Your mannerisms and body language are a big part of your female image. In fact, they count for over 50% of the impression you make on people!
If you’re a crossdresser or transgender woman, you might be looking for ways to improve your MTF feminine mannerisms.
The good news is that improving your body language and mannerisms can be achieved by mastering a few simple dos and don’ts.
In this blog post, I share 5 dos and don’ts for developing attractive, feminine mannerisms and body language. Read on to learn more!
1. DO Work The S-curve
Curves are a classic feminine feature. Beyond a bubbly booty and ample bosom, you can use your posture to enhance the curves of your body. Create an S-curve by putting your weight on one leg and pushing your hip out.
Contrast this to a more masculine posture where the weight is evenly distributed between both legs. This creates a more square and angular silhouette.
Here are some tips for working the S-curve:
- DO keep your weight on one side of your body instead of centered.
- DON’T exaggerate this posture. It should look natural.
- DO work the s-curve when you’re seated by crossing your legs or sitting with your weight on one hip.
2. DON’T Take Up Too Much Space
A wide, open body position is considered a “power pose.” That’s why you often see men spread their legs and lean forward at the shoulders. They’re essentially puffing themselves up to look larger than they are.
On the other hand, a more closed position will make you look more feminine and elegant. It also makes you appear physically smaller.
You already know that a lady keeps her knees together. But beyond that, you should keep your elbows in and avoid taking up too much space with your limbs. (By keeping your feet tucked close to your chair, for example.)
Here are some additional tips:
- DON’T slouch in an attempt to appear shorter or smaller.
- DO stand and sit with lifted posture. Think “tall” instead of “wide” with your body posture.
3. DO Mind Your Gestures
Gestures are an important part of body language. Women tend to be more expressive with their gestures than men. Next time you’re out, notice the way women use their hands and bodies to express ideas when they talk.
To master fluid, feminine gestures:
- DON’T make jerky or clumsy movements. Keep your elbows tucked in and don’t move too quickly. Practice making slow, smooth movements in front of a mirror.
- DON’T overdo your gestures. Observe women to get an idea of the correct balance.
- DON’T fidget. Avoid nervous movements like twirling your hair, shaking your leg, or tapping your fingers.
4. DON’T Forget Your Facial Expressions
The expressions you make say as much as the words that come out of your mouth. If you’re feeling nervous, it’s easy for this to be reflected on your face. On the other hand, a pleasant facial expression puts people at ease and helps you get the respect and acceptance you deserve.
Tips to keep in mind:
- DON’T wear a stoic expression. What feels “neutral” to you may come across as grumpy to others. (AKA “resting bitch face.”)
- DO put on a pleasant face. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up slightly. This also serves as a natural facelift!
5. DO Make Alluring Eye Contact
Eye contact is a major way to gauge a person’s personality. People who don’t make eye contact appear insecure or as if they’re hiding something. People who look you in the eye appear confident and sincere.
Here’s how to use eye contact to make a feminine impression:
- DON’T avoid people’s eyes. Be proud of who you are and look people in the eye.
- DO make eye contact and hold it for a second or two. (But not too long unless you want people to think you are trying to seduce or intimidate them!)
MTF feminine mannerisms are a fascinating topic and these dos and don’ts are only the tip of the iceberg.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts…
What other differences in mannerisms and body language have you noticed between men and women? Do you have any other tips to pass along?
Please share in the comments below!
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please give your opinion about my Body Language
Hi Carla, I think your body language is fabulous! I love how you position your legs, both the angle of your legs and the spacing of your feet. And I like how you place your arms on your hips. You look very dynamic and vivacious. And your bright smile adds to your look. I couldn’t find a thing to change. Great look!!
This is a real tough one as I find it’s all about concentration, as in how women move and the gestures they make. I’m usually OK for a couple of hours but find that as I tire, my guard sometimes slips.
I would really love to look like both Ginalea & Jenni especially the Glam photo ( Ginalea) made her look so pretty The thn 3. S curve I have practiced it first in flats so I would not topple over due to losing my balance. Hells larger than 3 or 4 inches is a no go for Robin Jennifer. I lose my balance ( maybe from “vertigo” but spiked heels No way. Hey we can or have the right to choose. S curve can be achieved even in flats right or wrong?
All these tips are sooo wonderful! Wish I meet all of y’all !!!!!!!
Ginalea, your comments are so positive and sociable. Love how you reach out so intimately when you say, “Wish I meet all of y’all!!!” Such a sweet gesture. And you look amazing in your photo. Than for your comments
You look great !
New to CD . How long will it take to walk like a lady? Especially in heels? I’m struggling ! Help- Ginalea
Remember a woman’s stride is one third of a male stride….don’t take big clunky strides….slow down. Placing one foot directly in front of the other will give you a feminine sway….again 1/3 the stride of a typical males. Hope that helps.
Good advice! Guess I’m old to be starting, but I love it! Ginalea
Men tend to nod when seeing each other. Do NOT do that, just smile instead!
Being an athlete helps keep the legs in shape even at my age(59).
Wow!! Your legs look great for any age!!! You look Glam! Ginalea
My best asset
You look spectacular! Very nice
Look hot! How long have you been dressing?
I have been dressing for over 30 years but just realized three years ago that I was trans