From breast forms and padding to wigs, dresses, corsets, heels, makeup, and accessories – there’s a lot that goes into ‘passing’ and creating that perfect hourglass figure. However, one telltale sign that people often forget is the Adam’s apple – the lump (where your larynx is) which sits on your throat and is often associated with more masculine characteristics.
The small details often make a significant difference when it comes to creating that perfect ‘en femme’ look, meaning that many people often seek to minimize its appearance when presenting as feminine. Luckily, we have picked up lots of hints and tips during our many years of helping people to look, dress and feel feminine – and we’re excited to share them with you.
Here are our top 7 tips on how to hide your Adam’s apple:
Wear a scarf or neckerchief
Great for the wintrier months, scarves and neckerchiefs can be super stylish and are a great way to hide or minimize an Adam’s apple. Not only can tying on a scarf help to cover it up, but it also distracts attention on the neck away from your larynx.
Opt for a turtleneck
Another great one for the cooler months. Not only are turtlenecks and high collared tops often stylish, but they also hide your neckline – leaving your Adam’s apple unexposed.
Distract with chunky jewelry
If chunky necklaces suit your frame, then you’re in luck. Wearing a substantial necklace are earrings is unlikely to completely cover up your Adam’s apple – but it will distract the focus away from your neck and to your fabulous jewelry.
Consider a longer wig
There are many reasons for choosing a great wig, however they can also be great for minimizing the appearance of your Adam’s apple. There are many factors that you will want to consider when thinking about the best wigs for you, such as your face shape and desired look. However, getting a longer wig with hair that drapes around the neckline can be a great way of minimizing the neck (and your Adam’s apple) altogether.
Try long cleavage and breast forms
Extending the amount of neck and cleavage on display not only distracts the eye, but it also elongates the neck, further reducing the appearance of any protruding Adam’s apple. Try long-neck breast forms and V-shaped tops to help create this look.
Use neck make up
One way to minimize the appearance of your Adam’s apple is to use contouring makeup on your neck. Darker shades are often great for making areas appear smaller, further reducing the appearance of your Adam’s apple.
If you choose to do this, make sure it is well blended into the skin and with makeup elsewhere on the face. We advise using a countering cream or powder that is only a one or two shades darker than your usual shade, to avoid making the area standing out for looking too dark.
Try swallowing in photographs
If your main concern is hiding your Adam’s apple to take great photographs for your social channels, then this is a great tip for you. When you swallow, there is a small movement in your throat which temporarily reduces the appearance of your Adam’s apple. For the best effect, relax your muscles and hold your swallow as you pose for photographs.
Adam’s apple surgery
Getting permanent surgery to reduce the appearance of your Adam’s apple is not a decision to be taken lightly, however it is possible with some doctors. Known as ‘tracheal shaving’, the procedure removes cartilage of the Adam’s to give the neckline a more feminine appearance. However, the procedure is likely to set you back thousands of dollars and does come with risks including potential for scaring. Unless your Adam’s apple really bothers you, we suggest first considering the above tips on how to hide it.
At Glamour Boutique we have many years of experience in helping people to create that perfect feminine look. If you are looking for more crossdressing tips and advice, then why not visit our crossdressing blog