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    Dressing as a woman in another culture

    In all the time I have been in forum's, I have never come across a CD that dresses as a woman of another culture...


    Thinking that we did not know these other cultures early on when we were modeling and developing but you must admit, women from around the world are uniquely dressed, are stunningly beautiful and should be emulated..


    Thoughts?


    Vanny

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    I really like oriental chong-sams - high-collared, sometimes silk, long dresses beautifully embroidered and with a slit skirt right up to your artificial hip joint (for some of us..) and worn with nicely high-heels, of course.

    But that's just me.

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    I'm seriously thinking of getting a burka... ok maybe not that seriously....
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    I do have some sarees.. and a couple of pics of me wearing them, but honestly.. if I were to go outside wearing a saree.. people would definitely stare at me.. :P
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    I have a cheong-sam, several Mennonite bib-front dresses with bonnets, and a 1960s white bellbottom trousers with cropped bolero top, like sonny bono or cher. And I would love to have a burka.

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    This is a very good thread!... I tend to dress and try to dress to suit my immediate environment/culture..... but I have also 'dressed' when abroad...OK maybe judt in the hotel room LOL! But shopping abroad it has occurred to me to buy more local dress.... and I have... but Karren is right to a certain extent.... most places dress much the same? Except extreme Muslim places.... I don't own a Burka... yet
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    I occasionally dress in the garb from Drablandia, especially when meeting with opposite-of-left feathered appendage clients. Although I do embellish a bit with painted nails, rings , earrings and light makeup .
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    I have to cross a few local culture boundaries 'round here.... I have a special outfit for when I go to wallyworld.... usually flats, jeans, sweatshirt and mess my hair up.. Then I've got a mall outfit, quiet heels, black skirt, dark top... just to blend in..

    I know this isn't what you're asking about, but think about it. Aren't these other places cultures in there own right?....

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    When I was overseas in an Arabic country I went to one of their malls and saw a HUGE "Women's Secrets" (their version of Victoria Secrets) store, and it was packed with burqa-wearing women. Later I stopped by a mosque and talked to a lady that ran their cultural center. When I asked her about the burqa, she said "I love it. I don't have to worry about what to wear, I just throw on some clothes and a burqa and it covers it up. I've walked out with very little on, but the black burqa covers it all!"

    I was rather surprised at her honesty!

    So, if you go with the burqa, wear something sexy underneath!

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    The great thing about wearing a burka: it would be EASY to pass.

    We apparently have sisters in Saudi Arabia:
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    I've dressed in a beautiful Chinese embroidered dress. It was fun.

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    Don't know if it was a recent viewing of I dream of Jeannie or what...
    But had thought it'd be great to get a belly dance outfit and take classes...
    (Be a good way to get rid of a bit hanging around the belly too...)
    Guess that's Turkish,Egyptian?
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    Hi Everyone

    I do both another culture but also another time. I am a member of a historic reenactment group and I do a 13th century Russian Lady Sarafan and underdress and fur trimed cap and silver turtle broches .
    It is fun to do clothing from the past it gives an appreciation of the modern.
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    I do costume as a middle ages duchess.

    Would also like to do a Spanish costume , like Carmen from the opera.

    Or from the French Revolution period, Marie Anttionette!

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    I've seen a number of T girls wearing traditional outfits from their native countries on line. Asian and Indian mainly.
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    Because of these revelations, I am going to buy a saree and possibly a burka. Can we see pictures of you dressed in these clothes. I may be doing the same. Thank you all for posting on this subject. I love how many of you have already done this or wish to do this. Makes me feel not so alone in this thought.



    I went to a women's shop in India that was all saree's and high end accessories. I wanted one so bad. On an aside, whilst there, I still regret not getting one particular photo of a large group of women standing and waiting for a ride. It was spectacular. The vibrant shades of material, darker skin and the magnificent beauty of women and their cultures dress clashed and contrasted so wonderfully against the devastated background. It was one of the most stunning sights of my life and I will forever not forgive my camera for missing the shot.(wink).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaceyR View Post
    Don't know if it was a recent viewing of I dream of Jeannie or what...
    But had thought it'd be great to get a belly dance outfit and take classes...
    (Be a good way to get rid of a bit hanging around the belly too...)
    Guess that's Turkish,Egyptian?
    I did take belly dance lessons with about 10 girls. I went strictly en male. I do have harem pants and a belly dancing skirt, but I was too chicken to wear them.

    I also have and have worn Chinese Cheong Sum dresses (in the house only).

    I've seriously looked at Geisha costumes and Saris.
    Hi, I'm Steffi and I'm a crossdresser... And I accept and celebrate both sides of me. Or, maybe I'm gender fluid.

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    you can order one

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanessa Rose View Post



    I went to a women's shop in India that was all saree's and high end accessories. I wanted one so bad.
    Vanny
    have a look at this web site. they have absolutely beautiful clothing
    http://www.utsavfashion.com/lehenga
    and the prices are not out of this world.
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    I bought myself a Suzy Wong style dress in Chinatown in San Francisco that I loved, may not be totally authentic, but I had seen them worn in the bars in Hong Kong, so I had to have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanessa Rose View Post
    Because of these revelations, I am going to buy a saree and possibly a burka. Can we see pictures of you dressed in these clothes. I may be doing the same. Thank you all for posting on this subject. I love how many of you have already done this or wish to do this. Makes me feel not so alone in this thought.
    I will see what I can dig up!
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