Do you pass as a woman?

Passing… it seems like the holy grail for crossdressers. If we could work hard enough, lose that extra pound and practice voice lessons for another hour – maybe, just maybe we could pass as a woman. In our minds we’ve build up passing as something elusive that is to be dreamed about and never achieved.

Yet passing is closer, and easier than you’d think if you let go of the notion that everyone, all the time must only every perceive you as the woman you’re trying to impersonate.

Here are nineteen practical tips from Kelly Stevens for how to pass as a woman. If you’re serious about passing you’ll find more high quality advice in the world’s best crossdressing guide.

How to Crossdress and Pass As A Woman

1. Dress your age. If you aren’t a junior, don’t buy your clothing in the juniors department

2.  Dress appropriately for the situation. A cocktail dress at the mall isn’t optimum. Make up needs to be appropriate.

3.  Crossdressing is an illusion. A genetic woman can go out without any make up and can look a mess but not look like a man. You can do the same as a man and not look like a woman. You need to constantly preserve the illusion and this involves diverting attention away from your flaws and using clothing and most importantly accessories to preserve the illusion. I do not need glasses but found they feminize me so I bought some (in the women’s section of an eyeglass store). wearing men’s glasses simply is not good enough in 99% of the people I know. I wear a hair band, diamond engagement ring, chain bracelet, necklace, earrings that dangle, and red lipstick because many people have critiqued me and said these things feminize me. The red lipstick and nail polish divert the eyes away from other parts of me.

4.  Choose a wig wisely, This may be among the most important things you do. Length, color, style all matter. (If it is too perfect, it will look fake.)

5.  Hair removal is always an issue.  You think nothing of spending a great deal of money on clothing and cosmetics so spend some on a quality razor.  Consider hair removal on your face if necessary. I had laser hair removal and it was the best thing I ever did. Use the right foundation to cover the beard but shave it off first! covering is not as good as removing. Shave closely and several times.

6.  Apply make up skillfully.

7.  Cover your arms if you need to. My arms are larger than a woman’s so I wear some type of top. This means I never get to wear sexy cocktail gowns and expect to pass but I can usually find something nice with sleeves. Cover your Navy tatoo!

8.  Keep your skirt length appropriate.  In fact, keep everything appropriate. Anything that looks out of the ordinary will be noticed and once you are noticed you will not pass.  Much of the time if others really noticed me i would not pass yet somehow I pass extremely well. Why?  Because I blend in and fly under their radar.

9.  Avoid direct confrontation with anyone and when it i necessary to interface with a waiter, store clerk, etc. be prepared.  When i go to the grocery store i know they will inevitably ask me paper or plastic so I am ready and reach for a plastic bag.  I know I will be asked cash or credit so I have my cash or credit card in my  hand where they can see it before they ask. But if I have to speak, I speak softly and quietly and smile.In a restaurant, point to the menu item as you order. This reduces the need to fully speak in detail.

Exceptional Voice

10.  Choose where you go in public carefully to minimize problems. If you don’t really pass, stay out of the ladies’ room. I go out at any time of the day or night in Times Square and pass but I avoid groups of teenagers like the plague. They will notice and if they notice they will not notice quietly.

11.  Walk like a woman not a caveman.

12.  Relax. If you are afraid, you will walk like you are afraid. Have confidence.

13.  I’ve seen many men who do not prepare themselves to pass. One CD friends is an auto mechanic and he shows up at support group meetings with black grease on his hands.

14.  Eat and drink like a lady. I love beer but more women drink wine so i drink wine. Men stuff their faces. Women are much more, well, feminine in how they eat.  Study female  behavior so you can emulate it properly. A word about smoking. I personally feel that smoking is one of the easiest means to tell if someone is a CD or a real woman. Few men can smoke like a woman. You think you can, but you can’t.

15.  Carry a mirror and use it. Men don’t need much attention but women need constant attention. Walking from the parking lot to the Mall can result in blown hair. Eating can alter make up. Be prepared.

16.  Smell like a woman.

17.  Pay attention to detail. You may not be into make up and real women don’t need it to look like a woman but it will really help you. Curl your lashes. (No, don’t use artificial lashes). Keep your clothing stylish. No, that man’s coat isn’t going to pass as a woman’s coat. Details! If you have a huge Adam’s Apple, wear turtle necks. Learn to adapt.

Exceptional Voice

18.  We all want to have our own set of 52 DD tits but if you wear 52DD tits you are going to attract attention and you will therefore be noticed.

19.  Be self aware. Know your limitations. Unless you have practiced dancing like a girl you probably won’t do it like a girl.

And there you have it – nineteen practical tips for crossdressing that don’t require night classes or intentisive training. Don’t stop now, there is so much more to learn about crossdressing – learn how to pass as a woman.

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Jane Gerrard
Jane Gerrard (@jane53)
3 years ago

Hi I,am new here
Audie Dewey
3 years ago
Reply to  Jane Gerrard

Learn how to crossdress — and pass as a genetic female — from the most comprehensive feminization guide on the web…
2 years ago
Reply to  Jane Gerrard

I’m new here also. Hello ladies
Tom tossen Vossen
2 years ago

In my case, as a pcd “partial cr.dresr.” i thought or had a thought….if i just wear femaleliks briefs, all i am doing is being attracted to the fabrics of nylon,satin,silk.spandex, etc. Yes, i’ve gone overboard with my obsession with it by mot having girlfriends to model for me, cuzz i do love the female torso, And i seldom have displayed what i wear to females i hang with (scared to death some girl would renect me et
2 years ago

Hi Vanessa bonbon here I love your input.i myself tin to wear little amount of jewelry.dont know why being 5`8 inches, WT 126 lbs. Wear 6 inch heels would to much jewelry be distracted from my outfits. . .
Monica Meadows
2 years ago

Disagree with the fake eyelash comment. Loves my fake eyelashes, and with the right eyeliner it can do wonders for feminizing your face. Totally correct on outfit choice with age. I do have bigger arms but I am not afraid to show them.
Brandon James Endrizzi
2 years ago

I am low on money and live with my parents. (My parents don’t know) I can’t buy stuff online cause my parents check the mail. How can I get things cheaply but still get quality items to pass in public? Also, I can’t just leave the house dressed like a woman, because one of my parents is usually home. What should I do for that? Thank you. 🙂
2 years ago

I suggest getting a PO Box or having purchases mailed to an understanding friend.

Annie Sometimes
Annie Sometimes (@annie843)
1 year ago

You can purchase girly things at places that have self-checkout like Walmart or Target.

Take your outfit with you and change away from home. I have changed in my car before, but getting a hotel room is better.

Reach out to other CDs for support.

Good luck Honey.

Lori Shane
Lori Shane (@pope3916gmail-com)
2 years ago

My ultimate goal to go out dressed, my ultimate fear to go out dressed this really helps

leah ward
leah ward (@leahward)
2 years ago

Being a full time gal now I have learned confidence is so important , walk like you have confidence in your heels but take your time cut your steps in half, it isn’t a race always expect the door to be opened for you when a male is around and when they open it for you softly so tank you or just give them a girly smile. Just remember you are a female, there will be mistakes but as you get more practice the mistakes will get less and less !!!!

cathy smith
cathy smith (@debbie321)
1 year ago

These are very good tips I go out and try to blend in people do say hi to me

anne-marie (@lamm)
1 year ago

Hi all. M new on here.
Would love to be able to pass enough to not be subjected to abuse – disapproving stares, negative comments and name calling (and who really enjoys any of these?) right through to physical violence. My ultimate would be to be able to just go about my life 24/7/365 as a woman.

Peace and love.

Jennifer Colins
Jennifer Colins (@jenniferc)
1 year ago

Hi everyone, new girl soaking in on this great information. Not having been out in public yet it’s the nerves I’m worried about. Any tips on how to build confidence so I can act more natural and passable,

Annie Sometimes
Annie Sometimes (@annie843)
1 year ago

The first step is the hardest. Once you are out, you are out and it gets easier with every step.

Drive some place where no one knows you to make it easier and just get out of the car for a minute.

You can do it.

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