THE ‘LAZY GIRLS’ GUIDE TO CROSSDRESSING
The heading of this article is more tongue in cheek and what we intend to provide is a number of solutions that are time saving techniques/garments for those whose time is scarce. For example, not everyone has time to do the correct preparation and application of false nails or nail tips using heavy duty nail glue. The solution here would be the many variants of nail tips with self adhesive backings that can be easily and quickly applied and of course quickly removed after use.
Many dressers we meet are occasional and are lucky if they have the opportunity to dress two or three times a year. This brings with it a number of challenges since practice makes perfect with many parts of crossdressing. Applying breast forms with adhesive for example takes a few minutes each time when you do it weekly as it becomes habit and you work out efficient short cuts. Even more so, make-up is an art that requires technique and practice, practice and more practice. Doing your own makeup just 3 times a year will be a time consuming process even for the most talented artist.
What are the areas you can save time with if you are occasional dresser or simply a girl with a hectic lifestyle that just wants to get dressed and get going? We have narrowed it down to these:
- Head and Wig selection
- Face and Make-up application
- Bust and Breast Forms
- Stomach and Hips
- Smooth Sexy Legs
- Kinky Boots (or shoes for that matter!)
These are key areas that lay the foundation for your final appearance and can often be time-consuming choices and applications if you let them. Our guide will concentrate on time-saving solutions that are easy to implement. We also will ensure they are quick and inexpensive solutions since they are the best kind of fix we can think of.
It’s Halloween and this happens to be one of the few occasions in the calendar you are able to find the time and opportunity to dress BUT you want to spend the least amount of time and money to do so. What’s a girl to do?
WIG SELECTION: If ordering in store you just have to make sure it fits so try it on. When ordering online and you are under a time constraint, ask the vendor for the size of the wig cap if you think like many males you have a larger head than a genetic girl. Better still choose a stretch cap wig which are adjustable and can fit up to a 23.5/23.75 head which is good enough for most. ‘Lazy’ girls don’t have lots of time to care for their wigs so make sure you choose something that is low maintenance; no longer than shoulder length are manageable and if decent quality and stored correctly will not tangle. Again, if unsure on color choose something close to your own coloring and with regards style side or straight bangs with face-framing cut on the sides will suit most. Call us on 1 888 721 8688 if you need more help on stylish affordable wigs and correct styles for your head/face shape.
FACE AND MAKEUP APPLICATION: Of course if you can afford it a trip to your favorite makeup/transformation artist will save time but not necessarily money. Next best solution is to invest in a basic makeup kit that will allow you to go from start to finish using a step by step instructional guide like the Facial Transformation Saver Kit that gets you started with everything you need including a FREE instructional DVD. You can also check out the rest of the articles in the Crossdresser Makeup Tips section of the Learning Center for lots more time-saving tips including the Fifteen Minute Makeup Application.
BUST AND BREAST FORMS: You can save a lot of time and money here by doing a little research prior to purchasing your new ‘girls’. Choosing the right size of bra and forms can be confusing so make sure you read the size charts and guides correctly and if still in doubt then call a live customer service agent with your chest measurement at nipple height and again just under the pectoral muscle and they will be able to give you your bra band size and suggest a realistic shape and size of forms for your frame, height and weight. Using adhesives for that bra-less look is great but it can be time-consuming and even messy when first starting out. To save time and money purchase a very sexy see-through Pocket Jiggle Bra that just needs you to add a pair of silicone forms and strap on and you are transformed. Even the cheaper silicone forms look great in these semi-sheer bras and they bounce wonderfully as you move. Even quicker solutions are products like the Perky Full Set which are a breast form and bra combo that require as much time to attach as it does to put on a t-shirt.
STOMACH AND HIPS: Of course for the best appearance on most body-types a steel-boned corset is a must, but if you’re not experienced at lacing you may find it to be too much time get into a corset. For a different approach you can use a cincher around the waist to sufficiently give the appearance of wider hips. Often with a cincher, one does not even need to wear padded panties. However, a quick solution that can work for most is the Padded Rear and Hips Shaping Girdle which, is a padded pantie made from a very strong girdle material that also has an extra wide cinching waist band. So it’s a quick, reasonably priced, solution that not only gives you hip and butt but also helps shape the waist with its girdle/shape qualities too.
SMOOTH SEXY LEGS: For many the pleasure of shaving/hair removal of the legs is not a reality so, what are the quick and easy options open to a girl who longs for sheer, smooth and blemish-free legs? This is an easy fix and compared to a lot of areas of crossdressing is fairly inexpensive. A pair of Opaque pantyhose or stay-ups are ideal. Try something with a shine in them for a natural and healthy look. They completely conceal all hair and any blemishing or unsightly veins. Be sure to buy a better quality pair that is strong enough to last and that will sty looking good even after washing.
KINKY BOOTS OR SHOES: This is another area of dressing where you need to prepare in advance to save yourself time and money. If you can’t visit a location in person to try on shoes discreetly like at the NJ location of Glamour Boutique then ask for advice with sizing before you take the plunge and order online. As a rule of thumb go up 2 sizes from your Male size to get the correct size for shoes and closed toe boots and 1.5 to 2 sizes up for open toe shoes. When starting out we would recommend you keep the heel height to a conservative length so the footwear is practical/usable and for added security look for a sandal with a traditional cross and ankle strap for a better fit. Rather than full lace up boots, go for the easy to fit side zipper variety like our best-selling Laura Boots that also have a stretch material in the Black PU to fit even bigger calf’s. Warning: Do NOT shop at websites that do not do exchanges on footwear or who charge a re-stocking fee for returns/exchanges as it will become expensive.
This is a general guide to help you save time and money when dressing. There are many more money and time saving tips to be found in the Learning Center and if you have any you would like to share then please email them to us at [email protected]