Are You Too Old to Crossdress or Transition as a Woman?

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Every now and then, I hear somebody ask…

“Am I too old to crossdress?” or “Am I too old to transition as a woman?”

The simple answer to this question is NO.

Whether you are 33 or 73 – and whether you aim to express yourself through crossdressing, or live as a woman full time – it’s NEVER too late to be your true femme self.

Life is short and you deserve to make the most of your precious time on earth.

Does this mean you should act on every frivolous whim that crosses your mind? Of course not. And obviously, life-changing moves like hormones or surgery need to be given serious thought.

But I believe the true desires or your heart are meant to be expressed – no matter how long they’ve been buried.

In fact, embracing your feminine side can give you a whole new lease on life. I see it all the time: People seem to grow years younger when they make the decision to be themselves fully.

Having the courage to express your true self also inspires others to do the same. The world needs more of this!

In the words of Laverne Cox, “It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”

I’ll say it again: You are NEVER too old to be your true femme self.

So go for it, girlfriend: Buy the shoes, schedule the makeover, contact the gender therapist – or do whatever it is that you’ve been holding back on.

You deserve it. And it’s not too late.

Do you agree that age is just a number?

Now I’d love to hear from YOU on this topic …

How old were you when you decided to embrace your fab femme self? (Or are you still waiting?)

Let’s continue the conversation in the comments below!

High Heels Forever!

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I love high heels! So much so that I own over a 100 pairs.

The second piece of woman's apparel I ever wore were my mother's high heels (after I slipped on a pair of her nylons). Since that initial crossdressing experience, I almost always wear high heels when I present as a woman. Occasionally I joke that this whole transgender thing is just an excuse to wear high heels.

Without a doubt, wearing high heels is the most difficult thing about presenting as a woman.

Walking gracefully in high heels is an art.

And then there is the pain! Wearing a girdle, waist cincher or clip-on earrings can be painful at times, but you can almost always count on wearing high heels becoming a painful experience sooner or later.

Despite the drawbacks, I'll give up my Louboutins when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

Abby of Vivian Lou fame feels the same way and she offers some tips in her blog to make your high heel experience as painless as possible.

👠 How to stop feet from slipping forward in high heels.

👠 How to walk up and down stairs in high heels.

👠 Why not to wear the same pair of high heels every day.

As Abby says, "Here's to high heels without the hurt!"

How to Walk in Heels: Lessons from the Stiletto Whisperer

Perhaps this model needs to take a high heel walking class with the Stiletto Whisperer?  High heels can be a quick and easy way to dress up your outfit, but Victor Chu, a former footwear designer in New York dubbed the "stiletto whisperer" claims most women are wearing them incorrectly. "Women think heels are sexy because men think they're sexy," he told the New York Post. "But, you see a woman wear this pained expression and shuffle. I've seen guys giggle at them - it's not sexy. Bottom line is, you need to be fit to walk in heels with stability."

Chu once developed comfortable shoes for Uggs and Reeboks, and teamed up with dancer CeCe Chin in 2006 to create the high-heel fitness routine, Legworks. This summer he created a series of personalized classes in New York for women to perfect their walk in their high heels. We reached out to get the inside scoop and tips on how to properly walk in high heels with minimal pain.

"We tell [students] to bring two pairs of heels to the class: ones you wear everyday and the ones that you want to wear," Chu told Yahoo! Shine. The private classes start at $50, and Chu tells Shine that 60% of the class is perfecting your walk. "New York City is the capital of high heel shoes and fashion," Chu told Yahoo! Shine. "Out of anywhere in the country, women wear heels everyday here. It's easier for guys when they get dressed up because they just put on their dress shoes and start walking. There are essentially built in problems with heels and this is the main reason why we offer the course." A recent survey released by The College of Podiatry, more than 40% of women say they suffer through the pain of wearing heels for the sake of fashion. Most women report that heels start to hurt their feet after an hour and six minutes of wear, while 20 percent say that they can feel the pain after just 10 minutes. According to researchers at the University of Portsmouth, heels can change the way the entire body moves, including the pelvis, hips, legs, knees, feet and even shoulders, to emphasize femininity. The researchers, whose study appears in the scientific journal Evolution and Human Behaviour, say men rate women wearing heels as more attractive then those wearing flat shoes. Chu feels all types of women young and old could benefit from his classes, and that no one should be bashful about coming in. "We have a lot of overweight women who take the class, and there's no reason why they shouldn't be able to wear heels," he told Shine. "It's just a matter of adjusting the heel height and type of shoe. We don't criticize or make anyone feel unwelcome."

For those who can't attend Chu's personalized classes, the footwear expert shared five tips you can incorporate into your heel-wearing lifestyle today:

1. Make sure your heels really fit. Often we force our feet into improper shoes because we bought the wrong size or a style that isn't comfortable or stable. "There are literally thousands of styles to choose from," Chu advised when asked about shopping for heels. "A good fit means that it's snug on your foot. if you have wobbling at the ankles or the fit is bad, go for more coverage around the foot like thicker straps instead of thin straps."

2. Check your soles. Make sure that the sole of the shoe is completely flat to the floor and doesn't tip over or wobble. "This will help to give you a lot of stability," he said. "Avoid those shoes that have a 'boat bottom,' meaning it's not completely flat to the surface of the floor."

3. Improve your core. "It will give you tons of control when you're walking, and that's important for keeping your back straight and providing stability and control when walking," said Chu.

4. Posture is everything. Remember to keep your head up high and your shoulders back.

5. Look straight ahead. When walking down the street, always be aware of what's ahead of you at least 1/3 of the way down the block. "Look ahead, not down," Chu said. "If you're looking down, this means your shoes don't fit well. There shouldn't be anything hurting or pinching."

Checklist: 10 Elements of a Flawless Feminine Image (For Crossdressers and MTF Transgender Women)

There are so many details that go into creating a beautiful, feminine image:

Clothes, hair, makeup, shoes…

The list goes on and on!

To help you keep track of everything, I’ve put together a Flawless Feminine Image Checklist.

Can you answer “YES” to these 10 questions?
If so, you’re ready to share your fab femme self with the world!

BONUS CHECKLIST: Click here to download a 1-page PDF version of the checklist that you can print out and keep with you.

1. Is your makeup appropriate?

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Many women (including crossdressers and transgender women) overdo their makeup. Before you step out en femme, be sure you haven’t made this mistake.

Light, natural makeup almost always looks better. There are two exceptions to this rule:

  • If you have dark coloring, you can go for deeper, bolder shades.

  • If you’re going out at night, you can wear higher intensity makeup.

2. Is your hair shiny and freshly styled?

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Beautiful hair is important part of your overall image. To soften masculine facial features, choose a hair style with soft waves or layers. Stay away from angular styles.

Shiny hair makes you look sexy and youthful, so use a smoothing serum if you have dry or frizzy hair. I like Pantene Pro-V Smooth Serum.

If you wear a wig, be sure to wash it regularly and use a finishing spray like Revlon Finishing Spray for Synthetic Hair.

3. Are you wearing the right shapewear?

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The size and shape of your body broadcasts your gender to the world. (No surprise there!) Are you wearing the right undergarments to create your best feminine shape?

At the bare minimum, you should own these items:

  • Breast forms
  • A well-fitting bra
  • Girdle or shaping camisole
  • Panties (regular and padded styles)
  • Control top pantyhose or tights

While you don’t need to wear all of these pieces at once, it’s good to have them on hand in case you need extra shaping to go with a certain outfit.

4. Are the proportions of your outfit correct?

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Proportion refers to the way your clothes work together in length, width, size, and volume.

Pairing two similarly-proportioned items together can be disastrous. For example:

  • Short Skirt + Short Top = Slutty
  • Long Skirt + Long Top = Dowdy
  • Full Skirt + Full Top = Heavy
  • Tight Skirt + Tight Top = Sausage

Your clothes should balance each other out. For example, if you wear a tight top, pair it with a fuller skirt.

5. Are you wearing the right accessories?

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Accessories can make or break your outfit. Too few accessories and you look underdressed. Too many and you look like a Christmas tree.

Your accessories should also be in harmony with your body proportions. If you’re full-bodied, avoid dainty accessories like tiny earrings or a delicate bracelet. Instead, wear heavier, thicker pieces that go with your size.

6. Are you wearing the right shoes?

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Shoes say more about you than any other accessory, so pay attention to this detail. Here are 3 things to consider:

  • Do your shoes suit your outfit and the occasion? Wearing shoes that are too casual or too formal is a common mistake.

  • Are your shoes proportionate to the size and shape of your feet, as well as your overall body size? When in doubt, go for a classic style with a rounded toe and heels that aren’t too thick or thin.

  • Can you walk in them? If not, wear a lower heel until you’ve mastered your walking skills!

7. Are you carrying the right bag?

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Choosing the right bag is critical.

First and foremost, your bag should match the formality of your outfit. If you wear a casual bag with a fancy outfit, it cheapens your appearance. Wearing a fancy bag with a casual outfit looks silly.

Second, be sure your bag is works with your proportions. If you have a large build, a tiny handbag will make you look even bigger by comparison.

8. Do you smell good?

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Your image is made up of more than just the way you look. It also includes details like the way you move, sound, and yes, smell.

Smell is an important detail because scent is strongly linked to emotions. You aren’t fully dressed without perfume, so choose a scent that makes you feel fabulously feminine.

A word of caution: don’t overdo it! Unless somebody is close enough to hear you whisper, they shouldn’t be able to smell you.

And if you’re going out, don’t forget about your breath! Brush your teeth and carry gum or mints with you.

9. Have you removed all excess hair?

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We all know that smooth, silky skin is sexy and feminine. Double check that you don’t have any stray hairs or stubble left behind before leaving the house.

It’s easy to forget all the hairy spots, so here’s a quick checklist:

  • Beard
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Underarms
  • Forearms
  • Knuckles and fingers
  • Legs
  • Toes
  • Bikini area

10. Did you check yourself from behind?

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You wouldn’t leave the house without checking yourself out in a mirror, would you? Well, don’t make the mistake of only viewing yourself from the front. Remember that you also have a back side!

Use a hand mirror to view your reflection from behind. Does the back of your hair look good? Do your clothes fit properly? Do you have any toilet paper sticking out of your skirt? (Just kidding!)

It’s all about the details

If you answered “yes” to each of the questions on this checklist, then congratulations! Now it’s time to step out and enjoy your flawless feminine image.

Be sure to keep this checklist handy so you can refer to it each time you present yourself as a woman.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is there anything you would add to this list? Please share your comments below!

 

DIY tips for crossdressers

Some of the DIY beauty myths you've heard over the years are BS. Whoever thought washing hair with beer was a good idea must have been under the influence of one too many shandies themselves, but there are some quick fixes you can try at home that do work. Here are some of our favourites: 




1. Drink a large bottle of water after brushing your teeth.
This is MC cover girl, Cameron Diaz's tip for waking up your digestive tract for the day. 'Every night before I go to sleep, I fill up a big glass bottle with water and put it on my bathroom counter. First thing in the morning, right after I brush my teeth, I drink it. Because I know that during the night, while I am sleeping, all of that breathing in and out exhales a lot of moisture from my lungs. Imagine how much water you can lose during eight hours of breathing! Because we can’t replenish it while we are sleeping, it’s important to rehydrate once we wake. Once I drink the water in the bottle by my sink, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has just been rejuvenated by the rain.'




2. Use mayonnaise to protect your hair
Before you dismiss this as utter madness, just look at Blake Lively's lusicous mane. The actress has just revealed in an interview with Byrdie that she puts mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before showering. This cunning DIY trick means that the mid-lengths and ends are protected when shampooing, so the soap can't strip all the natural moisture and dry it out. Blake's mum taught her this trick and it seems to have served her well. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly.

3. Use honey as a face mask
Honey (it has to be raw honey, mind you) has antibacterial properties and is very effective at helping acne-prone skin. Slather on your face, leave for 10 minutes, wash off with warm water and the job's a good'un. Some people complain that the honey draws out the toxins, causing problem skin to get worse before it gets better, but in the long run it's a good solution. 

4. Use baking soda on teeth to make them whiter

Are you loathed to splash out on expensive teeth whitening kits? Try mixing one tablespoon of baking soda with three drops of hydrogen peroxide then use it as a toothpaste for a healthy set of pearly whites. 

5. Shave legs with hair conditioner
Forget spending money on a separate shaving foam, simply use hair conditioner instead. It's super moisturising, makes the hairs softer and therefore easier to shave. Winning. 

4. Use evening primrose oil to help spots heal faster

Burst an evening primrose oil capsule and apply to troublesome spots to help them heal in half the time. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can really help take the redness out of sore spots. Apply overnight and sleep in it for best results. 

6. Never EVER go without a pot of Vaseline
Petroleum jelly has countless uses. One of our favourite things to do is slather it all over our feet, slip on a pair of fluffy socks and then sleep. If you dye your own hair, it's great for preventing the dye from staining your skin, just use it as a barrier around the hairline, ears and neck. Finally, it can also be used to tame unruly eyebrows. 



7. Lemon peel can remove nail varnish stains
If dark nail polish has stained your nails, simply rub some lemon peel on the stubborn spot. Soaking the tips of your nails in lemon juice can also make then whiter. 

8. Use an orange to exfoliate
The acid and Vitamin C in oranges makes for an excellent exfoliator. If you don't have time to be concucting fancy homemade potions and lotions, simply cut an orange in half and use on your knees and elbows. 

9. Shave your legs last
If you tend to get bumpy or irritated legs after shaving, do it at the end of your shower when the warm water will have opened up your pores and the hair will be softer. 

10. Keep your beauty products in the fridge
Not all of them, obviously, but nail varnishes, eyebrow & eyeliner pencils and lipsticks can all be kept in the chilled section. Doing this will make your polishes last longer, as well as causing lip & eye pencils to be firmer and therefore give sharper lines. 




11. Serum + foundation = beautifully soft skin
Add a drop of serum (we love Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair) to your foundation to give your skin an extra glow. 

12. Add a drop of peppermint oil to your lipgloss
Add just a drop for a plumped up pout. Warning: it may tingle. 

DIY tips for crossdressers

Some of the DIY beauty myths you've heard over the years are BS. Whoever thought washing hair with beer was a good idea must have been under the influence of one too many shandies themselves, but there are some quick fixes you can try at home that do work. Here are some of our favourites: 




1. Drink a large bottle of water after brushing your teeth.
This is MC cover girl, Cameron Diaz's tip for waking up your digestive tract for the day. 'Every night before I go to sleep, I fill up a big glass bottle with water and put it on my bathroom counter. First thing in the morning, right after I brush my teeth, I drink it. Because I know that during the night, while I am sleeping, all of that breathing in and out exhales a lot of moisture from my lungs. Imagine how much water you can lose during eight hours of breathing! Because we can’t replenish it while we are sleeping, it’s important to rehydrate once we wake. Once I drink the water in the bottle by my sink, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has just been rejuvenated by the rain.'




2. Use mayonnaise to protect your hair
Before you dismiss this as utter madness, just look at Blake Lively's lusicous mane. The actress has just revealed in an interview with Byrdie that she puts mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before showering. This cunning DIY trick means that the mid-lengths and ends are protected when shampooing, so the soap can't strip all the natural moisture and dry it out. Blake's mum taught her this trick and it seems to have served her well. Just make sure you rinse thoroughly.

3. Use honey as a face mask
Honey (it has to be raw honey, mind you) has antibacterial properties and is very effective at helping acne-prone skin. Slather on your face, leave for 10 minutes, wash off with warm water and the job's a good'un. Some people complain that the honey draws out the toxins, causing problem skin to get worse before it gets better, but in the long run it's a good solution. 

4. Use baking soda on teeth to make them whiter

Are you loathed to splash out on expensive teeth whitening kits? Try mixing one tablespoon of baking soda with three drops of hydrogen peroxide then use it as a toothpaste for a healthy set of pearly whites. 

5. Shave legs with hair conditioner
Forget spending money on a separate shaving foam, simply use hair conditioner instead. It's super moisturising, makes the hairs softer and therefore easier to shave. Winning. 

4. Use evening primrose oil to help spots heal faster

Burst an evening primrose oil capsule and apply to troublesome spots to help them heal in half the time. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can really help take the redness out of sore spots. Apply overnight and sleep in it for best results. 

6. Never EVER go without a pot of Vaseline
Petroleum jelly has countless uses. One of our favourite things to do is slather it all over our feet, slip on a pair of fluffy socks and then sleep. If you dye your own hair, it's great for preventing the dye from staining your skin, just use it as a barrier around the hairline, ears and neck. Finally, it can also be used to tame unruly eyebrows. 



7. Lemon peel can remove nail varnish stains
If dark nail polish has stained your nails, simply rub some lemon peel on the stubborn spot. Soaking the tips of your nails in lemon juice can also make then whiter. 

8. Use an orange to exfoliate
The acid and Vitamin C in oranges makes for an excellent exfoliator. If you don't have time to be concucting fancy homemade potions and lotions, simply cut an orange in half and use on your knees and elbows. 

9. Shave your legs last
If you tend to get bumpy or irritated legs after shaving, do it at the end of your shower when the warm water will have opened up your pores and the hair will be softer. 

10. Keep your beauty products in the fridge
Not all of them, obviously, but nail varnishes, eyebrow & eyeliner pencils and lipsticks can all be kept in the chilled section. Doing this will make your polishes last longer, as well as causing lip & eye pencils to be firmer and therefore give sharper lines. 




11. Serum + foundation = beautifully soft skin
Add a drop of serum (we love Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair) to your foundation to give your skin an extra glow. 

12. Add a drop of peppermint oil to your lipgloss
Add just a drop for a plumped up pout. Warning: it may tingle. 

Transgender Makeovers and Photography (Male to Female Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Background; why transgender clients are important to us

Transgender makeovers and photography by style me quirky are one of the core services we offer largely becuase of the reputation and popularity of SmQ’s founder Pops’ gender bending DJ act POPCOX. After a lifetime of dress up, cross dressing, acting, performing, fancy dress and 15 years of professional DJing, everything came together after a promoter friend booked Pops to DJ as his alter ego to headline of of his club nights in May 2008. It was a huge success and the rest as they say is history!

In a short space of time, Pops developed a fan base of around 6,000+ fans across various social networking sites across the web. The fanbase compiled predominantly transgender people around the world and Pops felt compelled to reach out to them in their own media. After researching and finding various transgender magazines, Pops got in touch and wrote various articles for each magazine. During that time, Pops was thinking about projects and services he could provide for his transgender brothers and sisters.

Transgender Makeovers and Photography 

Now the project is up and running transgender makeovers and photography is an important aspect of what we do. With so much personal experience and a trained, enthusiastic team of trained staff from professional stylists and photographers to makeup artists and fashion designers, transgender makeovers and photography by Style Me Quirky are an exciting oasis of quirky makeup, styling and top quality photography for all our transgender clients and Gender Rebels.

Why Transgender Makeovers and Photography ?

The ‘Social’ Makeover Experience – we offer multiple client bookings of 4, 6, 8 and even 10 clients at once! Enjoy your experience with a group of friends or meet new people. Benefit from seeing the transformation process happen in real time with one of your course mates and have a fabulous time at an incredible value for money rate!

Quirky styling, direction and photography – we’re big on creativity and direction. Want to pass? We’re probably not for you to be honest, we are the Lady Gaga of transgender dressing services. Our philosophy is that we want all out clients to feel fabulous not normal. Even for those trans clients who usually strive to pass, we welcome you to take a walk on the wild side! You might also be surprised just how feminine an illusion you can create rocking a quirky ‘out-there’ style and a bright purple wig!

Transgender owned and run by Gender Rebel DJ POPCOX – heartfelt empathy, advice guidance and support from your host who was inspired to set these very services up for you!

Bespoke personal service – everyone is unique. We don’t go for the same old makeup look with every client, our burning passion for quirk means we like to create something different with every client where possible and experiment and dream up new and exciting ideas with our clients.

A ‘wow’ experience, not just another makeup service – Its a personal and professional goal to elicit the ‘wow’ moment from each of our clients. We focus on you having a unique and truly special life experience with us, the ‘wow’ moment is the bit when we go all gooey inside and really feel we have made a difference to our clients lives.

Focus on photography and creativity – we love quirky, alternative, creative. As long as its feasible, we like to build sets, do location shoots, use photography techniques and post production, the only limit is your imagination!    

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Your Male to Female Transformation

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So many things go into being a woman… makeup and clothing are just the beginning!

To help you be your best feminine self, here are my top 10 dos and don’ts for your male to female transformation.

1. DON’T compare yourself to cisgender women

Comparing yourself to cisgender (genetic) women can set you up for disappointment. Remember, they have a lot of advantages – including being born and raised female!

This isn’t a competition. Instead, focus on being the best feminine version of YOU.

2. DO find female role models

While you shouldn’t compare yourself to other women, it IS a good idea to observe and learn from them.

When you see a woman who looks put together, observe the details. How does she dress, speak, move, and behave? You don’t need to be a copycat, but incorporate some of these details into your own image.

3. DO invest in great shaping wear

The shape of your body broadcasts your gender, so one of the most important items to invest in is great shapewear. This is even more essential than spending money on expensive clothing!

Depending on your natural shape, you may want to invest in the following:

  • Breast forms in an ideal shape/size for your body
  • Waist cincher
  • Padded panties (with butt and hip padding)
  • Control top pantyhose

4. DON’T forget your voice

There’s nothing quite as jarring as a beautifully made up woman with a voice that doesn’t match.

While it’s not essential to have the most perfectly pitched voice, putting some effort into a congruent voice will have a big impact on your image. Check out The 30 Day Crash Course for a guided 30 day voice feminization program.

5. DO dress age appropriately

Dressing appropriately for your age is a style must for every woman.

This is NOT to suggest that you have to look like a frump if you are above a certain age. You simply need to choose pieces that reflect the best version of you without looking too young or too old. See my 3 Rules for Dressing Sexy at Any Age for more on this topic.

6. DON’T overdo it

The biggest mistake you can make is overdoing it. This applies to all women!

Wearing too much makeup, dressing too sexily, and over-exaggerating your movements are all no-nos. These big mistakes attract the wrong kind of attention. Instead, think subtle and stylish.

7. DO get a second opinion

It’s hard to see ourselves objectively. That’s why everybody needs a trusted friend for a second opinion. If you don’t have a girlfriend you trust nearby, find a forum or even post your images in the comments section here for an objective opinion on your image.

8. DO choose your environment wisely

Your safely is the most important thing, so needless to say, you should choose your environment wisely. If you go out en femme, do so in a safe environment where you are likely to be met with acceptance and support.

9. DO practice your moves

Your body language and movements communicate more about you than almost anything else. Pay attention to your movements by keeping them fluid and feminine. Check out these articles for more tips:

10. DON’T forget to have fun

Whether you’re at home or in public, being a woman is supposed to be fun! Drop the guilt, the comparisons, and the need for perfection and enjoy being the woman that you are!

What are YOUR top dos and don’ts?

Now that you’ve seen my list, what are YOUR top dos and don’ts? Please share in the comments below!  

The Top 7 Bra Styles Every Crossdresser and MTF Transgender Woman Should Own

With so many bra options to choose from, it’s easy to go wrong and wear a bra that’s the incorrect size or style for your body type.

Crossdressers and transgender women have unique needs when it comes to bras. If you want to enhance your feminine curves (without wasting money on bad bra purchases), consider these 7 bra styles:

1. POCKET BRA

A pocket bra, or mastectomy bra, has pockets in the cups to hold breast forms securely in place. If you wear breast forms (especially large or heavy forms), a pocket bra is a must.

2. FRONT CLOSURE BRA

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Crossdressers and transgender women tend to have wide rib cages and/or widely spaced breasts. This can make it hard to find a bra that fits properly.

Enter the front closure bra. Front closure bras have a clasp in the front of the bra instead of the back. These bras have wider set cups, making them easier to fit.

3. T-SHIRT BRA

The t-shirt bra is every girl’s best friend. It’s a seamless, molded cup bra that’s designed to look smooth under your clothes – even the most form-fitting tee. Best of all, t-shirt bras come in a wide range of sizes.

4. CONVERTIBLE BRA

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A common complaint I hear from crossdressers and transgender women is that many bras have straps that aren’t long enough for them.

Convertible bras offer a perfect solution. Convertible bras have removable straps that can be worn in different ways – including crisscrossed. Because of this, they have longer straps than regular bras.

5. BALCONETTE BRA

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Balconette bras have cups that are cut horizontally across the bust. This is a beautiful cup style that’s particularly flattering to wide rib cages and/or wide set breasts.

Most balconette bras are padded, so they’re also great for giving “the girls” some extra oomph.

6. WIRELESS BRA

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Underwire bras offer maximum support, so they’re ideal if you wear breast forms. However, they can be hard to fit if you have a wide chest.

Consider wearing a wireless bra instead. Wireless bras have a more forgiving fit, so they’re much more comfortable.

If you want to wear a soft cup bra with breast forms, look for a wireless pocketed bra or attach the breast forms to your chest with tape or adhesive.

7. ADHESIVE BRA

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Adhesive bras are a backless, strapless bra style that’s attached to the breasts with adhesive.

These bras are fabulous for creating cleavage, so they’re a must for your femme wardrobe. (Click here to learn more about how to create cleavage with an adhesive bra.)

IN CONCLUSION

While you don’t need to limit yourself to these 7 bra styles (the sky’s the limit in bra land!), they’re a great place to start.

Now I’d like to hear about YOUR favorite bras. Is there a particular bra style or brand that works for you?

Please share in the comments below!

Love,
Lucille