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Lovely Ladies Jackets For Men
A very subtle way to cross dress is to indulge in women's outerwear which is ambiguous to begin with. Jeans are one type of clothing which can be interchanged between men and women quite easily, jackets are another.
A nice ladies jacket won't just keep you warm, or make you look stylish, but it will also increase your feelings of femininity as you feel how it is cut. Ladies jackets are often tapered at the waist and then allowed to flare out again over the hips.
Consideration for a heavily sweatered bosom is also given in most ladies jackets, so you'll find that you have plenty of space to play in that area.
If you like to wear lingerie, it is quite possible that you could be wearing your favorite bra underneath an appropriately masculine sweater and then top it off with a nice ladies jacket. To the world you'll look 100% typically masculine, but you'll know that layers of femininity surround you.
There will, of course, be a few subtle giveaways. First of all, there is the overall shape of the garment, second of all, there is the fact that ladies jackets tend to button up on the opposite side, a hold over from the days when a well heeled woman would have a maid servant dress her.
By way of example, let's check out these jackets from Next, a UK retailer.
If you really want to stand out, something like this green mac would be absolutely perfect. The large buttons and waist tie, not to mention the fairly short cut make it quite definitively a ladies jacket, but you can probably still get away with wearing it quite comfortably and quite flamboyantly.
If you need real protection from the elements, a jacket like this wadded jacket would be perfect. It features a fashionable asymmetric zip (which may or may not turn into a nightmare,) a nice tight waist, and a wide faux fur hood. It looks just enough like a man's jacket that most passersby probably won't notice that it was designed to fit a female frame.
If casual, comfortable and blending in with the surroundings is more your style, then you'll find it hard to go past a very simply cut jacket like the one pictured here. Again, it features a feminine belt, but that (and the buttons) are pretty much all that gives it away. The rest of it is very sedate, very clean cut and very respectable.