100 Most Stylish dapperQs 2018

 

In July 2013, dapperQ published our first ever list of 100 Most Stylish dapperQs. This was by far one of our most popular posts, but was by no means exhaustive. Since the original post was not comprehensive enough to capture all of the amazing dapper that exists in our community, our team decided to compile an annual list of 100 most stylish dapperQs. This year is our SIXTH anniversary of this piece!

Important things to know about this list…

  1. Those on the 2013, 2014, 20152016, and 2017 lists are not eligible for the 2018 list because we want to reserve space to celebrate other members our community. But, not to worry; those on the first list, on the second list, on the third list, on the fourth list, and on the fifth list still hold their titles.
  2. Individuals were selected based on a nomination system. Don’t see someone you think should be on here? Nominate them for the 2018 list by e-mailing [email protected]
  3. Our list is trans inclusive because our mission has always been to be a fashion and empowerment website for the unconventionally masculine: masculine and androgynous presenting women, gender queers, and trans identified individuals — anyone who has been told that masculinity, androgyny, and masculine-leaning non-binary style is off limits to them.
  4. This is NOT A RANKED LIST!!
  5. This list is not based on sexual orientation, but rather style and expression.
  6. Nominees have a range of styles: some are fluid, and many do not fit neatly into the gender binary. Styles range from andro-chic, to dandy, to tomboy, to rock n’ roll, and more…
  7. “Eff that! Where’s all the high femme fashion?” We agree 100% and have recently started a sibling project, Hi Femme! We have received A LOT of push back and criticism for it. But, femme visibility is important and we plan on moving forward regardless of the haters.  Our goal was to have a list that integrates Hi Femme! this 2018 edition, but we are still working on building a solid archive of images that represent a diverse range of femme expression. We do not want to run a piece that is not inclusive and intersectional. If you know of a fierce femme to feature, please feel free to nominate them at [email protected] We need more submissions, and they come from you!!!

1. Moon Lin
Social Media Influencer
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @moonlin0106

2. Sara Ramirez
Mexican American Actress, Singer, and Songwriter
[Instagram; Twitter; IMDb]

Photo via Facebook: TheRealSaraRamirez

3. Shevy Booze
University Conduct Director & Life Coach
[Instagram; Twitter]

Photo by Debbie-jean Lemonte

4. Dorie Clark
Adjunct Professor at Duke University; Author
[Twitter; Instagram; YouTube]

Photo by Mark Thompson

5. Linda Harrison
Director and CEO, Museum of the African Diaspora
[Website; MoAD]

Photo via MoAD

6. Jazzmyne Jay
Buzzfeed Producer; Fashion Influencer; Model
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @jazzmynejay

7. Armine
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Debbie-jean Lemonte, Suit by The Tailory

8. Jordan Paige
Artist; Hair Stylist
[Instagram]

Photo by Josh Fingerhut

9. Lanaya Irvin
Investment Banker
[Instagram]

Photo by Vesa Studios

10. Laurie J. Punch, MD
Trauma Surgeon
[Twitter; Instagram]

Photo by Dr. Angelique Ford

11. ZIGGY the KID
Traveling Barista for Blue Bottle Coffee; Model
[Instagram]

Photo by @nrg.visuals

12. Asia Kate Dillion
Actor
[Instagram; IMDb]

Getty Images

12. Ayana Brumfield
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by @mollyktadams, Clothing by Stuzo

14. Crisoula Lazaridis
Aritist
[Instagram]

Photo by Gina Capone

15. Shelly Haynes
Events Coordinator; Bar Manager
[Instagram]

Photo via Qwear

16. Aviva Cohen
Communications Specialist

[Twitter]

Photo by Arden Wray

17. Amber Hikes
Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs for the City of Philadelphia
[Twitter; Instagram]

Photo by Kelly Burkhardt

18. Ciara Henry
Owner, GWQ Fashion
[Instagram; Facebook]

Photo by @snapseed

19. Rah
Digital Strategist
[Instagram; Twitter; Blog; Website]

Photo by Libby McGowan

20. Effy Francis
Makeup Artist; Esthetician
[Instagram]

Photo via Qwear

21. Stephanie Rodriguez
Graphic Designer
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @kreativevision

22. Laurel
Stylist & Ambassador
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @dappercandy

23. Shakira Refos
Black Lives Matter Activist; Arts Educator; Promoter
[Instagram; LinkedIn]

Photo courtesy Shakira Refos

24. Vanessa Lawson
Educator & Facilitator
[Website; Facebook]

Photo by Denise Lancaster

25. Shaina Negrón
Artist
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Instagram: @toushai

26. Tamera Young
WNBA Pro Basketball Player
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Instagram: @tyyoung11

27. Michelle Ngo
Software engineer and innovator
[Website; Facebook]

Photo by Madison Parks

28. Nikki Oliva
Federal Aviation Security
[Instagram]

Photo by Steph Grant Studios, Suit by Sharpe Suiting

29. Steph Grant
Photographer
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @imsteph

30. Chris Coke
Science Teacher; Robot Builder
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram, Suit by Sharpe Suiting

31. Jesse Lackowitz Crozier
Creative Consultant and Producer
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Instagram: @jessejesse.jesse

32. Ash Smith
DJ
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

Photo by Avi Avion

33. Alexandra Wehr
Actor; Model
[Website; Instagram]

Photo by Hannah Cohen

34. Citizen Jane
DJ
[Instagram]

Photo by Carina Mask

35. Kelli Tanner
Artist
[Instagram]

Photo and clothing by Roller Jazz

36. Keri Zierler
Creative Director
[Instagram; Twitter]

Photo by Lindsay Siu

37. Dandy Hayes
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Tillie @tillee23

38. Everett
Documentary Feature, Suited
[Instagram]

Photo by Bryan Meltz, Suit by Bindle & Keep

39. Arielle “ADR” Duhaime-Ross
Correspondent, VICE News Tonight on HBO
[Instagram; Twitter]

Photo by @tarabethphotography

40. Idoia Lopez Solaun
CSFA, Robotics Coordinator
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @azentua

41. Coco and Breezy
Designers; DJs
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @cocoandbreezy

42. Nicole
Half of the Twin Duo “Nina Sky”
[Instagram]

Photo via Elvin Tavarez

43. Stray
Blogger; Stylist
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @straydaze

44. Kia
Comedian; Host; Writer; Speaker
[Instagram]

Photo by @chelsearaffkind

45. Ciara Strickland
Fashion Enthusiast
[Instagram]

Photo by @brandonamathis

46. Amber “Smiles” Jones
Youtuber; Comedian
[Instagram; YouTube]

Photo via Tomboyish Mag

47. Nicki Knightz
One Half of Duo “The Knighthood Society”
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

Photo via Instagram: @nickiknightz

48. Auron
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by @dimelenz

49. Tina Romero (aka DJ Trx)
Filmmaker; DJ
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

Photo by @rexlott

50. Aydian Dowling
First Transgender Man on Cover of Men’s Health
[Instagram]

Photo by Jim Salzano

51. Gladys Alberta Bentley (1907-1960)
Singer; Pianist
[Queer Cultural Center Article]

Photo via Avery Cassell

52. Taye
Style Enthusiast; Socialite
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @temp_taye_tion

53. Christina Andrea
Choreographer
[Instagam; Website]

Photo by @brendtrend

54. DJ Fannie Mae
DJ
[Instagram]

Photo by @lawrencesmurray


55. Dodd
Style Enthusiast
[Instagram]

Photo by @kylemcummings

56. Nancy Haddad
Barber/Stylist
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @mynamebenancy

57. Lexine
Public Figure; Wanderluster
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @lexinedeluca

58. Shane McClure Stinson
Fashion Influencer/Blogger, Plus Size Trans Guy
Talent Management Coordinator for Residential Life at the University of Missouri
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @plussizetransguy

59. DJ BBARI
DJ
[Instagram]

Photo by @laracallahan

60. Nadine Uebelein
Garment Tailor
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @nadi_ue

61.Jordan “JordiRoc” Simmons
Freestyle Dancer; Event Organizer; Artist
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @jordir0c

62. Nicole Elena
Style Enthusiast
[Instagram]

Photo by @aldonphoto

63. Ernestine “Erni” Stollberg
Model; Instagram Celeb
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @park_wien

64. Aarianna Johnson
Dancer
[YouTube; Instagram]

Photo by @aribel.jpg

65. Yewa
Model/Poet
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @therealyewande

66. Sage
Tumblr Curator, “Right Click Queer”
[Tumblr; Website; Instagram]

Photo via Right Click Queer Tumblr

67. Julien
Online Marketing Professional
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @buymescotchnsoda

68. Lanae Spruce
Black Creative
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @_blackmuses

69. Sara Kuehn Groya
Style Enthusiast
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @que_the_lights

70. Ursula
Model, Handsome Revolution Project
[Website]

Photo by @mikivargasphotography

71. Liza Dagsberg
Influencer
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @lizadagsberg

72. Elizabeth Leifer
Creative Director, Producer; Co-Owner of PlayOut Apparel
[WebsiteInstagram]

Photo via Instagram: @gapinc

73. Venus Fly Trap the DJ
CEO of Venus Rising Creatives
[Instagram; Soundcloud]

Photo via Instagram: @stuzoclothing

74. Phillipe Cunningham
Minneapolis City Councilperson
One of the First Openly Transgender Men Elected to Public Office
[Website; Facebook; Twitter]

Photo via Phillipe Cunningham for City Council

75. Neish McLean
Co-Founder, TransWave Jamaica
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Instagram: @kre8tivestudio_ja

76. Alyssa C.
Creative Director
[Instagram]

Photo and suiting via Kipper Clothiers

77. Liam
Blogger
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @liam.nikolas

78. Bru Dahl
Model, Handsome Revolution Project
[Website]

Photo by @mikivargasphotography

79. Sele
Filmmaker; Model
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @selene.fiorindo

80. E Lai Sterns
Style & Travel Enthusiast
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @elaisterns

81. Cameron Esposito
Comedian
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Facebook

82. Venus
Model, Handsome Revolution Project
[Website]

Photo by @mikivargasphotography

83. T.J. Wolfe
Author/Writer, erotica and romance
[Website; Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @t_j_wolfe

84. Kathrin
Model, Handsome Revolution Project
[Website]

Photo by @mikivargasphotography

85. Victoria Ortiz
Actor; Craft Cocktail Bartender
[Instagram; Twitter]

Photo by Shannon Photography

86. Emy
Public Service Administration
[Instagram]

Photo by David Lawrence Byrd

87. Joanna Lohman
Professional Soccer Player
[WebsiteInstagram]

Photo courtesy Joanna Lohman

88. Asianna Scott
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by via Instagram: @asiannascott

89. Giulia
Model, Handsome Revolution Project
[Website]

Photo by @mikivargasphotography

90. Constance Taylor
Travel and Lifestyle Blogger, Lez Backpack
[Personal Instagram; Brand Instagram; Youtube]

Photo courtesy Constance Taylor

91. Sara
Barber/Stylist; Photographer; Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Noam Ekhaus

 

92. Gizzle
Grammy-Nominated Songwriter and Rap Artist
[Instagram]

Photo by George McKenzie Jr.

93. Nil Makaraci
Actor
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram

94. Sneezie
Owner of Shop Elite
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @dammitsneez

95. Alsace Carcione
Emcee; Artist; Songwriter; Musician
[Instagram]

Photo via Facebook

 

96. Betty Who
Singer/Songwriter
[Instagram; Website]

Photo via Facebook

97. Siya
Musician
[Instagram; Spotify]

Photo by Gilbert Pereda

98. Ayla Hartung
Model
[Instagram]

Photo by Roza Sampolinska

99. Kellie T.
Criminal Defense Attorney
[Instagram]

Photo by Jha D

100. Laurene Gaucher
Instagrammer; Future Chef
[Instagram]

Photo via Instagram: @laurenegau

OUTFIT OF THE YEAR: LENA WAITHE (DAPPERQ MOST STYLISH CLASS OF 2016), MET GALA

 

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF BABY KITTY (1998-2018), THE 20 YEAR OLD CAT WHO HELPED PICK OUT THE MOST STYLISH FOR THE FIRST FIVE EDITIONS Photo by @mollyktadams

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