Alright, at the request of a few members, I - as a regular on the scene since I was 16 (oh god thats 8 years) - have decided to post a 'Different types of Lesbian' thread - to help those lesbians with crappy Gaydar.
Now - this is a half serious/half tongue in cheek thread. The reality of it is that ANY woman you pass in the street could be a Lesbian/Bisexual. There are no rules/looks/styles that solely define a womans sexuality.
However - I have found that there are certain styles that scream 'Lezzer' to those in the know.
Hair is the crowning glory of any person - but particularly lesbians.
Lesbo Hair can often be broken down into three Categories.
Dyke Cut, Butch Cut, and Hard-to-tell-Girl hair.
Think Cooler than cool, Just out of bed, I dont even own a brush type hair - Stylistically - these can vary:
Usually seen on older/ butch lesbians. Often coupled with mens jeans and checked shirts. Less 'Carefree' and stylish than the dyke cut.
This can be anything from Fashiony - longer 'Dyke Cut' hair to full on hair extensions - Im a Femme/Straight girl hair.
Like I said - especially for Femme lesbians - hair means nothing - but is often an indicator, particularly for younger 'dykey' lesbians.
The Clothes/Dress Sense.
There are various styles you may be bombarded with on walking into a Gay bar. Some more common than others but useful to know and be able to identify outside of the 'Scene'.
The Butch Dyke.
The Masculine Lesbian
Think Sam from Lip Service.Power suits. Usually minus make up. Again often attributed to older lesbians.
a common younger style now, I see this alot among my peers. Usually defined from preppy straight girls by lack of makeup.
Think boxer briefs. On Display with vests/tank tops.
Femme lesbian are just like stragiht girls in their fashion choices. Dresses/Skirts/Heels/long hair. Harder to spot - Even in a gay bar.
Think Alice from The L Word.
Again, super popular among the younger lesbians and baby dykes. Basically you're unsure if theyre girls or boys. But theyre lesbians with shorter hair who like to shop in Topman.
Accessories are a regular occurance in Lesbians day to day outfits - and can help tip a decision as to wether someone is gay or straight.
Think hats/Ear plugs/bracelets (rainbow ones)/Tattoos/Sunglasses/ Piercings.
So that's it. Well, for now. If anyone wants to add feel free!!