  • Crewneck sweaters
  • Turtlenecks

Jackets

  • Short cardigans
  • School-girl blazers
  • Hoodies
  • Trench coats
  • Wide-collar coats
  • Capes
  • Peacoats

Bottoms

Pants

  • Dark blue jeans
  • Black denim
  • Denim shorts
  • Capris
  • Ankle-length pants

Skirts & Dresses

Gamine skirts can be mini, knee-length, or midi. They should be made of tulle or another flowing fabric. Sailor skirts and bubble mini-skirts also work for this style.

Gamine dresses include baby-doll dresses and little black dresses. Dresses might have bows and/or ruffles.

Accessories

Accessories that fit gamine tend to be small and compact.[3]

Footwear

  • Ankle boots
  • Ballet flats
  • High-top sneakers
  • Kitten heels
  • Loafers
  • Sandals (light colors)
    • Cork-heel platform sandals
    • Slingback wedge sandals

Hats

  • Beret
  • Balloon hat
  • Straw sunhat
  • Striped knit hat

Jewelry

  • Analog watch
  • Charm bracelet
  • Pearls
  • Small earrings
  • Small rings with small stones

Hair

Pixie cuts are extremely common. When hair is worn down, it tends to be pulled back by a headband or head scarf. In terms of hair accessories, gamines might wear flower barrettes or bows.

Media

This is a list of somewhat well-known people that have adopted this style. Taken from Culled Culture and High Latitude Style.

  • Audrey Hepburn - the quintessential gamine.
  • Halle Berry
  • Leslie Caron
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Judy Dench
  • Mia Farrow
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Diane Keaton
  • Natalie Portman
  • Rihanna
  • Winona Ryder
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Audrey Tautou
  • Twiggy
  • Emma Watson
  • Michelle Williams

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