You all know about dressing up in a traditional way. But if you would dress up in a way that people will look at you sarcastically. And they might snide you or in some cases, they will praise for being different! Talking about crossdressing, it is one of the talked topics in this 21st century. And people want to make varieties of changes in their lifestyle by bringing something peculiar! People love to change and crossdressing is another revolutionary change in this era.

Crossdressing varies male to female. Men might prefer to wear some dresses that women wear. And women might prefer to wear dresses that men wear. Or men be men or women be women are dressing up in traditional senses. Some people do it just for fun or their job is to do it or there are some people who still prefer to do like the opposite gender.  

What is crossdressing?

What is crossdressingInformally, crossdressing is the definition of being dressed up in a nonsensical way like dressing up being women from men or from women to men. People prefer crossdressing for many reasons, some likes to have fun with friends, some likes to spend through experimenting with the expression of people while dressing up in opposite gender. Being dressed up in opposite gender might cost you scold, snide from people but there are some people who just like to be crossdresser by born. They might not have proper dressing sense hence they do it for their own purpose.


HistoryCrossdressing or transvestism has been implemented for years and now it’s been a while and it is a trend these days especially in theatre and acting. There are many instances throughout the history which could explain it better. History suggests that there have been significant changes in crossdressing through a variety of reasons. In literature and theatre, we found something particular that comes handy.

It was once considered a social and religious conflict in between dressing up like traditional and non-traditional way. Cross-dressing mainly happened for a reason in the early nineteenth century. Such as, Margaret King and Drag queen are being dressed up as a crossdresser. From time to time it has been a trend to be a crossdresser.

Before people dressed up for theatre and literature and for some performance art but these days, it has been a fashion or trend to be a crossdresser. Even people like to change their gender these days let alone crossdressing. Though it was hard for crossdresser to survive, when they appear on TV or media they treated like a crossdresser in real life as well by the spectators. Regardless of the negative reactions from public crossdressers still survive in the theatre or through literature.

How to crossdress

How to crossdressCrossdressing is like a normal dress up but in opposite gender for the purpose of accomplishing their activities like men to be women or women being men or accomplishing the task of their role in different sectors of media. Crossdressing has no particular way of dressing other than being men to women or women to men. This guideline might help you through the process to be a crossdresser:

Being men to women

To be successfully transformed into a woman one needs to choose a feminine type or muscular body. That looks quite like a woman. One needs to focus on the external part of the body to be a crossdresser. External part of the body like which appear quite easily in human eye and if anybody wants to be a particular character they need to change their outfit and external part of the body like they are eased up being this character; If character shows something comedic they might want to change something into comedic effect like a big huge man into a Barbie or fairy costume; Focus on your smaller part of the body structure as well to be a woman; Pay attention to nails, eyebrows, eyelashes, and hair as well.

Being women to men

This part is just like the previous part but quite different from ’’men to women’’ since it is women to men; First, women should be attentive to their hairstyle as men prefer not to have long hair. As men are typically hairy you should try to not remove your body hair; Dress like a professional and have mustache at least to look like a man; As women prone to get beefy overtime you should exercise regularly to have a muscular or a skinny look.

Laws for crossdressing

There are certain countries that charge for being crossdresser in public. That has a penalty of jail or they could lash for that immoral act. For an instance, some countries:

  • UAE: Forbidding crossdressing law might get you in jail or might exile you from the country.
  • Kuwait: you will face a penalty for money or end up in the police custody.
  • Malaysia: You will end up in the police custody.

These are some instances for being crossdresser which seems some conservative countries but there are some more stories behind it. These countries allow other Homosexual or bisexuality and third gender but they won’t allow transsexual activity or transsexuality.

Some of the crossdresser friendly countries are Spain, Singapore, England, USA, France, and Portugal.

Psychology behind Crossdressing

A man would never be a woman or woman would never be men in dressing up and being crossdresser in real life. There are some psychological facts behind it. If a woman certainly breaks her shackles and be a fully grown man with a dress like a grown man with a beard and short hair she will certainly be a laughable character in the society. So there are some probable points that make it happen.


Some people don’t like to stay as normal in their life, the reason could be they don’t find it fascinating being a man or woman. Somehow they want to change it to the opposite gender; they want to find peace with being a male or female gender.


Sometimes people want to see fancy changes in their life. And they end up being sexually transformed or transvestites in their life to live the life to the fullest at their satiety.


Being indecisive at being male or female, they think their life would be much enjoyable if being the opposite gender.


Young generation thinks that being Crossdresser would be a fun. And often they desperately do it for the purpose of involving in theatre or be the part of a drama. Dressing up like opposite gender in theatre might take as a normal thing. But if a person gets accustomed to it then later it would be the danger for an actor.

Effect of crossdressing

effects of crossdressingCrossdressing could be effective if there is a certain purpose to do it such as: For Drama or theatre but it could be harmful if it is only used for sexual pleasure. Some people feel alone in their life and they want to do something different in their life being like a crossdresser. Crossdressing would be for a different purpose but some people take it as a fun stuff. People put on high heels or put wiggs to be a different human. And they are actually ridiculing themselves in front of a public. They understand what kind of action is that but they want to do it for the purpose of getting attraction and attention and this leads to them to the ultimate destruction of being more heinous acts like having pornography or making sexual content.

Crossdressing demands something that has a harmful effect on the mind and on an individual. Men and women look different and they want to change it by transforming them into something undesirable and although they change themselves they still look somewhat they used to look before. That is the reason people laugh at them and they have them ridiculed.

Facts about crossdressing

Though crossdressing seems quite stressful as it makes a man to woman and it is a tough task to be a complete man or woman. There are some facts about crossdressing, some are fun or some might seem ridiculous or painful.

Crossdressers are homosexual

They consider homosexual in public, some think they change their attire to attract same sex and have a relationship somehow.

Crossdressers are distorted

They are somehow not ok with their mind. Most of the cases, people call them perverts.

Crossdressers are mentally shocked

They considered mentally shocked people, they are very much live life to the fullest with their egoistic behavior and they think they would look more elegant with being crossdressers.

Crossdressing, problem or not?

Crossdressing problem or notIt sometimes considered a huge problem but in terms of drama or theatre or learning something being a crossdresser might not be a problem. There is a concept about crossdressing that it will harm in their life if they take it more deeply. And if they involve with this attire more closely. So, consider this it is a problem. Besides, crossdressing doesn’t make you an inhuman but it changes your identity and some people like to do it for accomplishing their own purpose. It changes your gender and the normal identity that you bear for a long time and people normally will laugh at you if you change your general attire completely.


There are some certain websites that supply crossdressing products. Below are some Crossdressing websites that supply the product for the purpose of goodwill.


Though many people deem cross-dressing as a problematic process. But, still, some people take it as an entertainment purpose. And they use it as a trend overcome their social status of being incapable of cope up with the current situation of being a normal person. Society should consider it as a person’s choice not being a problematic way of thinking this is the work of weirdo.

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I am an editorial fashion stylist and a freelance writer. I love to travel and draw many of my inspirations from the places I have seen, people I have met and my experiences along the way. Whether it is the café lined streets of Paris, the runway shows in New York, or the boardwalks of L.A., I constantly have an eye on fashion. As a stylist who graduated from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, I have gone on to work on advertising campaigns for many reputed fashion houses. I have been a freelance writer since 2010. I live in L.A. with my husband and twin children. As a writer, I am passionate about providing wardrobe ideas and advice in order to help my readers find alternative ways towards a fashionable lifestyle.


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