Saturday, October 28, 2017

Size 14?

A couple of weeks ago, I was bragging here that I was now a Misses Size 14. But in the back of my mind, I wondered if it was a fluke.

Sure I've lost nearly 20 pounds, but I have been fooled by clothing manufacturer's erratic sizing before... when you find a dress in a smaller than your usual size that fits perfectly and then you realize that the dress runs large (sometimes very large) and no other dress in that size fits you... kind of takes the wind out of your sail.

On Monday, I mentioned I was undecided about which dress to wear to One Big Event tonight. You all helped me make up my mind (thank-you) and I will be wearing the wine sexy slit foil midi tonight. The other dress was scheduled to be delivered Monday, so it was actually not in the running and I really had no choice.

Guess what arrived in Friday's mail? The other dress, the teal brushstroke scuba midi.

Even though I had already made up my mind about what to wear tonight, I had to try on my new purchase. This would be the moment of truth because it was also a Misses Size 14.

I stripped and then zipped up the new dress. And, voila! I pulled the zipper to the top with ease. The dress fit perfectly even without my girdle and long line bra. So I guess I really am a Size 14!

Source: Rachel Zoe
Wearing Rachel Zoe (Source: Rachel Zoe)

Marie Anne
For Halloween, Marie Anne femulated a woman from India.

(Send your Halloween photo and I will feature it in the Femulator spot like Marie Anne above.) 


  1. Congratulations for “downsizing” successfully!😉

  2. I am a crossdresser of many years.When I dress head-to-toe in women's clothes I almost always wear casual female clothes. Like pants or shorts or short skirts. I haven't really been interested in wearing dresses since I was some what younger. I mean, I do have 3 dresses and 2 pairs of high heels, I just usually put on more comfy chill stuff.
    Anyway, lately I have become interested in dressing more classy and sifisicated. I just want to ask you , " Does wearing a girdle and longline bra help very much? Should I buy a Rago body breifer to make slipping on a dress easier or for how it shapes my male body?"
    Thank you, I respect your opinion.

    1. Dresses are designed for someone who is curvy, so I wear foundation garments to give me some curves. Without foundation garments, I would have to purchase larger sizes to fit my non-curvaceous body. Problem is that the larger sizes are still designed for a curvy body, so the dresses would be baggy in the bust and hips, but just right in the waist --- not a look I am trying to achieve. I have found that body briefers don't do a good job of shaping me --- I need something that is not so brief and a longline bra and girdle is my answer, but your mileage (body) may vary. I recommend getting fitted by a pro. Look up local lingerie stores in the Yellow Pages and feel them out over the phone. Most are more than willing to help you out and take your money, but once in awhile, you may run into a store that is not so open-minded and it is better to find that out over the phone rather than in person. Good Luck!