Last Updated: November 7, References Approved. To create this article, 64 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed 1,, times. Learn more Crossdressing is the act of blurring the aesthetic gender lines by wearing clothing traditionally worn by the opposite sex.
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Cross dressing men are nothing new in society, although it is only recently that they have felt free enough to cross dress in public without risking arrest or attack. Transvestism can manifest in a number of ways and can be as subtle or bold as a man prefers. Cross dressing has a long and complex history. It existed in the theatre from the days of ancient Greece until the Restoration, as women were not allowed to perform so men had to play the women's roles. Some of these roles were played by boys while other men specialized in playing women throughout their career. The tradition still holds in English Pantomime, where the character of the Dame is always played by a man in elaborate drag. Drag acts were also popular in music hall and vaudeville.
Why Does My Wife Want Me To Wear Women Clothes?
If you're a man who likes to crossdress, you know it's not always easy to find cross dressing clothes that fit you and make you feel feminine. You also might not feel comfortable shopping in person. Fortunately, multiple online venues cater to the crossdressing market.
Page is far from the first gay woman to discover new-found sartorial freedom after coming out. Though I realised I was into girls at around four, it took until 14 to come out, and then 17 to tell my mum. And now I wonder, like Page, how many women — straight or not — would benefit from never having to consider what a man — real or imagined — thought of their clothes. To me, butch chic is printed shirts without frills and skirts without peplums or lace — or any of those things that look pretty, or pretty uncomfortable depending how you look at it.