Passing as a woman in public is important to most cross dressers. Presenting a feminine image depends not only on learning to disguise natural male attributes, but also how to dress and carry yourself like a woman. For most cross dressers, being believable as a woman requires a considerable amount of practice.
Body Language and Physical Appearance
Before you try to walk in heels, practice standing in front of your mirror. Make sure your weight is evenly distributed. When walking, step with your heel first, following with the sole of your shoes. Make sure the length of your step is in proportion to your height and that your gait isn't too long or too short. If you are tall, you may want to wear pumps or flats.
Buy the best quality wig you can possibly afford, because higher quality wigs are much more convincing looking. Select a style that is appropriate for your age and a color that is similar to your own, so it will look more natural with your complexion. Comb the wig after each wearing and wash it regularly to keep it in top shape.
Wax or shave. One of the most obvious give aways that you aren't a woman is masculine body hair. Focus on your face, chest, back, underarms, arms and legs. And don't forget to pluck your eyebrows and trim your nose and ear hair.
Wear a waist cincher and a girdle. The waist cincher will create a more feminine hour glass shape, narrowing the waist and accentuating the bust and hips. A girdle will help to round your hips and will also hide male genitalia. A long-legged girdle is helpful, but if you wear short skirts, use a panty girdle.
Buy a pair of realistic breast forms and make sure they are appropriate for your body size. Disproportionately sized breast forms will be sure to attract unwanted attention.
Dress appropriately. Don't wear a cocktail dress and high heels to the supermarket. Don't wear an evening gown to a casual luncheon. Observe how women dress in different situations.
Wear high collars, scarves or turtlenecks if you have a large Adam's apple. Necklaces that hang down below the neck can sometimes draw attention away from the Adam's apple.
Get in the habit of using moisturizer, even when you aren't cross-dressing. Soft, smooth skin looks much more feminine and makeup will be easier to apply.
Experiment with a good beard cover or camouflage cream. Follow it up with foundation, applying it evenly over your face and neck. Apply blush to the cheekbones, blending it in carefully so you don't look like a clown. Cover your face with a light powder.
Apply a fine line of liquid or pencil eyeliner to the lash line, starting at the inner corner and then apply mascara to give your eyes a more long-lashed feminine appearance. If you have light skin, don't wear black mascara, but choose a light brown. Experiment with false eyelashes if you don't like wearing mascara.
Trace the natural line of your lips with a lip liner and then carefully fill in with lipstick. Although women have fuller, pouty lips, be careful about reshaping your lips until you've had plenty of practice. Going overboard can make you look clownish and attract unwanted scrutiny.