Allison M.

A crossdresser's thoughts on life, fashion, fabulousness, and (oh yeah) dressing up

Ponte Foil Tank Dress


Saturday night, instead of venturing into the warm yet dreary and rainy weather Madison has been having this weekend, I stayed in, got dolled up, and slipped on a brand new addition to my wardrobe.

Silver foil tank dress

Yep, that’s yours truly in a new ponte foil tank dress I spotted last Saturday at American Apparel. (Here is that dress on their website).  I had just finished a volunteer opportunity downtown, and instead of heading home and relaxing, I got the urge to walk over to State Street and do some browsing around in the stores.  I checked out the racks at American Apparel when, what to my wondering eyes did appear, this totally awesome tank dress.

Silver foil tank dress

Even though skintight polyester stretch fabric may not always look flattering to my figure, I’m still a fan of how it looks and feels.  This dress is certainly no exception.  The fabric really clings and fits like a glove.  And though it may not be quite perfect, it does look somewhat flattering on my not-quite-perfect figure.  (Just don’t pay too much to my midsection when marveling the dress, okay?)  Note, too, the square neckline, which is like that on both the front and back of the dress.  The neckline doesn’t draw too much to the chest area, and sometimes that can be a good thing, as is the case here where the fabric gets all the attention.

Silver foil tank dress with gloves

A couple of accessories to add:  First, I had these particular gloves in my accessory bin for a long time (as far back as when I featured them with another silver dress in this photo).  While I was taking these photos and praying the camera wouldn’t drain the last life left in the batteries, I headed to the closet, pulled these gloves from my accessory bin, and slipped them on.  And I have to say if the dress didn’t have an air of elegance to it, the gloves certainly add to it.

Silver dress, black jacket, and a smile

Second is this Bisou Bisou black crop jacket that’s also been in my wardrobe for a long time, ever since I bought it at JCPenney and featured it in this photo.  Just as I pared it then with a silver-tinted dress, I did the same here.  This is certainly an outfit that’s ready for a night on the town.  And truth be told, if it hadn’t started to rain Saturday night, I would have headed to the club in this ensemble (I really hate getting rained on while en femme).  If you’re braver than I am when it comes to rain and snow, wear this to your holiday party, wherever it may be; it’s for sure that heads will be turning your way.

If you’d like to see a few more photos of this outfit, including me looking so fierce in a pair of sunglasses, please check out the 2015 album on my Flickr stream.  Let me know, too, what you think of the outfit; I’m always eager to hear constructive criticism.  Thanks for the look-sees.  🙂


Author: Allison M.

A part of the trans community ("cross-dresser" is the term that applies to me) who finds themselves much more expressive and somewhat more confident when presenting in a feminine persona. An admirer and supporter of those who are fashionable, fabulous, and friendly (LGBT or otherwise). Someone who tries to be witty and unique, but is not even remotely perverted or a pariah (I am a real human being, just like you). Using various writing styles on this blog to communicate thoughts and feelings concerning my life experiences, fashion sense, and the world at large (and maybe impressing my high school creative writing teacher who deservedly gave me middling grades).

3 thoughts on “Ponte Foil Tank Dress

  1. Love the dress!!! I also love how happy you look in it! That’s the best bit 😀
    If you’re concerned about the midsection, try shapewear. (Spanx etc) there’s heaps of options out there for what will be best to reduce lines & vpl 🙂 also if you’re wearing tights, I dunno how tall you are, but another trick with tights (if you’re anything like me, I hate where they sit once on and how they cut into your waist) get plus sized tights. Longer in the torso and you can generally pull them up high enough to cover trouble areas. You also won’t look like your being cut in the middle. Plus size tights are especially good for anyone over about 5’5.
    Those are my tips. You look stunning and I love the dress on you!

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    • Thanks for the compliments. I’m about 5’5″ without heels and usually employ some sort of undergarment or waist-slimming piece to keep the gut in while wearing something like a skirt or blouse. I didn’t consider that route, however, as I feared such an undergarment would show through the material. At least something like a jacket works to draw attention away from the waist area (and keep the wearer warm, of course). I think I may consider plus-sized tights/hosiery in the future when wearing a dress such as this. Hopefully, like you suggest, it will slim/hide the trouble area around the waist/stomach, as well as lessen the chance of the edge of the tights rolling down on me (as they’re prone to do one me, sadly).


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