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Summertime is a great time to step out en femme, but let’s face – the warm weather definitely has its challenges.
For one thing, it’s hard to feel your best as you’re sweating off all of your makeup. And for another thing, it’s just too darn hot for shapewear, hosiery, and all the other accoutrements you might rely on to create your perfect feminine image.
The good news is that with a few small tweaks, you can look as flawless and feminine in the summer as you do the rest of the year.
Here are 10 warm weather essentials for your male to female transformation.
It’s hard to feel your best as you’re sweating off all of your makeup. And for another thing, it’s just too hot for shapewear, hosiery, and all the other accoutrements you might rely on to create your perfect feminine image.
Low collar breast form is much better than big boob & high collar breast form and help to make this summer less hot.
Fragrances can change on your body when the temperature rises – making heavy, musky fragrances overbearing in the summertime. Switch to a lighter, fresher scent for the summer like Escada Turquoise Summer or Victoria’s Secret Summer Vacation Fragrance Mist.
Blotting papers are a girl’s best friend in warm weather. Use them to absorb excess oil from your face instead of adding powder, which can lead to a cakey look
Natural fabrics that breathe are the key to staying sweat and odor free. This applies to everything you wear, including your undies. Make sure you have a collection of cute cotton panties for the summer. A cotton bra can also be a lifesaver.
The truth is, you should be using sunblock on your face all year long to protect you from wrinkles and premature aging. But it’s especially critical during the summer months. We recommend CPB.
Sunglasses are a summertime essential. The trick is to choose frames that flatter your face for the most feminine look. Since many crossdressers and transgender women have square or strong features, keep these tips in mid:
Look for sunglasses with a rounded shape to soften your features.
The larger your face, the larger the frames should be.
Choose frames that extend past the widest part of your face.
Avoid anything with a square shape, which draws unwanted attention to the angles of your face.
Heat and humidity leads to frizz, which makes summer hairstyling a real pain – whether you sport your own natural hair or wear a wig. To control frizz and maintain shine, use a smoothing spray such as Moroccanoil Frizz Control for natural hair or HD Smooth Detangler by Jon Renau for synthetic hair.
Baring more skin in the summer means more shaving. And that – combined with sweat – can cause ingrown hairs and breakouts. Exfoliating is your best bet to keep pores and hair follicles clear. Use an exfoliating body wash a few times per week.
The #1 rule for dressing in the summertime is to think loose and cool instead of tight and hot. It’s not about baring the most skin, but wearing clothes that allow your skin to breath.
A maxi dress is a summer essential that every girl should own. Choose a style that skims your body to smooth over figure flaws and create a feminine-looking body shape.