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Offline MissKatie

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Trans women and daily dressing
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:48:29 pm »
Hi all :)
Once I fully accepted I am transgender I went a bit wild buying dresses left right and centre. Now three years later I still go about my business day to day in jeans, trainers and a top.
I do love my dresses but they are so much work, the back zip, the need for sweaty tights the hide the unsightly fat.
Jeans and a top are so much more practical.

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 03:41:27 pm »
This time of year, I wear mostly jeans and a top no matter where I go.  In summer, you would be more likely to see me in a skirt and top.  I don't wear dresses much at all, because of the difficulty of finding one that fits and looks good.  I only have one that I am happy with, and it is too fancy for daily wear.
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 04:55:16 pm »
In my line of work with my own small business doing tax and finance work for my business and individual clients I do want to show up at my office in something dressier than jeans, a casual top, and sneakers.

For work I usually will wear a modest dress, or a modest skirt and blouse, along with dress shoes, low to mid heels.  Now for most other non-business related meetings and outings I will do the jeans, top and sneakers.

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 05:26:09 pm »
Jeans I could wear as a guy! Boring! I love dresses, but they  aren't always appropriate. I love leggings or jeggings, or shorts or capris. I've bailed on regular Tee shirts. I am hooked on something more stylish. I like tight pink tops. It is my way to show off the new boobs.  :o
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 05:36:08 pm »
Although I've not fully dressed in about 8 years, I like long skirts and shoes but ultimately it was never really about clothes... it was about being physically female. Clothes were just a means of expressing that identity. So jeans and t-shirt or hoody is fine by me... but I do prefer something a bit tighter than men's jeans.
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 07:37:19 pm »
I only really wear jeggings lately. I like skirts and dresses though, but I'm a bit lazy. I'll probably start wearing straight leggings more often and try to mix and match sweaters I have. Not sure though. I feel like I'm leaning more towards dresses.

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 08:09:44 pm »
Jeans I could wear as a guy! Boring! I love dresses, but they  aren't always appropriate. I love leggings or jeggings, or shorts or capris. I've bailed on regular Tee shirts. I am hooked on something more stylish. I like tight pink tops. It is my way to show off the new boobs.  :o

I feel exactly the same! I had to wear pants of some sort for over 50 years, so now I wear dresses, skirts, or leggings as often as I can. Dresses and skirts don't work out very well in the winter, but sometimes I just take the cold and wear one anyway. I also try to be somewhat stylish, I hid for decades and now I want to be seen. Of course I have only been at this for about nine months, so it may eventually fade.
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 08:21:05 pm »
I rarely wear pants. Skirts, tops, dresses, tights these are my everyday wear.
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 08:22:35 pm »
Jeans I could wear as a guy! Boring! I love dresses, but they  aren't always appropriate. I love leggings or jeggings, or shorts or capris. I've bailed on regular Tee shirts. I am hooked on something more stylish. I like tight pink tops. It is my way to show off the new boobs.  :o

Totally agree wore jeans and T shirts for 40 years. I'm having fun now.
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 03:14:27 am »
Some interesting replies :)
I just don't see the point of wearing a nice dress and doing makeup to buy a pint of milk or run an errand, but that's me.
My jeans are very skinny girlie jeans which I love

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 08:15:21 am »
I feel exactly the same! I had to wear pants of some sort for over 50 years, so now I wear dresses, skirts, or leggings as often as I can. Dresses and skirts don't work out very well in the winter, but sometimes I just take the cold and wear one anyway. I also try to be somewhat stylish, I hid for decades and now I want to be seen. Of course I have only been at this for about nine months, so it may eventually fade.

Sometimes in the winter back in Virginia I would wear the thicker stockings to go with the dress or skirt. I do AV programming and had to in the past go to job sites. So I had to dress professionally as the project manager and I where looked at as the leaders of the project and a T-shirt and jeans would not cute it.

But I do wear pants more often in the winter on very cold days when not at work.

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 08:34:48 am »
I would describe my usual daily style as "soccer mom", which fits perfectly into my environment. In the summer this can be a casual skirt while in the winter it is mostly jeans. I do have a few "sweater dresses" I like to wear with opaque tights to keep me warm. In general, I try to mimic what other cis women in my age range wear. this can also simply be some form of leggings and a simple top. No need to go overboard to shuttle your kids around.

I dress professionally seeing clients which is mostly business casual or business professional. Occasionally I do dress up during a normal week. Mostly with a casual dress or skirt.



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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 09:01:32 am »
Dresses can be far more comfortable than jeans and skirts. I wear dresses as both formal attire and sleeping gown.

     

These are all one-piece dresses, although some of them look like two-pieces. Easy to wear and wash, and so comfortable as night gown.

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 09:04:23 am »
I try to dress everyday because otherwise I'm just another guy.



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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 12:24:01 pm »
This what I look like now (avatar), dress, tights and ankle boots. I do not take a good photo :(

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 01:46:41 pm »
Sadly, I have to speak about this in future tense.

If I wore a skirt one day a week to work, it would be about a hundred times more often than my female co-workers do. But I probably wouldn't, at least, not at first.

Bluntly, there's going to be a lot the same, as I am not going to just drop all my T-shirts and sweatshirts. But since I'm wearing women's jeans most of the time anyway, that will help. And I can't wait to wear boots. :D Dresses have always been an issue because of my height, so I don't have many.

I can imagine a time when, May to September, I wear skirts more often than jeans, if only to make up for lost time. :D

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2018, 02:06:18 pm »
Some interesting replies :)
I just don't see the point of wearing a nice dress and doing makeup to buy a pint of milk or run an errand, but that's me.
My jeans are very skinny girlie jeans which I love
My electrologist is the only one that sees me without make up. Don't wear skirts all the time but leggings or skinny jeans because
I try to dress everyday because otherwise I'm just another guy.
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2018, 02:22:39 pm »
If I wore a skirt one day a week to work, it would be about a hundred times more often than my female co-workers do. But I probably wouldn't, at least, not at first.
About two weeks after I came out to them, the concert band that I play in played its annual year-end concert.  The uniform is white top over black bottom.  So I wore a white blouse, a black skirt, and black hose.  I was the only female member in a skirt, and it was noticed and commented on.  In subsequent concerts, I have noticed that other female members now wear skirts.  ;D
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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2018, 05:05:36 pm »
About two weeks after I came out to them, the concert band that I play in played its annual year-end concert.  The uniform is white top over black bottom.  So I wore a white blouse, a black skirt, and black hose.  I was the only female member in a skirt, and it was noticed and commented on.  In subsequent concerts, I have noticed that other female members now wear skirts.  ;D

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Re: Trans women and daily dressing
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2018, 07:30:56 pm »

I just don't see the point of wearing a nice dress and doing makeup to buy a pint of milk or run an errand, but that's me.

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