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 Many so-called rules are outdated or just plain wrong – especially when it comes to fashion and style.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: Dress As Feminine As Possible
Nobody pulls off the feminine look quite like transgender celeb, Gigi Gorgeous. But that doesn’t mean everybody needs to dress this 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.
Rule #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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.
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!
P.S. If you liked this article, you will LOVE my NEW updated and expanded Stepping Out Secrets Program! This male to female image transformation program covers everything you need to know to successful present yourself as a woman.
Hi Lucille and all our Gurlfriends.
Thank you soooo much for this site.
So many wonderful tips and such good advice. Then to top it off, all the gurls sharing their experiences (good and bad).
It feels nice to know someone such as yourself cares enough about us to build this site. So many of us would love to meet you in person.
Tina D. H.
Yea, in the summer heat it seems like the style in my area is more along the line of casual and not formal ( shorts, not dresses ); also, too hot for shapewear which makes for less ability to blend in ( if not in shape already ). So, that means time to get on the exercise train.
Does anyone else read Fashion Magazines to keep up with the latest styles and trends. The main piece of advice I feel when dressing fashionably, is to show of your legs, or show off your arms. If you leave both bare, more often than not you can come across looking trashy. Also as far as matching your outfit goes, mixing patterns is currently in style right now, so definitely try mixing it up a bit 🙂 .
I attempt to blend in and dress age appropriately, wear a hair style that suits the shape of my face and also not wear too much make up.
I have a dress and I need same high heels and same more clothes
I have three dresses and I need same more clothes and high heels and I a have one swimsuit
I have some dresses and some shoes
I still have some old or out of style clothing i wear from time to time get comments on them ladies ask where or how they stay looking good but do have some newer clothes i wear once in while i’ll mix old with new so it doe’nst get boring wearing samething all time
I am a very glam girly girl at over age 50. I look fabulous in a bikini. Here is one or more bikini photos taken of me by a trans friend about 3 weeks ago. Jennifer, female model and trans female model. xx
Very nice looking