Welcome to A Year in Dresses,
This is my blog about my journey as a man wearing a dress everyday for the next year. Most of the thoughts will be about my overall experience and whats in the news however. I hope to gain valuable insight that I can share with the world as well.
I am not disillusioned into thinking I am more important nor my experience more important than anyone I was just hoping to pass on my experience and views.
During the next year I will everyday wear a dress in my
everday life. At this time I do not have a wig or make up nor do I
believe I would chose to. As I am not attempting to look like a woman.
First question I get asked is why a dress?
don't have a real good answer but this is what I have found out. I was always curious about women's clothes and I used to wear my sisters clothes when i was little.
Also the social
construct we have attached to what is boys and what is girls
"stuff."Plus I have always been curious to me. Boys can not like dolls girls can't like trucks and hunting. I am curious why we
are so quick to tell people what they can or can not be.
I decided on wearing dresses. I started with other clothes I thought
about. Wearing jeans everyday for a year however my profession would
not permit me to wear jeans at work. What would be the underlying
lesson "Jeans are Great" I think everyone would agree a comfortable
pair of jeans is great. I considered wearing panties everyday for a
year. I considered wearing
bras everyday for a year and while I am going to do that as well I was
not sure that was going to be enough. Then I thought about wearing
women's trousers at work and jeans not at work so I bought a few pair of
trousers I still have them. They are more comfortable but have
smaller pockets (Apparently no need to carry keys or wallet in your
trouser pocket). I tried wearing skirts however I enjoy them and have
some but still was not quite what I was looking for.
then it hit me what is the one article of clothing that is feminine
that can not be confused with anything other than what it is, a dress.
then I thought about how long I should wear one and what the terms
should be. First I though the term should be long enough for me to
truly grasp an understanding. I initially thought 1 week. Then I
thought 1 month. But that seemed to me that you would barely get
through the nervousness and awkardness after 1 month. I thought about
how long would it take for wearing a dress to become second nature to me. That it
would seem normal to put on a dress So then I thought about 1 year, and I made that part of my New Years Resolution. So was well as losing weight eating healthier I am going to wear dresses everyday this year as well.
Here are the self imposed rules I have
put on myself during this expedition. First everyday I will wear a dress, i will go through the same morning ritual all women go through getting ready for the day. Until I get more dresses there will be repeats
of the same dress. I will wear a dress in every part of my everyday
life. Work, grocery store, movies everything one person normally does.
There will be a few instances when I will not wear a dress
When I am farming on my ranch it is near impossible to
build fence, haul hay, and ride horses in anything but jeans. Second if I
have a wedding or funeral I will not be wearing a dress, while I am not
opposed to wearing dresses during funerals and weddings I am considerate enough to know these events are not about me and subsequently
I should dress accordingly. Third my job has been accepting however
they require me to wear a suit and tie should I meet with the governor
or any head of state.
However on the instances when I can not wear a dress I will put one back on when the event is over.