I have learned so many things in my time as a Cross Dresser. Dressing up like a woman takes so much skill and patience I am amazed women go through this every day.
This is the first minefield you should try and cross, and let me tell you it’s a big one. Shopping for Men’s clothes is pretty simple as a whole. Pants, shirt, underwear and socks. Choose from some of your basic colors like brown, green or blue and you are set. Women’s clothes on the other hand is a multitude of colors and fabrics all of which make a completely different look and statement when worn in the daytime or night. I have spent many many hours on the internet looking at clothes and I seem to only have touched the surface of what is out there.
2) Skin care and Make up
Again, another minefield. I feel that cosmetics as a whole is one of the most confusing things to learn as a Cross Dresser, clothes can be figured out but to truly learn how to pick the colors that suit you and learn to apply said colors really takes practice. Make up sections in most stores are fairly big, at least 4 to 5 isles. This is where will usually find, make up, nail polish and supplies, fragrance and various other beauty tools (brushes, sponges, etc). I remember the first time I went to purchase some make up with my wife. I was so nervous the whole time I just pointed at some stuff and did not really pay attention as to what colors I was getting. Well after my first attempt at using said colors I looked like a clown and not even a funny clown, more like a horror movie clown. There are lots of website that give hints and tips for finding the right matches for your skin tone and skin type. Another good option would be to consult your local stores or salons to see if they are CD friendly and have some help learning. Most places will give lessons if you buy a specific amount of product.
3) Shaving your legs
I am positive every woman is a contortionist with a perfect sense of balance and eyes like a hawk. I can’t seem to shave my legs without missing a huge area of hair, not being able to see some areas at all or almost falling over and killing myself. My wife was nice enough to teach me how to shave my legs years ago. I say shave but the first time was more like clearing a forest, and I ran out of hot water in the shower TWICE, it was well over a hour experience. Now I only shave in the winter months which is when Cynthia wants to come out more and the fact that I don’t want to tell people why I shave my legs. I know most people will not believe I am a Olympic swimmer or cyclist.
4) Your Significant Other
If you are as lucky as me to have a wife or girlfriend who can accept your feminine side you are in a good place. Also you are in a place to loose many things. I cannot count how much stuff I have lost to my wife over the years. Everything from make up to blouses. Seems she uses it once and it ends up in her regular rotation.
5) Nail Polish
Looks easy doesn’t it? That is until you try it for yourself. When you watch a video on Youtube the brush strokes seem oh so easy until you try to replicate it and you end up using more nail polish remover than nail polish. Similar to make up, Nail polish requires time to learn how to do it properly.
6) Pantyhose on wet legs
You may as well fight a Polar bear because you have about the same odds at winning that fight as you do getting a pair of pantyhose up damp legs. It’s damn near impossible to pull them up and at the same time you have to be super careful not to put a run in them or all your hard work just went down the drain. Take a hint from me wait till you are totally dry or invest in thigh highs.
Well that’s all I can think of for now, I am sure I will think up some more.
And for those of you that do read my blog till the end I appreciate that you can make it through basically what amounts to ranting on for what seem like forever.