If you’re a crossdresser or transgender woman, then mastering your style skills can go a long way towards enhancing your feminine image.
In this blog post, I share my top 8 MTF clothing tips to help you find clothes that fit well, flatter your figure, and express your unique sense of style. Let’s get started!
1. Dress to Flatter and Feminize Your Body
Clothing can be a powerful way to create the illusion of female curves. Here are some tips to help balance and feminize your figure.
Make your shoulders appear smaller:
- Balance broad shoulders by wearing fuller pants and skirts.
- Opt for V-necklines. V-necklines draw the eye towards the center of the body and create the illusion of a longer neck and a narrower shoulder frame.
- Avoid clothing items that have puffy sleeves, cap sleeves, or shoulder pads, as these tend to visually widen the shoulder area instead of reducing it.
Make your waist appear smaller:
- Wear high-waisted bottoms, such as pants, skirts, or shorts. These create the illusion of a smaller waistline by elongating the legs and defining the waist.
- Wrap dresses are universally flattering and cinch in at the waist, creating the illusion of an hourglass figure.
- A well-placed belt can do wonders for creating the illusion of a smaller waist. Wear a medium or thin belt at the narrowest part of your waist to help create a more defined waistline.
Make your hips appear wider:
- Skirts with volume, such as A-line or gathered skirts, can add width to the hips and create a more hourglass figure.
- Bottoms with embellishments such as pockets, zippers, or patterns can add volume and create the illusion of wider hips.
- High-waisted pants or skirts can create the illusion of wider hips by cinching in at the waist and flaring out at the hips.
2. Know Your Best Colors
Determining your skin tone and choosing your best colors can have a huge impact on your overall appearance.
How to determine if you have a warm, cool, or neutral skin tone:
Do you have a cool skin tone?
- Your skin has pink, red, or blue undertones.
- Your veins appear blue or purple.
- Your natural hair color is blonde, brown, or black with bluish or ash undertones.
- Your eyes are blue, green, or grey.
Do you have a warm skin tone?
- Your skin has yellow, peach, or golden undertones.
- Your veins appear greenish.
- Your natural hair color is red, orange, golden blonde, or brown with warm or golden undertones.
- Your eyes are brown, hazel, or amber.
Do you have a neutral skin tone?
- Your skin has a balance of cool and warm undertones.
- Your veins appear blue-green.
- Your natural hair color is a mix of warm and cool tones.
- Your eyes are a mix of blue, green, grey, and brown.
The best colors for each skin tone:
If you have cool undertones, you’ll want to gravitate towards cool colors like sky blues, frosty purples, cobalt, emerald greens, and light grassy tones.
Pastels are also a great option, and if you love warm colors, try pale yellows or lipstick reds.
However, be careful not to overdo it with orange or bright yellow, as these can overwhelm your complexion.
For those with warm undertones, consider drawing inspiration from the warm side of the color spectrum.
Think rich colors like crimson, orange, rust, cream, camel, and all earth tones.
If you’re drawn to cool hues, try warmer variations of the cool color families, such as olive, violet, fuchsia, and orchid.
If you have a neutral skin tone, you have more flexibility when it comes to color choices.
You can experiment with the full spectrum of colors since you can combine warm and cool elements.
Just be mindful to stay away from anything too neon, as it can throw off your balance.
3. Dress Sexy Not Slutty
If you’re a crossdresser or transgender woman, it’s natural to want to embrace your feminine side and feel sexy.
However, it’s important not to overdo it. Exposing too much skin can give off the wrong impression, so it’s best to stick to one focal point at a time.
For example, if you’re wearing a mini skirt, consider keeping the rest of your look understated and elegant. Similarly, if your neckline plunges, balance it out by being more modest in other areas.
4. Wear the Right Shapewear
To achieve a feminine look in clothing, it’s essential to consider the shape of your body.
Choosing appropriate breast forms can help create a more feminine shape, while adding hip or butt padding can contribute to an hourglass figure.
Additionally, you can opt for a waist trimmer or shaping camisole to achieve a more defined and snatched look.
5. Know Your Measurements
Knowing your body measurements is essential for an easier shopping experience, especially when it comes to buying clothing online.
Men’s and women’s clothes are sized differently, so having your measurements on hand is essential for determining your correct size in women’s clothing.
These are the main measurements you should know:
6. Find Your Personal Style
Developing your personal style is essential for selecting clothing as a crossdresser or transgender woman.
Start by looking for inspiration in fashion magazines, social media, and even celebrities whose style you admire.
Experiment with different styles and pieces, and pay attention to what makes you feel good and confident.
Consider the occasions and environments you’ll be dressing for, as well as your body shape and proportions.
Finally, don’t forget to have fun with it and embrace your own unique sense of style.
7. Highlight Your Best Features
Nobody has a perfect body, but it’s important to recognize that everyone has attractive features.
The key is to accentuate your best qualities rather than focusing on your perceived flaws. Here are some tips to guide you:
- If you have fabulous legs, show them off in short skirts and high heels.
- If you have a lovely cleavage, highlight it with low-cut tops.
- If you have curvy hips or a shapely butt, wear form-fitting skirts and pants.
- If your face or hair is your best feature, draw attention to it with statement jewelry.
8. Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Accessories are a great way to enhance your feminine appearance and add some chic flair to your outfits.
However, it’s important to choose accessories that complement the proportions of your body.
- If you have a larger frame, petite jewelry and accessories may not work well for you.
- If you have a smaller frame, larger accessories might overpower your look.
By selecting the right accessories that work well with your body type, you can elevate your style and look more polished and put together.
Mastering your style skills as a crossdresser or transgender woman can be a powerful way to enhance your feminine image.
Just remember that the most important thing is to feel confident and comfortable in what you’re wearing!
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you have any other tips to add to this list Please share in the comments!
And while you are at it, why not upload a pic of you in your favorite outfit? 🙂
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