Dolly Parton once said that if she had been born a boy, she would have been a drag queen because of her love for all things girly and feminine.
I bring this up because there are several times when I get called out for being “too feminine”. I didn’t know that was possible. But there is a reason or two for this dressing habit.
One reason is the fact that when I would put on enough makeup to become my mask, it would look ridiculous to pair that up with jeans and a t-shirt. If I am going all out to reshape my face, then the house should compliment the shutters. I know that is a lame analogy, but I do not know the first thing about home improvement (but let’s talk heels and clothes and I will talk your ear off). I also used the word “would” because I would use 3 different shades to create my look. Then I found MAC and I am good with one coat. This lighter array of makeup allows me to wear whatever I want, though I am still partial to heels and skirts . As I tell everyone, if I had been born, genetically, a girl, I would still dress like this. It’s what I like.
Which brings us a nice transition into reason two. I dress how I feel and how I like. If nature had done its job properly, making the outside and inside match, I would still dress up. I love the look of skirts, hose and heels. I suppose you could call it a fetish, but it doesn’t turn me on, I just admire the form of a body in that manner. I will also go out of my way to let someone know how nice they look when dressed as such.
My wife hates to wear hose and cannot understand why I like them. First of all, I like the feel of them. I really do. Secondly, I like how legs look in them (mine or anyone else’s). I get told (that) “If I had to wear them I wouldn’t like them,” and I reply, I wear them all the time and love them. Since I do, it’s another reason to dress up rather than down.
I will totally go “Jenning” in jeans and sweatshirt, with a little less makeup, but it is a little odd. I cherish the ritual of getting ready. I find none of it a burden and all of it amazing.
I have nothing against dressing down, nor should anyone else, but take into consideration what getting done up does, not only for you, but also, those around you.