- May 4, 2021 at 1:33 pm #487863Alicen ThairmsParticipantRegistered On: July 15, 2019Topics: 34Replies: 318Has thanked: 1181 timesBeen thanked: 773 times
Recently I made some notes on what womens clothes I had for my crossdressing; I also made a small list of a few things to buy and a couple of things needed to finish off some specific outfits.
As I completed my notes I realised I had now got a wardrobe that worked for all the seasons of the year.
When I first started I had a simple wardrobe – few things to wear, separates skirts & tops; over time I created a capsule wardrobe which I maintained; then I added a few more items and little by little I have a small basic foundation wardrobe. My wardrobe is rather ‘everyday jane’ with some items for best.
How would you characterize your ‘girl-drobe’ ?
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- May 10, 2021 at 6:14 pm #490580Kelli SometimesDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: April 28, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 1Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 2 times
Kelli’s wardrobe is quite extensive. Kelli has more girl clothes than my SO (as she often reminds me). I didn’t realize how much clothing and accessories Kelli has accumulated, until I had to pack it to move. I have the luxury of dedicating a separate closet for Kelli’s stuff. However, the problem is that 99% of the wardrobe was acquired while living in South Florida where it’s summer all year. I now reside in a more temperate area. Oh well, I guess that gives me the perfect excuse to add some outfits that are more suitable for cooler weather. Kisses
- May 10, 2021 at 11:23 am #490426Rozalyne RichardsLadyRegistered On: March 10, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 572Has thanked: 1004 timesBeen thanked: 1934 times
I have an extensive wardrobe with all different styles,
From long flowing dresses to mini skirts and flowery tops,
It all depends on how i feel on the day what i will wear,
It’s all a bit of a mess at the moment because it’s all in black bin bags in the loft, i must see if i can sneak a few things into my wardrobe in the bedroom,
That will be easier said than done,
Hugs Roz xxxxx
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- May 9, 2021 at 8:35 pm #490190skippy1965 CynthiaAmbassadorRegistered On: August 25, 2015Topics: 110Replies: 1265Has thanked: 563 timesBeen thanked: 1464 times
Hmmm…one word? I guess it would be “extensive”! Cyns wardrobe(aka Cyns Boutique aka Narnia) fills most of three rooms. Have my counted in the last couple years but estimates would be 500+ dresses, 100+skirts, 200-300 tops; 400 plus pairs of shoes, countless tanks/camis/leggings/undies etc., 2000 or so pairs of earrings, several dozen bracelets and necklaces, and (in closets cause I haven’t used em in 4 years or more since my own hair grew out) 200+ wigs. Fairly certain I could go two years without repeating outfits(and that doesn’t include mixing and matching tops and bottoms. I have not worn truly male clothes since about 2016; until this year for work and billiards outings I would wear ladies slacks/jeans and ladies polos (and whatever I wanted in Walmart and other outings) but since last summer/fall I have been wearing feminine tops, heels boots and sandals, makeup and dangling earrings and other jewelry and color in my fingernails to pool bar. My hair in my pics is my own and I love wearing in different styles loose waves,curls, ponytails. Braids, buns, etc.
- May 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm #489708Angela BoothLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 106Has thanked: 116 timesBeen thanked: 496 times
It started with a few things in a box. I then got my own place.
The box got bigger and then realised I could hang it in a small section of the wardrobe. It then started to work its way across the rail and into the drawers. Adding some more units after a refurb allowed more space. A further refurb allowed for a larger wardrobe.
The wardrobe is now compartmentalised. A new bed had underneath storage and I added small unit for, well, my smalls and nightwear.
I have clothes for work rest and play.
On the odd occasion I have to dress in my old style it could fit in a box! Strange how life goes.
- May 8, 2021 at 12:38 pm #489693Laura LovettLadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 13Replies: 1115Has thanked: 3649 timesBeen thanked: 5368 times
Well, it’s white, taller than I am, and nearly bursting at the seams… oh, I see what you mean 😊
I gravitate towards middle class English lady, with a slight hint of librarian, but also a large dash of humour. For evenings, I love to glitz up and even dress up, so I might choose a 1920s look, or anything with sparkle and glamour without going too far into the world of drag queens.
I particularly like summer, as the women in the village I live in all seem to choose tiny summer dresses. I love the look of a woman with a figure in such dresses, and love to wear them too.
My chiropractor told me, on my last visit, that she can’t wait until summer, to see me in my little dresses again! So lovely to have the encouragement from her!
- May 6, 2021 at 8:13 pm #488933Chelly KrossLadyRegistered On: April 21, 2019Topics: 8Replies: 117Has thanked: 162 timesBeen thanked: 292 times
I have a full wardrobe. One dresser with nothing but Chellys clothes. Some i bought, some my SO bought for me, and some she bought for herself and decided she didnt like or like better on me, so she passed them on to me. And of course I raid her side of the closet on occasions since we are the same size. I have dresses(casual and dressy), skirts, casual tops, dressy tops, sweater dresses, one pair of leather pants. I have 4 pair of black high heels. 2 leather and 2 summer strappy open toe high heels. I have a pair of tan and a pair of pink high heels, and a pair of high heel wedges. 3 wigs, full make up box. Yes in stocked on everything.
- May 5, 2021 at 6:17 pm #488334Diana WLadyRegistered On: July 9, 2020Topics: 17Replies: 280Has thanked: 1630 timesBeen thanked: 1306 times
my wardrobe is out of control LOL! Put it this way, I must have more than twice the number of feminine clothes as I have masculine clothes. I even have more than my wife! I have dresses, skirts, blouses and cute tops. Panties. No bras yet, though. That’s a bridge I have yet to cross with my wife.
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- May 6, 2021 at 3:56 pm #488832Krissy RichardsLadyRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 315Has thanked: 786 timesBeen thanked: 960 times
My new mantra is think pink and I seem to everyday since I discovered pink is my kinda colour 💗 x
- May 5, 2021 at 12:23 am #488063LisaTLadyRegistered On: January 31, 2021Topics: 48Replies: 536Has thanked: 420 timesBeen thanked: 2502 times
My wardrobe reflects where I am with my dressing. For too many years it was hidden and very minimal because I was In the closet and it was hidden away. Since coming out to “she who must be obeyed” certain items are increasing quickly. Knickers, of course, together with stockings, tights and recently slips and nighties are plentiful. Bras are slightly less so with 8 bras, which sounds plenty but they are split across tshirt, sports and workout bras with a couple of padded bras which I never wear. Bra and breasts are where the comfort zone with my partner is still on the edge and delicate. However we are getting there and I can imagine a day where we will shop for a pretty bra for me together. It has to be said the majority of the bras I have were given to me by my partner despite her discomfort here, a measure of her commitment and love and a recognition by her of my need.
Outer clothes are less sorted. I am in transition here unwilling to come out to the wider world but wanting to express myself I have a couple of pairs of leggings and tops together with several pairs of loose yoga pants which I wear out and 2 pairs of slim fit jeans. My day to day outfit is fully feminine underneath but slightly androgynous on top. I’m free to buy what I like but it’s difficult to find especially with real shops being closed. But I have time and at last a great deal of freedom. My last item is true transfer/androgyny. My waistcoat colourful and silky, I’ve had it for years and it’s great for semi formal wear. Over a blouse or shirt it slightly masks my breasts allowing me to wear slightly larger forms in public. In private it looks truly femme over a larger bust.
I also have a few skirts and really femme tops but it’s interesting that in the 3 months since I’ve come out and been dressing full time I’ve only “dressed up” that femme once. My really female wardrobe is still a collection of opportunity not the style and beauty I really want but I will add to it when I see the clothes I really want.
I’m looking forward to the future with an anticipation I’ve lacked for years. Yes girls my wardrobe is small but it’s growing.
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- May 4, 2021 at 9:53 pm #488045Paula FDuchessRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 14Replies: 1075Has thanked: 14513 timesBeen thanked: 4270 times
Celeste, I urge you not to inventory if it might spook you. I did mine when I was laying in after one of my cancer surgeries a couple of years ago, it did scare me.
My wardrobe is synonymous with BettyLou’s at too much, I have a lot, with a Capitol LOT.
My general choices are mostly casual to semi-dressy, I refuse to do frumpy or frazzled. Most are cotton or cotton blend, soft as butter. Some blouses are silk or shiny (I love shiny) and none are sleeveless because of my shoulders, think Bea Arthur. I have very little leather anymore and no furs.
About 1/3 of the whole wardrobe is dresses and skirt, so I have a very good selection of mix n match to choose from, but like many of us, sometimes I can’t find a thing to wear.
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- May 4, 2021 at 8:03 pm #488026Bettylou CoxDuchessRegistered On: May 26, 2019Topics: 20Replies: 2098Has thanked: 4180 timesBeen thanked: 7512 times
An honest description of my wardrobe could be described in two words: too much. I have coats, jackets, shoes, tops and bottoms which I have never worn; some with the price tag still on them. My side of the closet holds more ladies’ clothing than my wife’s, and it keeps growing. I truly love to shop, and there is nothing to stop me – except perhaps an overly-crowded closet. I keep telling myself this has to stop – but then I never listen. Someday, I will be gone, and the local Goodwill store will reap a bonanza. Until then, it’s my patriotic duty to do my part to keep the economy afloat
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- May 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm #488002LadyRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 26Replies: 1525Has thanked: 1652 timesBeen thanked: 3761 times
100% girl! I don’t own a stitch of male clothing. (since childhood).
I feel so sorry for men, because all of their clothing is so heavy, coarse, & dark.
(but then, they probably prefer it that way).
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- May 4, 2021 at 3:14 pm #487918Gabriela RomaniManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 84Replies: 166Has thanked: 125 timesBeen thanked: 795 times
I have more clothes than I’ll ever need, so I’ll be selling some, donating some. Problem is that doing so takes so much time… while shopping is so much more fun…
In the past I had to rely on shopping on eBay, and some second hand stores. But not since I lost everything I had some 6 or 7 years ago (Long story). Since then I only buy new, mostly from brick’n mortar stores.
Anyway, I have clothes for all seasons like you do. In simple terms, if I decided to start living FT as a woman, I would be able to do so without having to buy any clothes for maybe about one year… and not repeat outfits. Too bad that I only dress on the very part time basis.
I hate the idea of sounding like I’m bragging. Not my intention. And really, I have worked really hard to get what I have. And I’m really good when it comes to finding bargains.
Another late thought to add… since I only get some 15 or 20 “Gaby days” per year, yeah too many clothes. May be nicer having a couple things but get to wear them any time I wanted.
- May 10, 2021 at 3:03 pm #490519Lisa WilsonLadyRegistered On: March 8, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 18Has thanked: 91 timesBeen thanked: 93 times
I would say my situation is similar to yours. I might get out 30-40 times a year, but definitely could go full time tomorrow and have more than I would ever need. I have twice as many girl clothes as my wife. I feel guilty sometimes when I get rid of something that was never worn, and still has the tags on it. Seems waist full. I know this happens a lot more with women, then it does with men. I wear my men’s clothes till they wear out. Probably cause the styles change so little from year to year.
I keep all my stuff in 8 jumbo plastic storage containers in our basement. Since the containers are so big, it got really difficult to remember everything I had, especially stuff toward the bottom of a container. I decided I had to have a better way to remember what I had. Especially when I was trying to plan outfits for going out of town. I spent an entire weekend photographing everything, purses, belts, shoes, etc. Then I made folders on my computer with sub folders inside. For example: Shoes would have sub-folders -> Boots, Flats, Heels, Sandals, Tennis Shoes and Wedges. With everything cataloged (with big pictures) it makes it easier to remember what I have, and plan outfits in advance. I even have all my Nail Polishes cataloged (have well over 100). Other advantage is while I out shopping I can pull the folder and see if I already have it. It may seem like overkill to many of you, but I had to find a way to keep track of what I had. Also, I’m not going to expand what I have, so if I buy something new, something has to go.
We all have to find what works for each of us.
- May 10, 2021 at 4:05 pm #490542Gabriela RomaniManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: January 11, 2021Topics: 84Replies: 166Has thanked: 125 timesBeen thanked: 795 times
Hahaha!! I thought I was the only crazy one building a photo catalog of my clothes/shoes! Problem is that I haven’t updated it since January… *sigh* oh well, more work to do on a rainy day!
- May 10, 2021 at 5:49 pm #490571Lisa WilsonLadyRegistered On: March 8, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 18Has thanked: 91 timesBeen thanked: 93 times
Glad to hear I’m not the only crazy one !
- May 10, 2021 at 4:41 pm #490554skippy1965 CynthiaAmbassadorRegistered On: August 25, 2015Topics: 110Replies: 1265Has thanked: 563 timesBeen thanked: 1464 times
It would take me a week at least to document Narnia’s individual itemS LOL-I am lucky to have even “group pictures” of parts of it!
- May 10, 2021 at 5:51 pm #490573Lisa WilsonLadyRegistered On: March 8, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 18Has thanked: 91 timesBeen thanked: 93 times
Yes with all you have it would take a long time !
- May 4, 2021 at 2:59 pm #487910Grace ScarlettBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: February 16, 2021Topics: 65Replies: 1350Has thanked: 4825 timesBeen thanked: 7405 times
Living alone, it’s not really my wardrobe… it’s my flat….
There are things everywhere so it’s really getting far too extensive to write it all down
how about ” a bit of everything”?…..after all, who could list the entire contents of their home??
I actually live in my girl – drobe!!
- May 4, 2021 at 2:49 pm #487902Michelle TrottDuchessRegistered On: April 7, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 133Has thanked: 292 timesBeen thanked: 554 times
I have around forty dresses and a few more tops than that. Over thirty pair of shoes. At times that seem excessive to me. But there are many times I can’t find anything to wear.
- May 4, 2021 at 2:41 pm #487893Amanda BurtonBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: January 15, 2020Topics: 31Replies: 1387Has thanked: 8566 timesBeen thanked: 5435 times
Well my wardrobe is sold dark oak, it has four turned oak legs, a long draw on the bottom, which is the width and depth of the wardrobe with a pair of brass oak nut cluster handles. The front is two inlaid oak panels, with a oak door and inlaid full mirror along with once again a nut cluster handle. It’s circular 1930 in date and has a sold brass hanging rail inside.
It’s also full to bursting with Amanda’s skirts, dresses, jeans blouses, jumpers, lingerie and some shoes.
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No. Aldi “bags for life” are only 40p each and well made. Nice colours too – red, yellow , blue. I have a colour coded wardrobe! Blue = skirts, Yellow = tops/blouses etc. There’s madness in my method.
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- May 4, 2021 at 2:24 pm #487881KristaDuchessRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 8Replies: 569Has thanked: 1509 timesBeen thanked: 2536 times
Hi Alicen, being retired and living in NW Canada I have many different wardrobes depending on the seasons and activities. First off there is the outdoor clothing for winter, summer, and spring/fall (as one). Then there are the activities such as exercise gear and bedtime. And then indoor themes such as professional/office worker, cocktail party, or casual. Plus all the accessories (scarves, hats, purses, jewelry). I usually go through four to five changes of clothing per day. My SO knows and prefers not to see me fully glammed up but is tolerant enough of certain femme wear (panties, bra, leggings, ladies jeans, some tops, socks, and slippers – as long as the items are not overly girly). I have five chests of drawers and two huge closets for clothes; the majority of clothing is femme. They are all just out in the open totally available for her inspection if she wants to take a look. Her only condition is that when our kids/grandkids come over is that I make sure the closet doors are shut and there is no femme clothing lying around my bedroom.
I really don’t have room to buy more clothes without getting rid of something first – what a problem to have!!!!! Have a lovely rest of the week, All the Best, Hugs, Krista.
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- May 4, 2021 at 1:55 pm #487874Wendy SwiftLadyRegistered On: May 11, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 446Has thanked: 367 timesBeen thanked: 1920 times
wow, this is going to be an expansive answer.
Like you, I started with a few items, then slowly built up over time. I figured out what worked and what didn’t, and what I liked and what I didn’t.
Overall, my wardrobe is primarily business professional. I have alot of pencil type skirts, and work style blouses/tops. Add to that blazers, and it is something a professional woman would wear to the office. I don’t have much shoes though, as my wife doesn’t like me clomping around the house scuffing up the hardwood with my pumps.
Accessories include scarves, but I haven’t worn those in a while. I mostly adorn myself with typical items like necklaces, ear rings, (ankle) bracelets, and rings.
I also have one wedding dress for that special occassion should I want to “recreate” walking down the aisle.
There is also a sporty side to my wardrobe, as I have a few ballet/dance leotards, and over 115+ one piece women’s swimsuits.
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