Hey! I'm ftm and have yet to go on T. Any tips for passing? Like how to present myself more masculinely and overall getting my body to look more like a male's without gaining a lot of weight (gaining weight is a problem for me) Thanks!
A big one could be the way you hold yourself and your gait. Guys tend to walk pretty straight on without a whole lot of hip movement. That is to say, instead of your feet going more towards a central line when walking, try to keep them a little more in line with your hips. And standing with feet about shoulder width apart is helpful too.
You can also get a masculine haircut. Just pop into a barber shop and show them a pic of what you’d like or describe it. I’ve seen people where hair was literally the only barrier to their passing. Not saying that’s for everyone, just that can help a lot. (Tip: try to get a straight cut across the neck instead of an round shape)
A big one is also confidence. Keeping it fully in your mind, it’ll come through in your appearance. Even if nothing physical is happening, people can read others’ attitudes. It helps.