Hetero-normative and gender binary expectations. Interesting when and how they are applied. When two gay men get married, no one questions their style choices if they both choose to wear a suit. (Although, they certainly face other isms borne out of said expectations.) But, if two individuals who we presume to be women get married, then the rules change a bit: Folks want to know who in the couple is going to wear the dress, and who is going to wear the suit.
But, not here at dapperQ. We advocate wearing what you want and being who you are. And, if you’re the dapper type, we’re here to help you achieve your style goals. One way we do that is by featuring real-world models who have impeccable style. I just so happened to get a submission last week from Mellina and Sarah, who both wore suits at their wedding and looked dashing in their ensembles. Here’s a bit more about them:
Sarah and Mellina met in Seattle, WA after they both moved across the country for a fresh start. They saw the exact opposite in each other, and that’s what made the magic happen. They fell in love over wine, great food, and video games. After seven years together, they finally were able to celebrate their love with marriage equality! They look forward to years of cooking for friends and family, having kids and watching 3-D movies.
Mellina (left) and Sarah (right)
Suits from Nordstrom Men’s Shop, downtown Seattle
Photography by Hannah Ludlow