Season in the Sun
In the summertime, as they say, the living is easy. I, for one, an exceedingly glad that the dreary gray days of winter have finally receded in the rear view and the season for shorts and halters and flip-flops is afoot (pun completely intended!)
One of the things I find difficult, as a big girl, is wrapping my excessive mass in flattering clothing that is also warm. Some things, like knee-high boots, are great fun but most days I feel far more drab than I like. In warmer/hot weather, I may not be the beach bunnie bod I’d like to be, but I still think I look somewhat better in summery things. A couple of days, in the last week, I’ve gotten the chance to get out and define some tan lines (I have an irrational attachment to bikini tan lines even if I’m far too big to ever actually be SEEN in a bikini) and since I tan easily, I’m quite pleased with the results so far. One of the things I was mulling, while lying in the sun, was the content of this very column and it occurred to me (after fretting my jealousy over those among you who DO have the figure for that public appearance) to wonder just how my CD readers deal with the situation.
After all, if you are deeply closeted, possibly such tan lines would be too risky. Even if you have an approving spouse, what would be the explanation if you, say, were in an accident and had to go to the hospital, right? On the other hand, I have an idea that I’m not alone in thinking it would be the ultimate success in presenting the female image if one can credibly get the swimsuit appearance right. Personally, I’d have to ditch at least 60 pounds before I would even consider trying to pull off a public appearance in ladies swimwear, but I’m sure there are those of you out there who’ve been bold enough to try it and succeeded.
To expand the topic, though – it’s not just swimwear. There are, it seems to me, a lot of pitfalls for the CD during the season of sun. Take shorts, or short skirts with bare legs – this requires, of course, a proper amount of shaving, and as with the tan lines you (if closeted) could get into a situation in which you have to explain just why you shaved. So maybe you don’t necessarily share my joy at the summer season’s arrival.
Tell us your stories, good and bad, about how you practice the art of crossdressing in the hot weather.
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