Underdressing (or under dressing?) is a new term that I've seen on the internet that refers to men who wear women's panties, bras, pantyhose, and other lingerie beneath their regular male clothing. I'm sure the psychology of underdressing is the same for crossdressing, but there are obviously times when there is too much risk in dressing as a female out in society, so for those situations we girls do the next best thing: underdress.
In fact, I'm guessing that a majority of cross dressers actually began the practice as underdressers. I vividly remember wearing my sister's nylon panties any chance I got beneath my regular clothing. I even wore her panties to school for the first few years until I was rational enough to
understand the implications of being caught in them. And even though I stopped wearing panties to school, I often changed into them the minute I got home.
In junior high and high school, I never did under dress to school, but I often changed into a bra and panties as soon as I got home if I knew I wouldn't be playing with friends that day. Once I entered college, I took my underdressing to the next level meaning I would wear a bra, panties, and pantyhose to class under my regular male clothing. At times, I wanted to be a girl so badly that I wouldn't even wear socks so I could see my nude pantyhose covering my ankles as I sat down.
It was during college that I realized under dressing was a form of stress relief for me. Whenever I took an exam, I was always underdressed, and I still remember that when I struggled with a certain question on a test, I would look down at the
pantyhose covering my ankles as if that would give me some relief. I would under dress when giving oral reports in college, and I even underdressed when defending my thesis.
After graduating from college, I continued to underdress to the office although that was limited to just panties and dark shades of pantyhose and tights that I would wear under my suit as there was too much risk of having my bra show through my dress shirt.
I also found that I would tend to underdress during other so called leisure activities that caused stress such as gambling or watching a sporting event that involved my favorite team. I also have a pair of pink panties that I refer to as my lucky pair, so often my wife asks me if I'm wearing my lucky pink panties, and the answer is usually "yes!" :) .
In my experiences as a crossdresser, I have accomplished quite a few things that require some courage such as dining out while crossdressed, attending the theater as a woman, and shopping for clothing and lingerie dressed as a woman. However, there are still many activities that I hope to accomplish while crossdressed as a woman. Here are some of the items on my crossdressing to-do list that I have yet to experience while dressed as a girl but have experienced for the most part while under dressed:
I have played tennis numerous times while wearing panties, and I have played golf while wearing a bra and panties underneath. I wear a bra and panties with pantyhose nearly every time I fly on an airplane, but I'm always dressed as a male on the outside. I've also changed into bra and panties after a workout, but that was in one of the bathroom stalls where no one could see. I have even walked across a carpeted men's locker room in pantyhosed feet, but one day I would like to change into a pair of panties out in the open.
My Crossdressing Relections
My Cinderella Story
Autumn Photo Shoot
Mommy memoirs from the ballpark
Psychological need for bras
Crazy night at the ballpark
In the mood for pink
Long overdue photo shoot
A girl and a flower garden
Signs of a Girl
Challenges of being a girl 24/7
Quiet Picnic as a Girl
Why My Bra and Panties Rarely Match
Dimensions of being a girl
Pantyhose here and there
Connecting with my cross dressing roots
My slip is showing
Crossdressing and Halloween
Sunday Morning Walks in a Dress
My Biggest "What If?"
Mornings as a Girl
My Mother and My Crossdressing
Motherly Feelings While Crossdressed