[Image: Graphic of Twilight Sparkle dancing at the Garden Party wearing the dress Rarity made for her for her birthday. Twilight’s dress is a simple pale yellow dress that goes a bit past the knees of her hind legs and has midlength sleeves for the front legs, has a band of very light yellow at the edges except for around the neck, and a pink bow about the neck. Rarity, with a look of satisfaction, is standing in the background to the right with Octavia a long ways behind her with cello. Fancy Pants is looking at the dress with approval to the left. Twilight appears to be having a good time]
I just love Twilight’s dress, and like Twilight, I love it a lot more than what Rarity was going to make but decided not to put in the effort so that she could intermingle with the high fashion people of Canterlot (while the result turned out fabulous, that was not the right thing to do). I guess Twilight and I have similar tastes (though I am not nearly as fashion blind as Twilight) as that yellow is among my favorite colors and I would so wear such a simple dress as opposed to some really fancy and frilly one.
Reminds me, I don’t actually have any dresses. Not that I haven’t tried a bit to find one, but at the places I have gone, they either just don’t fit me in the shoulders (thanks to my testosterone dominated puberty, I have pretty big shoulders for a girl), aren’t long enough (I want it to go past the knees and have some sleeve), designed for too much of a chest (to say that I am flat chested would be an understatement), would really reveal the masculine features of my body (I’m trying to hide those), etc. Also, there is the issue of actually getting the guts most places to check out the dresses and try them on. This is particularly scary if I am presenting as male, but very dangerous when I am presenting as female since I don’t pass very well and therefore attract attention while at the same time hindering my ability to escape should things get ugly (kind of hard to run from violent bigots if they decide to attack while changing).
:’( I wish I could go shopping with you, Samantha. I’d gladly be your lookout so you could try things on safely.
Also, I too have very broad shoulders, thanks to being super androgen sensitive in my teens, I guess, and I have a hard time finding women’s shirts and dresses that fit me because of this. On the other hand, men’s shirts don’t fit all that well because my waist is so tiny and my breasts are a c-cup. Really, most people have a hard time finding clothes that fit and if we were all made of money, we could just buy clothes that are way too big and then have a tailer alter them to our unique shapes.