The Right Corset

fdn101First and foremost, you need to find the right corset for you.We're talking about style here- if you like to wear bright colors but end up with a black corset, something has gotten off-track! So the first consideration in the search is to determine what style of corset would suit you best. There are two main styles, overbust and underbust. An overbust corset covers the chest, and is better for those with a small to medium bust. Well-endowed women tend to have difficulty finding overbust corsets that will accomodate them in a flattering way (unless they get one custom-made), and the lift provided creates great cleavage for those with smaller chests. If you're looking for an extremely accentuated waist or are more curvaceous, an underbust corset can be ideal. They fall just below the bustline, and cinch in all the soft parts under the ribcage. I also find this style to be a little more versatile as far as putting together outfits, but that's simply a personal decision. Evaluate what you might want to pair the corset with and plan accordingly.

1- Colour and Material

FDN108_2It's best to pick a neutral corset for your first one- black is always a go-to in my closet. There's always something that will go with black! It's also important to find a material you are happy with- satins and brocades are a good jumping off point, but if you like a more extreme, eye-catching look, by all means- go for the vinyl or leather! It's all about what you're comfortable with. And don't worry- where there's one corset, there will usually be more. You can always add to your collection!  
  1. Get the Right Fit

FDN108_3Corsets, at least the good steel-boned kind, don't usually come in the standard sizes of small, medium, and large. They run by waist measurement, so you'll want to take your natural waist measurement and subtract 2 to 4 inches. Corsets are meant to stay open a bit in the back so if you can easily close yours all the way, you will want to go down a size! Remember that it should be tight, but you should still be able to breathe (although yawning in a corset is certainly an unusual feeling, as the diaphragm cannot expand as far as normal, making the intake of air for a yawn nigh impossible).
  1. Plan Your Outfit

FDN774There's nothing quite like knowing you have the perfect outfit. This does, however, take a bit of planning, and you'll need to lay out your outfit in full before you even start to get dressed. I've found this out the hard way repeatedly, and have become a strict adherent of the rules: -In almost every occasion, the corset is the VERY last thing you put on. -Seriously. Go put your face on, do your hair, put on your shoes- everything else comes first! -The only exception is if you are wearing your corset under your clothing- say, under a dress. In that case, put on everything except the articles to be worn over the corset, yes, including shoes. Don't forget that if you are wearing your cincher as a foundation piece, you do need to wear a camisole or other light garment between it and your skin. These things are tight, and can rub sometimes- plus, a cami will keep your corset cleaner longer.
  1. Lace it right

Red plastic basqueThis isn't like lacing up a tennis shoe, so you'll need to check that the lacing is done properly. The most common way involves lacing bottom to top, with the tie for the laces being at the smallest point of the waist. To really cinch you down, the top loop of the bow should tighten the bottom of the corset, and the bottom loops should tighten the top. There are other ways to lace up as well, and you may need to change the setup if, say, you're wearing the clincher under a dress so the knot won't show.  Whichever way you tighten up, proper lacing will ensure your corset stays snug and looking amazing.  

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As I look in the mirror, who do I see A reflection of the woman that I want to be. Born into a body that fights every day To keep all of my feminine feelings at bay.   Living my life as someone I am not Lying and cheating, this has to stop I have to be true, hold my head high Be who I am, no longer have to lie.   Slowly and gently I take hold of the reins To steer myself onwards, break free from these chains. Achieving acceptance from family and friends Each day is a bonus as my heartache now ends.   I now look in the mirror, who do I see The reflection of the woman I wanted to be Comfortable in my body, happy and free When I look in the mirror, I just see me.

The Aim of Hormone Therapy

[caption id="attachment_4206" align="alignleft" width="150"]The Aim of Hormone Therapy The Aim of Hormone Therapy[/caption] The aim of hormone therapy is to make you feel more at ease with yourself, both physically and psychologically. You may be experiencing discomfort because you are not happy with your male or female appearance; or maybe you are not comfortable in your gender role as a man or as a woman. Perhaps both these factors – your appearance and your gender role – are in conflict with your inner sense of being a man or a women (your gender identity). You may have lived with this conflict for many years and be desperate to get some help. If this is how you are feeling, hormone treatment (testosterone if you are a trans man, and oestrogen if you are a trans woman) may help to overcome your distress. This kind of treatment is sometimes referred to as ‘cross-sex’ hormone therapy. [caption id="attachment_4136" align="alignleft" width="150"]Male Hormone Blockers Male Hormone Blockers[/caption] In addition, to testosterone or oestrogen, hormone ‘blockers’ may be taken in the early stages of treatment to interrupt the hormone production of your own body, so that the prescribed hormones can be more effective. Hormone therapy is usually the first treatment that trans people want to have and, for some, it may be the only treatment they need. Some people find that they get sufficient relief from taking hormones so that they do not need to change their gender role or have surgery. [caption id="attachment_4158" align="alignleft" width="150"]HRT HRT[/caption] If you are a trans woman, cross-sex hormones will be helpful in making your appearance more feminine; if you are a trans man they will make your appearance more masculine. However, whether you are a trans man or a trans woman, you will need to be realistic about the extent of the changes you can expect. Although hormones taken in adulthood can help to keep your bones healthy, they cannot alter your skeletal shape or your height. In trans women, oestrogen has subtle feminising effects:
  • Fat may be distributed on the hips.
  • The size of the penis and testicles may be slightly reduced.
  • Some trans women find that erections and orgasm are harder to achieve.
  • Muscle bulk and power may be reduced.
  • Breasts may feel tender and lumpy and may sometimes increase modestly in size.
  • The growth of facial and body hair may become weaker. This is regarded by many trans women as helpful in supporting the hair removal process using electrolysis and/or laser treatment and other hair removal techniques.
  • Male pattern baldness may be slowed or stopped, but is not necessarily reversed.
  • Muscle bulk and power may be reduced.
  • Breasts may feel tender and lumpy and may sometimes increase modestly in size.
  • The growth of facial and body hair may become weaker. This is regarded by many trans women as helpful in supporting the hair removal process using electrolysis and/or laser treatment and other hair removal techniques.
  • Male pattern baldness may be slowed or stopped, but is not necessarily reversed.

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Crossdresser Story

Ever since I can remember, I've been drawn towards femininity, from wearing my mum's silk nightdress when I was just four, tottering around in oversized heels and making a colourful mess of my face at the dressing table. It was good, it was girly, it was me... but it was wrong, or so I thought! I was a boy, and dressing up with makeup was for girls. But it was also so very right for the crossdressing transvestite within me. So my anxieties didn't stop me from my early experimentation, trying different lipsticks, playing with eye shadows and mascara, and looking on enviously as girls got to wear the clothes that I wanted to wear. 1The only girl's clothes in the house belonged to my mum, and they were far too big: not right the crossdressing transvestite clothes for me. Even then I just wanted to feel absolutely right as a girl: truly feminine and stylish. I remember growing up not knowing anything about being a crossdressing transvestite. I just remember liking girl stuff. Then, I saw a film on the television: to this day I don't know the name of the film, but it's had a long-lasting impression on me. It was about a man, who met and befriended some crossdressers. It was set in the 1930s. He was ‘straight’ (whatever that means), and they slowly brought him into their world with a little peer pressure, bit by bit. For him being a crossdressing transvestite started with a loan of a lipstick; he tried it, enjoyed it, and was a little turned on. When they met, they'd ask questions, and lipstick became mascara, blusher, eye shadow ... he tried a dress for the first time, stirring those crossdressing transvestite emotions deep within him: it was exciting, now for heels, lingerie, the hair and nails ... eventually, he was meeting his friends as a woman, he had ‘changed’ and it was natural. This moment was a life-changing not just for the man in the film but for me too. I didn't know other people felt the same; I hadn't heard of a crossdressing transvestite before and certainly didn't connect myself to being one. I needed to know more about this incredible world. 2These were the days before the Internet. The mere thought of being a crossdressing transvestite was taboo. Alone with only the memories of the film and a growing urge to become more feminine myself. But I wasn't gay: I don't fancy men. I was confused and didn’t understand. I always had a strange feeling of being a woman in a previous life, and drawn to a certain style of crossdressing transvestite clothes: long skirts, corsetry, long hair pulled back. Then I saw crossdressing transvestite adverts in papers: telephone numbers to call and speak to someone like me. This was too much to resist and I started calling other crossdressing transvestites just to chat. I'd dress up as a crossdressing transvestite as much as I could when my parents were out of the house, and just enjoy feeling complete. Then as I grew up, and started going out with girls, I'd be dating the girls I wanted to be! My crossdressing transvestite dream girls! I'd be attracted by their hair, clothes and makeup, and at times, and sometimes even tried some of their clothes without them knowing. I got a job and started earning money, but I couldn't buy my own crossdressing transvestite clothes. I had nowhere to put them. All the time, I was still one of the lads, I had many girlfriends and I kept my crossdressing transvestite secret hidden. I suppressed it for a while. 3I got married and have a wonderful wife and a couple of great kids. I love them dearly, but I still have the same inner feelings! I now know so much more of this crossdressing transvestite world. It's helped me understand that I'm not alone and that it's ok!! However, being a crossdressing transvestite is not something I'm willing to share with anyone - there's just too much for me to lose! I've tried the occasional dressing service for a makeover. I've bought makeup and heels the occasional dress, and become my true identity ‘Cassie’ every now and again when I'm in a hotel overnight away with work. But I always get a guilty feeling, a thought of I shouldn't be doing this. And when I look in the mirror, it's not the same crossdressing transvestite girl that's in my head. I want to enjoy my crossdressing transvestite life, and it's not hurting anyone if they don't know! But it's really difficult not being able to share Cassie with anyone! I've often had a fantasy of being kidnapped, and transformed into a woman against my will, and having to live my life out as Cassie: my delicious crossdressing transvestite dream! I'd stumbled across feminization hypnosis by chance, and saw a link to JJ at 'Dress Me Up'. Well, my first thought was, “She's absolutely stunning; she wears clothes that I could only dream about and her makeup is to die for.” I realised at that moment that I would have to meet her. UND957Could she help me become the crossdressing transvestite girl I'd dreamed about my whole life? Could she help get rid of the guilty feelings and give me the feminine outlet for which I craved? I put it off a few times and then plucked up the courage to call. She so understood right away and made me feel so at ease on that first tentative telephone call, that I couldn't wait to meet her and help find Cassie together. I booked a crossdressing transvestite appointment, and couldn't wait to get there. I booked a day off work but planned to travel overnight, allowing myself the luxury of going straight to a hotel after my visit. I pulled up outside her apartment, my heart racing by this point, and called to say I'd arrived. I knocked at the door, and when it opened I met my JJ for the first time. She was gentle, supportive, understanding ... and so completely sexy and appealing to all the senses: true sensuality with wonderful clear-headed intelligence and fun-loving personality to match. We sat and talked about Cassie, who she was, what she liked, what clothes, makeup, look, feel, her deepest desires ... I was in heaven, I haven't been able to talk like this with anyone in my whole life, and I had four fabulous hours ahead of me. This was the start of my crossdressing transvestite dream becoming a reality. lingerie_interstitial_01I stripped from my male clothes and stepped into the crossdressing transvestite unknown. I was guided to the bathroom, a bathroom with candles, feminine scents, perfumes, and cleansing lotions and face masks, I was about to start my journey, the crossdressing transvestite journey to find out who I am, who Cassie is. After cleansing my face, JJ had run me a luxurious bubble bath. I climbed in. I've had bubble baths before, but this was different, my senses were heightened with the depth of my anticipation. JJ brought me a glass of champagne and applied a facemask, to deep cleanse my face for my crossdressing transvestite makeover: delicious! I stepped from the bath, dried myself and pulled on a beautiful and feminine silken robe, stepped into the heeled slipper and I'm sure I glided into the boudoir. This was genuinely intoxicating, and I felt so at ease, chatting with JJ as if we'd been girlfriends for years. As I sat in the boudoir, we chatted about the crossdressing transvestite look I was going for. I'm a girly girl, not a tart or diva, so wanted just to feel as feminine as I could. I'd asked for some false nails, I've always wanted long nails, painted … so feminine. JJ had bought some for me, but didn't have any sticking pads, only glue ... acetone was used to remove them later. Well, I had business meetings the next day and had to drive to London, I couldn't run the risk of them getting stuck!


But, at that moment, I was becoming Cassie. The crossdressing transvestite atmosphere, the femininity of JJ’s boudoir and everything about the moment said to do it, be as feminine as you can be, enjoy it and live with whatever comes, it was titillating, exciting. The rush of crossdressing transvestite adrenaline I had when I said "do it" was a moment that will live with me forever! JJ asked if I was sure, but there was no turning back I wanted so much to be a woman at that point being a crossdressing transvestite scared and excited me in one go. As each nail was applied and glued in place, I started to feel like a girl. I changed inside, I felt Cassie taking over, I can't describe it, JJ kept winking at me, and I loved every crossdressing transvestite minute! My nails were on, and they felt like they were never coming off, we painted them, and my toenails, and then it was time to apply my makeup. The feeling of having foundation applied, powder, eyebrows pencilled, blusher, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara and then lipstick was my every crossdressing transvestite fantasy, I now felt like a woman. I had desires I'd never known before. I wanted my dress and heels, I wanted my breasts to grow, and oh, how I wanted to stay like that forever. The Actress And perhaps the strangest sensation of all: I wanted a man: I was a woman and it was utterly delicious. Being with JJ had allowed me to go beyond being a crossdressing transvestite into true femininity. Don’t ask me to explain! My time that crossdressing transvestite afternoon with my JJ was the happiest few hours I've had in a long time, and only JJ and I know about it. This is only the start of my journey to find Cassie, but it's a journey I'm going to share with JJ. I can trust her, and she knows what I want, she'll help me get there. It was good, it was girly, it was me ... and it was so right!

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps with your male to female transformation and causes the development of the characteristics of the desired gender such as breasts and a feminine pattern of hair, fat, and muscle distribution. Use it in conjunction with our male hormone blockers and oestrogen hormones for your transition.  The goal of Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and indeed all somatic treatments, is to provide patients with a more satisfying body that is more congruent with their gender identity. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used extensively by post-menopausal women which has been proven safe & effective over many years. Using the latest micronised-technology Our HRT treatments have been formulated to boost your breast development, female body shaping or total male to female transformation. Delivered at the quantum level for maximum absorption, efficacy and development.


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1 - Invest In Good Make Up Brushes 




Quite simply, it’s impossible to apply masterful makeup without the right tools. Forget about the tiny, cheap applicators that come packaged with most makeup. Upgrading to high-quality brushes will give you much more control, immediately upgrading the look of your makeup. Here are the basic brushes you should own:


  • Foundation brush
  • Concealer brush
  • Powder brush
  • Blush brush
  • Flat eyeshadow brush
  • Eyeshadow blending brush
  • Lip brush


2 - Use colour correctors




If you have skin issues like a beard shadow, blemishes, or dark circles under your eyes, the solution is NOT to bury them under thick concealer. Your makeup will look much more natural if you start with a colour corrector. The idea behind colour correctors is to use a complimentary tone to neutralize imperfections. This allows you to achieve beautiful skin with less makeup. For example, you should use a pink or red corrector to neutralize a dark beard shadow – or a green corrector to neutralize redness.


3 - Don’t ignore your eyebrows




A mistake I see many crossdressers and transgender women make is leaving the house with ungroomed eyebrows. Since eyebrows create the frame for your face, they are literally one of the first things people notice about you. Why allow misshaped brows ruin an otherwise good makeup look? If you can, get your eyebrows professionally shaped.


4 - Practice, practice, practice


Makeup is like any other skill – the more you practice, the better you get. And the better you get at doing your makeup, the prettier and more convincing you will look as a woman.


5 - Book a lesson with a professional




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6 -  Take good care of your skin




Your skin is literally the canvas for your makeup. Proper skincare can go a long way towards improving your skin’s texture and appearance. Not only will this make you look better, but it’ll also help your makeup go on smoother and last longer. Here are 3 simple skincare tips to keep in mind:


  • Avoid using harsh soaps on your face. Use gentle facial cleansers only.
  • Apply facial moisturizer daily.
  • Use a face mask at least every other week. (This is a great ritual for pampering your inner woman!)

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There are seven different basic face shapes, and each face shape has certain styles that are more flattering.


Oval Face




The most common face shape for women is oval. With this face shape, a woman's forehead, cheekbones, jawline and chin are perfectly proportional and balanced. The length of the face is longer than the width. Because everything is so balanced, the oval-shaped face tends to look good with almost any wig hairstyle. Wig styles that have short or long hair, and wavy or straight hair, are all very suitable for this face shape. Women with an oval face should consider their best features, like their eyes, cheeks, or lips, then accentuate them with the wig style.


Round Face




Women with round faces are described as having a face that is relatively short and broad with rounded contours. Generally speaking, the widest part of a round-shaped face is at the cheekbones. A woman with a round face can appear thinner in the face if she adds height to the top of the crown, but not at the ears, as that would add width. This face shape tends to favour a wig style that is short with layers and wispy diagonal bangs. Also, wigs that have an off-centre part can help to reduce the roundness of the face. Other options for women with round faces are wig styles with hair longer than chin length.


Square Face




The square face shape has a broad forehead and cheekbones, as well as a wide chin. This face shape has a strong square jawline and an equally square hairline. Like women with round faces, finding a wig that adds height on top, but narrowness on the sides will create the illusion of length. Women who want to add height to the face should choose a wig that allows her to comb hair off the forehead to expose it more. A wig that helps to soften the angles of the face is also a good choice. Mid-length to long curly wigs, as well as those that produce wisps of hair around the face, are also options that flatter a square face. Avoiding wigs with styles that feature one length is generally recommended.


Diamond Face




Diamond-shaped faces have a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones. Because of the wider cheekbones, it is best to choose a wig that does not add volume to the cheek line and focus on adding more fullness at the chin. Wigs that allow women to pull their hair behind their ears also will reduce the width of the cheekbone area. A wig in a bob hairstyle is quite flattering for women with a diamond-shaped face. Another flattering wig option is one that produces a fringe or bangs that covers the narrow forehead. Also, wigs that create volume at the hairline, rather than just coverage, give the appearance of fullness or width in the forehead area down to the upper cheekbone. A shoulder-length wig with a layered cut will add movement and give the appearance of the more common oval-shaped face.


Heart Face




The heart face shape has a wide forehead, eye and cheekbone area along with a pointed chin, reminiscent of an upside-down triangle. Sometimes the heart-shaped face has a widow's peak hairline. Women with a heart-shaped face should look for a wig that brings some hair onto the forehead while keeping the hair close to the head at the eyes. The wig should also be fuller at the jaw and below and in front of the earlobes. The pageboy style or a wig with longer and subtle layers, is flattering as it makes the jaw appear wider and more balanced with the rest of the face. Avoiding short hair and choppy layers are recommended.


Pear Face




Least common of all, the pear-shaped face is widest at the chin and jawline, and most narrow at the hairline and forehead. Pear-shaped faces look best with full layered looks that add width and volume from the eyes to the crown to balance out the face, such as the classic shag style. This look removes attention from the middle of the face. It is best to avoid jaw length blunt cuts. Layers give the appearance of fullness to the upper half of the face, and women could accentuate the top half by showing the forehead, as that draws attention away from the jawline. Wigs with bangs should be angled slightly and tucked behind the ear to frame the jawline and focus attention toward the upper portion of the head.


Oblong Face




Oblong faces are narrow from the forehead, through the cheekbones, and to the jawline. This face shape usually is found on women with a long and thin neck. Choose a wig that adds width and fullness at the sides by incorporating soft curls and waves, as well as any wig that would minimize the vertical length of the face. This will flatter the face and neck and obscure the straight long lines of the face. Having bangs shortens the facial appearance by softening the upper portion of the face. Bangs could be straight across, feathered, or half bangs with side parts, as all of these styles soften the forehead. Women with an oblong face should avoid wigs that are one-length cuts and those with short layers that add volume to the crown area. Wigs styles that flatter oblong faces are short to medium in length with longer top layers, such as a graduated bob cut or wedge. Women can also add width with a wig that is chin or shoulder-length that turns under or flutters out. Click Here To See Our Choice of Female Wigs