Fashion/Design, Pop Culture

For the Love of the Lady Mustache

Yesterday I wrote about beauty in the media and how we compare and contrast. I made a little footnote on Facebook that I still dig Zooey Deschanel’s peach fuzz ‘stache. It appeared that you did too. A lot. You freaky mo-fo’s.

Because of your fetish for the lady fuzz, I decided to write a post in honor of the female mustache. The womanly whiskers. The lip caterpillar. The Man Tickler. The Wo. The Frida. The Lady Grimley.

If you Google “Lady Mustache” or “Female Mustache” you don’t find a lot of  appropriate photos (however, in that search you will find a picture of me as Freddie Mercury considered a facial hair “fail”), but you do find glossy magazine articles advising you on how to get rid of the pesky lip creature. Shave it, bleach it, wax it, rat trap it, stick your face in a boiling hot pot of water and scrape it off your face with a pumice rock. Everyone hatin’ on the lady ‘stache, but why?

Oh, because they’re fucking terrifying? Sure, I won’t argue with you there.

But let’s pretend they’re not. Let’s pretend we live in a society where facial hair on women and boobies on men are accepted. Let’s pretend that we live in a society that prays to the Lady of Stache. Let’s pretend that we live in a society where we look at women with mustaches as having something a little more than some extra testosterone. Because the truth is, every lady has a little ‘stache of their own- whether it be peach fuzz or more- and we’ve done our best to hide that little mother fucker like it’s the Watergate transcripts.

We live in a world where the female mustache is not accepted, yet legions of female hipsters with penis envy sport fakes ones every day- including myself. Why? Why are we so afraid to sport our own mustaches, but pose in exorbitant amount of photos with big fat fake ones glued to our faces?

I’m saying here, let us own and accept our facial hair!

Let’s honor and love woman mustaches!

And when I say “us”, I totally don’t include “me” in there. Fuck no will I ever grow that peach fuzz out.

If you need inspiration, check out these photos of famous and non-famous ladies rockin’ the ‘stache below. Good luck!


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  • Reply Gracie Luna December 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Too funny, lady!! Viva la mustache de la muchacha!!

  • Reply M December 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Well, Frida was the shizz, and gorgeous despite the unibrow and femmestache. People who knew her say she was always groomed impeccably and smelled wonderful. But she was self-conscious about her teeth, which were very bad, which is why in most pics she doesn’t smile. Frida trivia! 🙂

  • Reply bobbi December 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Haha, I love this. And I agree with you, let your mustache flag fly high. But. The first (and last time) I went to get my eyebrows threaded the woman lunged at my face and said, “Let me take care of that!” And I said, calmly, “Take care of…what?” “Your mustache.” “My. What.” “Your mustache! I can get rid of that for you!” After I more or less told her to f-off and get away from my face I went home and stared in the mirror for about an hour. I couldn’t find something that I already knew I didn’t have, and her attempt to squeeze another $5 out of me left me talking with my hand over my mouth for a week!

  • Reply little moon lover January 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    that’s one of the reasons I love Frida.. ok I worship her but mainly because she was an outstanding artist and soul.. although I do take my hat off to her “I don’t care what people think, I’m not waxing my mustache off”… Diego didn’t seem to care, and I think it’s because she was extremely confident of herself, she didn’t need to beautify herself on the outside, her own character was enough to catch everyone’s attention, don’t you think?

    • Reply hipstercrite January 6, 2012 at 3:19 am

      yep. it’s all about confidence. confidence is the sexiest.

      • Reply rubberman December 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

        Nope. It’s about the ‘stache

  • Reply midle-stache February 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Warm greatings to yall Lady Stache appreciators!
    I am Lady Luize from the humid Midle east, an artist and Lady-Awareness activist.
    Leading an artistic project named “La Donna con i baffi” (the famouse Italian saying that says: “the Lady with a mustache is loved more” !!! that will exhibit beauties with facial hair from deferent countries, the final exhibition will enclude celebs from deferent countries. I invite you beauties, to send me your photos in your best, showing off your glamorous staches and facial hair.
    you can get to hear more via [email protected]

  • Reply Agus May 24, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I think lady moustache looks horrible…women should shave it, wax it, do something but get that thing off! I know its hair but it looks so bad! I have seen lots of women rejected by men and in jobs because of their lack of hygiene: no grooming at all and that includes having facial hair!

  • Reply mystery woman August 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I wonder what the big deal is about- I guess I have a very slight type of mustache- I never think about it or notice it in the mirror but sometimes I’m talking to people and they just STARE at that area or glance at it and seem like they want to stare but are trying not to- then i leave wondering what the hell they are looking at- i almost want to read their minds or ask them out loud but think they wont be honest w. me plus i havent really had the nerve to ask anyone out loud about it yet. Anyone else experience this? I have to really search in mirror to see it, so I don’t get it.

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  • Reply argo-fu December 1, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I get so tired of these “why does ‘society’ have to judge!” type articles/blog entries. There are a million ways to attack this but I’ll just keep it simple.
    1. Judging is fine, just don’t be ignorant, rude, thoughtless or insensitive.
    2. Judging is fine because it is natural and valid human behavior concerned with seeking out things within a spectrum of normalcy. People do those things because it is ultimately to their benefit.

    • Reply Antome July 16, 2013 at 10:24 am

      But they don’t judge their judgement, like thinking to themselves “is this cultural?” “it’s not normal ok, but is it so bad, afterall”. We have no justification in attacking something just because it isn’t normal. Also normal is a relative concept, every people should think that some simple tastes will evolve. Do they feel threatened by a mustache or a crossdresser. Ultimately I’d just pity them for their weakness if they weren’t that vile and agressive in their ignorance, and seek support buying into normal people.

      • Reply Lance September 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

        Antome, disliking the appearace of a mustache on a lady is only slightly different than disliking a mustache on a man. A high percentage of women do not have a mustache. Therefore one may be taken back when they see one. If people do not like it that is not a weakness no matter how much you attempt to write it off as one. If you dislike a scent of cologne or perfume does that make you weak? Think of it this way, if you dislike that cologne or perfume would you rather it be light(peach fuzz) or heavy(full ‘stache)? . Everybody has certain sights,sounds,smells,feels, that they like or dislike so just shut up with judgement and accept it. People who are crude about it can be dealt with accordingly but it is not up to you to tell someone what they may or may not like. You are judging people for judging which makes you what? A HYPOCRITE! Also, I would love to understand how you came up with dislike meaning “threatened?” If I dislike pizza does that make me threatened by pizza? No, it simply implies that I taste it differently than you. Just like you may see a lady ‘stache differently. Personally i just don’t like thick ones unless it is a attractive hindu… For some reason to me it just looks better on them. Peach fuzz I do not consider a mustache because it was not considered one when i was starting to enter puberty. Peach fuzz implies a lack of a true mustache and if a male only had some peach fuzz he would be considered unable to grow a mustache.

        • Reply Antome June 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

          Hi, I’m a bit disappointed for this strong negativity I can feel in a post. Probably it comes across to me as a wasted energy and sometimes judging trivial things is a wasted energy.
          It’s not bad to dislike something to me, it’s judging the thing you dislike which didn’t do anything wrong to me than me disliking it, especially aesthetically which comes across as rightous and pretentious, like pushing a relative moral of what is normal onto others as if it was an absolute wrong.
          Obviously we don’t have to like woman hair or a mustache, that would be forcing us, but acting as fashion police, making sometimes political judgement about such looks we don’t like (hairy hippy, sasquatch, or ostracizing). In short you don’t have to marry that woman, but ostracizing it is a negative energy in the society, which reinforces the power and social norms.

          • Antome June 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

            Same goes on male social norms obviously, they are equally annoying as expectations.

  • Reply Russell January 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I have a girlfriend that has more body hair then other girls. I was kissing her and saw her female mustache.I told her I though her female mustache was cute.She told me that she shaves it twice a week. I asked her if she would not mind growing her female mustache for me.She said yes. It has been over a year and she has grow her female mustache out.Her mustache is mostly blond with a few colors of brown/black hairs.It’s not that noticeable.My girlfriend likes the fact that she does not shave her face any more.She also has a blond ladies beard which is not that noticeable, You have to be close to her face to see her facial hairs. One thing she likes is when I suck her face, she can feel the little hairs.She likes the tickley feeling on her face. I told her let the hairs grow.She was smiling.Thank you,Russell

  • Reply Matt April 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    The first, second, and last two women look hot. I especially think the first woman’s moustache is really sexy, but the second one’s is too. I love it when women have upper lip hair, it’s a huge turn on for me. I wish instead of being ashamed, a woman could flaunt her sexy moustache like the girls in those pics.

  • Reply Joe May 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Disgusting, I’m dry-heaving here… When I kiss a woman with facial hair, it feels like I’m kissing a man.

  • Reply Julia November 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hot <3 Growing out mine right now!

  • Reply Shubhayan March 9, 2020 at 3:36 am

    So, you have tried kissing a guy, Matt?

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