Cross-dressing and corsets
Corsets Cross-dressing and corsets are much more common than we think. The history dates to 1800 when men used to elongate their figure and create a juxtaposition between their shoulders and chest. Cross-dressing is the act of wearing clothes and accessories of opposite sex in the society as a matter of need, drive, self-actualization, and comfort. I personally don’t think there is anything right or wrong in it and feel it’s one’s own choice how to dress or live. In fact, there are many people in the society who are born as males but actually want to have a feminine figure and live as a female. For these people, corsets provide an affordable solution to their cross-dressing needs as compared to expensive surgeries. A steel boned corset helps to narrow down waist by or more than 6 inches. Corsets for cross-dressing We all know that each creation is unique in its own way. Be it men’s body, women’s body or anything else. Usually, males have longer body, wide torso, wide chest and undefined waist as compared to females bust and hips. So, the same corsets for women will never fit men. Few men even try wearing corsets upside – down.
For cross dressing men it is essential to buy or make corsets separately. In fact, there are many corsetieres who uniquely design corsets for men and help them to achieve a realistic feminine figure. A perfectly fitted corset give them confidence and help to stand out. We recommended you to consider these pointers while purchasing a corset –
1. Consider length of corsets – Prefer short and mid hip length corsets to prevent the discomfort which can happen because of long length while sitting. These are designed in a way to compress the tummy while allowing hips to expand. They also give freedom and ease of wear ability to the occasional corset wearer as well as dedicated tight lacer.
2. Over bust verses under bust corset in men – Males don’t have breasts and their chests tend to curve inwards above the nipples. So, if a corset is made too high (over bust); there will be a gap between the skin and corset in males. In the case of cross-dressers, men wear breast-forms to give breast contours so it won’t be that problematic; if the corsetiere manufactures it carefully. Further, the actual torso of males is bit concave as compared to convex of females so, it’s difficult to fit over bust corsets as compared to under bust corsets.
3. Consider navel while giving measurement In crossdressing, men should locate their waist about one inch above their normal navel, to produce the illusion of a normal feminine waist. Some crossdressers consider corsets to be uncomfortable but they are comfortable if fitted properly.