We will all be women soon!

The future is female, so as my blogging friend Juan once said, "Gentlemen, put on your skirts and high heels, fetch your purses, and head to the future."
We may not all be women soon, but I believe that in the future, being a male woman will be as acceptable as being a female woman. The following Pinterest photos of male and female women indicate that that future may be sooner than we think.

Hey Cossdressers, Does Your Bra Fit?

Hey Crossdressers, Does Your Bra Fit?

Eighty percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Whether you're wearing a ratty old friend you're reluctant to replace, a fashion-y brassiere you like the color of or one in the size you've simply always worn, there's an overwhelming probability you're wearing an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder that's wrong for you. "A lot of women stick to the number in their head from when they were first fit," Kay-Lin Richardson, director of sales and spokeswoman for Panache Lingerie explained. "They'll say, I'm a 34 B or a 36 C. I've been guilty of that. I couldn't imagine that I would ever be a D cup because that wasn't in my head and it wasn't my size." But what most women don't realize is that their bodies are constantly changing. A bra size could change with as little as a five-pound weight loss or gain, changing physical activity or even age. "You should probably get fit every year -- just go and check in to make sure you're still wearing the right size," Richardson told StyleList. "You probably are, but you probably wouldn't even realize that your bras aren't fitting anymore because that's just the way they've always fit you." It's a societal epidemic that women need to address. We're heavier than we've ever been, many women are augmenting their assets, and hormones in the food chain have changed the shape and size of assets. Consequently, there is a demand for sizes starting at 28 in band size and going up to FFF cups. The good news is that better data, improved engineering and manufacturers working with the changing bodies of women are creating choices where once there was none. "If you went online now and were a 30 FFF, you're not going to find the 34 B assortment, which is everything, but there's probably 100 styles for that customer," Richardson explained, which wasn't the case even five years ago. And that old rule of thumb about measuring your rib cage and adding five inches is pure malarkey. Each brand fits differently and a well-versed fitter will know what brands are true to that measurement and which ones you need to size up or down for. "Go to a store that has a good reputation for fitting women," Richardson said. Better specialty stores and a department store like Nordstrom usually have very good fitters. And if you have to shop online, follow the site's fit guide, but keep an open mind -- most of these sites have great return policies so you can try a couple of sizes and return what doesn't work. In case you're not sure if you're in the majority or minority, check you bra's fit against these guidelines: The band: Should be firm against your body to provide most of the support. The shoulder straps: Should not be taking the brunt of the weight. If they're digging into your flesh, you need a firmer fitting band. The underwire: Should encapsulate the breast and should tack firmly against the body. ImageAnd sports bras are no different. They're usually sized XS to XL, and knowing your size gives you a good starting point. "Take several sizes into the fitting room," explained LeJean Lawson Ph.D., chief scientist at Champion, who helped invent the sports bra. "We don't come in specific sizes -- we're all on the continuum -- and the more atypical your body is, the more important it is to try different sizes." Lawson also stresses you need to take into consideration what you'll be using the sports bra for. "Not all sports bras work for all sports. You might need flexibility, do a lot of running, reach up like when playing basketball or if you're cycling, you might want more ease across the back. There are different design elements for each of these movements." There's one big misconception that's still out there, though, "Many women think of a sports bra as a compression, uni-boob thing," Lawson said, clarifying that there are sports bras that offer encapsulation, compression, spot comfort and more, but all deal with the most important performance needs: managing sweat, managing chafe and providing support without hardware that will hurt you. "At the end of the day, it's about being comfortable, looking and feeling good," Lawson concluded.

Photo tips for crossdresser

  1. Do apply make-up in the lighting you’ll be photographed in so it’s not too heavy,” says Factor. “For natural light, avoid sparkle -- it accentuates fine lines and ages you.”"
  2. “Do use a light-reflecting concealer (like Make Up For Ever HD Concealer) to combat undereye shadows,” he says.
  3. “Don’t wear too much blush,” and blend it in really well.
  4. “Do use an anti-shine product to keep skin matte. Oily skin looks shinier in pictures taken with flash.”
  5. Do cheat the camera.” Stand sideways, cross your legs to slim the body, and twist your shoulders to face the photographer. “Definitely don’t stand dead-on,” he advises.
  6. Don’t chew gum. You’ll get snapped mid-chomp.”
  7. “Do mind your posture. Confidence shines through in every photo, so bring it!”

11 Easy Ways to Winter-Proof Your Makeup (Crossdress)

Is wintry weather wreaking havoc with your looks? Don't despair—with these tips and tricks, your makeup can withstand everything the season throws at it.

Defeat dull, dehydrated skin

In the dead of winter, dry patches can build up on the surface of the skin, leaving you less-than-radiant no matter how much makeup you apply. The remedy? Once a week, use a gentle exfoliant and then follow that up with a layer of moisturizer while your skin is still damp. And be sure to hydrate from within by drinking lots of water.

Cleanse carefully

If your face feels taut and parched when the weather turns cold, switch up your cleansing routine. Instead of using a foaming, gel-based cleanser, use milky or creamy cleansers since they have fewer skin-stripping detergents. Massage into dry skin, then remove gently with a facial tissue or cotton pads. If that doesn't help, consider using a humidifier to combat dryness in the air.

Moisturize while you beautify

A heavy layer of foundation can smudge in the snow and accentuate dry patches. Lighten it up by mixing equal parts moisturizer and foundation before applying, or use a tinted moisturizer instead.

Don’t skip sunscreen

Skin-ravaging UV rays are present year-round. Add in the sun-reflecting properties of snow (and outdoor activities like skiing) and it's clear that your summer SPF routine is just as important in the winter. Get in the habit of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily, no matter what the season.

Prevent windburn

On the most blustery days, create a barrier between your face and the wind by applying a richer, extra-moisturizing emollient or salve. For more protection, put up your parka’s hood, or wear a hat and a scarf that you can bundle up around your neck and nose.

Reduce redness

If the icy cold or wind has left you with an inflamed, red face, camouflage it with a green-tinted moisturizer. If the redness is confined to smaller areas, just apply a color-correcting concealer to those spots.Look for moisturizers with calming ingredients and treat truly painful areas with a 1% hydrocortisone cream.

Tear-proof your eye makeup

Wintry winds, sleet, and snow can cause makeup meltdowns. Fight off sooty smudges and smears by applying waterproof mascara, and use eyeliner and shadow on the upper lids only to reduce the risk of makeup migration.

Fight flakes

Get rid of dry, flaky skin overnight by applying a creamy, hydrating mask (or a rich night cream) to your face for 5 to 15 minutes. Press a facial tissue on your face to absorb any excess, and then head to bed.

Set it and forget it

Does your makeup tend to rub off on your coat, scarf or hat? Keep it in place by applying a layer of translucent pressed powder. It's less messy than loose powder and can help keep makeup where you want it—on your face.

Perfect your pout

If you have cracked, flaky winter lips, stick with a tinted lip balm that contains sunscreen. If your lips are in good shape you can opt for moisturizing lipstick, but avoid matte or long-wearing lipstick formulas as they can be drying.

Wake up your complexion

Don't forget blush: it'll make a washed-out face come to life. Sweep a soft, peachy-hued (for fair skin) or warm, terra-cotta-toned (for darker skin) blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend towards your cheekbones.

10 Super Simple All Natural Beauty Tips for crossdressers

The world would have us believe that there are no simple and inexpensive natural beauty tips and source) And according to a UK survey, women will spend well over a year of their life applying that makeup. (source) Ouch. That, of course, says nothing of the toxic chemicals so commonly found (with almost zero regulation) in beauty products. Yep. Seems like the world is telling us that we need to spend lots of time, lots of money, and risk our health to be beautiful. Don’t believe it. For starters, let’s get real about the idea of beauty. To me it’s about unmasking the real person, not covering it up. And there are lots of simple ways to thank your body, feel more beautiful, and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Here are just 10. They are easy. They are all natural. And yet, still luxurious. Enjoy.
tricks. What makes me say that?  Well, did you know that the beauty industry is a nearly $300 BILLION dollar empire? And that the average woman spends about $15,00 on just makeup in her lifetime! (

10 Simple All Natural Beauty Tips

1. Banana and Egg Hair Treatment

Looking for a little more shine in your hair? Simply mix one egg and a mashed up banana. Apply it as a thick paste to your hair and leave it on for 10 – 30 minutes. Wash it our doing your usual hair washing ritual (if you usually use a store-bought conditioner you’ll probably only need to condition the ends). And voila!

2. Moisturizing Nail Treatment

Soak your nails in olive oil for five minutes. And then sit back and admire your pretty hands.

3. Simple Honey Face Mask

Raw honey is naturally anti-bacterial and a super quick way to get soft, beautiful skin. Once a week use a tablespoon or so of raw honey (not the processed stuff parading as honey) and gently warm it by rubbing your fingertips together. Spread on your face. Leave on for 5 – 10 minutes and then use warm water to gently rinse it off and pat dry. Then bask in the glow of your honey-awesomeness. This raw honey is awesome, by the way.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Shampoo

For those who are using commercial shampoos: To help eliminate any build up in your hair, mix ¼ cup organic apple cider vinegar (like this) with 1 cup water. Follow with your usual conditioner.

5. Elbow and Knee Exfoliate and Skin Brightener

Cut an orange in half and rub it on your elbows and knees. Helps soften those rough patches. And it smells good. (Rinse off the sticky mess when you are done.)

6. Gentle Body Scrub

Mix a 2 to 1 ratio of olive oil and sea salt to make a quick and effective body scrub. This helps get rid of dead skin cells creating softer, more glowing skin. And this natural beauty tip is much cheaper that expensive store bought  body scrubs.

7. Easy Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

Want super soft, hydrated hair? Use melted coconut oil as a deep conditioning hair and scalp treatment. Massage coconut oil into your scalp and then work it through your hair. Leave it on for a couple of hours and then wash it out using shampoo (no need to condition unless you have really long hair and then maybe just the ends.) Note: For you no ‘poo-ers keep in mind that coconut oil will saturate your hair with awesome goodness… that can be really hard to get out with just baking soda and *some* natural shampoos. You may want to try just a little coconut oil on a little section of hair and see if you can get it out before you do this. Otherwise you might have really greasy (but soft!) hair for a few washes. NOT that I’m speaking from personal experience of anything (*cough*).

8. SIMPLE TOXIC-FREE SHAVING CREAm

Use coconut oil on your legs as a natural replacement for your shaving cream. Talk about a simple, natural beauty tip.

9. All Natural Black Head Removal

Place 4 or 5 drops of raw honey on an open lemon wedge. Then rub the lemon on your face for a minute, emphasizing any trouble areas. Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes and rinse with cold water. (Keep in mind that citrus can make your skin photosensitive so it’s best to do this before bed rather than before going outside).

10. Dry Brushing for Better Skin

Dry brushing is a simple detoxification process for your body. It stimulates a number of organs through a gently massage. It also helps the lymphatic system, eliminates dead skin coatings, strengthens the immune system, can eliminate cellulite, stimulates the hormones, and can help tighten skin through better circulation. Best of all, it’s cheap and easy. Learn more about dry brushing and how to do it here. Here’s a great skin brush to get you started!

Take Care

Remember, the best beauty secrets are not quick fixes. They require good sleep, stress management, proper nutrition, and physical exercise. While all these little “gems” above can provide some oomph to your beauty routine, remember that real beauty is a result of taking care (or “thanking”) your body on a daily basis. And by being you. Because you are beautiful. Tell me, what are your “go to” beauty tips?

How to Look Hot in Your Femme Photos (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Photos are a great way to share your femme self with the world.

But maybe you think you have to look like a model to take stunning photos?

Guess again! Taking beautiful photos is all about SKILL.

Here are my top 5 secrets for looking HOT in your femme photos:

1. Angle your body

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When it comes to flattering photos, it’s all about the angles.

The #1 rule is to avoid facing the camera straight on. This tends to make your body look wider than it actually is.

Instead, angle your torso away from the camera. This creates the illusion of smaller shoulders and helps balance the proportions of your body.

2. Position the camera correctly

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The camera angle has a huge impact on how your photos turn out. If the camera is too low, it can create the look of a double chin.

The camera lens should be positioned at or above eye level for the most flattering shots.

Another tip is to project your chin forward an inch or so more than normal. This helps define your jawline, regardless of the camera angle.

3. Find your best side

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It’s not a myth that everybody has a “good side”. Our faces aren’t perfectly symmetrical, so they look different from each side.

Experiment with different facial angles until you find your best look. Try turning your face slightly right or left, and tilting your chin up and down.

Once you’ve found your good side, work it!

4. Watch your arms

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Arms are a trouble spot for many crossdressers and transgender women.

Posing with your arms pressed against your body makes them look even bigger. Keep your arms slightly away from your body for a slimming effect.
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5 Ways to Look Thinner Instantly (Male to Female Transformation Tips)

Do you wish you had a thinner, more feminine figure right now?

I’m guessing the answer is YES!

The good news is that there are some easy tricks for looking 5 or 10 pounds thinner – instantly! (No diets or grueling workouts required.)

Here are 5 ways to slenderize your body now:

1. Wear clothes that fit right

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The way your clothes fit has a huge impact on how you look.

  • Clothes that are too tight highlight your trouble spots and emphasize fat rolls.
  • Clothes that are too big add bulk and give your body a formless shape.

Instead of squeezing or drowning your body with ill-fitting clothes, choose items that GRAZE your figure. Garments that skim along your body create a thinner illusion.

2. Go for V necks and open collars

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V neck tops and open collars create flattering vertical lines down your torso (where most TG girls carry their weight) and help draw attention to your face.

If you have large breasts (or wear large breast forms), you should definitely stay away from high neck tops since these create a matronly look.

3. Choose flattering accessories

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Accessories are a great way to direct people’s eyes towards your assets – and AWAY from a beer belly or bulges.

Here are 3 suggestions:

  • Wear beautiful earrings to draw the focus away from your body to your face.
  • Wear long necklaces to create the illusion of a slimmer torso. (Vertical lines keep the eyes moving up and down instead of out.
  • If you have nice hands, wear bracelets and rings to bring attention to your wrists. This helps distract from big arms and/or broad shoulders.

4. Keep your chin up

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A double chin can make even the thinnest girl look fat. Keep your chin lifted to give your neck a more defined look. This is especially important in photos.

While you’re at it, check your posture! Good posture can instantly take 5 pounds off your figure.

5. Choose your colors wisely

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I’m sure you’ve heard that wearing dark colors can downplay your trouble spots. While this is true, it doesn’t mean you have to live in black clothes.

Instead, wear clothes of a similar tone or intensity. A monochromatic look creates an uninterrupted vertical line. This makes you look thinner than if you were wearing contrasting colors. For example:

  • Wear a blue top with denim jeans.
  • Pair a burgundy cardigan with brown pants.
  • Add black pantyhose under a black dress.
Look your best – even with a few pounds to spare…

While there’s no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, these tips can make a big difference in your appearance! (For more on this topic, I also suggest checking out 7 Belly-Flattening Fashion Tricks for Crossdressers and MTF Transgender Women.)

I’d love to know how important an issue WEIGHT is for you…

Do you want to lose weight? Gain weight? Or are you blessed with a perfect body?

Please take my poll and leave your comments below!


Wednesday Wanderings

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my angle of the sector around me is heavily stimulated with the aid of being a transwoman. some days ago, one of the e-mail style newsletters i receive (the cut) featured a piece of writing titled, "i’ve started dressing like my mom." you can bet what got here to mind once I study that name, while a civilian would probable interpret that title very in another way (and efficiently). so retro while i was touching up my makeup inside the women" room at uconn on friday, a young girl remarked, "i love your jewelry!" after I thanked her, i laughed to myself due to the fact i used to be wearing a big vintage pair of clip-ons, which i am told are so vintage college while as compared to the pierced variety. correct reception my buddy diana is lively in diverse lgbt businesses and as a result, she receives to attend happy"s annual "justice for all" reception in hartford. the reception attracts some of the makers and shakers of connecticut"s lgbt network in addition to governor dan malloy and other nation politicians. diana invited me to wait the reception. of route, i generic her invitation and am very enthusiastic about the prospect of rubbing elbows with the governor, who has been a big supporter of trans and gay people. so what does a lady put on to a sunday afternoon reception that the governor may be attending?

Do You Feel Guilty About Crossdressing or Being Transgender?

Do You Care About “Passing” as a Woman? (Transgender / Crossdressing Poll)

do you feel responsible approximately crossdressing or being transgender? unfortunately, lots of “my girls” tell me that they do.

if you feel you need to lie or sneak around to keep your female facet hidden, i will recognize the conflict.

however let’s get one factor straight – there’s not anything wrong with crossdressing or being transgender. duration.

we stay in a world with very described gender roles. sadly, those roles are even more rigid for males.

it’s good enough for women to specific their masculinity by dressing like tomboys or with the aid of performing sturdy and assertive. however if a man appears or acts female, he’s labeled as weird, vulnerable, or gay.

the underlying message is that it’s ok to be masculine (even in case you’re a female), but femininity is some thing to be ashamed of.

what the heck!?

society is slowing converting, but the time to reject these old messages is now.

i think iggy pop said it first-rate:

“i’m now not ashamed to dress like a girl because i don’t suppose it’s shameful to be a woman.”

Iggy Pop dress quote

there’s no shame in changing your gender to suit who you are on the inside both!

i’d like to pay attention your mind on this subject matter…

do you conflict with guilt or is it a non-difficulty for you? if you’ve triumph over emotions of guilt, how did you do so?

please take my ballot and go away me your remarks underneath!


How to Look Hot in Swimwear (5 Tips for Crossdressers and Transgender Women)

we nevertheless have a full month of summer time left inside the northern hemisphere, so that you recognize what that means…

nonetheless time to rock a bikini or go well with!

even in case you aren’t prepared to hit the seashore en femme, i think each crossdresser and transgender girls should personal a bathing suit. wear one for sunbathing, lounging by the pool, or posing in a beach babe photoshoot.

however how will you appearance your exceptional whilst so little is left to the creativeness?

right here are my top 5 suggestions for searching hot in swimming gear:

1. enhance your hips and bust

to maximise your curves, try those tips:

  • pass for ruffles and ruching. these style information are first rate for including quantity wherein you lack curves.
  • put on a padded bikini pinnacle. luckily, many bikinis and swimsuits include built-in padding for delivered oomph.
  • attempt a skirted bikini backside. a skirt that flares out at the hips is an easy way to add inches. it’s additionally wonderful for masking areas you won"t experience comfortable showing.
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    ruffles and ruching padded bikini tip skirted bikini bottom

    2. downplay your shoulders

    the name of the game to attractive body is balanced proportions. downplaying your shoulders will create a greater feminine balance between your upper and lower body.

    here are a few tricks for making vast shoulders appear like greater sensitive:

    • avoid string bikinis until you"re virtually tiny. as an alternative, choose a bikini top with extensive straps to stability the proportion of your shoulders.
    • strive a halter pinnacle. halter tops draw the attention in, growing a slimming impact. they’re also extraordinary for displaying off cleavage.
    • avoid bandeau tops. bandeau tops create a sturdy horizontal line across the chest, making your top body appearance even wider.
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    3. slender your center

    here’s the way to create a sexy hourglass shape:

    • put on a shaping swimsuit. there are lots of swimsuits with constructed-in control panels to maintain in and slenderize your torso. check out the miraclesuit and spanx swimming wear.
    • look for suits with aspect panels in a contrasting color. a coloration blocked go well with is a high-quality trick for slimming your torso. the eye is drawn closer to the center of your frame and the perimeters are minimized, growing the appearance of a slimmer torso.
    • put on a monokini. a monokini is a horny swimming gear style that has cutout aspects. it’s less revealing than a bikini and the cutout side panels create the visible illusion of an hourglass determine.
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    4. easy your silhouette

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    it’s now not just about form and length, however growing a graceful and clean silhouette. here are crucial recommendations:

    • make sure your go well with suits. a match this is too small will dig in and create unattractive bulges and belly rolls. a healthy that is too big will slump.
    • master the art of the “tuck.” bikini bottoms go away not anything to the creativeness, so that you’ll need to make certain a clean appearance. there are plenty of forums and web sites that can give suggestions on a way to try this without difficulty. (or take my first tip and wear a skirted bikini bottom.)

    5. pose quite

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    posture is constantly critical, however it’s specially essential when your whole body is on full show.

    you must continually be privy to the manner you preserve your frame when you’re in a bikini. consider your posture whether you’re sitting round a pool talking to pals or posing for the digital camera.

    keep your tummy in and avoid slouching at all times. the extra long and lifted your posture, the slimmer you"ll seem.

    equipped to your own seaside babe moment?

    observe those suggestions and that i promise you’ll appearance sizzling at the beach or poolside.

    for thought, i’ve compiled a gallery of 8 beautiful transgender bikini models under.

    who is your favored? vote underneath and – if you’re feeling brave – percentage your personal bikini babe photograph within the remarks!

    love,
    lucille

    8 lovely transgender bikini models
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    lea t jenna talackova
    model3-isis-king model4-caroline-cossey
    isis king caroline cossey
    model5-ines-loan-rau model6-geena-rocero
    ines-loan rau geena rocero
    model7-carmen-carrera model8-miss-sahhara
    carmen carrera leave out sahhara