Thursday, May 25, 2006

How Come...

...when a man wears a nice dress with pearls and heels, with or without makeup, it's called cross dressing...

...but if a woman wears a three-piece suit with a tie and/or a fedora, it's called The Corporate Look?

6 Comments:

Anonymous DazzlinDino said...

How often do you weat this dress, and is it strapless?

Friday, May 26, 2006 1:35:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Why -- you lookin' for a date?

Does you wife know about this fascination of yours...? ;-D

Sunday, May 28, 2006 1:21:00 AM  
Blogger Balbulican said...

"...when a man wears a nice dress with pearls and heels, with or without makeup, it's called cross dressing..."

Could be a corporate look too. All depends on the corporation. The Vatican, for instance, favours floor length robes and strings of beads, don't they?

Sunday, May 28, 2006 8:21:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

You do have a way of finding valid points in the strangest places, Balb.

Have you got any idea how annoying that can be? LOL!

Sunday, May 28, 2006 8:29:00 AM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Dunno. Well, actually, I think it has something to do with sexual arrousal. It is called cross dressing because it increases the state of sexual arrousal, I think?

Not sure if I have heard of a woman who gets a heightened sense of sexual arrousal by dressing in a suit?

(The definition of cross dressing doesn't state this, but perhaps it is implied?)

Monday, May 29, 2006 5:31:00 PM  
Blogger Dez said...

The sexual aspect is assumed even if it isn't there, I think.

And, I'm here to tell ya, wearing a nicely tailored 3-piece suit, with the gold cufflinks and tie pin, is sexy as hell! It makes me feel ultra-masculine and empowered, which can be very erotic if you are into that, in much the same way that a slinky evening gown makes one feel ultra-feminine and glamorous.

Part of it has to do with taking on the appearance of a sexual ideal, and therefore acquiring the iconic attributes of that ideal. That's why it is considered a fetish.

But there is a non-sexual reason for cross-dressing: taking on the appearance of a gender more comfortable to you than the one you were born with. Not so flashy. More concerned with realism than eroticism.

Some people cross-dress for both reasons, some do it for one but not the other.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:24:00 AM  

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