- November 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm #689476Sarah CeriseParticipantRegistered On: September 25, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 276Has thanked: 979 timesBeen thanked: 1153 times
This is about era of which you would like to dress and emulate, for me it’s the 1950’s I always want to dress like a goddess from that era. I loved the style and glamour of era I also love looking at the movie stars from then and try to emulate their style and dress.
So what about you lovely Ladies.
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- October 25, 2023 at 3:51 am #775628Beth IrishLadyRegistered On: April 16, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 61Has thanked: 74 timesBeen thanked: 249 times
Being a fan of the hippie flower power era, I’g go for the 60’s. Any one of the Samantha Stevens look from Bewitched, Jeannie, Mortica Addams, Dusty Springfield, Barbarella, Grace Slick
- October 24, 2023 at 8:17 pm #775588Elle JonsonLadyRegistered On: August 4, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 46Has thanked: 14 timesBeen thanked: 164 times
- Soooo glad you asked, Sarah. I just think that when it comes to the most “femmetastic” style eras, the twenties (flapper attire), fifties (full skirts, petticoats, Rockabilly swing dresses, stewardess outfits) and sixties (miniskirts and micro-minis) are the apex. I bought a 50’s/60’s Audrey Hepburn style dress with a petticoat. Will post photos on CDH when I finally wear it out. I’m waiting for just the right time.
- October 15, 2023 at 2:49 pm #773072Kelli MarloweLadyRegistered On: August 4, 2020Topics: 13Replies: 207Has thanked: 2353 timesBeen thanked: 1132 times
- October 14, 2023 at 8:11 am #772773Lauren RussellLadyRegistered On: July 27, 2023Topics: 4Replies: 310Has thanked: 966 timesBeen thanked: 1178 times
- October 13, 2023 at 4:05 am #772472Janet WoodhamLadyRegistered On: January 21, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 224Has thanked: 1271 timesBeen thanked: 985 times
I like 1950s styles. I am in the UK and have found Grace Karin who sell through Amazon are good here for that style of dress. They also sell flounced petticoats and although I am not sure about the length yet.
- October 15, 2023 at 12:28 pm #773051Sarah CeriseLadyRegistered On: September 25, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 276Has thanked: 979 timesBeen thanked: 1153 times
- October 14, 2023 at 5:03 am #772737Charris StantonLadyRegistered On: July 27, 2020Topics: 6Replies: 28Has thanked: 132 timesBeen thanked: 262 times
50’s all the way!
I’m right there with you Janet. I’m in the US, and Amazon has Grace Kain also. GownTown on amazon has a great selection also. Malco Modes and Folobe is where I’d get the petticoats (both on amazon).
- September 23, 2023 at 8:06 pm #768334Belladonna BluestBaronessRegistered On: July 30, 2023Topics: 5Replies: 43Has thanked: 166 timesBeen thanked: 243 times
I LOVE this topic! We have so much to discuss!
I loved the garments of the Victorian era. I grew up idolizing Japanese Visual Kei bands, which featured cross dressing band members in Gothic Lolita garments. It was the dresses, the lace and the hair curls which swept me away. They were queens and princesses in their own dark and mysterious kingdoms!
Albeit unpractical, it feels so good to be all glammed up and stylish!
with all my love for this topic!
The Bluest Belladonna
- September 23, 2023 at 2:53 pm #768300Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 18Replies: 1247Has thanked: 981 timesBeen thanked: 5271 times
While it is fun to wear the 1950’s style of wide skirts with a petticoat (or 2 or 3), it isn’t practical for everyday wear.
I agree that the modern era, where you can wear practically anything, is the best.
- October 14, 2023 at 4:59 am #772735Charris StantonLadyRegistered On: July 27, 2020Topics: 6Replies: 28Has thanked: 132 timesBeen thanked: 262 times
I find wearing the 50s style dresses mostly practical. When i get out, that is what I prefer to wear, and I get compliments about my dresses quite often. Just don’t go overboard with the petticoats, one is all you need to be practical. Anymore, and it may get out of hand and appear odd. On that I agree.
- October 15, 2023 at 4:50 pm #773084Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 18Replies: 1247Has thanked: 981 timesBeen thanked: 5271 times
While multiple petticoats can get unyieldy, I have had occasions to wear multiple petticoats.
I’ve worn two petticoats under a poodle skirt for Halloween.
One year my friend held a red white and blue party. I wore a red top, white belt, and (home made) blue satiny circle skirt. Under the skirt I wore 3 petticoats. You guessed it; one red, one white, and one blue.
- September 23, 2023 at 2:09 pm #768290AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
So, my wife and we’re watching a series on Amazon this past week, Daisy Jones and The Six, set in the seventies. I saw a scene where the main character, Daisy, was in a bar and they showed some gogo dancers in white vests and white skirts, covered in white tassels. I was entranced. I want to wear this!
- September 23, 2023 at 12:57 pm #768284Fiona BlackBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 23, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 858Has thanked: 694 timesBeen thanked: 3778 times
- September 23, 2023 at 8:27 am #768249Deborah SullivanLadyRegistered On: February 27, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 1202Has thanked: 6027 timesBeen thanked: 5466 times
Watched an old movie last night set in the 30’s or 40’s . The actresses wore jackets with shoulder padding, long gloves, tight skirts and seemed hosiery and hats with netting. Looked like fun to me hehe
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- September 23, 2023 at 9:26 am #768250HarrietteLadyRegistered On: April 22, 2023Topics: 16Replies: 982Has thanked: 3517 timesBeen thanked: 2410 times
- October 15, 2023 at 1:37 pm #773064Michelle BrownRegistered On: August 23, 2015Topics: 3Replies: 393Has thanked: 14059 timesBeen thanked: 1688 times
Not a movie,it was the Perry Mason series.He was an attorney and his secretery,Della ,who was played by Barbara Hale,I believe.She was always in very pretty dresses,skirt suits heels and stockings.The gowns she wore were absolutely beautiful.The lady clients always wore the most fashionable outfits.If my Mom or Dad ever knew why I watched that show,they would be very surprised.LOL.
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- September 23, 2023 at 3:07 am #768207Kay JacksonLadyRegistered On: August 26, 2023Topics: 5Replies: 60Has thanked: 65 timesBeen thanked: 311 times
There’s a common theme going on here and I agree with it 100%
For me to go back in time, definitely the 50s just into the 60s. That probably stems from the fact that when I was starting to enjoy dressing all the secret stuff in the chest in the loft if you like that my mum was hanging onto, as well as more, was from that era. Packs of proper stockings that had never been opened but just too good to get rid of. Some lovely dresses, shoes and sandals. The fact that as I was discovering all this treasure we were about the same size. Wonderful.
However I agree now is the best era ever in reality, reluctantly taking the rose tinted glasses off. Different attitudes in every arena from shopping to going out and about and when dressed the beauty of stretch thanks to lycra vivimt us leggings and bodycon dresses lol.
- September 21, 2023 at 7:55 am #767829Aurora Lynette EdenBaronessRegistered On: June 29, 2021Topics: 43Replies: 362Has thanked: 2044 timesBeen thanked: 1723 times
I agree with the girls who have stated that this is the best era in modern times to be a crossdresser.
I think my post strayed off the original subject a bit in that I was expressing the era and place in which, to me anyway, was the best time to be young and female.
I lived through the period of the ‘Sixties in my teens and in England. Of course, not as a teenage girl.
Other eras for feminine attire that I like are the ‘Forties, ‘Seventies and ‘Eighties… clothing and hairstyles.
Also, I remember that for a long period of time women would dress up just to go shopping downtown. Make-up, heels and everything. Young women at least would wear heels. In almost all cases though, women would dress well.
Just a few thoughts anyway.
- September 20, 2023 at 9:19 am #767666Veronica SmartRegistered On: August 28, 2023Topics: 8Replies: 156Has thanked: 261 timesBeen thanked: 605 times
I’ve always thought that it would be great to go back to the time I cut my teeth crossdressing which was the late 50’s early 60’s. This was when I would dress in my mother’s and sister’s suspender belts, girdles, stockings, great fluffy net petticoats and wonderful tailored dresses with voluminous circle skirts. But on reflection, I think I agree with Emily that right now is the best time to be a crossdresser. The sheer variety of fashions available today is probably unprecedented and girls are able to express their own identity much more freely than ever before. The internet of course has made all this accessible with just a few clicks. In the 50’s and 60’s even teenagers tended to dress very similarly to their mothers although maybe not their grandmothers. Today the young can look just the same as the old and vice versa. I have been looking for a new strapless bra recently and have been amazed by the advances in bra design. Not that long ago, THE strapless bra was the Wonderbra version but now there are bandeau bras with built in padding that stay up and provide reasonable support with no wires. Who would have thought it, comfort and function in a bra. Also just look at the advances in breast forms and other forms of padding. So I think both GG’s and CD’s are really lucky today. They can wear what they want and when they want. A girl can look just as great in a pair of denim shorts and t-shirt as, say, a satin slip dress. I really don’t think that was possible much in the past.
One era that I definitely would not like to emulate is the 1980’s with all the frizzy perms and huge shoulder pads. The Dynasty era now looks so dated. Anyone else got a past era that they hate?
- October 18, 2023 at 12:34 pm #773855Stephanie BrowneLadyRegistered On: June 16, 2023Topics: 2Replies: 84Has thanked: 173 timesBeen thanked: 225 times
- September 20, 2023 at 1:45 pm #767692Stephanie BrowneLadyRegistered On: June 16, 2023Topics: 2Replies: 84Has thanked: 173 timesBeen thanked: 225 times
Veronica, the present era for crossdressers Has never been
In American history. The selection of women’s fashion, the freedom that women have in our time compared to the 50s and 60s, is superior.LGBTQ+ ,
Legal gay marriage, the end of Don’t Ask Don’t tell for people in the military to openly serve who they are,any celebrities coming out, head held high,
I feel lucky to be across dresser now
- October 25, 2023 at 9:29 pm #775900Stephanie BrowneLadyRegistered On: June 16, 2023Topics: 2Replies: 84Has thanked: 173 timesBeen thanked: 225 times
Thank you girls! So get your favorite bra and skirt on and get out there head held high and be proud of yourself for who you really are!
- September 20, 2023 at 11:05 pm #767748Veronica SmartRegistered On: August 28, 2023Topics: 8Replies: 156Has thanked: 261 timesBeen thanked: 605 times
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- September 19, 2023 at 5:44 pm #767558Aurora Lynette EdenBaronessRegistered On: June 29, 2021Topics: 43Replies: 362Has thanked: 2044 timesBeen thanked: 1723 times
For me, definitely a Mod Girl of the 1960’s in England. I would love to have been a teen girl at the time, shop down Carnaby Street and dress in all the latest teen fashions. I would have a Mini as well, the car as well as the skirts.
As it is, my teenage years were in the ‘Sixties, but obviously not as a Mod Girl.
- September 19, 2023 at 12:12 pm #767494Emily ShyLadyRegistered On: August 12, 2023Topics: 0Replies: 71Has thanked: 299 timesBeen thanked: 315 times
I’d have to say late 50’s to early 60’s as well. I wasn’t alive then but stockings suspenders heels and dresses were normal all day attire. The colours they wore along with the make up lol.
I would love to be able to take the time and money and dress like that, go to the movies or a museum hahaha. But one can only dream I guess
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- September 19, 2023 at 2:27 am #767399Suzanne MartinHostessRegistered On: January 8, 2020Topics: 9Replies: 806Has thanked: 7572 timesBeen thanked: 3412 times
I love the look of the late ’50’s early 60’s (think Leave it to Beaver, Donna Reed, Father Knows Best, etc.). Those were the days that women wore dresses or skirts and blouses with stockings and heels everyday. I do dress in a more contemporary look but do prefer dresses or skirts ans blouses. I have jeans and slacks but my feeling in that is if I want to wear pants I can do that in drab.
- September 18, 2023 at 7:36 pm #767366Peggy Sue WilliamsDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: June 26, 2019Topics: 27Replies: 557Has thanked: 2133 timesBeen thanked: 2924 times
I came of age cross dressing in the 1950s and early 60s, so I have many memories of wearing girdles with garters, seamed stockings, crinolines, petticoats, wide stretchy belts, poodle skirts, etc. Fortunately for me I had female mentors who coached me in the female arts, and I had many opportunities to be out in public as a female. A few of my GFs always wondered how I know so much about female clothing, makeup, styles, etc.
- September 18, 2023 at 10:09 am #767264AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
Oh gosh, the 60s for me. Every time! Perms and Rollons and corsets and stockings and high heels and skirts and dresses on the knee…
Give me some of that
- September 18, 2023 at 8:10 am #767239Lauren RussellLadyRegistered On: July 27, 2023Topics: 4Replies: 310Has thanked: 966 timesBeen thanked: 1178 times
- September 18, 2023 at 8:07 am #767237HarrietteLadyRegistered On: April 22, 2023Topics: 16Replies: 982Has thanked: 3517 timesBeen thanked: 2410 times
Does anyone have any good tips on how to hunt down movie fashion?
You can find some good descriptions of some movie fashion, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s “North By Northwest”. Eve Marie Saint wears a gorgeous Bergdorf Goodman black & red swing/A-line dress. Lots of info here. Lesser well known movies not so much.
For example, in “Jane Got A Gun”, Natalie Portman wears an unusual looking Gambler’s style Stetson hat without a brim ridge. There are screenshots of it on-line. Who made it, sells it? It was probably custom-made for the movie.
Last night, we watched “The Hot Spot”, with the lovely Virginia Madsen and a 20-year old Jennifer Connelly. I can find a few screenshots with various Virginia’s fashion from this movie, but not any at all of the tulip dress she wore in two scenes. The web site FilmGarb doesn’t even list the movie, so I have run out of ideas on how to find the designer, except for contacting MGM directly.
- June 10, 2023 at 1:43 am #743669Ashley KonnersLadyRegistered On: August 15, 2020Topics: 52Replies: 963Has thanked: 3438 timesBeen thanked: 4923 times
Well I’m a huge pantyhose fan so I guess I’d say a late 80’s office look when most women wear pantyhose with every outfit. Skirts , dresses, heels , pantyhose for me.
- June 9, 2023 at 10:56 pm #743664LadyRegistered On: April 22, 2023Topics: 16Replies: 982Has thanked: 3517 timesBeen thanked: 2410 times
A while ago, I did a deep dive into pleated, high-waisted pants after I went through a bunch of Katherine Hepburn pictures from, I don’t know, the ’40s?
I did buy a pair, but they were certainly not like hers, unfortunately.
- June 9, 2023 at 3:42 pm #743585Roberta LaneLadyRegistered On: May 10, 2022Topics: 15Replies: 199Has thanked: 914 timesBeen thanked: 817 times
Hi Sarah.I am with you when it comes to fifties fashions.I love watching the very early episodes of Perry Mason free from 1957.Love to see all the smart women with their gorgeous high heels. Also love the fashion from the 1940’s in Hollywood movies. Love all the hairstyles and the black stockings with the seams at the back.
- November 5, 2022 at 7:07 pm #689522MeredithLadyRegistered On: November 27, 2017Topics: 3Replies: 79Has thanked: 190 timesBeen thanked: 291 times
I love the 1930s and 40s Hollywood glam. The silk lingerie is gorgeous as are the dresses and heels. That said, I dress who I am with jeans, shorter skirts and usually bare feet.
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- November 5, 2022 at 3:32 pm #689501Amy CatrelleLadyRegistered On: January 2, 2022Topics: 11Replies: 258Has thanked: 643 timesBeen thanked: 1169 times
The 50s are a definite influence on me, especially the underwear, but any of the early Hollywood glamour would suit me. I’m most in love with the goth look which adapts many historical looks including Victorian styles of course, and similar to that is the burlesque dress of the Hollywood western saloon girls; I really should purchase a corset and flowing hi-low skirt!
It’s a good job I’m not out and about though – with my ideas of feminine style I’d never stand a chance of blending in. x
- November 5, 2022 at 3:23 pm #689497Lauren MugnaiaDuchessRegistered On: November 1, 2021Topics: 43Replies: 853Has thanked: 18184 timesBeen thanked: 5170 times
I’m with Emily on this, I am a trans woman, legally a female in today’s world with today’s fashions. So I live in the here and now. There are so many very pretty tops, skirts, coats, jackets, dresses, scarfs, purses and shoes, quite enough to keep me very happy! One of the nice things about women’s fashions nowadays is there really isn’t a specific age appropriate style anymore, if you like it, wear it and enjoy!
Ms. Lauren M
- November 5, 2022 at 3:19 pm #689496Astrid LenoreLadyRegistered On: March 3, 2019Topics: 23Replies: 533Has thanked: 432 timesBeen thanked: 1499 times
Think I’d have to go somewhere in the Renaissance-Victorian era. All those lovely big gowns, hoop skirts and bustles… utterly impractical but utterly feminine!
- November 5, 2022 at 2:51 pm #689491Emily AltManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: August 24, 2019Topics: 125Replies: 1787Has thanked: 2328 timesBeen thanked: 9466 times
I live in the here and now. That’s as much out of necessity as preference. Keeping up with contemporary style matters. Rock & Roll is my biggest influence. I’m a rock chick at heart. Love anything that’s edgy and a little rebellious.
- November 5, 2022 at 2:25 pm #689483Angela BoothHostessRegistered On: August 1, 2020Topics: 12Replies: 1880Has thanked: 6388 timesBeen thanked: 8574 times
I would go along with your choice Sarah, The era was of very feminine clothes and beautiful underwear. Even doing the cooking was glamorous!
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