Womens Dresses For Men


Paula Ann’s Thoughts regarding this article… ” As a crossdresser, I personally love to wear womens dresses for men. I know dresses for men by definition are feminine but some are more feminine then others. I am very envious of women because they can wear one in  public. It just feels so incredible to wear silky lingerie and pantyhose underneath a feminine dress topped off with matching 3″ heels. At last count I had 12 dresses for men and my wife only had 2 so its not difficult to  figure out who really loves to wear a dress! “

Picture for a moment in your mind’s eye a woman who embodies femininity. Who is she? What does she look like? What is she wearing? Perhaps she is your mother, your sister, or a dear friend. Maybe her hair is a short, cute pixie cut, or maybe it’s long and flowy. But, if your answer to the question of what she is wearing is a dress, you are not alone. Even in this modern day and age, the dress is still the most common idea of “feminine” among people in the United States and around the world.

Womens Dresses for Men

The fact is, there are so many different types of dresses for men  and so many ways to feel feminine that it’s nearly impossible to cover in a single topic (and we won’t- we’ll cover mini dresses and the sexier side of the dress in a later article). For today’s topic, we’ll look at the differing types of long and medium-length dresses, and the ideal ways to wear them for maximum feminine appeal.



In the world of fashion, there are dozens and dozens of dresses and dress styles to choose from. We’ll review the most popular and most common, from the floor-length maxi dress to the knee-length sheath.

Maxi Dress: Typically with spaghetti straps, halter tops or even totally strapless, these lovely dresses extend all the way to the floor. They go wonderfully with nearly everything: flip flop sandals or booties, a heavy statement necklace or a delicate chain necklace. There is so much one can do to feel their most ladylike in a maxi dress, as the maxi is a favorite in nearly all seasons for the majority of women who prefer dresses.

Shirt Dress: These little numbers are quite interesting because they look like a shirt which has been lengthened to dress length. Gone are the days of wearing an oversized tee shirt with a sash around the waist to emulate a dress look- these dresses have it covered in a much more elegant and sophisticated fashion. These dresses are typically mid-length, ending at the knee or just above. They have a fantastic professional edge to them and look lovely with high heels, booties, and that perfect pair of knee-high boots as well.

The Sundress: Ah, the classic sundress- the number one choice of summer-loving ladies everywhere. This dress is ultra-feminine, usually a lighter, airier, more delicate fabric, and can generally extend to the knees or mid-calf. They come in prints and in solid colors, usually on the lighter side, and truly bring the delicate beauty of a woman to the forefront. They tend to have spaghetti straps or halter tops, and look amazing with sandals and more petite jewelry. Pair this dress with your favorite perfume to complete the ideal feminine look and feel. Take care not to go overboard on the accessories, though, as this delicate look doesn’t require much to complete and to overdo it is to kill the delicate nature of this particularly femme look.

Sheath dress: The truth is, a lot of dresses fall under the “sheath” category. A good rule of thumb is that if one can pull it over their head and if it’s even a little bit form-fitting, it’s probably a sheath. These dresses are generally knee length, sometimes a little shorter, and tend to form-fit more than, say, a maxi dress. They can have many types of sleeves, from long sleeve to short sleeve to sleeveless like a tank top. The sheath dress can be made into the classic Audrey Hepburn look, complete with gloves, pearls and heels, for the feeling of being an elegant, classic Hollywood siren. Alternatively, one can pair the sheath dress with a favorite pair of booties and a headband for a cutesy, younger ladylike look.

 

Empire waist dress: This dress is a popular all-season choice, especially for wearers in warmer climates. The empire waist is named as such for the fact that the waist of the dress falls above the natural waist of the wearer in the form of a tighter elastic band, belt, or sash, usually just under the bustline, to lengthen the bottom half of the wearer. This gives the illusion of longer legs, no matter if the dress is shorter or longer, and who doesn’t associate long, lovely legs with being a woman? Generally speaking, these dresses are strapless or short sleeved, and they look amazing with the perfect handbag, a pair of simple flip flops, and one’s favorite bracelets.

Asymmetrical hem dress: The asymmetrical dress can have any sleeve type and really can be any length, however, they are most commonly mid-length dresses which fall just above or just below the knee in front and are longer in the back, hence the name. These dresses can either be a solid fabric cut asymmetrically around the hem or they can have an inner “sleeve” made of a solid fabric, usually cut all one length at the hem, which is then covered over by a more sheer, longer fabric, which is cut asymmetrically to be longer in the back.

Sometimes, the asymmetry is dramatic, with the front of the dress ending at the knee and the back ending at the ankles, and sometimes, it’s a lot more subtle. One thing is for sure though- these cuts are quite versatile, and look amazing with booties, heels, sandals, boots, and anything else the wearer can put their pretty hearts into.

So, now that we have delved into the world of dresses, how exactly do we go about wearing these? We’ve touched briefly on style pairings for the ultra-feminine feel for each, but are there ways to feel most ladylike overall in all of them? The answer is a general yes, however, one must take care to always put some thought into their look, as women generally do.

Dresses For Men

Ladies are known for “taking forever” to get ready for something as simple as going to the store, and it’s really not a mystery as to why: she is tapping into her feminine energy and channeling her inner goddess to make sure she looks and feels her most beautiful each time she goes out. She is not preening for the attention of men or other women, rather, she does this for herself, and so should you! You are not out to impress anyone but yourself, and you have every right to do so and feel empowered doing it!

Now that you’re feeling empowered to channel your inner goddess, what are you going to choose? You have many choices and, if your closet is anything like that of a typical lady, you’ve got all kinds of cute shoes and dresses for men and maybe some beautiful jewelry to go with it. How do you know how to put them together to help you feel your most lovely? There’s some simple rules of thumb you can follow to make sure your pairings are absolutely perfect, and we’ll go into that here.

Personally, this blogger prefers to pair longer, larger shoes with shorter, smaller dresses for men. Let’s say you’re going to a party and you’re wearing your favorite knee-length sheath dress. Okay, so what shoes do you pair with it? Yes, it will look gorgeous with your favorite pair of high heels (and as mentioned before, one can certainly channel their inner Audrey Hepburn Hollywood starlet by doing so with a pair of long gloves- but again, even with that look, notice that it’s a short dress with long gloves), but if you’re not going for that particular feel (or if that’s a bit too jazzed-up for the event you’re attending), you can always consider your best pair of knee-high boots. This is, typically, a preferred look- put it together within your mind.

Imagine that image of femininity from earlier. Now, put her in a black sheath dress, falling just above her knees, with a pair of sexy, burgundy suede boots. They can be stiletto heel or chunkier, whatever makes you feel the sexiest. With stiletto heels, pair them with similarly or complimentary colored chunkier jewelry such as a thick statement necklace or a choker. Matching colored shoes and neckwear really, really bring an outfit together. If your heels are chunkier, pair them with long, thin necklaces in layers. Those burgundy boots from a few sentences ago would look just smashing with some layered gold necklaces.

On the flip side, if you’re wearing your favorite long dress, like a maxi or an ankle-length sun dress for the day, smaller, more dainty shoes tend to pair best with them. It doesn’t matter if your dress is floor length or just short of that- flip flops and sandals work fabulously with these. If you insist upon wearing heels (and we don’t blame you- they’re sexy and adorable!), perhaps try to go for short heels instead of high ones. A lot of summery sandals now have short, low heels to enhance one’s legs just slightly. These will work beautifully. Make sure that the color of your shoes either match the dress color for a subtle effect, or compliment it for a bolder, more fashion-forward look. Most types of jewelry work with long dresses for men, as usually the shoes are mostly obscured by the dress hem anyway, so enjoy your large beads or your small chains!

Another aspect of dresses for men  to look at isn’t necessarily how to wear them, but why. What is it about the dress that makes us feel our most beautiful? Why are dresses for men typically thought of when one thinks about “feminine”? Most certainly, the answer would differ from wearer to wearer about why they themselves feel prettiest in a dress, but perhaps the most common answer would be the flow of them; the soft, delicate fabrics and the way they often flow in a breeze remind one of the smooth curves of the feminine figure, and this evokes images of beauty and grace. There is a comforting feeling in remembering one’s mother, often the earliest symbol of womanhood one has, in her beautiful sundress as the breeze rustled the flowing skirt.

The very word “feminine” evokes images of softness, elegance, curves, and flowiness. Do these words not embody dresses as well? They most certainly do; in fact, words one can use to describe dresses and words one could use to describe what it means to feel feminine and beautiful would likely overlap in many areas. Perhaps it is because of this that dresses for men are seen as the feminine ultimate.

Of course, each person’s definition of “feminine” changes from individual to individual, however, we are merely talking in a generalized sense here. By slipping on your favorite dress, it is as if – in general- you are channeling that inner queen, your beautiful inner woman, no matter who you are. Everyone has her within them, and those who choose to embrace her are often rewarded with higher self esteem and a more complete sense of self. It is this beauty that makes a woman a woman, and it is this beauty that one may tap into to feel like a gorgeous, radiant, feminine being each and every day.

 

 

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