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ReneeReyes.com

Atlanta's Foremost Transgender Woman

Just started crossdressing?

Learn - from a pro.

Ever fantasize of changing from a gal - like this?

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To this?

Before After Shemale

Yep -
that’s me - in both photos!


I’m not ashamed of where I came from and I’m forever dedicated helping beginners and seasoned vets alike get the most from their trans experience.

Once you've been dressing or living as a woman for a while, it's easy to forget there’s lots of wonderful people just starting to explore their female side.

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Lots of new girls usually don't yet know a pump from a mule when it comes to lady's shoe styles. I certainly didn't when I started.

Perhaps you harbored "transition fantasies": I sometimes imagined getting transgender Breast Augmentation or at the very least - seeing breast growth from MTF Hormone Therapy.

My website provides a comprehensive guide on how to get the most out of your crossdressing life. If you someday think you might want to go further? I offer a detailed handbook about how to successfully change genders as a TS.

The best part?

It's free!


Additional related chapters Included in this section Include:

Crossdressing
Tips for Beginning Fetish Crossdressers
Crossdressing Tips - Beginners
Crossdressing
Wig Selection, Care and Tips
Crossdressing Shopping and Fashion Guide
Tips for Taking Great Photos as a Crossdresser
Learning to Live Happily as a Part Time Trans-Woman
Tips for Wives and Girlfriends of Crossdressers
Sex and the Transgender Girl

Introduction to Cross Dressing



Think you could never look feminine?

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Lots of new gals look at images of other trans women on-line and silently reflect: "I could never look anything like that".

The internet changed everything - for all transgenders. If you can't learn enough on-line to at least look fairly feminine? I'm going to have to ask you to turn in your panties. *Laugh*

There's just too much good information and too many nice, helpful people for you
not to at least achieve your basic female goal.
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One problem? There's literally too much information. Thus, I tried to organize what I consider to be the very best sites and ideas on particular issues - with dressing for first timers and early stagers in mind.  

I hope it helps you a little.

Getting Past the Mental Barriers to Crossdress

One of the challenges new girls often face is getting slightly depressed when they first begin their feminine journey.

Why?

Many feel they got to the party
too late. They believe they're too old to start seriously pursuing crossdressing. Others look at photos of some knock-out-tranny and silently mutter - "I could never look anything like her."
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Guess what?

You’re wrong!

Almost every guy on the planet can appear
lovely as a woman with appropriate style & skills. When I first began dressing? My appearance would have frightened small children and most adults. Fortunately, I didn't put anybody through that misery...although my poor dog got plenty nervous with the results. *Laugh* 

I regret having thrown away my earliest photo's, but trust me - I looked hideous! The pretty woman inside - just couldn't seem to find her way into the image staring back from my mirror.
Before After Gender Transition


The photo I just shared above? It wasn't near my worst. Rather, it was taken as a celebration for having lost 15 pounds. Can you imagine what I looked liked with another couple of chins? *Smile* 

At only 5'9,
I tipped the scales at well over 200 pounds. My once athletic thighs turned flabby from years of shuffling papers. When it came to applying make-up? I didn't even know what foundation & blush were - let alone how to use them. 
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I only knew one thing: I had a burning desire to express a female side of my persona. 

Renee's adventure began slowly with the acquisition of select silky coverings from Victoria's Secret and other appealing lingerie . Before long, a wig was added to her arsenal. As time passed, additional accessories kept finding their way into her secret stash. 
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My new persona would don these dainty items every month or so relishing their softness. I'd usually become sexually excited by this process. However, the further I went? The more I just felt contentment & joy.
Part Time Transgender Women

I shall always recall the first time I shaved that forest from her chest and midriff. What a mess! *Laugh* I had to use a powerful drain cleaner to unclog the pipes. 


Guess what else happened? The drain cleaning mixture ate right through the PVC pipes...resulting in an expensive visit by a plumber. To add insult to injury? My chest broke out in a rash and itched for days. 

What a blonde moment that was.


Don't be a "blonde" - the most important lesson for beginning crossdressers
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If you had a chance to start your life over as a child...knowing what you know now - ever considered what you'd differently? 

If your like most of us, you'd probably focus on enjoying the process of
growing up a bit more, wouldn't you? 

Guess what?

You're about to get that second chance.  
Crossdresser Tips

Your starting on a lovely journey towards finding happiness with all of you. There's a myriad of pleasurable and divine sites along this way. Take the time to relish each phase of your development. 

Let me clue you in on an important secret to transgender happiness. No matter how hard you try...and no matter how much you learn? You'll always find another t-girl prettier than yourself. 

Know what else?

Who cares?
Transsexual vs. Crossdresser

This is for
your pleasure - not anyone else's. If you define yourself by others? You'll never be happy.

I can promise you this:
transgender beauty - comes from the inside not the exterior surface. Beauty is not something you put-on...it's something you bring out. Many sisters get so caught up trying to improve their appearance that they fail to enjoy the pleasure of becoming beautiful. 

Enjoy this second childhood while it lasts. Make it a fun and healthy one - and you'll become a balanced and happy adult t-girl in the years ahead. 
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Try to hurry it, and you'll eventually have to deal with your childhood issues again - when things are a lot more complicated. 

Sound familiar? It should. 

Listen to
your own advice...and have some fun!

Smiling often - is what life is really all about.


MTF Cross Dressing Tips: First Define your Goal as a Crossdresser

Like everything else in the world, knowing where you want to go from the onset? It'll get you there twice as fast and for a lot less cash.

Going very far with your feminine persona takes time and lots more money than most new gals understand. Thus, I'd suggest you do a bit of homework first. You know what? It's not the items you acquire and love that you'll consider expensive. It's all that crap we you buy and never wear...that really burns you.
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Take your time. Write down your plans. Search and read tips on the web. Get a feel for the feminine impression you desire to recreate. You'll be glad you first did this research before "jumping" into wasteful purchases.

Crossdressing for personal pleasure

Most newcomers express a feminine side of their personality by donning lingerie. It represents such a distinct representation of femininity. Don't you agree? I must admit I never truly felt femme - till the silk would hit my skin. Of course, like most new trans-women - I sometimes fantasized about someday getting breast augmentation or at the very least - seeing breast growth from female hormones.
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Many of you've probably been doing this in some manner for many years: starting by borrowing hose and panties from "dear old mom", testing silky items of an unsuspecting spouse or girlfriend. That's how I started. My poor mother and sister had no idea where all those pantyhose went.  

If some private feminine sensation is your goal? I'd suggest purchasing the following basic inventory to enhance your pleasure. With these items in hand, browse the next sections about shopping and feminizing. Acquire the basic make-up and clothing size information you'll need...and go have some fun, sweetheart.
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One additional point to consider? Some of you just getting started tend to bypass the application of any make up or painting of your nails and toes. Trust me: this is a capital mistake. Running your hands over you're stocking covered thighs is a killer experience. However, doing it with bright red fingertips? Trust me...it'll add a lot of pleasure. You don't have to be an expert - just enjoy the basics. It all comes off so quick and easy. Try it...you'll like it.

Sample Inventory For First Time Crossdressers



    Here's an early picture of me when I knew little about make up, and in a "get up" like I've just described:  

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    *Garter Belt: Garter belts come in all shapes and sizes. If you've got some extra weight in your tummy, I'd suggest getting a larger one that has "lace up" adjustments to enhance your figure. Frederick's of Hollywood carries a nice one for about $35.00.

    **Bra: Measure your chest with a cloth tape around your nipples - this is your bra size. If it measures to an odd number, move "up" to the nearest even number. Then, I'd suggest you drop it down a size to help enhance the look of your cleavage. Your cup size (A,B,C, etc.) will be negligible to start with but hey...that's why God created socks


    Fashion Tips for Trans Women

    Of all the sections you’ll want to closely study in order to improve your success with stealth following transition, this one - is most important. Inappropriate style - be it hair, make-up or fashion - is the most common mistake that gets beginning trans women read fastest.

    The biggest problem?

    We don’t know - what we don’t know.

    That’s a prescription for nightmares in any circumstance. In my situation? I assumed I could pick up any fashion magazine - dupe a favorite style I found appealing - and blend right in.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.


    Dressing Like a Tranny

    Ever hear one born-woman speak of another with the comment: “She’s dressed like a tranny”? It happens. That assessment is now a metaphor for too much - showing too much leg or cleavage, wearing too much make-up or hair or mixing too many accessories.

    Dressing Like a Tranny


    No transsexual woman started out “dressed like a tranny” more often - than Renee Reyes. I struggled to tone it down and adorn age and event appropriate outfits. Honestly? I still struggle.


    Transsexual women begin with a huge disadvantage when it comes to developing appropriate style. Why’s that? We never had mom governing us with
    that: “You’re not wearing that out of this house”. Also, we missed years of teen girl pressures - learning through competition what works, what doesn’t.


    Thus, we’re forced to start anew and learn all the essential elements to blending into our new female culture on our own.


    The Opposite Extreme

    Like most issues of extremism, there’s two sides to the same coin. Some gals go the exact opposite direction with almost no make up, inappropriate / unstyled hair plus t-shirts and jeans.

    There’s nothing wrong with being totally casual. If your core essence is very earthy - this might work for you. However, it will also get you
    read quite often.

    For one gal I helped?

    That undeveloped style was born from a default position of not
    knowing how to develop her best looks versus a sincere desire to be a feminist dyke.

    If the latter
    is really your thing: by all means go for it! However, if you’re dressing like a dyke or schoolmarm because you don’t how to develop better looks?

    Than lets work on that!



    How to Walk Like a Woman - Crossdressing Tips

    Short of a long beard, few things give away a trans woman more often than "the way they walk". Sadly, I've seen full-time TS women come up way short in this aspect of their presentation - and then marvel over "why" people treat them as male.

    Want to pass in public? Its essential you enhance this aspect of your female presentation.
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    Our Goals Are Simple:
    1. We want to adjust our male walking "mechanics" into that of female
    2. We don't want to do anything that reads "different" - which means people look closer for why that is: created unwanted attention to other details.

    Additional Chapters in This Section Include:

    Crossdressing Transformation Introduction
    Crossdressing Exercise Tips
    Crossdresser Diet Tips
    Crossdresser Make Up Tips
    Transgender Arm Size Reduction
    Feminization Tips for Crossdressers
    Learn to Walk Like a Lady

    How Crossdressers Change Walking Mechanics from Male to Female

    There's a number of simple tricks you can use to walk more feminine.

    To develop these skills - I would suggest you practice while wearing heals. Importantly, practice wearing the heals you'll most often be wearing in public - I learned this aspect the hard way after getting overly accustomed to adorning 6" platforms during my years as a kid & crazy club girl - then being completely unprepared for walking in 3" heals after I transitioned.
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    As you're about to learn - heals are somewhat of a byproduct of why women walk differently than men - they force you to change your cadence.

    Additionally, they lower your center of gravity to more congruence with a female and they'll make your booty poke out a bit: all things we want to accomplish in this process.

    1. Finally, you'll be walking in heals when you're out in public. The more miles you log privately - the less likely you are to endure an embarrassing mishap publicly. Every woman's crashed and burned walking in heals: they're just less stable. However, we want to minimize that likelihood.

    Secrets to Walking Like a Lady

    • Thigh Lead - Of all the insights I'll give you into walking more womanly? This one's most important. As a guy - when we walk - we tend to lead with our foot - and the heel of our foot is usually the first thing to come into contact with the ground beneath us as we traverse forward. Guess what? That won't work as a woman when wearing heels - our most unstable platform is the heel tap. By leading our stride with our thigh
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    • Take Smaller Strides - Another byproduct of wearing heels? Its safer to take smaller strides. The more balanced our center of gravity? The more stable we remain.
    • Sway Hips Naturally - Another tell-tale sign of a trans person is over dramatization of hip movement. The good news? Two things will solve this problem naturally for you:
      1. Thigh Lead - then "pull". Remember our thigh-lead approach to walking we just discussed? If you'll use that technique - along with a smaller stride - and then use your forward thigh to "pull" your body further forward? Your hips will sway by default - creating a naturally more feminine cadence.
      1. Wearing heals as you walk magnifies this situation by lowering your center of gravity.
    • Glide - Don't Clomp - Another fallout from wearing heals that makes women walk differently from men? It's not safe to lift the foot above the ground significantly when walking: creates danger falls from uncertain landings. Essentially, you should be landing on the toe of our foot: not the heal. This takes a good bit of practice to master after a lifetime of walking male. You don't want to drag your feet - you just want to lower the total rise in your foot lift.

    How you walk plays a huge role in presenting as female - but its just half the equation.

    What's the other half?

    Good Posture: The First Step to Excellent Feminine Presentation

    The reason a lot of beginning crossdressers (even some TS women) don't present well in public is posture. I'll confess: this was my early downfall - both when I started going out n public as a crossdresser and just after I transitioned to full-time.

    Why is that?
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    I think its partly human nature: when we feel shy and afraid? It's somewhat natural t slump our shoulders and eyes downward into more fearful "don't look at me" body language. Unfortunately, few things draw eyes more quickly than a "slumped over" female.

    How do we beat this challenge?

    Simple - practice! How we do one thing - is how we do everything.

    There's nothing that will make you look ten pounds lighter (without dieting) and make all your clothes look more regal and elegant than good posture and a graceful walk. At first - it will take practice: in from of a mirror as you first learn. Then - the muscles will start to memorize these new movements and the brain will follow: it becomes easier. You can pactice while carrying things from room to room - or while cleaning the kitchen. Don't get discouraged if its doesn't happen quickly.

    Keys to Good Posture:

    1. Head Erect - chin parallel to the floor.
    2. Shoulders back - then "relaxed" - not rigid
    3. 3. Chest High
    4. Tummy in - never let your waist settle down on your hips - this trick alone will make you look pounds thinner.
    5. Elbows slightly bent - drawn towards the body (not outward like men) and palms turned in towards body.