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The Fool Proof Way To Dress Your Body
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Is there a full proof way to dress your body? If you want the clothes you wear to flatter your body, then yes, but remember, we’re talking about shapes and fit and not colors which are a whole different subject. It also talks to the shopping dilemma of sizing which is such a mishmash that […]

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The Iconic Red Dress
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Every woman should own a bright red dress. The color red says ‘look at me!’ and ‘yes, I can’ or maybe even ‘yes I will.’ The color red sparks in us an enthusiasm and energy that increases the heartbeat and protects us from stress and fear. We are driven by centuries of cultural conditioning that […]

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Do Crossdressers Really Exist
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The question,”Do Crossdressers Really Exist” would seem to be superfluous, but my friend Rhonda, who is Outreach Director for the Tri-Ess chapter Sigma Epilson in Atlanta, presents an interesting view with which I agree whole heartedly Gender Identity Versus Gender Expression “A couple years ago, when presenting to a class of medical students at Emory […]

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The Sleeveless Dress…To Be or Not To Be
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Living in the tropics the sleeveless dress is the dress most often of choice, but for many women, especially  those over 40, it’s not the flattering silhouette that they want.  I’d not given it much thought until this article by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty blog when a reader lamented over the dirth of dresses […]

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A Fun Fashion Exhibit
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A fashion exhibit is both fun and fascinating. I try to keep up with them  in the Sister House Library, but it’s a time-comsuming task. This one, however, at the The Photographers’ Gallery in the heart of Soho (central London) you’ll want to see if you live in the UK. Under Cover: A Secret History […]

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The Forgiving Dress
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So what is a forgiving dress? A reader recently wrote to Sally McGraw at her Already Pretty blog with a question about a body that changes shape during the day (because of Lyme disease). She loved wearing dresses  because they are easy and comfortable but wanted recommendations for dress shapes and materials. And while Sally’s […]

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Not Here To Decorate Your World
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I’m not here to decorate your world is a vivid example of learning about fashion from genetic women and this example comes from Sally McGraw, a fashion blogger from Minneapolis. I write on fashion from personal experience, a lot of research and comments from the real world of women and it can be an eye-opening […]

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Creating Positive Visibility by my Favorite Bloggers
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Bloggers and blogging has become the new wave for the creation of fashion. Creating positive visibility for the trans woman has been my underlying purpose ever since I started my fashion blog, The Fashionable TG Woman, on Sister House almost 5 years ago now. My very first article, Welcome to My World of Fashion, talks […]

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Fashion Is Fun Again
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Fashion is fun again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 2017 has been the year for maximalist dressing. And the trend should continue through the rest of the decade. A few years ago, minimalism stormed the fashion scene, with neutrals, pared-down layers, classic silhouettes, and a color called oatmeal that some consider soft […]

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Fashion Stages of a Crossdresser
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It is widely reported that irrespective of what physical age a crossdresser begins dressing, they will invariably go through different fashion stages which explains the all too apparent look of short skirts and tight blouses seen on many crossdressers.  They’ll  follow a fashion development pathway that is typically comparable to that of a normal woman […]

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Why Aren’t You Wearing a Dress
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If you’ll take some time just to look at old photographs in antique shops or on the web, you’ll see women who spent their lives wearing a dress. Check our women’s fashions from the 20’s to the 50s. No one ridiculed them. Everyone wore dresses or skirts, and they were able to do a wide […]

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Why Trans Girls Separate Themselves from the Trans Community
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Why trans girls separate themselves from the trans community is a growing phenomenon and not a positive one. This subject was discussed in a recent thread on the Pretty T-Girls Yahoo group.  With permission from the author, Dee Ann,  we bring you this insightful discussion of the subject. Trans Discussion From Dee Ann on  the […]

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Using Style To Hide That Tummy
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If you’re a mature gal, then tummy control is likely an issue in your dressing, so we’re going to show you how using style to hide that tummy really works.  You need to understand body shapes but we assume you have an apple-shaped body or you wouldn’t be concerned. Luckily there are many things you […]

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A Flattering Eyeshadow Application for Mature Eyes
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Being a mature woman with hooded eyes, it has always been difficult to create a flattering eyeshadow look that works for me. But thanks to Imogen Lamport of the Insideoutstyleblog, I have found my way and you may learn from her technique too. This look is primarily a daytime look which works for night too […]

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A Dress That Works For Every Age
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Do you feel your age? I bet you don’t. So, how does not feeling your age and dressing age appropriately line up? How often have you seen articles on dressing age-appropriately and said not me (a polite version of WTF) All  too often, I’m sure. Well Lynn Spence, a style expert with Olsen has come […]

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Fashion Trends and Should You Let Them Go?
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Many crossdressers love the fashion trends of past eras: for instance, the 1950s, because the styles were feminine and romantic. But can you wear them today? How long can you keep going with a style before you look dated and frumpy?  Likewise, some of us love the 60s, the 70, or the 80s, all which […]

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