A strange thing happened on my way to the dresser the other day. I was going to pick out a pair of panties and grabbed one of my favorites. There are a number of reasons why. First, it is a pair of high-cut bikini briefs that were in fashion in the 80s and early 90s. Second, I love the look and feel of the stretchy material. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, they were a hand-me-down from my girlfriend.
Sure, I loved the panties when they were in her underwear drawer. They always looked great on her. But once she gave them to me, I fell in love with them (and her) all over again. I took the gift to mean that my girlfriend accepted me as a crossdresser.
Also, there was a sense of femininity to the article. My girlfriend originally selected those panties when she was shopping. She wore them many times while they were in her possession. Was there a symbiotic relationship between the underwear and the wearer? Can there be a sense of feminine transference in the material? Am I attributing more magical properties to the underwear than exists? Am I just strange? The only answer I have to any of the questions is a YES to the last one.
I do know that I have given this particular pair of underwear a special place in my drawer and my heart, always happy when I can wear them because of what I believe the underwear symbolizes to me. It may be ‘just me’ or maybe others feel the same about a favorite article of clothing kept in their drawers or closets.
Crossdressers already have a love for the feminine form and fashion. This just takes the concept in a different direction. Whether the love and appreciation of these bikini panties comes from a place of nostalgia, of enveloping comfort, or of acceptance for oneself or from my girlfriend, I can tell you that a simple pair of underwear has done all of those things for me.