Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Discussion of fashion elements and looks that are traditionally considered somewhat "femme" but are presented in a masculine context. This is NOT about transvestism or crossdressing.

Re: Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Postby weeladdie18 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:15 pm

I was informed by a learned gentleman that the aim of the Church's Teachings was to keep the peasants simple......
The aim of the Squire was to keep the peasants poor.

I am afraid we are getting our thoughts regarding "wearing a dress in public today " ...somewhat confused....

My current theme is to consider the Above the knee , pop over Roman Soldier style of tunic as a suitable garment for male wear''

Old Salt has found an illustration of this style of garment....to my eye , this looks like a male garment, and cannot be confused
with an off the peg female dress.
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Re: Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Postby weeladdie18 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:40 pm

If I am correct Dave PDX considers he can successfully wear a female dress....well done Dave .....
I have successfully worn a couple of below the knee shift dresses...these were worn with a combination of male clothes ...the trial wearing out on the
street was successful.....my problem is changing in and out of a dress if I need to wear trousers for any part of the day or wish to try on a skirt
in a changing room away from home...

There is a problem with some other Robes or Habits or Caftans as they make the wearer look an Ethnic Minority or Religious group member...
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Re: Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Postby weeladdie18 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:52 pm

One of the Hard Core problems is that I wish to appear as a man who has replaced his trousers with a skirt......

Other friends in this site are quite happy to appear as a man in a dress......there are no guidelines so the resulting progress is each to his own....weeladdie
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Re: Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Postby weeladdie18 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:00 pm

I was out in my leggings worn under a summer skirt in temperatures down to 4 C today so this way to stay warm does work......

Ralph reported a style of multi layers of garments wear as protection against the cold .....so there is a continual way forward.....well done ...weeladdie
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Re: Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Postby weeladdie18 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:26 pm

We had our first snow which held up all traffic on the A 30 duel carriageway into Cornwall this afternoon...40 miles further west we only has a bit of slush
on lower ground 200 feet above sea level . Plenty of water on the roads and the three foot deep drainage ditches are full.
A pleasant Afternoon between the showers ....The gritters are out so we might have trouble this evening

Todays forecast was all to pot so it is all in the lap of the Gods
.....my skirt over leggings with rubber boots worked OK in this weather.....................Needs must...when the Devil drives
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Re: Wearing a Dress in Public Today

Postby Oneoff » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:26 am

I may be coming late to the party, but I do believe that a man can wear a dress and still be masculine. I was with my SO for a "dressy" night out. I was wearing a dark blue knee length dress with 3/4 sleeves, hose and heels, my SO was similarly attired. We had several positive comments while waiting in the hotel driveway for the Uber driver, and at the restaurant one of the managers wanted to know where I got the dress as she thought it would be a great dress for her job - classy and understated. Keep in mind that I am 6'4" and weigh in around 210, with short hair and a mustache. There was no question in anyone's mind that I was a man, and there was no signs (to us anyway) of anything other than "huh" from anyone we interacted with. I will admit to having the dress altered to fit better - I don't have anything that would fill out the front of the dress, and my shape (wide shoulders and no hips) drove the required alterations. I do believe that dresses are more than do-able for those of us who have chosen to expand our clothing alternatives.
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