Uniforms

UNIFORMS

 

Maids in little black dresses with a froth of white petticoats, schoolgirls’ white socks and gymslips, nurses in starched aprons – don’t you just love them?


I know I do,and not only do most of us love them but we love the idea of them, and we love being them. Or at least as near to being them as we can manage by slipping into their uniforms!


In a broad sense, it is possible to argue that transvestism is all about uniform: the uniforms of the two sexes. It is only a step beyond dressing as the opposite sex to adopt dress which defines our place in the world more precisely.


Genuine uniforms can be very precise indeed. A real school uniform not only identifies the wearer as a schoolgirl, but as the pupil of a specific school. More – as uniforms change, it identifies her as belonging to a particular time. Many uniforms indicate rank – most obviously those of the military and the police.


Our first feeling is probably that uniforms make those who wear them look the same as each other, and in some ways they do. Paradoxically, however, some uniforms can be more individual than any other form of clothing. A good example is a Girl Guide blouse which is one of my more treasured posessions (it fits me too!).


This blouse carries many badges including those of rank (patrol leader). Another badge identifies the forget-me-not patrol and the shoulder flash is of the 7th New Malden Guides. The interest badges include entertainer, sportswoman, collector, hostess… and so on. It is doubtful whether another Guide in the entire history of the movement accumulated exactly the same collection of badges. Indeed, if the original owner were to read this, she might be able to identify her old blouse from the details I’ve given!


Gaining such insight into the original owner is one of the great joys of genuine uniforms. Considering how nearly genuine they may be, there are – as I see it – five kinds of uniform. That’s not to count them by role (schoolgirl, nurse, maid and so on) – by that count there are a lot more than five sorts.


The five uniform kinds I have in mind are: fantasy, improvised, authentic, genuine, and composite. Each has its own attractions and enjoyments.


 

 

Fantasy uniforms are fun, are not difficult to find, but can hardly be mistaken for the real thing. How astonished would we be, for example, to go into hospital to find ourselves treated by women in sex shop nurses’ uniforms. There is enough of the nurse to them for us to grasp the general idea, but there’s no danger of us confusing the wearers with real nurses. The impression they give is of tarts indulging their clients’ nurse-related fantasies.


Fantasy nurses’ uniforms are probably not the examples most commonly found. All, or almost all, of the available maids’ uniforms seem to come into this category. Not all of these are equally removed from the things that real maids might wear. I have a lot of doubt as to whether anyone who hired a girl to do the housework ever dressed that girl in satin. But satin seems more likely than PVC, in spite of the latter being easier to clean.


The reasons for PVC seeming so improbable for real maids, of course, must include the fact that shiny plastic clothing only made its first appearance in the 1960s, well after the heyday of real maids. Perhaps more significant is the way in which PVC had only a short life as a material for ordinary female wear.


The fate of my youngest sister’s mid 1960s PVC coat may throw some light on the material losing favour. Passing on front of a – then common – paraffin heater, a large hole appeared in the easily-melted material. Since then, PVC has been pretty well exclusively seen as fetish wear.


And of course, the fabrics of fantasy uniforms are chosen not with an eye to the stuff of real uniforms, but because they are – in themselves – popular materials. Nothing wrong with popular materials of course, there is always a reason for their popularity.

I referred to the 1960s as being well after the heyday of real maids. This may give a clue as to why every maid’s uniform I’ve seen has been a fantasy one, whereas most of the schoolgirl uniforms available are better characterised as authentic (of which more later). Unless you count the likes of hotel chambermaids, I’ve never seen a real maid. Hotel chambermaids are likely to wear tabards rather than the typical maid’s uniform


Fantasy uniforms can be very satisfying, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be. Essentially, when transvestites dress in uniform, they do so as part of a fantasy. If a uniform is specially designed for that fantasy, it ought to be able to support it precisely. Being a real nurse is hard work, and the uniforms reflect that fact. Being a fantasy nurse is a piece of frolicking: the fantasy uniforms reflect this in the same way.


 

 

Fantasy uniforms are fun, are not difficult to find, but can hardly be mistaken for the real thing. How astonished would we be, for example, to go into hospital to find ourselves treated by women in sex shop nurses’ uniforms. There is enough of the nurse to them for us to grasp the general idea, but there’s no danger of us confusing the wearers with real nurses. The impression they give is of tarts indulging their clients’ nurse-related fantasies.


Fantasy nurses’ uniforms are probably not the examples most commonly found. All, or almost all, of the available maids’ uniforms seem to come into this category. Not all of these are equally removed from the things that real maids might wear. I have a lot of doubt as to whether anyone who hired a girl to do the housework ever dressed that girl in satin. But satin seems more likely than PVC, in spite of the latter being easier to clean.


The reasons for PVC seeming so improbable for real maids, of course, must include the fact that shiny plastic clothing only made its first appearance in the 1960s, well after the heyday of real maids. Perhaps more significant is the way in which PVC had only a short life as a material for ordinary female wear.


The fate of my youngest sister’s mid 1960s PVC coat may throw some light on the material losing favour. Passing on front of a – then common – paraffin heater, a large hole appeared in the easily-melted material. Since then, PVC has been pretty well exclusively seen as fetish wear.


And of course, the fabrics of fantasy uniforms are chosen not with an eye to the stuff of real uniforms, but because they are – in themselves – popular materials. Nothing wrong with popular materials of course, there is always a reason for their popularity.

I referred to the 1960s as being well after the heyday of real maids. This may give a clue as to why every maid’s uniform I’ve seen has been a fantasy one, whereas most of the schoolgirl uniforms available are better characterised as authentic (of which more later). Unless you count the likes of hotel chambermaids, I’ve never seen a real maid. Hotel chambermaids are likely to wear tabards rather than the typical maid’s uniform


Fantasy uniforms can be very satisfying, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be. Essentially, when transvestites dress in uniform, they do so as part of a fantasy. If a uniform is specially designed for that fantasy, it ought to be able to support it precisely. Being a real nurse is hard work, and the uniforms reflect that fact. Being a fantasy nurse is a piece of frolicking: the fantasy uniforms reflect this in the same way.


 

 

Punishment

This old-fashioned air may serve as an aid to the spanking fantasies. The gymslip relates to education in the era when there was corporal punishment in our schools. The fantasy is aided by the fact that such a look is authentic for that period.

Female uniforms – the genuine article – are still being manufactured, of course, but sadly they are not easy to buy. Most women’s uniforms, whether for the police and armed services or for private companies, are issued only to authorised personnel and are not for sale.


However, there are workwear suppliers sall over the world for catering and health care staff etc. Trannies that want to dress like a waitress, a cakeshop assistant or a veterinary nurse can be reasonably easily kitted out.

There are also masses of brand new school uniforms for sale, although there can be few trannies that would care to seek these out. Most of these uniforms are obviously in very small sizes, and going to a supplier and buying the items would take a lot of nerve. It is even quite possible that the shop would refuse to sell to you.


Paradoxically, it is probably easier to buy old genuine uniforms than brand new ones. Perhaps the easiest and cheapest source of all may not be very helpful, but items of old school uniform surface from time to time in charity shops. Unless you are very slightly built, you will be extremely lucky if you can find anything that fits you.


Another source of genuine uniforms is the body of people entitled to wear them. One of my trannie friends has a genuine nurses uniform: a gift from a lover who was a nurse. It is of obsolete design and no longer suitable for wearing in a hospital, but has proved eminently suitable for wear as part of a transvestite fantasy!


 

Punishment

This old-fashioned air may serve as an aid to the spanking fantasies. The gymslip relates to education in the era when there was corporal punishment in our schools. The fantasy is aided by the fact that such a look is authentic for that period.


Female uniforms – the genuine article – are still being manufactured, of course, but sadly they are not easy to buy. Most women’s uniforms, whether for the police and armed services or for private companies, are issued only to authorised personnel and are not for sale.


However, there are workwear suppliers sall over the world for catering and health care staff etc. Trannies that want to dress like a waitress, a cakeshop assistant or a veterinary nurse can be reasonably easily kitted out.

There are also masses of brand new school uniforms for sale, although there can be few trannies that would care to seek these out. Most of these uniforms are obviously in very small sizes, and going to a supplier and buying the items would take a lot of nerve. It is even quite possible that the shop would refuse to sell to you.


Paradoxically, it is probably easier to buy old genuine uniforms than brand new ones. Perhaps the easiest and cheapest source of all may not be very helpful, but items of old school uniform surface from time to time in charity shops. Unless you are very slightly built, you will be extremely lucky if you can find anything that fits you.

Another source of genuine uniforms is the body of people entitled to wear them. One of my trannie friends has a genuine nurses uniform: a gift from a lover who was a nurse. It is of obsolete design and no longer suitable for wearing in a hospital, but has proved eminently suitable for wear as part of a transvestite fantasy!

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