Crossdressing is fun in different ways for many people, but getting into it can be intimidating for a first-timer. It takes a lot of panache and confidence to pull it off. However, the only way to learn it is to try, so it’s best for newcomers to just jump in, whatever their reasons for wanting to give it a shot. The following are some simple tips for people looking to get into it.
First, try to find a dedicated cross dressing store. These will generally only exist in relatively-big cities, if at all. If you don’t have one locally, you might consider the logistics of a day trip. Dedicated stores for crossdressing are great places to start for several reasons. First, you’ll find that the staff are generally very helpful, and naturally, there’s no need to be shy about talking to them. Secondly, all the stock will be tailored for the purpose of crossdressing, which carries a lot of benefits all its own and makes shopping easier. Finally, it’s a great way to learn more about it and pick up some more particular tips, especially ones that might apply to your unique body-type or general sense of style.
If you can’t find a brick-and-mortar store for it, you might consider looking online instead. Looking online won’t let you get access to the people and the camaraderie, but you’ll still be able to get a lot of information and peruse dedicated stock. Even if you don’t make a purchase from an online store, you’ll get an idea of what you’re looking for elsewhere, even in non-specialized products. Getting an idea of how clothes for crossdressing are made differently will help you pick nonspecialized clothes that will serve the same purpose for you.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Odds are you know someone who would be willing to help out, if only for their own entertainment. If worse comes to worse, save your first experience for a party where you needn’t be as worried about your “success” at the task, and then ask whoever you can to help you with your “costume.” If you’re more outgoing, though, you don’t need to worry about this at all: find a local club or bar that caters to crossdressing and similar, pay a visit, and meet some people. You don’t need to be intimidated. Most crossdressers are just in it for the fun, so they’ll be more than willing to show you around.