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So as the topic reads, has anyone had a professional clothing fitting? And did you do it presenting as male? Right now I'm just starting out and have absolutely nothing, I don't even know my correct size. I'm big as in obese and have like a 65 waist in mens sizes. I would love to know what size I am so that I can shop and fill my closet, I need to know trans friendly places that will be willing to help me out. Any suggestions as to where I can go to get fitted for my correct size.


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Holly, there are lots of size conversion scales for men’s to women’s clothing sizes. A good place to start is designer/manufacturers website. A lot will have size guides that reference actual measurements. They will just get you in the ball park. Women’s clothing sizes are entirely arbitrary and vary wildly between companies and designers. Even within the same designer. You will need to try them on, there is really no other way. If you’re shopping online, do so from retailers with really good return policies, as you’ll likely need to buy them in a couple sizes and the return the ones which don't fit. 

I am typically anywhere from a 12 to a 16 and a large to an XL and sometimes even a XXL. 

As for professional fittings, lots of retailers will offer fittings. Check their websites. I’ve never done one. 

Happy wardrobe building! Hugs!

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Thank you Sara. You are an angel. I will check the websites to see if they have fittings.

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That's a great resource and charts @VickySGV.  Thank you!


@HollyNoel I can attest to the accuracy of the information provided by Vicky.  I eventually found my "right" sizes by trial and error and reading reviews on Amazon for "fits as advertised" or not.  (wish I had this resource before that)

Be careful if you are buying online and the vendor is an Asian outlet, because their size charts are different and you need to go up two full sizes normally (like I am XL in US sizes, but XXL or XXXL if its in Asian sizes)


Have fun shopping❣️

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Thank you girls for the link. Am going to check for places that can fit me. I kind of want the fitting by a person just because getting fitted makes me think I'm a princess being dressed for the ball. Lol

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OMG that's a lot of information. There is things there I didn't know. Now I know how to measure for my size. I'm glad I bought the cloth measure tape.

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Clothing stores have been very helpful, I have been able to take my MtoF daughter to get outfits and were very accomodating taking her measurements and pulling different sizes for her. 

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MTGDaughter, I wish my mother was as accepting as you are for your daughter. I would have transitioned 40 years ago. Anyway, a week ago I called Victoria's Secrete about fitting trans girls, we talked for 30 minutes and she told me that they would fit anyone that needed under garments. I mentioned that I was obese and just starting to transition and that I had no clue as to what size I was and that I doubted that they would have anything in my size and that what I was really looking for is a professional fitting to find my size so that I would know. She said that I could come in and they would help me find my size because every woman deserved to find proper fitting clothing. She said she personally loved helping "new" women look their best. All I had to do is go in my local shop and explain my situation to the salesperson and she should be more than happy helping me out. I'm so glad that being trans is becoming more accepted these days, and I'm happy that I won't have to feel awkward going in and buying what I need.

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