How to Walk Like a Woman (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Your walk is a critical aspect of your feminine image. Unfortunately, it’s easy to go from one extreme (a masculine walk) to the other (over-exaggerated hip swinging).

How can you find a happy medium as you master your feminine movements? Read on for 3 simple tips to help you achieve a natural, womanly walk.

1. TRY THE HIP MATRIX

A big difference between men and women is that women tend to have more fluid body movements.

That means you can sway your hips all you want – but until you learn how to “loosen up,” your feminine walk will always look stiff and unnatural.

The Hip Matrix can help with this. Created by movement specialist Rob Brinded, the Hip Matrix exercise is designed to release tension and free up your body movements so you can achieve a flowing, feminine walk.

Watch the video above and then try it for yourself. If you compare your walk before and after, I promise you’ll be amazed by the difference! (Learn more about Rob’s approach to feminine movement in my Stepping Out Secrets Program.)

2. PRACTICE IN HIGH HEELS

Women have a lower center of gravity than men due to their wider hips. This creates that sexy hip sway that’s characteristic of a feminine walk.

Forcing your hips to sway usually looks unnatural. Instead, practice walking in high heels. High heels change your center of gravity and exaggerate the forward curve of your spine. This helps release the hips, which naturally feminizes your movements.

You can enhance this effect by trying to keep your shoulders still as you walk. This forces you to use your hips for balance.

Once you’ve mastered hip walking in heels, practice the same movements in flat shoes.

3. SHORTEN YOUR STRIDE

Shortening your stride is another easy and effective way to feminize your walk.

The average woman’s step length (the distance from the toe of one foot to the toe of the opposite foot) is 26”. So if you want to be scientific about it, get out a ruler and measure your steps! Your natural stride is probably longer, so work on taking shorter steps.

Note: The higher your heels are, the shorter your steps should be.

CONCLUSION

There are other subtle elements that define a feminine walk, but these tips are a great place to start. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

I’d also love to hear about any other movement tips or techniques you’ve found helpful. Please share in the comments below.  

5 Foods That Can Make You More Feminine (Male to Female Transformation Tips)

Clothes, hair, and makeup aren’t the only ways to enhance your femininity. The foods you eat can also have an impact!

Did you know that over 300 common foods contain plant estrogens known as phytoestrogens?

These foods and herbs have been used for natural hormone balancing for centuries. And since phytoestrogens mimic the effects of estrogen, they can even lead to breast enlargement.

While phytoestrogens aren’t a substitute for transgender hormone replacement therapy, these foods can help give you a feminine boost.

As an added bonus, they’re also super healthy and can help maintain an ideal weight. (Very important to your overall feminine appearance!)

Here are 5 fab femme foods worth including in your diet:

Flaxseed are very high in phytoestrogens and are a great source of healthy fats. They’re also tasty! Try sprinkling ground flaxseed on cereal, yogurt, fruit, and salads.

Note: You must use ground flaxseed (instead of whole flaxseed) in order to digest them and get the full phytoestrogenic effect.

Soy is the most popular high-phytoestrogen food. There are tons of soy foods available, so it’s easy to work them into your diet. Try: tofu, soy beans, soy milk, soy yogurt, soy powder, soy burgers, etc.

Many common fruits and vegetables contain phytoestrogens, giving you another reason to eat your fruits and veggies.

  • High-phytoestrogen veggies include: alfalfa sprouts, Winter squash, green beans, collard greens, broccoli and cabbage.

Lentils (and beans in general) are rich in phytoestrogens. They’re also low cal and high in protein and fiber, making them a great diet staple.

Yams are another healthy, phytoestrogen-rich food. In fact, a particular type of yam (wild yam) is one of the most commonly-used herbs for female hormone balancing.

While not technically a food, many teas are also high in phytoestrogens. Check out your local health food store for fenugreek tea, fennel tea, or licorice tea.

Or if you’re feeling ambitious, try making Bustea. This recipe was originally shared by Dr. James A. Duke in his classic book, The Green Pharmacy. The tea is concocted of various “bust boosting” herbs, hence the name!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fenugreek
  • Dash each of anise, basil, caraway, fennel, marjoram, licorice, lemongrass, dill

Directions:

Combine the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. After it cools, add honey and lemon to taste. Dr. Duke recommends drinking 1-2 cups per day.

Note: Since Bustea is very high in phytoestrogens, I don’t recommend over-consuming it if you take prescription hormones. (Always speak with your doctor before combining herbs and hormones or other prescription meds.)

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6 Feminization Tips from Old Hollywood (For Crossdressers and MTF Transgender Women)

On your journey to becoming a fabulous female, it helps to look at role models. Some of my favorite examples of beauty and femininity are the leading ladies of Old Hollywood.

Want to add more sparkle and glamour to your life? Try these 6 tips from Old Hollywood that can be applied to your own feminine transformation!

1. JOAN CRAWFORD – GOOD HAIR GOES A LONG WAY

“I think that the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser.” – Joan Crawford

Few things have a bigger impact on your appearance than your hair. This applies whether you wear a wig or style your own natural hair. If you want to look younger, prettier, and more feminine, the right hairstyle is the secret. Here are the 6 best hairstyles for crossdressers and transgender women.

2. SOPHIA LOREN – BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” – Sophia Loren

All the lipstick, hairspray, and surgery in the world can’t make you beautiful if you don’t feel it on the inside. Instead of comparing yourself to others, focus on your own unique beauty and femininity. Take the advice of Sophia Loren and believe that you are beautiful.

3. AUDREY HEPBURN – ALWAYS BE ELEGANT

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” – Audrey Hepburn

Who could be more elegant than Audrey Hepburn herself? With her sophisticated style and graceful demeanor, she’s my favorite example of ladylike elegance. If you want to emulate Audrey Hepburn, you can start by avoiding these 5 mistakes that make you less ladylike.

4. EARTHA KITT – DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE HATERS

“I have used all the manure that has been thrown on me as fertilizer to make me stronger.” – Eartha Kitt

If there are people in your life who don’t understand you, rest assured that you are not alone. Even somebody as fabulous and gorgeous as Eartha Kitt had her share of haters. Instead of letting them get you down, use their manure as fertilizer to make you grow stronger.

5. MARILYN MONROE – FIND YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.” – Marilyn Monroe

Scent is strongly linked to emotions, which means the right perfume can make you feel irresistibly feminine. Scent also triggers memories. Applying a signature scent that makes you feel fabulous can instantly bring back feelings of confidence and femininity. Take a tip from Marilyn Monroe and find your own signature scent.

6. MAE WEST – LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Choosing to embrace the woman within is a bold decision. You should be applauded for this! Many people never dare to express their deepest desires or true selves. As Mae West said, you only live once. So live life to the fullest – feminine self and all!

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

As you as inspired by these classic beauties as I am? If so, I’d love to know who you favorite Old Hollywood actresses are – and which “lessons” you have learned from them.

Please share in the comments below!

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Appearance (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

Do you think looking your best as a woman means you need a head-to-toe makeover – or even feminizing surgery?

It doesn’t!

Looking beautiful often comes down to a few simple changes.

Of course, the basics are important. Nice hair and makeup, flattering clothes, and a reasonably fit body are a great starting point.

But beyond that, it’s the details that make or break your feminine image.

Want to look better right now?

Here are 7 simple ways to improve your appearance:

1. FIND YOUR BEST LIPSTICK SHADE

One of the easiest ways to improve your appearance is to wear lipstick. A Manchester University study proved that women are perceived as more attractive when they wear lipstick – regardless of the rest of their appearance.

The secret is to wear the right shade of lipstick. Here are two quick tips for selecting your best shade:

  • Use your eyes as a guide. For the most flattering look, your lips should be the same intensity as the iris of your eye. (The iris is the colored part of your eye.) For example, if you have light blue eyes, wear a light shade of lipstick. If you have dark brown eyes, a deeper shade will be most flattering.
  • Do the fingertip test. To easily test lipstick shades, put different colors on your fingertips and hold them against your mouth to see which looks best.

2. GROOM YOUR EYEBROWS

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Your eyebrows literally create the frame for your face. For better or for worse, they have the power to transform your entire look.

The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to shape and feminize your eyebrows – even if you can’t pluck. Check out this eyebrow tutorial for more info.

3. INVEST IN A GREAT BAG

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Women often judge each other based on their handbags. After all, why do women in certain circles pay thousands of dollars for the latest “it” bag?

I’m not saying you need to buy a Gucci purse, but investing in a quality handbag will add polish and style to your appearance – while giving you fashionista status among other women.

4. GET RID OF EXCESS BODY HAIR

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The truth is, physical attractiveness often comes down to good grooming. One of the keys to good grooming – and a feminine appearance – is to get rid of excess body hair.

You already know that your beard, chest hair, and hairy legs have to go. But don’t forget about the less obvious spots, including your:

  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Knuckles
  • Toes

5. WEAR THE RIGHT SHAPEWEAR

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The right shapewear can have a dramatic effect on your silhouette. It smooths out excess flesh and helps to feminize your proportions.

The best shapewear for you depends on your outfit and how much shaping you need. Consider investing in the following garments:

  • Control top pantyhose. Perfect for smoothing out your trouble spots, they also add polish and definition to the legs.
  • Waist cincher. Use this when you need extra shaping in the middle and want to carve out an hourglass shape.
  • Shaping camisole. Wear one under your everyday clothes to smooth your belly and love handles.

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6. WHITEN YOUR TEETH

Yellow teeth dull your appearance. Don’t underestimate the impact of pretty white teeth. A white smile brightens up your entire face!

I suggest using a whitening toothpaste daily and doing a whitening treatment every six months. There are some great at-home options, including:

  • Crest 3D Whitestrips
  • Dr. Song Home Professional Teeth Whitening Kit
  • Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips

7. GET ENOUGH SLEEP

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They don’t call it beauty rest for nothing. A lack of sleep shows up on your face – no matter how pretty and feminine you look.

Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Try this free guided mediation and take a 20 minute beauty nap!

SMALL CHANGES ADD UP TO BIG IMPROVEMENTS

The bottom line is that there are a LOT of ways to improve your appearance without having to invest in a new wardrobe, hire a transformation service, or go under the knife.

Little changes can have a big impact on your feminine image!

These 7 tips are a great place to start, but now I’d like to hear from YOU …

What are YOUR best beauty tips? Please share them with us in the comments below.

 

How to Feminize Broad Shoulders (MTF Transgender / Crossdressing Tips)

I’m often asked how to minimize the look of broad shoulders. Fortunately, there’s lots you can do to downplay your shoulders and feminize your body proportions.

But first things first… Don’t feel bad about the size of your shoulders!

Many cisgender (genetic) women have broad shoulders – including some of the most beautiful models and celebrities in the world.

Instead, try these 10 tips and techniques to minimize your shoulders while creating an elegant and feminine look.

1. Find a flattering neckline

As a general rule, you should avoid square or horizontal necklines. Instead, opt for necklines with rounded or vertical lines to help soften and slim your shoulders. For example:

Neckline DOs

  • V-neck
  • Scoop neck
  • Halter tops
  • Thick shoulder straps

Neckline DON’Ts

  • Bateau neck
  • Square neck
  • Strapless or sleeveless tops
  • Spaghetti straps

2. Wear the right size breast forms

Your breast forms should be large enough to balance out your shoulders. However, they shouldn’t be so big that they add excessive bulk to your upper body. Here are some guidelines for choosing a cup size:

  • If you have a small frame – choose a B or C cup.
  • If you have a medium frame – choose a C or D cup.
  • If you have a large frame – choose a D cup or larger.

3. Wear darker colors on top

Dark colors have a slimming effect, so an easy way to balance your proportions is to wear dark colors on top and light colors on the bottom.

4. Choose your sleeves wisely

Sleeves can have a big impact (good or bad) on the appearance of your shoulders. Here are some suggestions:

  • Avoid sleeves that cut horizontally across your biceps.
  • Avoid puffy or ruffled sleeves.
  • Look for sleeves with a slimming diagonal cut.
  • 3/4 length sleeves are universally flattering.

5. Avoid shoulder pads

This tip is obvious. Shoulder pads are the last thing you need, so don’t be afraid to cut them out of your tops and jackets.

6. Distract with a printed bottom

Drawing people’s eyes away from your shoulders is a great distraction technique. Bring attention to your lower body with a printed or embellished bottom.

7. Wear skirts that flare out

Skirts that flare out at the bottom help balance the width of your shoulders, creating a more feminine silhouette. Look for gathered, flared, pleated, and/or a-line skirts. Avoid strait skirts and fitted pants.

8. Choose the right jacket

When it comes to jackets, you should avoid broad collars and double breasted styles. Instead, opt for single breasted jackets with a narrow collar and lapels.

9. Know your best necklace length

Long necklaces create vertical lines that help slim the upper body. Avoid short, chunky necklaces and chokers.

10. Find a flattering hairstyle

Yes, even the right hairstyle helps. Here are some guidelines:

  • Hair that falls above or below your shoulders is most flattering.
  • Avoid hairstyles that fall at exactly shoulder length.
  • Straight hair emphasizes the angles of your body and can make the shoulders look wider.
  • Full, wavy hair helps soften the shoulders and balances broader body proportions.

In conclusion

Never forget that you can look beautiful and feminine at any size or shape. The secret is to distract from so-called flaws while playing up your assets.

Do you have broad shoulders? If so, what are your favorite tips for looking your best when getting dressed?

Please share in the comments below!