Today I am wondering about if I would wear women’s clothes regularly if it was acceptable.
Last year I put up Jess’s Polling Station and have some questions up there and some of you have been kind enough to answer. The one I want to take a look at right now is the “If it was acceptable for men to wear women’s clothing how much of your time would you spend in women’s clothes?” The top two answers at 22% each were all of the time and 50% of the time. The next two were 75% of the time and 90% of the time at 17% each. With 25% of the time and 10% of the time taking up the remainder. I find these numbers interesting because it means that 56% of respondents would wear women’s clothing more often than men’s. If the 50% of the time numbers are added in the number reaches 78% meaning that if a man in dress was acceptable the vast majority of us would wear one half or more of the time. So I thought I would go through some of the reasons that I would not want to wear women’s clothing all of the time and reasons that I would.
Reasons that women’s clothing is terrible
Pockets – The lack of pockets would drive me insane. While understand that women have purses to carry stuff in there is still no good reason for the pockets on women’s jeans to be so utterly useless. The other often stated reason is that women’s fashion is more form fitting and pockets would make them appear bulky. I am not saying I want giant pockets which I can fit a tablet in but being able to carry a wallet, keys, and phone seems very reasonable. I also understand that not all women’s clothing is designed to have pockets however a pair of women’s jeans should be able to hold the daily items I always carry with me.
Purses – While some crossdressers love purses I find them quite irritating and having a bag always around and keeping track of it seems like more work than it is worth. That and women seem to fill purses with the most ridiculous amount of stuff that is not needed. Not having a purse means I have to keep cleaning out my wallets, pockets, and all the other mobile storage and I see this as a benefit.
Breasts – I love breasts as much as the next guy and I do like to fill out my bra cups however I do not have any of my very own flesh breasts. The assumption here is that men would be able to wear women’s clothing and fashions without fear; however I don’t think that it would extend to breast forms or implants, at least not right off the get go. Since I wouldn’t have the right chest to fill out clothing in the right way nor would I have the required cleavage to show off for some of those fashions I would find this frustrating. Though I suppose if I had breasts then I would have an excuse to wear bras and by extension have a place to put some of my stuff since as I already mentioned the pockets on women’s clothes suck and I dislike purses.
Heels – I am not a fanatic of high heels for a variety of reasons, first things first I am tall for a man and on heels I am ridiculous. Secondly I have never found them all that comfortable but they are the only shoes that make some outfits look good and for that I may go insane. So while I can get down with many aspects of women’s fashion I would likely have some issues with the occasional heel usage.
Hosiery – Yes I do like hosiery however there are some limitations to it for instance they are only able to survive a limited number of uses and the cost alone may bankrupt me.
Always changing Fashions – The way in which women`s fashions are always changing and need to be updated all of the time may make me broke and insane.
Jewelry – I don’t wear much jewelry as it is, though I do have a love of watches, I am not clear if wearing women’s clothing would also necessitate the wearing of earrings and necklaces but if it does you can count me out.
Some reasons that I would more than happy to switch my wardrobe over
Weddings – I know what you are thinking but I don’t have a deep desire to walk down the aisle in a white wedding dress, well not much of one at least. But I really do hate it when I am sitting at a summer wedding in my suit sweating in the heat and the women in their pretty summer dresses looking much less oppressed by the heat. In those moments I not only desire to wear the dress for the way it would make me feel feminine with the wind blowing the fabric between my legs but also the utilitarian coolness of the wind blowing around my legs keeping me cool and not sweating myself into oblivion.
Hosiery – I may have understated my feelings about hosiery earlier, I actually love it and while hosiery does have some limitations and irritations it would be a serious plus side for me. The silky smoothness and the different designs always being able to shift up my look with a simple change in legwear, yes please!
Skirts – I do have a thing for skirts even though they lack certain features like pockets or a fly for using the washroom. Overall I do rather enjoy wearing skirts and the added options to switch up my look would be well worth it. Not to mention the added benefit of having something that keeps one a little cooler in the heat.
Dresses – I do not have the same love of dresses as skirts but the idea of just needing to put on one piece of clothing and being ready to go is pretty damned tempting and I am not aware of any men’s fashion that is an accepted one piece. And yes there are some dresses that just scream at me to put them on though I could survive if I was not allowed to wear dresses but could still have blouses and skirts.
Options – While the always changing nature of women’s fashion may drive me insane it would be nice to have the increased options to my wardrobe. Basically I would be able to keep all of the same men’s fashions and be able to add on skirts, blouses, and dresses to the mix. Women have more clothing options anyways and combine that with men’s options and I could wear a different outfit all of the time. I do like to alter my style and try not to wear the same old some old all of the time.
While I am not willing to toss all of my male clothes in garbage and dive in full time women’s fashions if it was socially accepted I would certainly take advantage of it. Since I do enjoy men’s and women’s clothes I am guessing that I would be somewhere around that 50 / 50 mark depending on the situation. For instance in the dead of winter I do not see myself wearing that many skirts and while there are women’s pants I might as well take the men’s option. Though it does bring to mind the question of if I could wear a blouse with men’s slacks? Or a skirt with a dress shirt and tie? The fashions between the genders are so specific that mixing it up may actually not be a viable option. While fashion and acceptance are changing in a way that makes it look like this fantasy is on its way I suspect it is not for some time.
Any out there have any other why and why not for women’s clothing?