The warm weather is here and that means it’s time to show some skin!
Summer has its own unique style advantages and challenges. What’s the secret to looking stylish and elegant as the temperature rises?
In this post – specifically for crossdressers and transgender women – I outline 6 summer style mistakes to avoid. Read on to learn more!
Mistake #1 – Too-Short Shorts
Many crossdressers and transgender women have beautiful legs. You should definitely show them off if you want to!
The mistake is wearing shorts that are too short or too tight. As soon as you start walking, the shorts ride up and show more than you intended. Keep it classy and chose shorts of a decent length.
Mistake #2 – Heavy Makeup
Not only does heavy makeup look out of place in the summer, it can run and look cakey if you start to sweat.
Skip the vampy lipstick, heavy foundation, and thick eye makeup. Go for a lighter look instead. You’ll look much more fresh and feminine.
Mistake #3 – Self-Tanner Faux Pas
We all know that baking in the sun can lead to wrinkles and skin cancer. Sunless tanner is a great way to get that sun-kissed glow. However, using the wrong tanner (or applying it incorrectly) is a definite DON’T.
There’s nothing worse than an orange or streaky looking tan, so check the tanner’s product reviews and learn how to apply it properly. This video has some great tips.
Mistake #4 – Flip Flops
Nothing says summer like flip flops, but the wrong sandals can ruin your entire outfit.
Flip flops are great for the beach or poolside, but they can look too casual or sloppy at other times. Instead, opt for sandals with more style and structure, like the ones below.
Mistake #5 – Visible Bra Straps
Strappy summer styles can make underwear a challenge. Visible bra straps can make you look less than polished. Here are some solutions:
- Use a bra strap clip to help keep bra straps under control.
- Wear a strapless bra or go braless with pasties/nipple covers to avoid bra straps altogether.
Mistake #6 – Sloppy Style
Summer styles are typically more casual and laid back. Just be careful not to cross the line from casual to sloppy.
It’s common to see women in ragged cut offs, dirty flip flops, and worn out tank tops. Why not stand out in classy shorts, pretty dresses, and casual but polished pieces instead?
Let’s see your summer style!
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Can you think of any other summer style mistakes to add to this list?
Once we’ve gotten the “don’ts” out of the way, it’s time to enjoy your stunning summer style!
I’d love to see your favorite summer outfits. Please share in the comments below!
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I also love the summer! I love my sundress’s, skorts, sleeveless blouses and the various sandals I have! So much fun being a woman! At 74, I just try to blend in as any woman put doing her thing. Here I am the other day just enjoying the weather! Hugs, Suzy
I am 75 and I thank you for your attitude. We senior gals need help and support.
I hope this looks ok if it comes up
You look beautiful!
Thank you baby I love you for it.
Or this one
I like this too if it comes up here. Well this went with a new format on here and I don’t like it that much because it won’t allow me to show full body shots anymore. So that kind of it a turn off.
1. Scrappy sandals
2. Scrappy sandals
3. More strappy sandals
4. Some more strappy sandals
5. Even more strappy sandals
6. Good sunglasses. Everyone looks better in good sunglasses. And strappy sandals.
I am profoundly inspired for the summer (taking into account that in my country, we are seeing areas open up a little more).
The information about keeping my bra straps and my undergarments under control is partucularly invaluable (and amazon’s product is both effective and priced fairly).
Thank you for a minefield of invaluable information.
I have been on a diet for the last three months, two meals per day. Down 23#. From just after I had to stop my book signing tour. This was when I was heavier. Also, getting Breast augmentation surgery 7/24. If you are on Medicare and a transgender (with proper documentation, on drugs for 2 years, and physicist evaluation) Then your surgeries are covered as necessary. Check with your local university Hospital, I’m using The Ohio Wexner medical center!
Omg Jane how WONDERFUL is that. Good for you. On this WONDERFUL JOURNEY us girls are on.so nice to hear about all your surgeries
I just love the summer.
Here are my new hot pink bike shorts.
I started working with a wardrobe consultant last winter. She chooses five outfits for me each season and will be for the next 2-3 years until she feels I have a full, complete wardrobe. She says I have a beautiful body and need to show it off. For summer she has me wearing shorts (hot pink in the photo) and light colored floral dresses that fall about eight inches above the knee. She has me wearing nude color strappy sandals with two inch heels and matching handbag.