If you plan to try on the "crossdress
" clothing before purchasing it, shopping en femme
is better than shopping en homme
because en femme
, you get a better idea how the clothing will fit and look.
, the clothing may not fit at all depending on what shapewear you wear en femme
. And even if the clothing fits en homme
, you still will see a "man in a dress" "travesti
" in the mirror and may reject purchasing the item because you don"t like the way it looks. More than once, I tried something on en homme
that was borderline, purchased it anyway and was very glad that I didn"t reject it because it looked great on me en femme
When I try something on in the store en homme
, I always ask a salesperson if it is OK and I have never been turned down. (The worst thing that ever happened to me was back in the Dark Ages when a "sissy
" JCPenney saleswoman asked me to use the men"s dressing room to try on a girdle.)
When I try "crossdressing
" something on in the store en femme
, I always ask a salesperson where the dressing room is located, even if I know where it is. I always ask in order to protect myself in case someone complains about a male in the women"s dressing room. If that ever happens, I can respond that the store gave me permission. FYI, I have never run into this problem.
I think that is good advice, but I don"t always follow it. If I am feeling absolutely gorgeous and passing with abandon, I just sashay into the nearest dressing room "transgender
" without asking for directions. (Why ruin the mood!)
|Charlie Chaplin (center) in the 1914 film A Busy Day The Masquerader.