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Like most guys who like to wear dresses, I don't understand the desire, but I can't shake it either. As you can probably relate, I've attempted to many times in my life. My fantasy dress up is not sexual but more about the innocence of the era.

I  like to dress as a 12/13 year-old girl, just budding, in 1962/1963. This was at the tail end of the big petticoats era. So, sometimes I like to wear a dress with puffy sleeves and silky panties and petti pants with big petticoats underneath and sometimes I like to wear a simple straight line dress with cotton panties and a full cotton petticoat/slip underneath with ankle socks and Mary Jane shoes to match. I have purchased reproduction Sears catalogues and LOVE the dresses, underwear and petticoats pictured there, but find it difficult to locate dresses like these that fit me.

             

It is expensive to have them custom made and what I find online just doesn't seem to fit the bill. The frilly dresses are always made of a satin material instead of cotton, which I prefer. Although I do like the party chiffon dresses girls wore back then, too. But I can only find them in "flower girl" sizes.

Then there is the matter of fantasy play. Although I like to dress this way, I find it difficult to put my mind completely in the role of a 12/13 year-old girl in the early sixties. I realize it's "acting", but not having anyone to role play with makes it hard. And FINDING someone who "gets it" is impossible. It's not like one can advertise it!  Besides it would be embarrassing, at least at first. Going outside dressed this way is the best, but not always easy to do. So many times I have dreamed of living on 10 or 20 acres where I could create my own "play land". But, I'm just dreaming. I have heard of a camp for "girls" like this but I'm on the west coast (US) and the camp is on the east coast. I recently found a schoolgirl outfit at Disneyland, of all places, that is great for an "off the rack" outfit. I bought the full dress, the skirt (with a silky lining) and the peacoat. Here's a picture of the full dress under the coat...

 

Am I the only one who enjoys wearing these type of outfits? Please share your thoughts/experiences with me if you like this era of dress up as well.

pettipal pettipal 56-60 11 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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No you are not the only one. I have always loved to dress.just like you. It started when I was just about 8 and lm still dressing like it in my 60

Would love to be friends. I just love petticoats

I too like this style of dress and I do have a few from the internet for less then $80

search for square dance dresses and petticoats on your computer, Ebay has these clothes cheaper than stores too.http://profile.yahoo.com/RPMQ2BS7CZAEUV24XATPRBRJCY

there are plenty of sites on ebay that make very similar dresses in any size you want i have a couple but they do not fit me any longer but when i got them they were only around $55 which i thought was a great price for made to measure if i can find a way of putting a photo on here i will put one of me in one of the dresses, i wear skirts or dresses all the time i have got over the part wear we all go through if other people would do it i will so now i just wear what i want to.<br />
regards paulie

there are plenty of sites on ebay that make very similar dresses in any size you want i have a couple but they do not fit me any longer but when i got them they were only around $55 which i thought was a great price for made to measure if i can find a way of putting a photo on here i will put one of me in one of the dresses, i wear skirts or dresses all the time i have got over the part wear we all go through if other people would do it i will so now i just wear what i want to.<br />
regards paulie

I totally understand. The early sixties wwas the best era of all. And the 12-13 age of girls then was delicious. Girls transitioning to first bras, girdles, stockings and heels. Skirt lengths shortening to knee length. Girls wore feminine ruffles, lace, ribbons and chiffon. Teen girls wore less petticoats and bobbie sox and saddle shoes ... and more stockings with shorter skirts. I write feminization stories ... and 90% of them involve the early 60s and age 11-13

i just got my first pair of genuine black patent leather Mary Janes in October. I had been looking for years due to my large feet. Now that completes my outfits for the total little girl look. They look so cute with white lace anklets.<br />
If I were jerrygreen's size, I don't think I would have had to search so long.

Like you, for this era, I entered junior high school in 1955 and graduated HS in 1961. In reflection, it was a wonderful era that personafied the innocence of the time for young girls. The bouffant fashion of the time bears that out in memories and images that those of us who were there remember.<br />
This is in stark contrast to the thinking of the young girls today. If girls ( and women ) today wish to wear pants, then boys ( and men ) should wear dresses if they wish. This is tongue and cheek of course. What male would dress up in girls full skirt fashions and be seen in public, today or back then! But the allure of the fantasy to dress up in that era is strong in many of us. The internet is full of sites that are dedicated to the so-called "sissy" look. You know, skirts and dresses poufed out with stiff crinolines and petticoats, or taffeta bouffant slips.<br />
But these thoughts are very private for me, and it took some time to decide whether or not I would comment on this for the group. I envy you because of your ability to make known your fantasies that include dressing up in the fashion of the time. Maybe later, if requested, I'll share some of the details of my fantasies on these late 50s/early 60s fashions. They make for nice stories. I am interested in the details of your dress-up fantasies though. Your images of the fashion of the era speak well for this. Maybe more later if there is genuine interest in further discussion about this topic.

i totally understand how you feel because i feel excactly the same way. The cute sisxties style dresses with masses of petticoats are just gorgeuous. I have four little sissy girl dresses, 3 are satin which is lovely but my favourite is the cotton one.<br />
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I can relate to the role play issue as well, finding like minded people is extremely difficult. I have been to a dressing service that also carries out the role play and makes you behave as your chosen age. It is such a relief to be able to let this out of your soul.

i can sort of understand as I like to wear see-through plastic clothes. I like how they look and how they feel. About the only thing visible I can wear in public is a clear plastic cyclist's rain jacket which I do often wear as a windbreaker even when there is no rain in sight. I occassionally get a coment and i just respond that I happen to like it as a wind breake.