- 0 - $500
- $501 - $1000
- $1001 - $1500
- $1501 - $2000
- $2001 - $2500
- $2501 - $3000
- $3001 - $3500
- $3501 - $4000
- $4001 - $4500
- $4501 - $5000
- $5001 - $5500
- $5501 - $6000
- > $6001 but < $10 000
- > $10 001
- April 16, 2021 at 7:14 am #478506Wendy SwiftParticipantRegistered On: May 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 445Has thanked: 366 timesBeen thanked: 1914 times
As I was shaving this morning, I had a weird thought about how much I’ve spent already on my silicone hip/butt pads, then I went down the rabbit hole and did a guess-timate on much I’ve spent on all of Wendy’s items, from clothes, makesup, wigs, … and I have to say it is probably > $5000
How much have you gals spent on femme items ?
For added fun, what items have you gals spent the most on ?
For me, one piece swimsuits tops the list. At least $2000 right there. Next is skirts, a few hundred $$$. Then the silicone hip/butt pads, probably close to $1500.
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- April 24, 2021 at 6:36 am #483338MichellLadyRegistered On: April 23, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 3Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 10 times
My first actual post.
Spent most on Bras and Panties then Slips and Girdle. I love the feel of nylon, I guess thats my fetish I buy mostly online. I have gone to estate auctions and bought all the clothes closets for a lot of my clothes. I have way more fem clothes than I do guy clothes and way more than wife. we shop quit a bit together, so if/when I find something I want WE buy it. I do not buy much at retail prices. We bought wooded land so that I can dress how I want when I want at home. I actually am very blessed to have a supporting wife as I do. 1st wife was opposite. I can mow or tan in my bikini or go to the garden in short shorts and halter, or build our house in a jean skirt tank top. Life is great!! Enjoy Ladies
- April 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm #482457Requal JoanneLadyRegistered On: December 15, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 78Has thanked: 66 timesBeen thanked: 266 times
- April 22, 2021 at 4:25 pm #482450ChloeCDuchessRegistered On: November 5, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 305Has thanked: 721 timesBeen thanked: 1272 times
Like others here, I had to think about this for a little bit, as it’s been a lot of years since I started purchasing, back in the 70’s when I seriously started, including a dress, undergarments, stockings, shoes. a wig, some cosmetics. All those are long gone as they were in one of my early purges. I started again , at least two more wigs, some skirts and blouses, another dress, more panties and bras, a shaper, panty girdles, more cosmetics, some shoes. I’ll tell you, some of it was absolutely the wrong fit or didn’t look nearly as good on me as it did on the models.
But, over the years, I can see how it has all added up which puts me probably in the current number 1 bracket. At times I sort of wish I had purchased more and sometimes I wonder why I’ve spent so much. I do keep culling out things I don’t wear as often, or come across some find.
It’s been an experience for sure.
- April 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm #482445Paula1LadyRegistered On: October 22, 2015Topics: 9Replies: 571Has thanked: 670 timesBeen thanked: 1358 times
- April 20, 2021 at 7:29 am #481491Melissa DavisBaronessRegistered On: September 4, 2018Topics: 2Replies: 56Has thanked: 643 timesBeen thanked: 130 times
Luckily, I haven’t kept an exact account. I’m an experienced shopper and live near stores where fast fashion is marked down quickly. Still, shapewear can be expensive and even makeup is costly. I have scored great deals on skirts, sweaters, dresses and shoes (e.g., $40 for leather boots marked down from $300, $80 for a Ralph Lauren coat). Though I have spent thousands, and regretted a few purchases, I feel satisfied — and I haven’t spent much on men’s clothes for years. When I dress, I don’t dress down. Partly because of my age I feel confident only when I think I am being perceived as a retired professional woman who loves classic clothes. I own more women’s clothing than most women, I imagine. Since I am a widower I am not denying anything to relatives. I like to justify my habit by reminding myself that I don’t hunt, play golf or own a boat. Crossdressing may be a habit and an obsession, but financially it is the equivalent of a hobby. One more justification, which older girls may appreciate more than the young: It is good for posture, bearing and movement. No substitute for tai chi and other exercise, but it produces feelings of satisfaction.
- April 20, 2021 at 3:51 am #481423Cynthia DuboisLadyRegistered On: August 17, 2017Topics: 13Replies: 66Has thanked: 74 timesBeen thanked: 328 times
I couldn’t even calculate the total. It doesn’t help that I have gotten on the mailing list of some high end dress shops… They know I can’t resist. It’s also amazing how fast all the little things add up when you start using them regularly- makeup, pantyhose (which I’m convinced are designed to self destruct after one use), perfume, shaving lotion, and on and on. Pair that with my OCD that every outfit has to have matching underwear and shoes, and it gets expensive real fast.
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- April 19, 2021 at 11:58 am #481164Brittney AndrewsLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 689Has thanked: 43495 timesBeen thanked: 1422 times
I voted between 2,000 & 2,500. I’ve been buying feminine clothes since late 2015. I have almost all of the receipts, but I’ve never added it all up.
I never shop high-end retail and buy from more budget conservative stores and look for items on sale and store discounts. The most I’ve spent on any clothes item was in the mid 90 dollar range; I special ordered 2 full length nightgowns and a full length robe. I found the same robe in 2 other colors and got them on sale at about 70 dollars. Those 5 pieces equal 425. Then I’ve done two spree trips to Janet’s Closet: 270 first trip and 460 the second. Both sprees included breastforms and shoes; added more clothes on the second. So these three examples (425+270+460) equals 1,155. I have gotten somethings free, but the rest of my purchases cover the range of 1 to 79 dollars each. I also keep an inventory catalog of everything in my fem wardrobe. Currently, I have 232 items with more to still write in.
- April 18, 2021 at 7:52 pm #479598Amy MyersBaronessRegistered On: February 11, 2019Topics: 16Replies: 1322Has thanked: 3794 timesBeen thanked: 3688 times
I am sorry that I did not vote, as I have no idea. Though I just started seriously buying women’s clothes less than three years ago, I’m sure I’ve spent thousands of dollars already. Before that it was only a couple of hundred dollars. But when I got into this in 2018, I started out primarily buying from thrift stores, as I did not want to spend too much, I first used foam forms, then upgraded to good ones not long after. Now I find I don’t buy nearly as much from thrift stores and buy new from mainstream stores.
Amy is an expensive lady to support.
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- April 18, 2021 at 4:55 am #479297Paula FDuchessRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 14Replies: 1075Has thanked: 14513 timesBeen thanked: 4264 times
I think it would be impossible for me to even hazard an accurate guess. Clothing to keep myself comfortable in since 1977 when I graduated high school, it seems almost scary to think about, because it’s not something we normally do think about.
44 years x at least $2000 a year average. The beginning years were a lot less, and the thrift stores were my main suppliers, and some good years since have probably been sometimes much more.
The not knowing is what makes it scary.
- April 18, 2021 at 2:03 am #479264Emily AltDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: August 24, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 534Has thanked: 436 timesBeen thanked: 2463 times
It would be impossible to even make a rough estimate, but I’m sure it’s well into 5 figures. I’ve spent close to that in the last 5 years alone. Each of my many purges sent thousands to charity or the landfill. I really wish I still had some of that stuff.
- April 17, 2021 at 11:27 pm #479218Caty RyanBaronessRegistered On: August 27, 2017Topics: 84Replies: 816Has thanked: 6 timesBeen thanked: 2743 times
Since I started seriously trying to be Caty circa the mid 80’s and have had the financial wherewithal to buy what I want when I want, it’s impossible to put a figure on what I’ve spent on her in the last 40 years. But its would be way up in the thousands, that’s for sure
EG Breast forms. whenever they start to leak or the seams split, out they go to other less fortunate CD”s And I dont do the cheapies from Amazon either…
Hey, I love a bargain as much as anyone and we have a “mature woman “store chain here, Fella Hamilton.
Almost all of my “casual to the mall” skirts, blouses and cardigans have come from “FH” and almost all again have been on sale. Aint nuthin like scoring a $150.00 skirt for 50 bucks.
As for all the formal and period gowns, upscale lingerie, shoes, make up and jewellery, I just buy it when I feel like it.
But here I must also add that I do my best to donate equivalent “Caty” amounts to some of my pet charities. Especially those that are involved with sick or disadvantaged kids
Happy dressing, (no matter wherever you are or what you spend)
- April 17, 2021 at 2:19 am #478845Diane RakersLadyRegistered On: August 18, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 676Has thanked: 1189 timesBeen thanked: 2194 times
If I lived alone(and I don’t want to)there would be no limit.
I have a shoe problem. How about 13W!
I can get custom made shoes from Solely Original in London. I was quoted $450.
A basic Christian Louboutin pump goes for $600, Prada goes for $700. Jimmy Choo at $500 is a bargain, don’t you think? What’s $450?
Come on Wendy, a girl has got to have her shoes!
- April 16, 2021 at 9:54 pm #478820MikalaDuchessRegistered On: April 11, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 55Has thanked: 314 timesBeen thanked: 211 times
Hi Girls all I can say,
Since joining CDH last week, this girl has gone crazy I am running out of room. Last night I was boxing up my boy stuff to make way for my beautiful girl clothes.
If I keep going at this rate I will not have any room left for boy clothes.
I am heading out now to pick up more jeans and lingerie from click and collect from my local Target store.
It hard work being a girl, but loving it.
- April 16, 2021 at 9:20 pm #478808Stephanie HayesLadyRegistered On: December 14, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 75Has thanked: 55 timesBeen thanked: 186 times
- April 16, 2021 at 6:09 pm #478745donna walterLadyRegistered On: July 25, 2017Topics: 0Replies: 13Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 55 times
alot right now i have 15 new wigs i got for christmas this year. i have 6 breast forms and i been dressing for along time and i have all i would want and more yes i got alot of donna things at goodwill and amazon and other stores. its fun shopping with the wife for donna i think im good on just under 10.000 love it
- April 16, 2021 at 4:37 pm #478731Bettylou CoxDuchessRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 20Replies: 2094Has thanked: 4170 timesBeen thanked: 7495 times
In the past year, about $3,000: About half on clothes (my closet has gone from bare to stuffed, mostly on-sale items), and about $500 each on jewelry, makeup and formwear. Before that, perhaps $1,000 total on everything.
- April 16, 2021 at 3:32 pm #478702JACKIE SlipsDuchessRegistered On: July 29, 2019Topics: 1Replies: 49Has thanked: 110 timesBeen thanked: 156 times
i have been dressing for 50 yrs .you would think by now i would have everything i need to be a woman but they keep coming out with new make up .just spent couple hundred for air brush .its not a magic bullet but it makes this old gal look and feel good .cant put a number on what i have spent to be a woman but i have enjoyed every cent i spent to be one
- April 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm #478678Angela BoothLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 106Has thanked: 116 timesBeen thanked: 495 times
Like any woman I have been to thrift stores and bought bargains. I am always on the look out for a sale rail. I will pay for quality makeup and on something special.
So for the time I have been dressing I dread to think what I have spent. Certainly beyond the upper limit.
Dressing has given me the one thing that money can’t buy – Poverty!
- April 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm #478664Kayla OlsonLadyRegistered On: June 15, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 65Has thanked: 504 timesBeen thanked: 214 times
I easily spent well in excess of $13,000 just on clothes, hosiery, and heels. That does not include make up. All this has been spent the over the course of 16 years. Like many others many others, I have found great bargains on dresses, blouses, skirts and shorts at thrift stores.
- April 16, 2021 at 1:13 pm #478644Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 439Has thanked: 243 timesBeen thanked: 1741 times
I’ve been doing it for 11 years, but I’m a bargain shopper too, and often look for things on clearance or on sale. Still, over the years, I have collected a lot of stuff. I’d have to make a SWAG (scientific wild-ass guess) of about $5000.
But my biggest expense is getting waxed. In the last 5+ years, I have probably spent $2500-$3000 per year getting waxed (including tips). And this is buying it on special, at a buy 9 get 3 free. I usually purchase half the services in June and half in December, and pay it out over 4 months so it is manageable
- April 16, 2021 at 12:15 pm #478623Trisha Lilly HibbertBaronessRegistered On: December 8, 2020Topics: 35Replies: 658Has thanked: 3110 timesBeen thanked: 2439 times
- April 16, 2021 at 12:13 pm #478621KimmieLadyRegistered On: September 27, 2016Topics: 3Replies: 243Has thanked: 156 timesBeen thanked: 1016 times
I did a rough guess-timate and came up with about $500. It’s probably more, because of the various purges. The internet has certainly made it much easier to impulse buy, which has led to increased buying. I placed myself on a buying hiatus last week, so this question came at a good time.
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- April 16, 2021 at 11:59 am #478619LeonaraAmbassadorRegistered On: October 13, 2015Topics: 4Replies: 433Has thanked: 1244 timesBeen thanked: 968 times
- April 16, 2021 at 11:52 am #478616Carolyn KayLadyRegistered On: August 25, 2016Topics: 18Replies: 240Has thanked: 1213 timesBeen thanked: 1145 times
I just turned 70 and have been dressing all my life. I took a guess and then read the responses of the other ladies, I think I guessed way to low. I know I have way over a thousand in shoes alone. You start adding all the bras, dresses, slacks, blouses, makeup, and so on, it adds up quickly. Then there is all the things I have purged. Probably would have made quite a nice 401 account, lol.
- April 16, 2021 at 11:49 am #478614Inga KrasivayaLadyRegistered On: January 18, 2021Topics: 17Replies: 408Has thanked: 469 timesBeen thanked: 1383 times
This was a difficult one to answer; not only because of the fluctuating exchange rate, but also because it’s been such a long time since I started and I thought I’d best try and give an answer in inflation adjusted terms. My answer ($4,000, roughly £3,00o or about 3,400 Euros [sorry – can’t make my laptop put in a Euro sign] will therefore probably be the very least it should be – and probably should be budged up at least one category… It’s interesting to consider this matter; it brings it home to me how much I’ve spent… until I then realise that what with crossdressing, I’ve probably not bought as much in the way of boy clothes over the same time, hence the “seasonally adjusted” answer is probably not that far from zero.
Makes me think though…… Hugs & kisses: Inga.
- April 16, 2021 at 11:04 am #478601Ashley KonnersLadyRegistered On: August 15, 2020Topics: 16Replies: 230Has thanked: 893 timesBeen thanked: 889 times
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- April 16, 2021 at 10:55 am #478595Polly StewartLadyRegistered On: January 2, 2021Topics: 12Replies: 933Has thanked: 1321 timesBeen thanked: 3171 times
What an interesting topic…
I am a frugal shopper and have never bought clothing for full price nor even brand new for years. In NZ we have a wonderful trading site called TradeMe (like e-bay but way better) where I have bought a bunch of stuff. Instead of purging clothing I don’t use or like anymore, I resell so I can buy more! Brilliant!
The more profit the better the fabric. Shoes are in the same category as I’m a size 12 but I can still find nice shoes if I have the patience.
The silicone I buy from China through AliExpress because the shipping is often free and the product is not too bad… certainly not in the Amoulux range but viable. Same with the wigs, though most of them are really pretty poor quality.
My wife is able to procure all of our cosmetics at wholesale price so we can afford the good stuff!
As for the future… who knows?
Poor Polly Pauper 😢😭
- April 16, 2021 at 10:49 am #478593Celeste StarreLadyRegistered On: June 26, 2018Topics: 38Replies: 952Has thanked: 292 timesBeen thanked: 3067 times
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- April 16, 2021 at 10:01 am #478573Kelli MarloweLadyRegistered On: August 4, 2020Topics: 9Replies: 63Has thanked: 717 timesBeen thanked: 370 times
Not a big spender on items for Kelli or her drab other. he owns nothing but jeans, boots, and button up shirts bought at Goodwill or yard sales. She is a savvy shopper on e Bay or poshmark.most expensive purchase was probably a slightly used Noriko wig, but it’s been relegated to backup duty, as I much prefer my dark blonde one.
- April 16, 2021 at 9:22 am #478553Stephanie KennedyPrincessRegistered On: March 15, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 701Has thanked: 4369 timesBeen thanked: 2670 times
OMG Wendy i do not even want to think about it never mind adding it up. I went on a spending spree while on a business trip in Europe it lasted week it had to be over $1,200 only to leave it behind because my wife was picking me at the airport when arrived back home. When my wife found my clothes one of the many question she asked was Where did you get your sense of style and taste in women’s clothing? It was so different than hers. At the time i loved designer clothes they were so feminine and fashionable but very expensive. She did keep a few pieces for her self after finding them. I never asked for them back i was just happy to still be married. That’s whole other story. Thanks for the memories
- April 16, 2021 at 8:57 am #478547Eva KellyDuchessRegistered On: March 1, 2021Topics: 7Replies: 257Has thanked: 2830 timesBeen thanked: 1227 times
Sorry, I didn’t vote. Interesting topic! I have no idea. Clothes, jewelry, perfume, makeup, books, …
So much over the years. Hate to think about the items that I purged. Wish I had most of them back.
If growing my hair out works, I won’t have to buy anymore wigs.
- April 16, 2021 at 8:49 am #478543Jennifer SwansonDuchessRegistered On: April 20, 2019Topics: 51Replies: 175Has thanked: 4202 timesBeen thanked: 1249 times
- April 16, 2021 at 8:45 am #478541Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1348Has thanked: 4816 timesBeen thanked: 7380 times
This is fun…it really made me laugh.
It’s like asking…how much food have you ever eaten in your life?? or how many times have you ever breathed out??……
I couldn’t even begin to guess…but it’s definitely the higher end on your poll….
I like to think the money I spend is not so much on grace…but on supporting the community….the cash I spend on Amazon alone ensures dozens of their workers are kept in steady employment….I don’t really want the clothes, shoes makeup,coats etc….but I have mouths to feed!!!!!
- April 16, 2021 at 12:36 pm #478635Michelle TrottDuchessRegistered On: April 7, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 131Has thanked: 290 timesBeen thanked: 537 times
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- April 16, 2021 at 10:39 am #478584Michelle TrottDuchessRegistered On: April 7, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 131Has thanked: 290 timesBeen thanked: 537 times
Scarlett. You are so correct. I don’t know how the merchants would have ever survived the pandemic if it wasn’t for Michelle’s expenses and spending habits. Those checks I received hardly covered her expenses. I still had to eat. Come to think of it. They didn’t cover her expense.
- April 16, 2021 at 8:02 am #478529stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2065Has thanked: 3297 timesBeen thanked: 9584 times
Fousands! (I daren’t spell it correctly – I’m in denial ) – over the years. I dare not think how much …. too much….and still spending even though opportunities to wear the stuff are rare. If my wife knew!!!!!! It’s a symptom of the Pink Fog. My only defence is I hardly ever buy man clothes – my wife does that for me.
- April 16, 2021 at 7:35 am #478524Gabriela RomaniManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 84Replies: 165Has thanked: 125 timesBeen thanked: 786 times
A lot… because I’m worth it!
Also because I work long hours, I’m very good at what I do, been working since I was 19, no more private schools tuition, etc.
now doesn’t mean I go and spend $500 in a single item. But I am great at finding bargains, maybe the best was a $350 formal dress at Macy’s for which I paid $20.
- April 18, 2021 at 6:50 pm #479588Gabriela RomaniManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 84Replies: 165Has thanked: 125 timesBeen thanked: 786 times
Hey! I missed part of the question!
No, I don’t have a shoe fetish… just close to it! So, no doubt, I have spent the most in shoes!
Currently I have somewhere between 170 to 180 pairs. Would be close to 200 but donated over 20 pairs to “Dress for Success” back in October.
My last “purge” (totally unintentional) was in 2014. May have lost some 40 pairs then.
I used to buy and sell on eBay, a lot. (Not since then).
So anyway, yeah, a lot of money in shoes alone… and boots of course!
- April 16, 2021 at 7:35 am #478523Tara JeaneLadyRegistered On: December 12, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 184Has thanked: 1242 timesBeen thanked: 832 times
I started this journey in December and spent at least $300 in the first 3 weeks. I stopped for a couple of months (although I didn’t purge based on advice from my sisters here), thinking I could do that, but Tara came back out stronger than ever. I’m getting close to the $1000 mark now.
Leggings and skirts are #1 in clothes. Breast forms, breast plate, shapewear are the highest dollar items I’ve bought. I’ve become infatuated by wigs and ponytail extensions lately 🙂
I’ve also saved a TON of money by being a good shopper. Thrift/Charity stores have a LOT of great stuff and several items I’ve bought have still had the tags on them and have never been worn. Kohls clearance items are also a favorite.
I love, Love, LOVE to shop! Makeup is my next project to spend money on and I’ve had my eye on some nice makeup mirrors 🙂
*kisses* tara 🙂
- April 16, 2021 at 7:32 am #478522SherriBaronessRegistered On: July 27, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 40Has thanked: 30 timesBeen thanked: 141 times
- April 16, 2021 at 7:19 am #478508Andi DuBoisLadyRegistered On: January 7, 2021Topics: 5Replies: 92Has thanked: 114 timesBeen thanked: 402 times
I’ve picked an option but having been through the whole purchase, purge, rinse, repeat cycle many times over the last 20+ years I have no idea whether it is correct or not.
What I do know is that there must be some folks who have got some absolute bargins from charity shops with purged items!
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