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2018

9-19   The neckline is one of the most overlooked parts of clothing styles that greatly affect how flattering a top or dress will be, regardless of accessories so here we present your guide to the most flattering necklines for your body type in the All About section of the Library

Judy Lynn Daniels is a near fulltime trans girl and a good friend from Fargo. ND wirh an accepting and encouraging wife. She has near total acceptance wherever she goes. This is one of her stories. in our Out and About section of the Lounge.

9-17     Tasi looks at the 2018-2019 Fashion Trends on TG Forum. Looks from the runway, from the bloggers and all those millions of ladies on Pinterest and even a few looks to avoid. Learn the picks of our experts, what body types suit them and how to style them.

9-15     Volunteering is perhaps one of the best ways to gain acceptance by the cis-gender community and Kandi Robbins shows us the results of an active volunteer schedule in Acceptance by Volunteering – Part 1. in Visibility With Style in the Dressing Room

The average older woman still struggles with feelings of invisibility This is not a good thing be you a genetic or a trans women. Tasi talks about how to overcome these feeling of invisibility in The Invisible Older Woman in Femme d’Certain Age in the Dressing Room.

9-09     Determining the quality of your clothing and accessories will have an immediate and a long term impact on your selection of clothing and accessories, how long your clothes will actually last and on your happiness with your overall look.  We look at women’s clothing, shoes and handbags    Check it out in the Library.

9-06     Going out in public may be one of the biggest challenges you face as a crossdresser. 1/3 of all crossdressers never do go out and the reasons are many. Tasi talks about this on her blog

8-27     Tasi talks about Fashion Changes To Make As You Grow Older and they may not be why you expect..So check the latest on Tasi’s blog.

8-26     Our Body Shape Compendium has all the answers in determining your body shape, why that is important in selecting your clothes and how to select clothes that will flatter you. Now we have enhanced the compendium with tips from Justine LeConte, a young French fashion designer, who videos are the most useful and practical I have seen  in explaining how your clothes make the girl. These are not to be missed videos, one for each of the five major body shapes.

8-25     I love the Bohemian style of dress as its flowing skirts, bright colors, lace and embroidery speak to my feminine soul. Find out why I embrace this feminine style on Tasi’s blog in How I Embrace My Love of Fashion Into the Bohemian Style.

8-23    I love clothes but can they really bring more joy into your life. Yes, by adding color, roundness and patterns. Polka dots, florals and leopard prints are everybody’s favorites. Read it on Tasi’s blog.

This article in Femme d’Certain Age in the Dressing Room deals with a largely unseen part of being transgender, that being the joys. fears and hopes of older transgender people. The photographer Jess T. Dugan and the professor Vanessa Fabbre have created a road map, archive and remarkably moving body of work about a group almost entirely left out of many narratives.

8-20     It may be a Hodgepodge of Fashionable Thoughts but this post by Tasi on TG Forum is thoughtful, funny and challenging to accepted dressing ideas and as usual the photos are great.

8-18    Kandi Robbins discusses a fulfilling way to be visible by finding a place with a sense of community. For her, it’s her church. It’s a great place to dress as you’ll read in A Welcoming Church.

Bustle recently surveyed 448 women to explore shopping challenges, sizing issues, and the intersection of the two. The goal of the survey was to find out people’s feelings about the experience of trying to find clothes that fit — their tips and tricks, their favorite stores, their frustrations, and what they’d like to see changed. Get the scope here in Shopping Challenges If You Are Tall, Plus Size or Have Large Feet

8-16    If you enjoy Nora Simone’s wonderful series on Photography for the Trans Girl in the Lounge. then you’ll also enjoy her latest article on Life As a Fashion Model. Some interesting and astute observations. We were pleased to help Nora get her start in this fun and exciting profession.

8-14     There are many challenges to finding a bathing suit for a crossdresser or trans girl. Join us as we share Rhonda Lee’s shopping experience in Bathing Suit Shopping: Decisions! Decisions!.in the Dressing Room. It is both practical and funny.

8-11     It’s rare to be able to combine my love of fashion with my love of trains but Fashion on the Orient Express does just that. Romance, mystery and fashion in one short article on Tasi’s blog but there are some great links and a full length movie.

8-07   If you love Womanless Beauty Pageants as I do, then don’t miss Womanless Beauty Pageants Are Still a Big Hit also on Tasi’s blog. Updated on 8-7 to include a new list of Womanless Beauty Pageants from Stana at Femulate and an interesting link to a historical trend on Womanless Weddings.

8-02    Not Trans Enough – The Ugly Side of Being Trans is the story on Tasi’s blog of yet another group of transsexuals claiming support for transgender women but who want nothing to do with “just us crossdressers”. When will it stop and we start to become a whole community. This article was updated on 8-14 with a postscript.

8-01    A purse is a mysterious thing even more so because it’s the second most favorite accessory for women (close 2nd to shoes). It says a lot about you so find out all the secrets to choosing a purse in our section on All About Handbags. And scroll to the bottom for that fun video about being a mysterious thing

Raise your hand if you have thin lips. Corrie from Femme Makeovers and Lisa Eldridge have the answers and techniques to correct thin lips no more and you’ll be more lovely. It’s all in Best Face Forward in the Dressing Room.

7-23    Leopard print has been adorning women since the time of the pharaohs. It is found in art work from centuries ago and was very popular in the mid twentieth century. Always coming back into fashion, leopard print is associated with strength, sexiness and feline poise. Tasi tells all in Loving Leopard – a Timeless Trend on TG Forum.

7-22     Marilyn Monroe is probably the most iconic actress of all times and she is our first Fashion Icon in the Playroom. Most of us have seen her most iconic white swirling dress, but perhaps not her other iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr President” dress which is probably the world’s most expensive dress too. See it here in all its glory

7-19     Yes, It’s all about the clothes, Tasi’s latest offering on her blog. How often have cross-dressers heard sarcasm like this from transitioning girls, but they need to look back at themselves for clothes are important in creating the persona of all women and in identifying our femininity. We tell all here.

7-17     You’ll never enjoy crossdressing more than browsing our selections in the Comedy Theater in the Family Room. Just added was this short film from The Three Stooges (Larry, Moe and Shemp) femulating in the 1950s short Self Made Maids.

7-16     One of the keys to good dressing is knowing your body shape and the type of clothes that flatter that body shape. We have all the answers for you in our Body Shape Compendium in the Library. But now we’ve made it even easier by helping you find a celebrity with your body shape. Justine Leconte walks us through this process in her latest video (scroll to bottom of article). The last step in that process is to create a Lookbook of your favorite celebrity’s style and use it when you go shopping.

Our All About Shoes section in the Library is simply amazing and chock full of useful and fun information. Just added are these tips on wearing heels but still being comfortable with these High Heel Hacks

7-13    The human female has so many more reminders of femininity compared to the human male and our tall girl correspondent, Marie Greene, explores many of them in Gentle Reminders of Femininity in the Lounge. This is a must-read piece if you love being a girl and appreciate the feminine arts

7-09     The feeling of “being a girl” was never expressed better than through the photos of the cross-dressers that frequented Casa Susanna back in the 50s and 60s. See for yourself through this photo montage on Tasi’s blog.

7-08    Donnakelli has been out with the girls and their wives to many fun places in the last several months including the Cicada Club in Los Angeles and Gilley’s and Capo’s Speakeasy in Las Vegas. Here are her adventures.

7-04     It’s a very pleasant seven hours of girl time and girl talk as Marie and her friend shop and talk about their fashion finds under Tall Gal Chit-Chat in the Lounge

7-03    Accessorizing is a learned skill that trans and genetic women need to master. Sally McGraw gives us a primer in the art of accessorizing for a flattering look

7-02     Do you love to wear panties, then don’t miss Panties – A special Pleasure on Tasi’s blog. Carollyn Olson gives us her take on wearing panties 24/7 and then we look at how wearing panties can be especially exhilarating.

There’s a strong push to accepting the biological explanation as scientific proof for trans identity, but there’s a downside to this reasoning as we see in this article on Biology is Not Destiny. . You need to be aware of all sides to the argument.

7-01     Meet Marie Ann Greene, our newest author on Sister House…a tall girl who will guide us through all we need to know about dressing if you crack the 5-10 height barrier, Her first article, Tall Girl Guidelines and Fault Lines is in the lounge under her byline, Tall Gal Chit Chat. Be sure to comment on her article and she welcomes all questions.

6-29     Wind up your skirts at the movies is a new and exhilarating experience at the new 4XD movies. Join Tasi in her experience at the latest Jurassic World movie on Tasi’s blog

6-25     What are your sources of inspiration in choosing your clothes. Tasi explores these sources in what is called “Street Style Fashion”on TG Forum.

Our wives are our most important relationship and it’s important that we listen to them. It’s rare to have them speak but we have gathered some the their most important views in the Library under The Wives Speak Out. We have just added this piece from Crossdresser Heaven on the Insecurities of Loving a Crossdresser. It’s most insightful.

6-21     One of my bucket list items has always been to participate in a PRIDE parade and my chance came this month in Merida in I Rode the PRIDE Float on Tasi’s blog. Here’s a chance to see how PRIDE is celebrated across the border.

6-06     Meet Kandi Robbins, our newest feature author in the Dressing Room. Kandi will be writing about Visibility With Style. She is a dresser extraordinaire. This girl from Cleveland, Ohio has that inborn sense of style that most of us could only wish for and she has been accepted by her women friends unquestioningly despite what male traits she feels are evident. Kandi will join us each month with her advice for going out and being in public with the real life interactions with the men and women surrounding her. There will be plhe runwaysenty of photos to illustrate her style. Her Introduction to Visibility With Style is here

6-05     In Bitten by the Youth Bug or alternatively are my clothes age-appropriate for my advancing years, we explore how mature women have become style icons. One of my favorite sections on Sister House is Femme d’Çertain Age in the Dressing Room which focus’s on fashion and style for the over 50 women.

You would think that being older, wiser and more stylish would be a given, but not so. In discussing fashion faux pas’ of trans women, high on the list was the perennial favorite of not dressing your age. We show you how older women can dress stylishly without looking like a millennial.

6-03    It’s with great sadness that I report that Rose’s Repartee has ceased publishing. Repartee is a British TV/CD magazine that I wrote for, first in the printed edition and most recently in its online version. Repartee has been the premiere magazine for the transgender and crossdressing community in Europe for 27 years. Read the whole story here.

We explore the problem of shopping for clothes if you are a plus-size woman in Just Too Bad If You Are Plus-Size on Tasi’s blog

6-01      Just updated All About Hosiery. Everything you ever wanted to know about hose and some really great illustrative videos

5-28     I love polka dots and since I do, I’m sharing some of my favorite street looks, some outfit ideas, tips on wearing polka dots and some ideas on keeping them modern and sophisticated. Check them out in Polka Dots: the Classic but Fun Look on TG Forum.

5-21     I have some fantastic outfits that I couldn’t find in the brick and mortar stores and at a ridiculous cheap price which is Why I Love Ebay.  See the outfits and learn a few shopping secrets and if you haven’t shopped Ebay before (or in the last 12 months), then here’s a $10 off coupon.

5-17     Welcoming back Terri Lee Ryan after a long absence and, as usual, she’s raising some challenging questions in Should Crossdressers Be Part of the Q in LGBTQ? in Viewpoints in the Family Room.. And I’ve added some commentary just to make it a bit more interesting.

5-16    Shopping is a major pastime for those of us that love fashion and enjoy getting out to the malls by ourselves or with friends, so these shopping tips for online and in-store shopping on Tasi’s blog will be most useful.

The retail sector or what and where you buy your clothes is being effected by a changing economy. Three factors are driving this change:: online shopping, too many malls, and changing buying habits. Learn what the future holds for you because change is upon us. Find out which stores are closing.

14 Surprising Women;s Clothing Stores That Carry Plus Sizes in the Fashion News in the Dressing Room.

5-12      Casual Dress Is Not Sloppy Dress is Tasi’s latest take on the state of American fashion. Her recent trip to the American Midwest confirms that women on the street have lost all sense of style. Don’t be one of them

Now don’t miss Tasi’s latest article on TG Forum. How To Wear Black and White. the chic alternative to the LBD and all things black

4-15   In case you missed it, Tasi talks about How To Make Floral Prints Work For You on TG Forum. If you love that spring look, here’s everything you need to know.

3-15     Dana and I celebrated her 66th Birthday Bash on Tasi’s blog and what fun we had. Two days dressed is rare for both of us, but thanks to Dana’s wife, Kiki, it was a special time for us.

3-05     We may see women we feel are over painted or gaudily attired but they did their makeup that way or chose those clothes for a reason. Perhaps one that they’re not even consciously aware of. Tasi reminds us on TG Forum that Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

2-24    Ever wondered about your looks if you lived in another decade. Then you’ll enjoy these looks from past decades from High School to the everyday look to high glam. Check it out in the Playroom

2-19     Is there a full proof way to dress your body? If you want the clothes you wear to flatter your body, then yes, however, whatever style you prefer or trend that you love, not every style or trend is for everyone as it may not look right on your body. You need to embrace your silhouette, rather than work against it as we learn on the fool proof way to dress your body on Tasi’s blog

2-14     Every woman should own a bright red dress. The color red says ‘look at me!’ and ‘yes, I can’ or maybe even ‘yes I will.’ The color red sparks in us an enthusiasm and energy that increases the heartbeat and protects us from stress and fear.  And it’s Valentine’s Day. What color would you wear but red as we look at the Iconic Red Dress on Tasi’s blog

2-4     Today, we bring you a  very special Stylish Crossdresser, Christina Napoli, who is also an aficionado of the 1950’s fashion era. Her grasp of this “Golden Age of Fashion” is truly astounding. Nora Simone was able to capture this special interview with Christina who shows us 50s fashions from the casual to the glamorous look.

1-31     Do Crossdressers Really Exist, a challenging expose of the counseling/therapy industry by Rhonda will keep you riveted and hopefully energized to help change the future. On Tasi’s blog.

1-29     Living in the tropics the sleeveless dress is the dress most often of choice, but for many women, it’s not the flattering silhouette that they want. The Sleeveless Dress…To Be Or Not To Be laments over the dirth of dresses with sleeves. Here’s why and where you can find them.

1-22     Nadine Feil is a very stylish German crossdresser and in this blog post, One Piece – Many Looks, she aptly demonstrates just how to transform a few essential pieces, like a cardigan and a blazer, into many really great street style looks in Putting It Together in the Dressing Room

1-14     Photography for the trans girl is always a riveting subject and our latest contribution is Taking Better Selfies, a consolidation of tips from Stana of Femulate blog and Imogen Lamport of Insideoutstyle blog in the Lounge.

Another wonderful story from Kandi in the Dressing Room. There’s nothing quite as special as A Jazzy Evening as Kandi talks about her special dress and special evening when attending the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

1-12  A fashion exhibit is both fun and fascinating and you’ll want to see this one if you live in the UK.  The Photographers’ Gallery presents Under Cover: A Secret History of Cross-Dressers, a  rare selection of discovered, largely anonymous, photographs of men and women posing for the camera, using the apparel and gestures traditionally assigned to the ‘opposite sex’

Jen H wrote this piece for Crossdresser Heaven called A Perspective From The Other Side, a typical story of discovery and why it’s OK to have those strange feelings, even many years after discovery. We’ve included it in our section under Transgender Resources (Library) on The Wives Speak Out

Thomas (Dana) Bevin’s recent book (published 2015), on the Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism delves into the science of transgenderism. It’s a complex tomb so this review of the book by Pat is a good summary of its contents

1-07     Winter brings us the versatile and stylish sweater dress. Even those of us on the high side of fifty can work this look  and no matter what your age you will love the soft feel of your sweater dress and appreciate how it makes you look great while it keeps you toasty warm. Read Your Sweater Dress…A Winter Delight on TG Forum

Shoes are a girl’s favorite accessory and our section in the Library on All About Shoes tells us all we need to know. Now we’ve added to it with comments from Imogen from Insideout style blog on shoe personality, color, level of refinement, interest and extra leg length. Don’t miss this fun article.

Eloquii, a favorite fashion forward plus-size retailer, is expanding their retail line to include sizes 26/28 and 30/32 by Fall. 2018. Get all the details in Fashion News

1-02     Tasi talks about the “Forgiving Dress” which is quite popular here in the tropics because they are flowy and breezy with good movement necessary for comfort in hot climates. A beautiful print with some lace or ruffles, some fabulous sandals or wedgies,  and a little bit of bling and you have summer glam and a whole lot of sex appeal

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