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Saint Fool
06-10-2007, 10:27 AM
It's a plot bunny - one that may never be written. But if a young man needed to convincingly dress as a woman, what would be a good fashion period? Say WWI and back about 200 years.

Victorian would work, but it seems like the obvious choice.

newmod
06-10-2007, 10:35 AM
Damn, I was going to suggest the 1920s due to the preference for flat chested, thin, short-haired girls.

Lyra Jean
06-10-2007, 10:36 AM
1920's flapper. Short hair and no breasts were the fashion.

Women would tape down their boobs. I believe there were even bras made so that when you wore them it would make your boobs look smaller.

oops. Thought it said WW2 not WW1

sunandshadow
06-10-2007, 11:42 AM
Any period where corsets and heavy makeup were in, which would have been roughly the 1800s-1850s.

zenwriter
06-10-2007, 08:07 PM
My vote is for late 1700s, especially French fashions of the period. Lots of fabric, especially around the hips, create some curves, even on a man’s body. The hats and hairpieces that most women wore would make it easy for a man to dress up pretty convincingly.

Vanatru
06-10-2007, 08:53 PM
Why not go for the 80's or 90's? The 1980 and 90s. :) What with the whole glam rock/punk rock/androgynous look then it was easy for guys to dress up with make up and women's clothes.