OOTD and Street Fashion: Chicago Dyke March 2013

Chicago Dyke March Collective rallied in the Argyle neighborhood in Uptown June 29, culminating in a community celebration at Margate Park. The march — a grassroots mobilization and celebration of intersectional dyke, queer, bisexual and transgender resilience —  has historically served as an alternative to corporatized Pride parades and festivals. Because Stonewall was a riot.

Photo: Dyke March Chicago 2013 at Margate Park Image Source: Google Image, Anita Butch OOTD with Lex, Rachel, and Hillary

Outfit details

  • Torrid white lace dress, size 5x, $24.99 additional 50 percent off clearance
  • Torrid black skinny belt, size 26, came with another dress
  • Vintage rhinestone necklace with opal detail, $1.99, thrifted
  • Banana Republic black gem chandelier earrings, $3.99, via the Gap Clearance Store in Hebron, Ky.
  • EyeBuyDirect.com Rock! Peggy cat eye glasses in black, $55
  • Payless saddle shoes, size 12, $19.99, bought during BOGO

For Dyke March, I honored my fat femme Amazon dyke identity and wore a simple white dress I picked up on clearance at Torrid, and I sure am glad I didn’t pay full price. The lace overlay didn’t last one day: I got it home ripped, pilled and tangled. And to make matters worse, it didn’t even survive a hand washing. But at least I looked good singing with the Queer Quior:

Photo: Dyke March Chicago 2013 at Margate Park Image Source: Google Image, Anita Butch Queer Quior performing Criminal/You Oughta Know Mashup 2
Photo: Dyke March Chicago 2013 at Margate Park Image Source: Google Image, Anita Butch Queer Quior performing Criminal/You Oughta Know Mashup 1
Photo: Dyke March Chicago 2013 at Margate Park Image Source: Google Image, Anita Butch Queer Quior performing "I Can't Go For That by Hall & Oates" Natalie solo
For our performance we sang a Hall & Oates 80s standard, “I Can’t Go For That,” as well as an angsty, 90s chick-rock mash-up of “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morisette and “Criminal” by Fiona Apple.

The celebration also featured appearances by:

The full photo set of Dyke March performances and street fashion is on the Plump Pinup Life & Style Facebook page.

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