Your walk is a critical aspect of your female image. Learning how to walk in a naturally feminine way can do wonders to enhance your overall appearance.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to go from one extreme (a masculine walk) to the other (over-exaggerated hip swinging).
How can you find a happy medium as you master your feminine movements? I’m glad you asked!
In this article, I share 3 simple tips to help you achieve a natural, womanly walk. Read on to learn more!
1. Try the Hip Matrix
A big difference between men and women is that women tend to have more fluid body movements.
That means you can sway your hips all you want – but until you learn how to “loosen up” your body, your feminine walk will look stiff and unnatural.
The Hip Matrix can help with this. Created by movement specialist Rob Brinded, the Hip Matrix exercise is designed to release tension and free up your body movements so you can achieve a flowing, feminine walk.
Watch the video above and then try it for yourself. If you compare your walk before and after, I promise you’ll be amazed by the difference!
P.S. You can learn more about Rob’s approach to feminine movement in my Stepping Out Secrets Program.
2. Practice in High Heels
Women have a lower center of gravity than men due to their wider hips. This creates that sexy hip sway that’s characteristic of a feminine walk.
Forcing your hips to sway usually looks unnatural. Instead, practice walking in high heels. High heels change your center of gravity and exaggerate the forward curve of your spine. This helps release the hips, which naturally feminizes your movements.
You can enhance this effect by trying to keep your shoulders still as you walk. This forces you to use your hips for balance.
Once you’ve mastered hip walking in heels, practice the same movements in flat shoes.
3. Shorten Your Stride
Shortening your stride is another easy and effective way to feminize your walk.
The average woman’s step length (the distance from the toe of one foot to the toe of the opposite foot) is 26”. So if you want to be scientific about it, get out a ruler and measure your steps! Your natural stride is probably longer, so work on taking shorter steps.
Note: The higher your heels are, the shorter your steps should be.
There are other subtle elements that define a feminine walk, but these tips are a great place to start. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
I’d also love to hear about any other movement tips or techniques you’ve found helpful. Please share in the comments below.
P.S. Would you like to learn more advanced feminine movement strategies? My Stepping Out Secrets Program will show you how to master all the elements of a beautiful feminine image, including: moves, curves, fashion, beauty, voice, confidence, and more!
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This is great. Thanks again, Lucile!
Thank you for all the continual tips and suggestions. Rob Brinded’s routines are amazingly effective.
Oooo…luv the picture. You have certainly got it together!
I have found a way to achive a very feminine walk, but have not had it evaluated, i think it is efective. focus on using your “core” group muscles for moving your legs up and forward.
this also has a great effect of developing those muscles and burning fat. if you find you “bob” or galop when you walk, you are not keeping posture. if you corect that,a hip sway will result instead of the body/head bob. just some things i’ve noticed trying to teach myself.
it seams to help if i walk holding a book or something similar in size in front of me with both hands. if you let the book swing back and fourth, your body is swinging back and fourth, not the hips. thats how i have been practicing.
let me know if it works for you.
Hi I have found with experience that wearing a hobble skirt or a pencil skirt that makes you walk one foot in front of the other in shorter steps and not like a man that strides out with legs apart.
When wearing heals it also makes you walk with your hips if you know what I mean
What a beautiful picture, Women Walking. I’d love that as a giant poster on the wall facing my bed. Oh, to wake up to such an inspiring vision of beauty to be emulated!
Lucille, I am new to your website. What you are doing is beautiful. Thank you
Thank you for the tips- keep ’em coming…. I would like to add that women walk more on the balls of the feet rather than on the heels. I was walking with a friend of mine who happens to be post-op transsexual (and we were both in heels) and she was walking more on her heel rather than on the balls of her feet. She was commenting that after a while, walking in heels were rather tiresome, whereupon I mentioned that if she changed to walking on the front of her foot and glide to the front rather than directly down, then she would see a big difference. A month later she called me and told me that she was amazed at the difference. I replied that is was that we women (I am born intersexed) have a wider pelvis which means that our center of gravity is different so its more natural to walk forward toward the toes while in heels.
Couldn’t agree with you more Lucille. The walk is by far the worst aspect of my attempts to be more feminine. Thank you for your helpful blog and videos!
And above all, as my femme advisor JoAn told me, “let your nylons kiss.” What does she mean by that? Let your nylons rub against each other right above the knee with every step. By doing so, you will not only keep your legs together, but produce very femme hip movement. Try it! This and other tips are in my book “Tricks of the Trade — A Beginners Guide To Cross Dressing.”
How can I get this book?
You can find this book and the others in the series on amazon or kindle e-books.