As most know here it was with the encouragement of my mom that I wore dresses as a young boy. However, I also had what my brothers called "Sissy Dresses". Although they would never say anything in the presence of my mom for fear they too would be so dressed. Some here remember quite well the pouffy petticoated dresses that little girls wore in the late 50s thru the early 60s. I had these dresses in a whole sundre of pretty colors from pink to satinny blue. They all came either with separate petticoats or pettislips, some even with pettipants. They all came with ribbons and bows and various forms or patterns of lace. Some came with sashes that tied around the waist in big bows. I was only allowed to wear these on special days, birthdays or the holidays.