Help a boy dress up like a girl
August 8, 2008 8:46 AM Subscribe
I'm a crossdresser - a man who enjoys wearing women's clothes. But I'm rather new to it all, so I'm looking for some practical advice.
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So I guess the lack of anonymous reply functionality here might limit the answers I receive, but I thought I'd go for it anyway.
So here's the deal. I'm an average build male, about 5 foot 9, and I want to wear women's clothes (i.e. skirts, dresses). I wouldn't call myself a transvestite or transexual as such, in as much as I'm perfectly happy with the gender I was born with, and I'm definitely not looking to fool anyone into thinking I'm a female. But I do like the feminine attributes of my personality, and I do like the way women's clothes look and feel.
So far, through some trial and error I've managed to work out my basic skirt size (UK 14), and am happy to do some shopping in high street shops for skirts to wear. Beyond that though, I fall down. I'd love to wear a nice dress, but don't even know where to start in regards to shape, sizing etc. Ideally I don't really want to have to artificially change my body shape or disguise it - I'd rather try and find women's clothes that fit me as is. Given the differences between men's and women's average body shapes, is this even possible?
So any advice here is welcome - e.g. how can I work out my dress size, what should I be looking for in terms of getting something to fit, and where can I go to find things to buy? Are there any specialist shops (preferably online) for crossdressers like me? Are there any websites I can go to for more help and advice?
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