The red dress was Ryan's first clothing purchase after the Great Shift. He had been a little hesitant to buy it, but he figured he needed to start getting used to purchasing women's clothes and it looked good enough when he tried it on in the store. However, when he tried it on back at home, he couldn't help but think he looked so much fatter than he had in the mirrors at the store. He knew his new body wasn't fat, but it was hard not to think of it as such. He tried to tell himself it was an illusion. The feeling was especially weird considering how much bigger his male body had been. But he had developed an unrealistic expectation of the female body over the years, and now that he was one he just couldn't shake that preconception.