Gender Affirming Clothing: 5 MTF Fashion Rules Worth Breaking

Gender Affirming Clothing: 5 MTF Fashion Rules Worth Breaking

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Gender Affirming Clothing: 5 MTF Fashion Rules Worth Breaking

Clothing can be a powerful way to affirm your gender as a crossdresser or transgender woman.

While there are guidelines for achieving a fashionable and feminine look, this doesn’t mean you should be a slave to the “rules.” Many so-called fashion rules are outdated or just plain wrong.

Are you following these 5 male to female fashion rules? If so, it might be time to break them!

Rule #1: Dress As Feminine As Possible

Gigi Gorgeous
Gigi Gorgeous, Transgender Youtube Celebrity

Nobody pulls off the feminine look quite like transgender celeb, Gigi Gorgeous. But that doesn’t mean everybody needs to dress this way! The beauty of fashion is that you can express yourself however you want.

Whether your style is tomboyish, androgynous, or ultra feminine, anything goes. So, enjoy your individuality and dress however you want!

Rule #2: Don’t Go Without Shapewear

woman wearing shapewear

Shaping your body with breast forms, a corset, and hip pads can create a stunning hourglass silhouette. When you want to feel like a bombshell, shapewear is a girl’s best friend!

But remember, you don’t have to wear all these pieces every time you dress up. Comfort should be your priority. Wear what makes you feel fantastic, and don’t hesitate to skip the rest.

Rule #3: Always Wear High Heels

black stocking legs with black heels

While high heels are undoubtedly sexy and feminine, there’s no rule that says you must wear them all the time. 

Flats can be equally alluring if you want to be comfy, or if you’re on the tall side and don’t want to accentuate your height.

Love the look of heels but don’t want to go all out? A kitten heel (1″-2″ tall) looks elegant and can help feminize your walk – without the pain of stilettos.

Rule #4: Dress Like The Women In Your Area

silhouette of woman with pet dogs

I often talk about how helpful it is to observe cisgender (genetic) women. If your goal is to blend in, it’s a good idea to adhere to the style norms in your area.

However, you might have noticed that many women dress sloppily or put little effort into their appearances. If that’s not your style, don’t feel obliged to follow suit. 

Look as fabulous as you want… and maybe they will start to follow your lead!

Rule #5: You Must Always Match

green dress purse and shoes

There are so many choices in women’s clothing that putting outfits together can be daunting. 

While you should always look coordinated, forget about old fashioned rules that say you must match from head to toe. Not only is this boring, it tends to look costumey and dated.

Need a little help with your outfit skills? Check out this article for a simple 5 step formula on putting outfits together.

Let’s talk fashion!

Now I’d love to hear from you on this topic! Are there any other fashion rules you think should be broken?

I’d also love to see a pic of you in your current favorite outfit. 🙂 Please share by commenting and uploading an image below!


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