When a lesbian dresses in a traditionally feminine way, many people may assume that she is straight. She may also be told that she is "too pretty to be gay". As a result, she may become invisible to other lesbians because she does not fit the stereotypical "butch" role and/or does not date "butch" women.

What I suffer from on a daily basis.
1: So do you have a boyfriend?

2: No, I'm a lesbian

1: Wow! I would have never guessed!

2: I know, I suffer from femme invisibility
by LipstickHoney November 14, 2012
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a feminine-looking lesbian that has difficulties in convincing the dyke world at large that she's gay, or being seen by other lesbians at all.
1st Dyke:See that girl over there? She looks so straight, too bad, because she's pretty hot.

2nd Dyke: Don't be so quick to write her off, you never know, she could be an invisible femme.
by Starrgirl17 September 8, 2011
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