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!
Click here for all the details.
Lucille please send me updates at this email my computer broke thanks Nikki xxx
I personally have NO flats in my closet, and don’t want any. From the time of fully cross dressing I have and only will wear 4 in or higher to 5″ I studied run way models and put one foot in front of the other just about a foot apart, keeping my shoulders arched back and straight This also allows for my foot to fall as a womans, not as a mans, So many times I hear clunk clunk, heel then toe, as a woman walks its just the heel.
Hello I have a couple of question to ask of you. ? I am a chef and i have been transsioning for about 10 yrs . i do everything that need to when t comes to stratching and my movements but i still feel like a man some times when i am walking with my girl friends. can you help me.???????
I m not sure about ur query to Lucille but i feel Wow ten years of transition has done u very good i feel JoAnna Lorenzini i feel you look really sweet cute and pretty !!
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I just did the stretches in the video after I tried walking before and it made a huge difference in the fluid motion when I walk hips aren’t so tight and when I just sat down I noticed instantly my poster is better when I sit to and the pain in my hip from siting wrong is less to I wish I would have dune this sooner it amazing how better it makes me feel over all thank you for the blog
Awesome! So happy to hear that, Christy! 🙂
the thing that helped me the most in my feminine walk was going on HRT it helped me the most before HRT I hade to force my self to walk that way because of the angle of wear my pelvis was it was harder and felt natural and 7 8 months after starting HRT and my pelvis tilted forward because estrogen makes the pelvis tilt forward to get your body ready make room in the uterus for when women are pregnant so their is room for the baby and the hip joint is at a different angle when we walk it is more towards the swaying motion it is easier for me to walk in a feminine way and feels natural and I dont have to force it I just have to remind my self some times using your technics Lucille you released about 3 4 years ago maybe further back I cant remember when but it helped me allot I walk like a runway model I just need the shoes now
Men tend to slouch when they walk. Walking with good posture helps all the other mechanics mentioned here work so much better. It’s common for a new CD to be unused to the breast forms and padding and the slouching tends to hide these new attributes. Keep your head up and back straight, it will improve the overall impression you give rather than send clues that there is something you are attempting to hide. It will help you when you are not in girl mode as well, so try to do this all the time anyway.
Great point about the breast forms! Thanks for mentioning this.
Great advice, Lucille, as usual. For the yoga-inclined, Rodney Yee has a series of exercises called “hip openers” on his DVD called “A.M. Yoga for Your Week,” that may accomplish the same function as the stretching and loosening exercises of the Hip Matrix.
Out of curiosity and in order to compare and contrast, I did Rodney’s hip openers this morning. Rodney’s sequence takes about 25 minutes to do, and I see advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The yoga exercises take longer to do, which could be an advantage or disadvantage, depending on goals and needs. The yoga probably produces more flexibility, relying more on holding postures for longer periods of time, while the Hip Matrix sequence is more movement-centered and is likely to be more immediately transferable to a feminine gait. Like you, Rodney Yee and the Gaiam company that produces his DVDs have created very attractive packaging. For example, the DVD with the hip openers is shot overlooking the dramatic backdrop of Glen Canyon, Arizona.
The regular practice of yoga in general (mainly via Rodneys various DVDs) has helped my transgender journey in other ways. I am much more attentive to posture, including standing tall with shoulders back and down, and have improved my abs and core tone. You clearly don’t need my advice in how to run your business, as you are doing a fabulous job of it already, but you might consider teaming with Rodney or another yoga practitioner to come up with a program of yoga specifically oriented to the transgendered.
Oh, and did I mention that I love wearing my cute yoga outfits?
Keep up the great work, Lucille.
Thanks for the DVD rec, Carrie! Yes, any kind of hip opening exercise would be helpful. What is particularly great about Rob’s techniques is that they incorporate 3-D movement (forward and back, side-to-side, and rotation), so you get a 3-D sway in your hips. It’s one of the secrets to natural, feminine movement. I’ll chat more about this in future blog posts. 😉 (As you can tell, I love this topic!)