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Zara Launches Gender-Neutral Clothing Line Named 'Ungendered'

03/04/2016 04:38 EST | Updated 03/07/2016 10:59 EST

If you're anything like us, you probably get super excited every time Zara drops its latest collection (and your wallet tends to suffer as a result).

The Spanish retailer's latest line, however, is making fashionistas even more excited, because it features gender-neutral clothing.

Dubbed "Ungendered," the collection was quietly launched under Zara's affordable TRF line, and consists of everyday basics such as T-shirts, tanks, jeans and sweatshirts.

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On Zara's website, the clothing is modelled by both a man and a woman.

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The retailer follows in the footsteps of U.K. department store Selfridges, which launched a completely gender-neutral pop-up last year. Target is also adopting the mentality that gender is not binary, but a spectrum, by gradually phasing out gender-specific signage in stores.

And as Refinery29 notes, Zara's parent company, Inditex, has previously offered genderless clothing through its Pull&Bear line.

But here's the thing: while the move is definitely progressive, especially for such a big retailer, a lot of the pieces in the collection are typical "menswear" items that are often worn by women as well. Clothing usually dubbed "womenswear" (i.e. dresses and skirts) is not included.

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And if the collection is meant to be "ungendered," why are binary models the ones showcasing the clothing on the site?

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Still, it is a step forward in the right direction. We only hope Zara's next "Ungendered" collection (should they release one), is a little bit more inclusive.

"Ungendered" is available now at Zara.com, with everything coming in at under $50.

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