The right crossdressing dress when presenting yourself en femme is one of the keys to an authentic appearance and your own confidence. Our regular clients find that the more authentic their appearance, the more their confidence grows and vice versa.
When starting out as a novice crossdresser, it helps to learn which style of dress will flatter and feminize your body-shape the most. The right dress style is just as important as your female wig style choice when it comes to your overall presentation, and how you feel when looking in the mirror.
These 5 popular crossdresser dresses are perfect for inspiring confidence in the wearer:
BODYCON/STRETCH DRESSES: A bodycon dress is a tight form-fitting dress that makes a confident statement about the wearer. ‘Bodycon’ is an abbreviation of the term ‘bodyconscious’. Normally made from a lycra/polyester mix, the bodycon dress has lots of stretch in it to accentuate female curves in all the right places. Our most popular bodycon dress is our Little Black Dress for Crossdressers and happens to be the #1 seller of all our dresses for men.
Bodycon dresses suit slim and curvaceous body-shapes so are ideal for crossdressers. Make sure you use the correct shaping garments to achieve the desired female hourglass curves. We would recommend a pair of affordable silicone breast forms with bra to fill out the bust, a girdle or latex cincher to narrow the waist and maybe even a padded-panty. Create an authentic female figure this way and the figure-hugging bodycon dress will have you smiling all day and night!
PEPLUM DRESS: All the rage the past few years, the peplum dress looks like it is here to stay and is regularly seen worn at red carpet events like the Oscars. Peplum is an extra piece of material attached at the waistline of the dress, skirt or even jacket. It flows down and out towards the hipline and so accentuates a narrow waist and lower female curves. This is one of the most ideal dresses for crossdressing with it’s clever design to give the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Our Fuchsia Peplum Dress is best suited to those with an hourglass figure but it can just as easily be worn without for example, a corset or padded panty. The peplum itself creates the illusion of having female hips with it’s flaring so is suitable for most crossdresser body-shapes.
FIT AND FLARE DRESS: One of the all-time favorite dresses for crossdressers is the comfortable fit-and-flare dress. As the name implies it is fitted to just above the waist and then has a relaxed flare down to the hem. This means it is, of all styles, the one that can be worn by all body-shapes and will instill confidence in all wearers. For slim crossdressers the flaring creates the illusion of hips so by creating a female bust with some breast forms, you suddenly present female curves that weren’t there before. For those with a little belly or tummy it is perfect as the flared skirt portion hides the tummy, so again accentuating a more classic hourglass figure.
Our Navy Fit and Flare Crushed Velvet Dress is the perfect example. The ’empire’ waist cheats the waistline to a higher female position and the relaxed flaring helps create the curves crossdressers need to present en femme. It’s also an excellent dress for those who are not ready for a tight figure-hugging style and yet, gives a very pleasing female shape.
DEEP V NECK DRESSES: A deep v neck dress style is perfect for many crossdressers that have a strong male square-shaped jaw. This style gives the illusion of the jaw being more pointed/elfin-like and therefore less of a male shape. It will instill confidence in the wearer that they are presenting an authentic appearance when dressing en femme. Because this style of dress shows off more skin than others, it is better suited to evening-wear, like a club or cocktail bar.
Our popular Cold-Shoulder V Neck Mini Dress is a perfect example of this style. For many dressing en femme it also offers the chance to show cleavage by using adhesive with your silicone breast forms or by using one of our silicone breastplates. Finish off the look with some carefully selected accessories like crystal earrings, bracelet and one of our Rhinestone Jewelry Necklaces to accentuate the v neck.
LONG SLEEVED DRESSES: Many crossdressers cannot contemplate hair removal and so garments that help hide hair and allow for an authentic female appearance help to give the wearer much-need confidence. Our long-sleeved dresses for crossdressers are a staple when presenting en-femme. Glamour Boutique tailor their dress styles to crossdresser proportions so long-sleeved styles cover the whole arm and the hair underneath. Buying genetic female dresses will almost certainly result in sleeves being 2 to 4 inches short with the resulting wrist and forearm hair on show.
Our dress styles with longer sleeves are not all solids. Some of our dresses have sleeves in lace or semi-opaque mesh, like the Lace Sleeve Stretch Dress. They show a little of the skin underneath but still mask any hair. These dresses make the wearer feel confident and sexy when dressing en femme. Such dresses can be worn on their own or with some simple accessories like matching belt and shoes. Remember, to hide leg hair Glamour Boutique offer both opaque pantyhose and opaque stay-up stockings that hide the hair underneath whilst giving the appearance of clean-shaven legs.
Glamour Boutique offer dresses for men in styles that give the wearer confidence in their female appearance when they are cross dressing. That’s why we have our own designers and manufacturer here in the U.S.A. Our designs are developed with customer-input when we are fitting clients in our New Jersey store so we know what makes you feel and look great. If you need a confidence boost when dressing en-femme shop our crossdresser dresses or call us on 973 226 5588 and we can make recommendations over the phone.