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    "Made" for Crossdresser Dresses

    There are a few sites that offer a limited selection of dresses supposedly made with our measurements in mind. While I am very intrigued by a proper custom-like fit, the choices are few and I see many styles on the department store sites I would much prefer. Of course I know we are all shaped different and have different style choices, but does anyone have any insight? Are these "made for" dresses really any better?

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    Roberta, personally, I would never by anything you describe as made for crossdressers. If it's not made for a female, I and many sisters here will not by that stuff. If you know your female sizes, buy female. You'll seldom go wrong.

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    When I choose stuff, I know my size and make sure its snug fitting . I choose a size smaller to make sure the perfectly of silouete I want.
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    I'd never buy any clothes that were made specifically for CDs. I haven't seen dresses made for CDs, but I have seen underwear. Not only does it not have the same appeal to me, it's usually way overpriced like they are cashing in on a niche market.
    What us different about these dresses? Made for taller people? Cut with broader shoulders? They might be cut to fit better and be more comfortable, but are they designed to conceal the underlying male form and make them look female? If they were, I might take some interest.

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    SRoberta,
    The specialist shops charge far too much for supposed "Clothes for Cders " . Men and women come in all shapes and sizes , women can have problems with finding clothes that fit , we just have to shop around .

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    I can only speak for myself. And, I'm a crossdresser who likes to appear as female as possible. NOT like a man in a dress!

    What's the point of looking great from the chest up when everything below that says, "man"!?

    Female clothes fit female figures. I find creating a female shape is a lot more satisfying than seeing a MIAD in my mirror.

    What's more, if u have a few different sized forms and butt/hip pads? With a little practice you'd be surprised how easy it is to rock a wide variety of women's things!
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    I don't know what is different about made for a cross dressing man than a dress for a woman. My conjecture is body shape. Broad shoulders? My male body shape precludes fitting into a dress with a back zipper. I stick with dresses that do not have a defined waistline; sheaths, empire waists, wraps. I choose fabric that have some stretch. Unless you have a definite hour glass figure, man or woman, you're going to have that problem. If you can find a reasonably priced seamstress and a good dress pattern then your problems may be solved.
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    Since so many of use breast forms, hip pads, corsets etc. to achieve a feminine shape I have never understood why someone would buy a dress designed for a man's body. However as much as possible I will buy dresses in a Tall style because the longer torso and sleeves fit my larger body better.

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    "Women's" clothes fit me fine. well, after the silicone and foam padding. No need for "crossdresser clothes".
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    Or maybe the items are made with the intention of feminizing the male figure? If I were making female garments for men, that's what I would do. Dresses with extra hip padding, sleeves that minimize the shoulders, etc

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    So far when I have seen sites catering to crossdressers the clothes are really not particularly suited to male figure-but the meaning of fit is just that you can get it over your head or zipped up, not that it is flattering, or reflecting the real range of design. It seemed to me the real reason for the site is just making it easier for someone to buy their first dresses, since a newbie hasn't yet gained an appreciation of the nuances of fit, and the goal is more generic- to have a real dress rather than an imaginary one. The choice seems 'safe' since 'designed for men', it is private since on line, you could get a reassuring sales email, etc. It took me a while to be able to understand what fit and felt better- It is a place to start- just don't pay more!!
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    Dresses made for GG's fit me fine.

    Chances are this place is either just selling GG's clothing at double the price because now it's for men. Or worse yet like the hideous "Manties" website that was taking larger size nylon panties, sewing hideous bows on them, and selling them as "panties for men" at an outrageous price.

    Also it brings up the point that if the clothing is made for men then, you aren't really crossdressing anymore.
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    Give me the good old thrift store any day.
    I have made some of my most fantastic finds in the 2 (outstanding) consignment thrift stores near me. Besides, part of the clothing learning curve is making mistakes (often dreadful fashion faux pas). The mistakes are cheaper to eat at the thrift store.
    Regular women's retail clothing is perfect. Finding corresponding size fits, (etc), is always a challenge for putting a man into a garment cut for a natal woman. But that's part of the clothing fun of CD/TG. [below: A photo of me in REALLY olde clothes]

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    I have gone down that road when I first started out and they are not great clothes for the price and usually made of stretchy material to fit a male torso . I agree with what Phili said whole heartily. My suggestion is take your measurements go on online and shop regular women's clothes. Start with sale items there are some good prices and nice styles you may get some that do not fit but this a learning experience very quickly you will learn your size.

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    Wow what a lot of great input! These expert opinions have convinced me to focus on the styles I want.

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    Lingerie from xdress.com is very nice, and fits very well. But I agree, they are expensive compared to other options.

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    I wouldn’t buy a women’s dress made for a man. It’s either going to have convoluted construction in order to try to feminize a male body, or it’s going to fit you like men’s clothes which is just going to show off that man body.

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    Every once in a while a conversation comes up here about would you buy panties made for men. The overwhelming consensus is no and to only buy panties made for women. I would say this is the same.
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    CD clothes would probably fit me better, but kind of takes away from the fetish of wearing women's clothes. I've looked at them but decided I didn't want to buy.

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    As a guy who's 6-3 and 220 lbs, everything I have bought in women's clothing is made for a woman and have not had any issues with it.
    I know some of the shops who sell women's clothing for men are priced well more that you could pick up things off a clearance rack at a department store for.

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    All I buy is made for a woman. Or why bother.
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    Ive always managed ok with normal dresses.
    I always thought the made for men ones are purely a way of ripping the customer off....
    Just my opinion and i maybe wrong.

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    I have been convinced thank you all. The best thing about it is that there are just so many styles available, and each one allows us to Imagine ourselves.

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