- January 2, 2020 at 9:19 am #263880Aaron SmithParticipantRegistered On: January 2, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 0Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 21 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.
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- January 13, 2021 at 7:18 am #431850Rachel WilliamsLadyRegistered On: November 3, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 114Has thanked: 237 timesBeen thanked: 352 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 MiatraDuchessRegistered On: January 12, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 5Has thanked: 13 timesBeen thanked: 36 times
- January 13, 2021 at 5:45 am #431822Bianca EverdeneLadyRegistered On: April 11, 2017Topics: 18Replies: 637Has thanked: 2386 timesBeen thanked: 2398 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: 27Has thanked: 55 timesBeen thanked: 119 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 #431329ErinLadyRegistered On: October 21, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 3Has thanked: 8 timesBeen thanked: 21 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 #431327Emily VioletLadyRegistered On: August 7, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 26Has thanked: 156 timesBeen thanked: 121 times
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- January 13, 2021 at 5:02 am #431807Krissy RichardsRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 146Has thanked: 347 timesBeen thanked: 415 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: 10Replies: 415Has thanked: 335 timesBeen thanked: 1886 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.
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- January 9, 2021 at 8:56 am #429950Laura LovettLadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 12Replies: 757Has thanked: 2425 timesBeen thanked: 3694 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!
- January 13, 2021 at 11:40 am #431966Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 13Replies: 211Has thanked: 4134 timesBeen thanked: 988 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.
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- January 6, 2021 at 11:14 am #428323Stevie65LadyRegistered On: September 6, 2019Topics: 19Replies: 133Has thanked: 251 timesBeen thanked: 528 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: 12Replies: 757Has thanked: 2425 timesBeen thanked: 3694 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: 12Replies: 757Has thanked: 2425 timesBeen thanked: 3694 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 😍😍😍
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- January 6, 2021 at 10:56 am #428316LadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 12Replies: 757Has thanked: 2425 timesBeen thanked: 3694 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.
- January 13, 2021 at 5:38 am #431816Registered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 146Has thanked: 347 timesBeen thanked: 415 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: 12Replies: 757Has thanked: 2425 timesBeen thanked: 3694 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 6:55 am #428182stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 117Replies: 1333Has thanked: 1953 timesBeen thanked: 5743 times
Mandresses – what a drab thought, the image I am getting is not pleasant.
I am making a reasonable assumption here that dresses designed for men (and not specifically for CD’ers) would not be cut to accommodate a decent set of boobs. Otherwise what is the point?
Of course vanilla CD’ers who do not identify as female might be interested, but TG girls like myself and CD’ers , who have a strong femme side, would surely find the idea of no interest or even abhorrent. I suspect the take up would be disappointingly low for you.
A question for our CD girls here – try asking our GG’s if they would wear a dress designed for men. Go on! I dare you! I am confident you wouldn’t like the answer. (I asked a similar question a while back and got well and truly put down.)
Dresses designed for women are challenging for some of us, but so are they for many GG’s. The whole point of a CD’er wearing a dress is that they are designed to appeal to our feminine side.
Mandresses! Manpanties! what next? Manbras? Wake up girls! Defeminised hybrid clothing – YUK. This is an attempt to masculinise us! or at the least capitalise on and exploit us. You want to be a hybrid? – count me out.
Only my opinion, and no offence meant.
You don’t need to guess my answer.
do not reply – unless in agreement , Stephanie P 😧❌❌❌❌
- January 13, 2021 at 7:55 am #431880Clara CrossLadyRegistered On: December 7, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 51Has thanked: 156 timesBeen thanked: 276 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 13, 2021 at 9:07 am #431914stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 117Replies: 1333Has thanked: 1953 timesBeen thanked: 5743 times
Caution not required Clara.
By vanilla crossdresser I meant crossdresser in the literal or pure sense of the word (like vanilla is pure ice cream) rather than someone who identifies as Transgender or some other gender.
I.e. “Someone who dresses up in clothes not commonly associated with one’s sex” (wikipedia). There are other definitions too like “a nontransgender person who dresses in clothing typically worn by members of a different sex,” (Dictionary.com)
I was not implying they have less value, only that they are possibly more likely to be interested in femme clothes made for men, whereas Transgenders probably prefer clothes made for women. Perhaps my language was a bit clumsy – I was in mid rant!
My final comment about only replying if you agree was tongue-in-cheek and intended to head of any counter discussion. In other words – I had nothing more to say.
I love your “cherry on top of her vanilla” – may I use it?
Stephanie P x
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- January 6, 2021 at 8:13 am #428218AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 4Replies: 104Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 286 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: 5Replies: 122Has thanked: 471 timesBeen thanked: 472 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.
- January 6, 2021 at 8:15 am #428219Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 117Replies: 1333Has thanked: 1953 timesBeen thanked: 5743 times
Good for you Ginny! You have seen the light, girlfriend. ✔
Sometimes when you look beneath the surface you can see the reality. All CD’ers bemoan and complain that they can’t freely wear feminine clothes but GG’s can wear man clothes.
Now they want to wear hybrid mandresses! CD liberation out of the window?
Masculinised & defeminised dresses. Bra’s are specifically designed for women – now one can buy manbra’s! Why?……. I really do not understand it. How can you explore your feminine side by wearing dresses designed for men? Take something feminine and masculinise it – why?
Still each to her (his) own.
Sorry for the rant. I have strong views on this, in case you hadn’t noticed.
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- January 6, 2021 at 8:44 am #428240Baroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 117Replies: 1333Has thanked: 1953 timesBeen thanked: 5743 times
Now we are in an area where I fear to tread. It takes all sorts in our diverse world. My comments are only aimed at the ‘mainstream’ CD/TG audience – those self identifying as female or professing to be seeking their feminine side. Thanks for the insight. I will never understand it though……
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- January 6, 2021 at 6:10 am #428170Jessica RossLadyRegistered On: December 9, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 118Has thanked: 198 timesBeen thanked: 489 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!!!!
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- January 6, 2021 at 5:13 am #428147Ginny VirginiaLadyRegistered On: December 22, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 122Has thanked: 471 timesBeen thanked: 472 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: 114Has thanked: 139 timesBeen thanked: 363 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: 624Has thanked: 39671 timesBeen thanked: 1141 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: 15Replies: 1144Has thanked: 3128 timesBeen thanked: 2986 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: 33Has thanked: 32 timesBeen thanked: 118 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: 16Replies: 202Has thanked: 23 timesBeen thanked: 453 times
I would go along with a feminine blouses or jeans for a man, but I just can see a man wearing a dress with their straight body or pot belly. A woman’s body, with all their curves, was just made for wearing a dress.
- January 3, 2020 at 2:09 pm #264282AlyshaLadyRegistered On: October 22, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 22Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 72 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: 31Replies: 718Has thanked: 204 timesBeen thanked: 2156 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.
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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
- January 2, 2020 at 4:58 pm #264011DeLoraLadyRegistered On: October 15, 2019Topics: 60Replies: 283Has thanked: 911 timesBeen thanked: 1530 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 #264007Bettylou CoxDuchessRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 17Replies: 1686Has thanked: 2986 timesBeen thanked: 5622 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: 4Replies: 284Has thanked: 26 timesBeen thanked: 704 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: 188Has thanked: 522 timesBeen thanked: 631 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.
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