When presenting yourself as a woman, there are some definite dos and don’ts to follow.
However, this doesn’t mean you need to be a slave to the “rules!” Many so-called rules are outdated or just plain wrong – especially when it comes to fashion and style.
Are you following these 5 male to female fashion rules? If so, it might be time to break them!
Rule #1: Always wear high heels
While high heels are undoubtedly sexy and feminine, there’s no rule that says you must wear them all the time. Flats can be equally alluring if you want to be comfy or if you’re on the tall side and don’t want to accentuate your height.
Love the look of heels but don’t want to go all out? A kitten heel (1″-2″ tall) looks elegant and can help feminize your walk – without the pain of stilettos.
Rule #2: Dress like the women in your area
I often talk about how helpful it is to observe cisgender (genetic) women. If your goal is to blend in, it’s a good idea to adhere to the style norms in your area.
However, in case you haven’t noticed, many women dress sloppily or put little effort into their appearances. If that’s not your style, you do NOT have to follow in their footsteps. Look as fabulous as you want… and maybe they will start to follow your lead!
Rule #3: Don’t go without shapewear
Breast forms, a corset, gaff, and hip pads can transform the most masculine body into an hourglass. When you want to feel like a bombshell, shapewear is a girl’s best friend!
However, ignore rules that says you must don all these contraptions every time you step out en femme. Being comfortable in your clothes is a better rule to follow, so wear the pieces that make you feel good and forget the rest.
Rule #4: You must always match
There are so many choices in women’s clothing that putting outfits together can be daunting. While you should always look coordinated, forget about old fashioned rules that say you must match from head to toe. Not only is this boring, it tends to look costumey and dated.
Need a little help with your outfit skills? Check out this article for a simple 5 step formula on putting outfits together.
Rule #5: Dress as feminine as possible
I’m a girly girl and I love my dresses and heels. But that doesn’t mean everybody needs to dress that way! The beauty of fashion is that you can express yourself however you want.
Whether your style is tomboyish, androgynous, or ultra feminine, anything goes – so enjoy your individuality and dress however the heck you want.
Let’s talk fashion!
Now I’d love to hear from you on this topic! Are there any other fashion rules you think should be broken?
I’d also love to see a pic of you in your current favorite outfit. 🙂 Please share by commenting and uploading an image below!
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