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- January 2, 2020 at 9:19 am #263880Aaron SmithParticipantRegistered On: January 2, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 0Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 27 times
I have been thinking about making dresses for men. I did a quick internet search to see that there are men who like to and do wear dresses. There aren’t any products specifically for them really. However as I am sure you all are aware, the body shapes of men and women are different which means so are the cuts of the clothes. I would like to design and make dresses (and other clothes recently considered women’s only) for men. This would mean the shoulders would be wider, chest, waist and hip proportions would be different as well to more accommodate the male physique.
I have a question for those here who are males but crossdressing as females, would you be interested in such products or would you be more inclined to continue purchasing clothes made specifically for women? I would love to hear your answers and any further elaboration on your choice as well. Thank you all.
- November 24, 2021 at 12:38 pm #580068Michelle McQueenLadyRegistered On: June 14, 2021Topics: 27Replies: 1433Has thanked: 8843 timesBeen thanked: 6964 times
I want my dresses to be made for women so its up to me to transform my body with shaping and padding to resemble a female body otherwise I’m just a man in a dress. Not all dresses are going to work because men and women both come in all sorts of different body shapes and thats the fun of shopping.
- November 24, 2021 at 5:39 am #579841Haley AnnDuchessRegistered On: October 12, 2020Topics: 6Replies: 293Has thanked: 261 timesBeen thanked: 1363 times
At 6’, 170, a women’s large usually works, just depends on the cut. I have worked hard to transform myself from a 215lb hairy guy to a 170lb smooth, somewhat fem body. No questions from anyone, and my SO seems to love me just the way I am now as well. In my profile pic, I am wearing a size 14 White House Black Market dress that just seems to fit me perfectly. It’s nice to really feel like I have always wanted to feel…looking fem wearing a dress made to fit a woman😉
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- November 25, 2021 at 3:04 am #580260AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
Haley I just love WHBM and bought for my former wife and current girlfriend items from there. I must shop there for myself too!
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- November 24, 2021 at 4:39 am #579810Oliver BourchardLadyRegistered On: September 24, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 5Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 3 times
Skirts on men, And why do they annoy us so much? After all, if you remember, trousers on women not so long ago were also equated to something supernatural. However, modern young ladies quite calmly manage to maneuver between pants, shirts, breeches, skirts, and dresses of different lengths. So why do men have to be content exclusively with trousers, shorts, and breeches? Why don’t they dress up in cute men’s dresses? Recently, men’s skirts with rivets, like 6 Panel Hats, have been looking cool. Also, men’s skirts can be worn with various hoodies and so on.
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- November 23, 2021 at 2:43 am #579254Ballymacreely Elizabeth(Liz)LadyRegistered On: October 7, 2021Topics: 33Replies: 384Has thanked: 2697 timesBeen thanked: 1717 times
Interesting post and reading the comments from you girls.
I can all sides of the argument.
In my case I can’t get to wearing any kind of dress, so I’d grab at anything that seems like a dress.
Hope that makes sense
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- November 23, 2021 at 1:00 am #579232Lacy SatinLadyRegistered On: June 27, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 483Has thanked: 442 timesBeen thanked: 2242 times
I’m thankful that I am very petite and have never had a problem finding dresses that I liked that didn’t come in my size.
Women’s clothes fit me much better than men’s. Like the big women who prefer shopping in the men’s dept. because men’s clothes fit them better. I prefer shopping in the women’s or even girls dept.
- November 22, 2021 at 1:09 am #578745Oliver BourchardLadyRegistered On: September 24, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 5Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 3 times
Skirts on men, And why do they annoy us so much? After all, if you remember, trousers on women not so long ago were also equated to something supernatural.
- January 13, 2021 at 7:18 am #431850Rachel WilliamsLadyRegistered On: November 3, 2019Topics: 6Replies: 159Has thanked: 500 timesBeen thanked: 566 times
I think I can see both sides of the discussion and so much depends on how someone has come to Crossdressing and where they think they are going For myself mmy crossdressing is about the ffabrics, colours, and designs rather than feeling there is a woman trying to come out from me. I recognise that there are contradictions in my approach in that I have tried to go further in achieving a more complete woman image than my main motivation would suggest and can not reconcile within myself whether this is because trying to move towards passable as a female makes it more acceptable than just being an obvious bloke in a frock or whether there is a bit of wanting to adopt female mannerisms bubbling away in my sub conscious.
But going back to your original posting I have said yes because it would be nice to have dresses in particular that were designed to accommodate the limitations that our male bodies present when trying to wear dresses designed for the female form but I do suspect that it would not be feasible to compete on price with what can be purchased in main stream women’s fashion retailing which while not fitting perfectly can with appropriate choice satisfy most of the crossdressing objective.
- January 13, 2021 at 7:14 am #431847Maily MiatraRegistered On: January 12, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 5Has thanked: 13 timesBeen thanked: 43 times
I for one would love to buy female clothing that was made for CD men, as I have found it quite hard to find cute outfits that fit my frame. some outfits fit nicely and some are just to tight in areas that are more noticeable
- January 13, 2021 at 5:45 am #431822Bianca EverdeneLadyRegistered On: April 11, 2017Topics: 30Replies: 952Has thanked: 4137 timesBeen thanked: 4095 times
Can’t really answer without seeing them. If I liked how they looked and they looked good on then definitely yes.
I think a range of dresses for men would help expose the possibility, to go a little way to ‘normalise’ it. So may be tempted to buy in part to show support to the idea of men in dresses.
- January 12, 2021 at 5:39 am #431339CarlaLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2016Topics: 1Replies: 33Has thanked: 66 timesBeen thanked: 173 times
A personal opinion. I love women’s clothes so much I really can’t contemplate them being made with a man in mind. I would much rather have a slightly misfitting dress, skirt or blouse rather than a perfectly fitting item made for a man. But isn’t that where we need the world to be? Exactly the same clothes but measured for men? Personally, I love the fact that my feminine side is so at odds with my dreary male side. To this day it excites me and feels just right.
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- January 12, 2021 at 5:26 am #431329AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
I’ve worn women’s dresses and skirts and blouses, and they just don’t fit right or feel right. Obviously, men and women are shaped differently and the clothing we wear should reflect those many and varied shapes.
Yeah … I think a rethinking of how clothes are made is a real deal. Thanks for considering it!
- January 12, 2021 at 4:58 am #431327AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
- January 9, 2021 at 8:14 am #429929Regine KellyLadyRegistered On: October 9, 2020Topics: 44Replies: 1451Has thanked: 20371 timesBeen thanked: 6876 times
- January 13, 2021 at 5:02 am #431807AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
It kinda defeats the object? I like womens clothes why would I want a dress made for a man? I want a dress made for a woman as I am a woman inside, underneath this poor excuse for a man is a beautiful woman screaming to get out! So I let her out daily
- January 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm #429720Emily AltDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: August 24, 2019Topics: 15Replies: 849Has thanked: 707 timesBeen thanked: 3967 times
I would never wear something like that. What’s the point? I wear women’s clothes because I identify as a woman. I don’t see a big market for this.
Check out Torrid. Their stuff is hot. They make clothes that fit women WAY bigger than me, and I’m a big girl. I’d encourage you to design stylish and affordable clothes for big women. Definitely a big market for that.
- January 8, 2021 at 6:21 pm #429642Fiona ShrekLadyRegistered On: September 18, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 12Has thanked: 45 timesBeen thanked: 32 times
- January 9, 2021 at 8:56 am #429950Laura LovettLadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 39Replies: 1545Has thanked: 5095 timesBeen thanked: 7587 times
This site is for every genuine cross dresser, sweetie – no prejudice, no judgement on people who CD.
The comments simply reflect the feelings of the members who have posted so far and are nothing to do with the sizing.
There are plenty of plus size sites – but if they don’t quite cater for you, while other sites do, any information you can share to help others is very useful – we’re not all lucky enough to be beanpoles here – although it’s hard enough to find a size 12 dress that works on a 6′ 4″ frame with a 40″ chest!
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- January 13, 2021 at 11:40 am #431966Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 49Replies: 1375Has thanked: 19862 timesBeen thanked: 5677 times
Not so easy for five foot seven and 230 pounds, with a 46 inch chest either. But I get by. I don’t think I’ll be buying any man dresses either. I can still find stuff that fits, looks good, and is quite femme.
- January 6, 2021 at 11:14 am #428323Stevie65LadyRegistered On: September 6, 2019Topics: 27Replies: 194Has thanked: 459 timesBeen thanked: 834 times
Right to the point…. NO!! The same fear in every CD is the dreaded comment….. you look like a guy in a womans dress. We dress because we are fem. We do not like anything to do with DRAB. We rather wear womens clothes 24/7. Just the thought turns my stomach
- January 9, 2021 at 2:41 pm #430136LadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 39Replies: 1545Has thanked: 5095 timesBeen thanked: 7587 times
I lost all fear of that comment, darling – and there’s no need to fear it, because it only comes out of the mouths of idiots or confused people.
The first time I got a comment like that, it was indirectly.
I’d been enjoying a lovely walk along the promenade in a gorgeous white sun dress, and I paused by the pier, leaning on a railing and enjoying the view of the beach in the morning sunshine.
Suddenly, I heard a voice from below:
“Hey, bro – is that a girl or a dude?”
The reply came hesitantly;
“Uuuh, that’s a dude, man!”
Back came the response: “F^$& me, bro!”
I’ve had about 3 negative comments in many, many outings, and many, many more positive and complimentary comments each time I’ve been out.
The very first comment I got was from a middle aged lady who was walking some dogs.
She looked hard at me, and I braced myself for the negative comment. I was wearing the same sun dress, a rather tatty wig, and no makeup.
She smiled and said “You look lovely”.
I was stunned – obviously I looked like the man in a dress that I was, yet this lady was not only not offended, but felt moved to pass a nice comment.
I thought that, if a complete stranger thought that, then others must too – so I only listen to the friendly people, and ignore the idiots.
After all, I wouldn’t dream of passing a negative comment about someone who’s clothing I didn’t like, as it’s none of my business, just like it’s none of theirs.
Fear killed 😍😍😍
- January 6, 2021 at 9:18 am #428277LadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 39Replies: 1545Has thanked: 5095 timesBeen thanked: 7587 times
The very idea gives me the heebeegeebees.
I don’t like men’s stuff.
That’s why I am a cross dresser!
The clothes must be made for women or, just, like eeeyeeeww!!
It’s a personal feeling – no offence 😍😍😍
- January 6, 2021 at 9:41 am #428285AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
What about clothes from En Femme?
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- January 6, 2021 at 10:56 am #428316LadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 39Replies: 1545Has thanked: 5095 timesBeen thanked: 7587 times
I’ve seen people mention them, and I just Googled it and found a dress on Amazon that looks nice but expensive – I just bought 3 dresses from Schein for nearly half of the cost!
Plus it’s modelled by a genetic man, so I feel kinda icky just looking at it.
They don’t deliver to the UK, but if that’s typical of the merchandise, then it’s not for me.
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- January 13, 2021 at 5:38 am #431816AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
I’ve found that a lot of places that cater for trans women charge too much its almost like a trans tax! I’d much rather buy items from genuine womens shops, they are rather lovely when you tell them your a trans women place that comes to mind is ann summers yes you heard me right! I recently joined there newsletter and after a little confusion I told them I’m a trans woman and they are giving me discount on the next 5items I buy x
- January 13, 2021 at 7:07 am #431844LadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 39Replies: 1545Has thanked: 5095 timesBeen thanked: 7587 times
I have received an amazing order from J D Williams – no issues signing up and quick delivery. Lovely, lovely items!
Still waiting for an order from Shein – more dresses per buck, but quality remains to be seen…
These are my rewards for dry January – could be a dry February too!
- January 6, 2021 at 6:10 am #428170AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
I like the idea.
You make products that are feminine but the fit is designed to take into consideration things like men’s wider shoulders.
I believe En Femme that advertises on CDH does exactly the same thing. This is what they say about blouses….Blouses made with all the right proportions to fit the crossdresser or trans woman such as arm length and shoulder width. Smooth satins and soft cottons will delight your feminine side.
Go for it!!!!
- January 6, 2021 at 6:30 am #428176AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
They do! Everything on their site is purely feminine, but tailored to fit the crossdresser or T-girl. And everything on their site is gorgeous!
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- January 6, 2021 at 5:17 am #428149AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
- January 6, 2021 at 5:13 am #428147Ginny VirginiaLadyRegistered On: December 22, 2020Topics: 7Replies: 163Has thanked: 673 timesBeen thanked: 683 times
I voted yes because I will try anything that gets me closer to a good fit, but, that said, I agree with others here that the point is to be en femme, so the dress would have to be girly. I am open to the idea!
Regarding lingerie, I have tried the gender neutral lingerie and while it is better than men’s underwear, I feel less girly, so I do prefer women’s intimate apparel. I generally go a size above to allow for fit, but it seems to work!
Keep us posted!
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- March 25, 2020 at 11:23 am #328886Mikey JohnsonLadyRegistered On: August 18, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 123Has thanked: 144 timesBeen thanked: 407 times
Hey Aaron (& everyone),
A big part of the thrill for me is making myself feminine, including appearance. For me that involves breast forms and bras, and a corset to get my shape more female (waist to hip ratio and all). And, of course, the feel of womens’ clothing is huge for me. I don’t think I’d be interested in womens’ clothes that fit my male figure – sorry! I believe there are some who would, just not me!
- March 25, 2020 at 11:08 am #328881Brittney AndrewsLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 762Has thanked: 51595 timesBeen thanked: 1870 times
The main problem I have with women’s dresses is sleeve length, a full sleeve is always short on me. As long as my wrist and forearm fit the cuff, I deal with the sleeve length. Dresses with more room in the shoulder and side chest areas is always a benefit. I agree with some of the other comments, the look and style would also be a factor to me.
- January 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm #264342Amy MyersBaronessRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 23Replies: 1655Has thanked: 4938 timesBeen thanked: 5401 times
My answer is really, “It depends” On price, first, and the look and style, etc. next.
For me, when I dress up, I want to look like a woman, so to the end I wear breast forms, hip and bum padded panty, sometimes a waist cincher of some kind. So with all of this underwear, admittedly sometimes uncomfortable, I usually fit into women’s clothes fairly well. A US size dress 10 or 12 usually fits me well with those foundation garments.
You might consider making nice looking panties designed for males, as many women’s panties that I like actually don’t fit me well enough.
Just a few of my thoughts.
- January 3, 2020 at 7:12 pm #264326Danny AmoneLadyRegistered On: September 30, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 48Has thanked: 58 timesBeen thanked: 178 times
I voted no. The whole idea to me is to wear women’s clothes. Yes, men are built different than women and I am doubtful I will ever pass as a women. I am and have been trying to slim down so that I don’t look odd in a dress but look comfortable and having fun.
- January 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm #264314Edie MajeskiBaronessRegistered On: April 7, 2018Topics: 19Replies: 208Has thanked: 26 timesBeen thanked: 574 times
- January 3, 2020 at 2:09 pm #264282AlyshaLadyRegistered On: October 22, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 20Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 79 times
I would like to see more female style clothing cut for men. I’ve looked into En Femme but if you’re not 5′ 9″ to 6′ 2″ then your out of luck. So yes if your line will also have dresses, skirts, and all the glorious items us girl would love.
- January 3, 2020 at 6:30 am #264166Celeste StarreLadyRegistered On: June 26, 2018Topics: 50Replies: 1452Has thanked: 386 timesBeen thanked: 5329 times
The simple answer for me would be no just on principle. I know of one site that sells bras.panties,and camisoles made for men. They are pretty but also very expensive and even if I was inclined to buy lingerie made for men the price would discourage making a purchase. One can find loads of pretty dresses all over the internet for under $30 and I rarely pay more so,unless you plan to work pretty much for free, I would say such a business would not work.
- January 3, 2020 at 2:53 am #264135Patty PhoseDuchessRegistered On: May 7, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 1842Has thanked: 1432 timesBeen thanked: 5487 times
- January 3, 2020 at 12:41 am #264106Jay UptonLadyRegistered On: November 28, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 11Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 48 times
I got a sewing machine for Christmas specifically cause I have this same interest. I am not built like any woman they are making commercial clothing for, specifically all parts through the torso.
I’m a distance off from trying to make clothing, so it’s more of a long term goal. I did make some decent napkins over the weekend, and I did enjoy the process and the learning how that machine worked. We will get some more napkins, some pillows and perhaps some curtains along the way, at the least.
Would love to talk more
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- January 2, 2020 at 4:58 pm #264011DeLoraLadyRegistered On: October 15, 2019Topics: 63Replies: 286Has thanked: 930 timesBeen thanked: 1634 times
There is currently a company, enfemme style, that does what you described. They make feminine clothing designed for the male body. I have looked at their stuff and they do seem to do a good job, and their clothes do seem to fit a man while giving the illusion of a feminine figure. Unfortunately, their clothes are mostly out of my price range.
I think if you could create a line of clothing specifically for MtF CDs you would find a market for sure. I know I’d be interested!!
- January 2, 2020 at 4:38 pm #264007AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
I’ve seen comments showing that there is a market for this, but I’m convinced that most of us who wear dresses do so as an expression of our feminine side. If I’m correct, the market would be limited a sub-group of heterosexual-only men, and the market would be quite limited.
- January 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm #263980Jin CrockerLadyRegistered On: November 15, 2019Topics: 5Replies: 531Has thanked: 36 timesBeen thanked: 1694 times
While I think dresses made for men are a great idea, I just prefer ones that are made for women. I like the girly feel, the naughtiness, the flirtyness. The male dresses that I have seen are dark colors, and drab styles.
- January 3, 2020 at 2:16 am #264122AshleyLadyRegistered On: May 25, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 261Has thanked: 938 timesBeen thanked: 957 times
Pretty much my thoughts exactly. I would love to see more dresses and women’s type items made for men, but it’s just not for me. Shopping for women’s things is fun and part of what got me into cross dressing. Something could be super feminine, but if I know it’s made for men my interest in it just drops off completely.
- January 13, 2021 at 9:23 am #431921Clara CrossLadyRegistered On: December 7, 2020Topics: 16Replies: 560Has thanked: 1797 timesBeen thanked: 2601 times
- January 13, 2021 at 7:55 am #431880Clara CrossLadyRegistered On: December 7, 2020Topics: 16Replies: 560Has thanked: 1797 timesBeen thanked: 2601 times
I’ll very cautiously wade in here, Stephanie. Like so many here, I have no interest in women’s wear for men. I like shopping in the women’s department, rummaging through the bargain bins, holding up a potential purchase to imagine how it might fit. I love all of that because the clothes are for women and I’m buying it for me!
I really love all the opinions and viewpoints on CDH. I’ve learned so much, felt so supported and every now and then perhaps supported someone else. The most significant revelation is the incredible spectrum of CD/TG present here. Everyone with their own story, their own tastes, their own special place on the spectrum. All individual, all valid.
Like everyone else here, I try to find my way through each and every day, looking for victories and quashing fears.
You were only asking for responses from those who agree with your comments. The only place of departure for me is the classifying of some as “vanilla” crossdressers. The implication is that some types of crossdressing are more valued than others. Forgive me if I’ve misinterpreted your comment.
Clara (the girl with a few sprinkles and a cherry on top of her vanilla)
- January 6, 2021 at 8:13 am #428218AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
Agreed sister. If it was cut to fit male proportions on the shoulder, but still hold boobs and look feminine, like what En Femme does, I will wear it. But not if cut for no boobs
- January 6, 2021 at 7:24 am #428190Ginny VirginiaLadyRegistered On: December 22, 2020Topics: 7Replies: 163Has thanked: 673 timesBeen thanked: 683 times
Having listened to her views, I agree with Stephanie P (as so often is the case!). What is the point indeed! I want room for the boobs, and the waist, the shoulders, the ass, the crotch, all the above and below, found in women’s clothes. I am trying to be a woman, FFS, as I dress like a man more than I would like!
My two cents, revised.
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