The importance of finding clothes to express your gender identity
For many trans women, finding clothes that fit and look good can feel life-changing.
If you’re like many trans women, you might have a closet full of hoodies and baggy jeans. You might not want to think about your body at all. Even trying to figure out your size might trigger dysphoric feelings.
Part of my work as a counselor for transgender adults and teens involves finding ways to get my clients feeling great about themselves.
Fortunately, there’s a lot of places where the trans women (and femmes of all genders) have found success!
Where to find transfeminine clothing
When trying to find femme clothing, transgender people have a lot of options.
Cute, goth, trendy, or witchy, you can find clothes for your style
You can go into one of these stores or order online. Many offer free shipping and returns. This lowers the stakes - you don’t have to keep everything you buy. If you don’t like something, you can send it back!
Trans femme fashion styling
Many trans women have only ever shopped as the wrong gender. Finding clothes that express your gender identity can sometimes feel overwhelming.
If you want some help figuring out your personal style, you can use Stitch Fix. Their stylists can help transgender women find outfits in a range of sizes (XS-3X).
MTF clothing stores for online shopping
Some online-only retailers offer great options for trans folks!
Eshakti offers custom-made dresses. You can take your measurements at home and get a dress tailored just for you.
More support: transgender counseling in Texas and North Carolina
Want more support for navigating life and finding transgender-friendly options? Vered Counseling offers a gender therapy clinic specializing in teens and young adults.
Read more about our therapy for transgender teens or counseling for transgender adults. If you want more problem-solving and less therapy, see if a transgender road map session would be right for you.
We also provide support for parents of transgender teenagers and adults.
Ready to get started? Contact Vered Counseling today!