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Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:50 pm

For decades now, women have had the option to wear jeans, pants, slacks, and trousers as a major part of their fashion wardrobe. And most women have opted for that style, due to personal choice, fashion trends, peer pressure, political beliefs, or for any number of reasons. Now that the majority of women are wearing such, where does that leave the minority of women who also for various reasons wish to wear dresses or blouses/skirts most of the time, or on a day-to-day basis ? Most who so decide must stand alone from the crowd, stand out as different, or 'fight upstream' to confirm and assert their fashion choice of wearing these traditional women's fashion styles. It just seems to me that it would be encouraging to those so inclined to be able to review and ponder the reasons that a few women these days have decided to make the wearing of dresses/skirts a major part of their personal fashion taste and fashion style. With the majority opinion against them, it is not common to find help or encouragement to do so. This thread will hopefully be filled with information, experiences, and personal motivations from persons, like me, who have made the decision to stand out as different by embracing the dying fashion style of wearing dresses and/or skirts on a day-to-day basis.

I must emphasize that whatever one's decision is for their own personal fashion style, that is what is right for them. Everyone has the right to decide what is best for themselves, without extreme criticism, backlash, or objections from others. I offer this thread in the positive spirit of individual choice, that each one's fashion style is theirs alone, as they decide alone, what is best for themselves. Based on my recent personal research of blog articles and other information from the Internet, if I can present information here by transposing articles or comments to help those who are deciding or already have decided on presenting themselves with the fashion statement of dresses and skirts, then I have helped to present this niche fashion style in a better light and with increased understanding.

Comments and opinions are welcome. Of course, others can also start their own threads on this, related, or opposite subjects as they see fit. Live and let live !
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Bea » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:02 pm

Ummm...have you seen street fashion blogs? Skirts and dresses are very much still mainstream.

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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Lesley_Roberta » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 pm

It is partly region.

Here in Canada, a skirt is a little more work than it might be in Texas. It can be a bit cold up that skirt some parts of the year :)

I am aware that females tend to be very pro skirt choice in Korea so it might depend on where you is.

Sometimes religion can be a factor. I am not sure how someone in a Amish community would cope with being TG, but at least they would be expected to be in a dress if they were a woman.

I think most of the move to wear pants for women, was as a result of thoughts on liberation. I suppose it comes down to rebelling against doing what you are told to do.

Given a choice, I'd rather only wear pants when they were functionally required ie weather extremes or work task based mandate. I'd rather do wood working in pants for instance. I'd rather be in a dress or skirt for routine daily activities.

But I am numbered among those that think women should wear dresses and skirts ideally. Ok so I am just that way.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Kittychloe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:24 pm

This is probably expected but... -Facepalm-

You speak like there is some kind of oppression for those that want to wear dresses and skirts, which is pretty silly to think, unless you are a man it's pretty frowned upon then.

I will also second what Bea said and add in any magazine aimed at women maybe also stuff aimed at crossdressers.

Unless I need to go survey all the girls in pants at work which varies daily.

Personally I wear whatever is clean, which atm is pants
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:31 pm

Why I Wear Skirts---By Christine
( edited for brevity, italics mine )

Due to the fact that my blog readership recently jumped from twelve people to three hundred people (who undoubtedly represent a more diverse range of backgrounds), I feel the need to preface this post. Explaining why I've worn skirts almost exclusively for the past seven years is a topic I've wanted to write about for a long time - since long before I had a blog. There's been a lot said on the topic of wearing skirts (at least if you listen in on the discussions of particular circles), but I don't often come across people who look at the issue in the same way that I do, so I feel that perhaps I have one or two unique things to add to that conversation. This is all about giving an explanation of why I do what I do. It is in no way meant to be a judgement or condemnation on other people's clothing choices, and I hope it's not interpreted as such.

Anyone who has had some exposure to [religion], or a number of other groups (whether in real life, or on the blogosphere), has probably come across arguments in favor of women wearing skirts/dresses instead of pants. While I agree with the sentiment - that it is good for women to wear such things - I find that my reasons for believing so tend to differ from those of the other skirt-wearing women I know.

I want to first address a common complaint I hear about wearing skirts.

Before college, I owned maybe one or two skirts. Uncomfortable elastic-waisted things I only put on when I was forced to dress up for something. Now, I have a closet full of skirts in assorted lengths, colors, fabrics - suitable for most any occasion or activity. A lot of people in the pants-camp say that skirts are impractical and too constrictive for everyday wear. In defense of skirts, let me say that if you get the right type, they work well in any weather, and for many activities.

In the summer, I wear mostly just-below-the-knee light flowy cotton skirts. I go barefoot as much as possible, but when I have to go somewhere, throw on some sandals.

In the winter, I like my skirts as long as possible. My legs are really long, so skirts that were designed to be ankle-length usually end on my lower calves. I wear heavy tights under them always - brown or black, depending on the outfit. I don't understand all the crazy, crazy women I see in the wintertime with bare legs under skirts!! Don't they know that warm opaque tights exist for that purpose? Around the house, I might add socks or slippers for extra warmth. Outdoors on a cold day, I always have on boots. Your legs will get cold if you wear a skirt without boots in the winter! Be sensible!

My favorite skirts are ones with some "flow" to them. Cotton does this job well. I also have a few corduroy or other stiff-material skirts which are sewn in many sections, and so have a nice flare and movement to them. The straight-sided jean skirt look, or the unfortunate denim jumper made infamous by women like Michelle Duggar, are not something I would wear. If the skirt is flow[e]y enough, you can have total freedom of motion (running up and down the stairs, stepping over the maze of baby gates around the house), just like with pants. You can sit in any position, and never have to worry about immodesty, as you might with a short or tighter-fitting skirt. You can't, say, do cartwheels....but who does that after the age of eight anyways?

I will NOT wear tennis shoes with a skirt - it just looks terrible!

A lot of women who regularly wear skirts argue that skirts are more modest. Now, anything done out of a true spirit of modesty is good, and I'm not going to criticize anyone for seeking out a modest wardrobe. That said, I just feel like this argument doesn't hold much water. I think it would be much easier for me to find examples of immodest skirts than immodest pants. To be fair, though, the factor that makes a skirt immodest is often relating to its length [in my opinion].

In my opinion, a full-length, not-skin-tight pair of pants is about equal in modesty to a full-length, not-skin-tight skirt. And pants might be interpreted as even more modest than any skirt short enough to reveal even a tiny bit of ankle-skin. I just don't see pants as inherently immodest.

I made a conscious decision that I would start dressing in a clearly feminine way.
While I am a nostalgic sort of person, and do love vintage clothing, I'm not saying that society should go back to dressing like people did in the 1940s...or the 1900s...or any other previous period. Despite the widespread trend towards androgyny in clothing, there are still some vestiges of gender-specific items remaining (almost all for women, though, it should be noted), one of the obvious ones being a skirt (/dress). So in my sophomore year of college, I began intentionally adding more skirts to my wardrobe.
And it made a big difference. For one, when I would wear a skirt, it made me more aware of being a woman, something different and set apart from men.

At the same time, I noticed the changes in the ways that men responded to me.
I had many more men hold doors for me, or let me cross in front of their car on the road when I was in a skirt. I know this sounds silly. I'm trying[, or maybe] trying to say I wear skirts because I "get something out of it [?]" I don't think I necessarily look prettier in a skirt either, just more feminine (but perhaps that's the same thing?).

The first few months that I started "skirting" regularly, I got a lot of questions from my relatives and my high school friends. Mostly, "why are you so dressed up?" For a while, I tried to fight this attitude. I was determined to make wearing skirts "normal again." I would say, "fifty years ago, women wore skirts everyday, and no one asked why they were dressed up!". But after a while, I just had to accept that in this modern culture, women wearing skirts (I'm not talking about skirts of the super-short variety) is considered dressing up. And I decided to embrace that. I mean, if I can look like I made an extra effort in my clothing choice without actually having to put in any extra work...well, that sounds good to me!

As I said earlier, I think the way you dress not only says something about your identity, but it helps to create it. I think it's important to encourage this in society - for each person to have and understand his role, his job, his purpose.

So I wear skirts because they make me [what I consider to be] a better woman. I wear skirts because I want to make a statement - one most people will only pick up on unconsciously - about how I believe society should be.

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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Kittychloe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:34 pm

So.... Sexism?
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:40 am

Lesley_Roberta wrote:It is partly region[al].

Here in Canada, a skirt is a little more work than it might be in Texas.

Given a choice, I'd rather only wear pants when they were functionally required ; i.e. weather extremes . . . . I'd rather be in a dress or skirt for routine daily activities.

But I am numbered among those that think women should wear dresses and skirts ideally. Ok so I am just that way.


If you mean to say, " I am numbered among those that think myself, as well as like-minded women, should wear dresses and skirts as an ideal fashion style for themselves ", then you, and others like you , and others that are questioning this style for themselves, are the target audience that I am trying to reach and encourage. As the saying goes, " I like your style ! "
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Lesley_Roberta » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:27 am

I'm old fashioned, I admit it, I don't mind it, I can at least recognize it for what it is, I come from the era I was born into to and I tend to live a life that is 20 years older than I actually am chronologically.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby BecomingSusan » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:41 pm

I like skirts and dresses well enough. I was very into them for a while early in my transition. Now, however, I wear pants most of the time. Pants are just more practical for my lifestyle. They're warmer. They don't get caught in things like car doors or shrubbery. I don't worry about shaving my legs when I wear pants. I contend that pants are also safer. Pants facilitate an active life. Jeans, in particular, are very durable. Pants, to me, seem less formal, and I lead a very informal life.

I have pondered the increased prevalence of the wear of pants by women over the last century. I'm sure that pants are perceived as more liberating. Many seem to feel that liberation is advanced by adopting of the ways of the oppressor. I think there may be more to it than that, however. I wonder if advanced development of feminine hygiene products may also contribute to this trend. Perhaps modern plumbing also has had an effect. I conclude that practicality wins out over fashion or style in most circumstances and thus pants are more prevalent.

When practicality is not the most significant factor, we see more dresses and skirts. Rarely are pants seen on red carpets. A nice sun dress is wonderful on a hot summer day. Many work environments call for the wear of skirts or dresses, at least some of the time. When most of us women really want to look nice, the pants stay in the closet.

In our world today, we women have options that women of the past did not. So, now, it's all about the situation. What fits the situation best? The answer, for me, for most of my activities, is that pants do.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Toku » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:33 am

CuteButLooksPregnant wrote:As I said earlier, I think the way you dress not only says something about your identity, but it helps to create it. I think it's important to encourage this in society - for each person to have and understand his role, his job, his purpose.


I know this is your opinion but perpetuating pidgeonholes based on sex is a big part of why trans people suffer. Because they don't fit into those things as easily as others, when if everyone dropped that shit and stopped thinking we needed to have specific roles and expression for gender there'd probably a whole lot less to worry about except for the people who wanted to embody a role perfectly. It's not going to happen but if it did, can you imagine how much less BS there'd be? You may feel like you're doing some part to keeping an older world you like alive. Let's not forget those older worlds would probably have people like us locked up in mental hospitals getting ECT and we wouldn't be having this conversation.

I'm not sure what you think a woman's role is, but there isn't one, really. Society decides what it thinks a man's and woman's roles are but if you took that away what would it be? If you stood in the midst of everything without the nagging voice of other people would you have a role? Would the air tell you what to do or be? And what society says a role is or should be isn't always sensical or wanted.

I don't think it's good for society to 'tell' men and women what to be and for the one to define the other by stating that it is NOT the other (either by clothes, acting etc.). It's good for society to accept that men and women have physical differences but apart from those the sexes are more similar than different and can still do much the same things. When I look at societies out there now that strictly enforce the gender divide, they seem to be places where women aren't allowed to drive or walk about by themselves, or are treated like some strange mystery animal instead of a human, or covered up in blue curtains. Self expression is perfectly fine but all this enforce role stuff? What? Shouldn't we be leaving that thinking behind by now? How is it going to better the world to keep thinking that way when now we know better, we know that roles are best for anyone who is capable of them, not because of what's between their legs...

So I wear skirts because they make me [what I consider to be] a better woman. I wear skirts because I want to make a statement - one most people will only pick up on unconsciously - about how I believe society should be.

It's up to you how it makes you feel and even though I'm a dude I don't want a society where people have to dress rigidly to identify themselves. I'd actually prefer a society with more fluidity in this department and more understanding of what I said above that we're more similar than different, with some leeway. I think that would be more constructive.

If you want to wear skirts then go for it. Maybe other people think it's old fashioned but who cares as long as they are not likely to force you to stop, or would put you in danger in a situation. Otherwise I don't think you need this reasoning behind it, it's just what you want to do
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Polly » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:53 am

CuteButLooksPregnant wrote:Why I Wear Skirts---By Christine
( edited for brevity, italics mine )

Due to the fact that my blog readership recently jumped from twelve people to three hundred people (who undoubtedly represent a more diverse range of backgrounds), I feel the need to preface this post.
<chopped the rest - sorry..>



I know its not relevant, but you just got a nearly thirty fold increase in your readership - I'd love to know how come!

I love this thread, really and to be slightly more relevant: - During World War 2, if a woman in the WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force - later to become the Women's Royal Air Force) was working on the repair of a Hurricane or Spitfire, she wore uniform issue slacks. If she was on parade, she might wear uniform skirt. But this sort of thing and the times and history had a huge influence on what women could choose to wear and it was perfectly normal for a woman to wear "slacks" if she wanted, in the following post war years. But most women would still wear skirts and certainly skirt style dresses were normal wear for parties and dances for several decades after that. By the start of the 1980s just about anything was OK.

That was for most parts of the UK anyway.

You say "Daily Style" and I think that is key here. If you want to look like the way you want to, then skirted wear is a nice part of the choice. Being Pretty, being Beautiful, being Practical -- I would love to be able to combine all three all of the time and I think it is also important to feel good.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Kittychloe » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:42 pm

Toku wrote:


I'm not sure what you think a woman's role is, but there isn't one, really. Society decides what it thinks a man's and woman's roles are but if you took that away what would it be? If you stood in the midst of everything without the nagging voice of other people would you have a role? Would the air tell you what to do or be? And what society says a role is or should be isn't always sensical or wanted.

I don't think it's good for society to 'tell' men and women what to be and for the one to define the other by stating that it is NOT the other (either by clothes, acting etc.). It's good for society to accept that men and women have physical differences but apart from those the sexes are more similar than different and can still do much the same things. When I look at societies out there now that strictly enforce the gender divide, they seem to be places where women aren't allowed to drive or walk about by themselves, or are treated like some strange mystery animal instead of a human, or covered up in blue curtains. Self expression is perfectly fine but all this enforce role stuff? What? Shouldn't we be leaving that thinking behind by now? How is it going to better the world to keep thinking that way when now we know better, we know that roles are best for anyone who is capable of them, not because of what's between their legs...


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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Bea » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:17 pm

Thirded.

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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Madison_Dawn » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:07 pm

Is it possible for a fourthed? LMAO!
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Postby Bea » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:11 pm

My autocorrect didn't recognise "thirded", so game on. :-P
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:07 pm

BecomingSusan wrote:I like skirts and dresses well enough. I was very into them for a while early in my transition. Now, however, I wear pants most of the time.
I conclude that practicality wins out over fashion or style in most circumstances and thus pants are more prevalent.

When practicality is not the most significant factor, we see more dresses and skirts. Rarely are pants seen on red carpets. A nice sun dress is wonderful on a hot summer day. Many work environments call for the wear of skirts or dresses, at least some of the time. When most of us women really want to look nice, the pants stay in the closet.

In our world today, we women have options that women of the past did not. So, now, it's all about the situation. What fits the situation best? The answer, for me, for most of my activities, is that pants do.

( Italics mine )


You touch on an interesting point to explain the majority's preferences, BeSusan. It is the ones who look at it from the other way around, including myself, that I am trying to identify, relate to, and confirm. I
( am I the only one ? ), or we as being in the minority, as the case seems to be, prefer fashion style over practicality, such as the wearing of dresses and/or skirts in cold weather nevertheless. It's just a matter of opinion and personal preference, with the uniting factor in each group being, " Each to their own ".

I don't think of it drifting into the political realm as a previous poster alleges. Social realm maybe. But some people see things differently, especially when political factors are mixed in. If peeps want to be seconded, thirded, fourthed, or fifthed, to that political viewpoint, that is O.K., too. They are probably in the majority.

Toku wrote:
CuteButLooksPregnant wrote:As I said earlier, I think the way you dress not only says something about your identity, but it helps to create it. I think it's important to encourage this in society - for each person to have and understand his role, his job, his purpose.


I know this is your opinion but perpetuating pigeonholes . . . .


Remember, the information in that post is Christine's opinion, not necessarily mine. She wrote that blog article, not me. I am only acting as a newspaper reporter and editor to present certain viewpoints, so that everyone can form their own opinions, and pick and choose what to believe in. My personal opinion is similar to Christine's in many respects regarding the wearing of dresses and skirts, but my opinions on other matters she touched on are not identical.

If you want to wear skirts then go for it. Maybe other people think it's old fashioned, but who cares as long as they are not likely to force you to stop, or would put you in danger in a situation. Otherwise I don't think you need this reasoning behind it, it's just what you want to do.


You are correct about that point, it is what I want to do in regards to the fashion style of dresses and skirts. I am trying to see if others feel the same way, fashion wise. Thank you, Toku, for acknowledging the above, although I don't agree with your other opinions. But each to their own, live and let live.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby chriswb504 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:45 am

I have not started my anatomical transition yet, and do to the fact that I am not willing to be outed by a large number of people at this time, I am still appearing and dressing as a man in my everyday life. Once I do start my anatomical transition, I really do want to adopt skirts and dresses as my style. That being said, as a dancer, I have a lot of experience with make-up and costumes. I have had a lot of experience playing women's parts in theatrical productions. So I am no stranger to wearing dresses on stage. The problem is that my costume dresses and skirts are too revealing and camp for everyday wear. Now, that being said, I thought that it would be really nice to find a couple of really classy but somewhat conservative dresses to wear on special occasions, among my friends who are aware of my intention to eventually transition. New York & Company always seems to have a very good selection of dresses and accessories in their clearance and mark down sections. I could get lost in there for days. Today I bought me a really nice short sleeve navy blue dress, with white and black trim and a zipper in the back. It was a 65 dollar dress that I found on sale for only 15 dollars! This dress will look great with my black hand bag, black shoes, and my black tights with white polka dots.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:00 pm

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I like full dresses that outline the waist and fall below the knee. Very feminine.
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I wear nothing but skirts & dresses. It's more comfortable IMO. It's feminine. Boots in the winter, sandals in the warm weather.
In the last 3-4 years I can count on one hand how many times I wore slacks/jeans! Pants feel like they never fit me right, or they pull up on my crotch, bag on the back of my waist, etc. I feel so comfy in skirts, the only fit criteria for me is it goes around my waist, so my hips just glide under the fabric, there is no pulling at the crotch. I've had plenty of denim skirts for CASUAL (daily) wear & soft/fleecy fabrics for a more dressy look & cool cotton for the hot weather. Sundresses too for the summer. In the winter, boots & if really cold, tights or leggings underneath.
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I wear dresses or skirts 80% of the time. They're more comfortable, easier access when using the bathroom and I don't have to worry about pairing a cute top with my bottoms if I'm wearing a full-on dress. Since I'm short and thin, dresses are more flattering than pants, which tend to flatten me out.
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I love dresses and skirts, and I think I look pretty good in them as well.
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I loathe pants. The only time I wear them is when I'm at home and they're made of flannel. Frankly, it's a lot easier to go to the restroom when you're wearing a dress. Of course, this benefit is [a]nulled when you have to wear pantyhose for certain dresses. GRRRRRRR. Pantyhose are OF THE DEVIL.
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I love dresses!
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I like wearing dresses / skirts. Especially during the summer.
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I live in them...all I can say is it make[s] me feel sexy and the air flow is wonderful.
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Posted: 7/8/2010 12:59:22 PM

Anything that highlights and accents a person's natural figure is more appealing.

Men have boxy, square frames which is why it is often said how much better a man looks in a good suit. It presents him in his masculine form.

The same goes for women. Dresses and skirts offer the appeal of a woman's curves. Jeans, no matter how flattering, do not bring out that unique feminine flavor. Skirts and dresses are made for a woman's silhouette.

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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby eindecker » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:44 pm

I'm definitely going to be adding a good amount of skirts/dresses to my wardrobe. Seeing as it's already 3 to 3, (skirts/dresses vs. pant/shorts) I think I'm doin' a-ok for right now! But Yeah, for as long as I've been "stuck" wearing pants and t-shirts, you bet your cute lil ass I'm going to be rocking the dresses and skirts! I love seeing women in them, and I love wearing them myself. My only concern: when the inevitable bee/wasp/critter decides it wants in from the sun....




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Postby Kittychloe » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:20 pm

CuteButLooksPregnant wrote:Select comments from the POF website in answer to the question ( paraphrased )---

Why do people like to see women or girls wearing dresses/skirts?
Why do you like to wear dresses/skirts?



I'm not sure what a loaded question proves.. but ok good luck with the movement
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby PossiblyAnna » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:18 pm

I wear skirts most of the time. Probably three reasons: 1) they make me feel more feminine and counteract bits of gender angst I still posses; 2) they are physically more comfortable considering unwanted bits of anatomy; 3) I look cute in them; it's part of my style. :-)
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Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:44 pm

More select comments from the POF website in answer to the question ( paraphrased )---

Why do people like to see women or girls wearing dresses/skirts?
Why do you like to wear dresses/skirts ?
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Posted: 6/12/2010 6:22:56 AM

I wear skirts in the summer all the time, it's more comfortable for me to get in a skirt and a cute top with some sexy shoes [to match.]
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I like this thread. I recently started becoming waaay more conscious of wearing dresses and skirts , not only for being more attractive . . . ., but that it's about time I take my grandmother's advice to heart.
I've been a tomboy almost all my life, when I was a kid mostly... I would wear dresses and skirts a lot in the earlier part of my adult years but usually only once a week.
Now, I am making a conscious effort to make sure I wear them at least 5-6 days a week and have re-vamped my wardrobe. I even have a sporty type skirt which I wear [over my bike] shorts under[neath] when I go ride my bike.
Immediately I have changed the way I walk, and I observe how other people notice the fact that I am more feminine in how I dress. People treat a woman differently if she's in pants or a dress.
I never ever want to be like a man so I am not interested anymore in dressing like one.
I don't think I need to wear ugly jeans again [, and] that really, honestly, I'm finding... [they] are just not that comfortable.
. . . . but that I prefer to feel this way and its about how I FEEL! Oh no!! here it comes....
I feel like a natural WOMAN! LOL
. . . . so therefore I will wear a dress!
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Posted: 5/8/2010 12:19:09 PM

I think [people] like them because it's just a more feminine look.

Fine by me. I used to wear jeans an awful lot, but now [I] wear skirts and dresses most of the time. They're more comfy.
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I love women in dresses. I don't think there is anything wrong with being feminine.
[ As a man, I say ] Good for you! There is nothing wrong with looking feminine. Your right about men and [ seeing women wearing] dresses. I compliment women when they wear dresses. To me it says "I'm a woman, and I don't want to be a man, I'm happy being a woman." There is nothing wrong with being a woman.
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Posted: 5/13/2010 8:49:25 AM

When the weather is nice I'm always wearing dresses and skirts. I'm not so much a girlie girl, but I feel more feminine when I do. I'm not into the make-up / hair do / fake tan / fake nails thing. I like to dress pretty to add to my 'feel good' happiness though. I do it for me.
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Posted: 5/20/2010 2:32:37 PM

Dresses and skirts can be both flattering and modest. Generally - those of us past the age of 30 don't look as good as we used to in jeans or slacks. Women who have reached that point and wear dresses are wise enough to realize the benefits of showing a little less, while looking every bit as sexy. And I like [my fashion sense] smart.
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Posted: 5/21/2010 12:46:07 PM

I absolutely [love seeing] women in skirts/dresses with nylons and high-heels. It looks feminine, sophisticated and terribly attractive! I have seen girls, very ordinary looking ones without much natural beauty, who suddenly looked so much better in a dress . . . . I'm also just a legs guy to begin with. I couldn't care less about cleavage, I just like a [pleasant] face and [a dress showing] nice. . . legs, yeah!!
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Posted: 6/7/2010 7:25:03 AM

I understand that a lot of women like the ease and comfort of wearing slacks/jeans instead of a dress/skirt with heels.
[But,] I think that if us guys complimented women, letting them know how beautiful that they looked when they are wearing a dress or nice skirt with heels, then women might be decid[ing] to wear them more often.
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Posted: 6/7/2010 5:28:35 PM

Heels aren't the only option with skirts you know. Plenty of chicks wear flats (i.e. ballet shoes) that might not accentuate the legs as conspicuously, but their femininity and a nice pair of [calves] (if you should be so lucky) are still on show.
Chunky shoes also once had their niche with skirts, but guess you gotta appreciate a bit of tomboyish grunge in your girls.
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Posted: 2/17/2010 3:11:02 PM

With respect to the original question, many outfits are sexy including cute pants and tops that the original poster is more fond of.

However, nothing says "women" like a dress or a skirt (except perhaps on St. Patrick's Day).
They are girlie, they are cute, they are less common than they once were, so they make you stand out a lot more in many circumstances. I personally find even very long skirts that go down to one's ankles or brush the ground can be very attractive. Remember Stevie Nicks videos ? She wore extremely long skirts/dresses. Skirts and dresses flow [ever so nicely] while dancing, even while walking.
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Posted: 3/21/2010 9:10:27 AM

I am a large woman with muscular legs and I wear skirts that are knee length or longer. Wearing short skirts kind of makes my body look like a marshmallow, and skirts and sweater sets, or skirts and cute tops look better on me than dresses, unless the dress fits well and has a matching sweater or jacket, etc. I have never heard anything except compliments from men when I wear dresses or skirts. I wear pants to work most of the time in colder months, but enjoy wearing skirts and tops in the warmer months.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby dreamin » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:42 pm

Lesley_Roberta wrote:Here in Canada, a skirt is a little more work than it might be in Texas. It can be a bit cold up that skirt some parts of the year :)

maybe thermal or fleece-lined leggings would help take the edge off at least?
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Postby MikiSJ » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:16 pm

I have been wearing mostly jeans, during the day. When I would wear a dress/skirt I would always wear hose because of my 67 y/o legs with a lot of mileage to hide.

Now that Summer has arrived and when I look around I start to see a lot more skirts and dresses, I want to wear a dress. I have also discovered that for an old lady, my legs are about halfway between 'cover them up' to 'wow' and I am starting to feel a lot better about being seen in a dress without hose.
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Postby QuinnQuiver » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:06 pm

I have an awesome black maxi skirt that is very stretchy but also very durable. I've done gardening in them all spring long and they haven't ripped. I put on old used leggings with the skirt to avoid insect surprises. I wonder if I can find another skirt link this one at goodwill.
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Postby Lucy-chan » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:26 pm

I've just ordered my third dress from everything's £5.

It's the qunitisensential 'little black dress'. I hope it fits, I had hell of a time with a party frock I bought from them over Christmas. I ruined in five minutes flat. Damn 'man shoulders' :x


I hoping it'll look right as evening wear for when I go to Manchester....

I'm already taking my favorite animal print dress.... :mrgreen:
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Postby MikiSJ » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:40 pm

Why have to choose? These are my styles:
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Lesley_Roberta » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:01 pm

My latest reality is dresses seem to be STUUUUUPIDLY expensive bought new off the rack.

Well unless you are lucky with stores that might occasionally have some 20 dollar range items.

120 bucks for a dress? get real, that exceeds what I paid for the rest of the closet.

I'm hoping as spring draws near I can find a better wealth of not %&*$#@ black based items.

Black only works in very formal very elegant. If there isn't a dinner with a bottle of wine involved, I don't feel like wearing black damn it.
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Postby blackcallie » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:36 pm

Love that third pic :)
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Postby grrl_aex » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:55 am

little trivia...do u know why dresses exist in the first place as clothing for women? A: Menstruation convenience! (in the days--the majority of human history--before the advent of reliable sanitary products made pants *practical* as an everyday option.)

And a "side benefit" (for men mostly?) was they afforded wonderfully efficient (read spontanious) sexual access...

I always saw dresses/skirts as overtly sexual, no doubt stemming from the fact that such was the "client preferred attire" back in my call girl days. I retired them with that profession...prolly a bit of a "baby with the bathwater" thing i admit, but there it is anyway... :/ The closest i come these days is leggings and a longer top with a belt. :shrug: (But that's prolly more a "tunic" thing technically than a dress per se tho...)

edit to add...btw, as to popularity, my 20yr old cis girl punk rockin' roomie wears cute little dress/skirt numbers *all* the time, so no fears of such going out of style i don think...lols!
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Postby Maria2014 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:15 am

I usually just wear dresses to my doctor's appointments because they are easy to slip in and out of after leaving home/before returning home.
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Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:02 pm

grrl_aex wrote:I always saw dresses/skirts as overtly sexual, no doubt stemming from the fact that such was the "client preferred attire" back in my . . . . days.
...btw, as to popularity, my 20yr old cis girl punk rockin' roomie wears cute little dress/skirt numbers *all* the time, so no fears of such going out of style, I don['t] think...


Many cheers to the next generation of girls and young women, that are older than a tween, who by choice, decide to wear cute dresses and skirts. Horray !!! Maybe wearing 'cute little dresses' and short skirts with today's high tech, barely there bare pantyhose will make a comeback, after all !
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Postby Kaylalovescupcakes » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:31 pm

lol people really can make a conversation out of anything if they're into it enough.

its literally just a loop of cloth that covers your crotch. I do have a skirt that I wear on rare occasions, but id rather just wear shorts, they don't fly up in the breeze, they dont get caught in stuff, and I can wear shorter shorts than I can a skirt without feeling exposed and like I'm trying to draw "that kind of attention" from people. I basically don't wear skirts because I don't like feeling like a hooker, or feeling like people think I am. style wise though they're awesome! especially tartan skirts. dresses on the other hand idk, I don't have one, but there have been times when iv come close to getting myself a mini dress or something
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Postby SaraKama » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:56 am

I like full length skirts and full length dresses, myself. I wish there were more social occasions I could wear one, and that my passability was higher. I don't like short skirts, minskirts, mini-dresses. I only like the full length variety that flows and covers a lot of skin. No breeze blowing up for me!
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Postby Madison_Dawn » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:49 am

Hey my beautiful lovely ladies :) kisses and hugs.
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby Oddly » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:44 am

eindecker wrote:I'm definitely going to be adding a good amount of skirts/dresses to my wardrobe. Seeing as it's already 3 to 3, (skirts/dresses vs. pant/shorts) I think I'm doin' a-ok for right now! But Yeah, for as long as I've been "stuck" wearing pants and t-shirts, you bet your cute lil ass I'm going to be rocking the dresses and skirts! I love seeing women in them, and I love wearing them myself. My only concern: when the inevitable bee/wasp/critter decides it wants in from the sun....


I've never had any trouble with skirts and bees/wasps/critters. So far for me, they've been pretty evitable.

That's one thing I'll miss if I eventually look like a guy - the ability to wear a sundress in public on a hot day and not get stared at or harassed. When I'm melting in the heat, the last thing I want is a bunch of heavy fabric around my waist.
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Postby SaraKama » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:23 am

O god, oddly... I wish I could wear a sun dress on a sunny day in public SO bad... on a beach just flop down in one of those big long lawn chairs and relax
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Postby Lucy-chan » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:11 pm

SaraKama wrote:O god, oddly... I wish I could wear a sun dress on a sunny day in public SO bad... on a beach just flop down in one of those big long lawn chairs and relax


A lovely long summer maxi dress, and some lemonade and a copy of cosmo....
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby blackcallie » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:52 am

Oddly wrote:That's one thing I'll miss if I eventually look like a guy - the ability to wear a sundress in public on a hot day and not get stared at or harassed. When I'm melting in the heat, the last thing I want is a bunch of heavy fabric around my waist.

Move to Fiji. The locals have developed this rather clever idea of a non-pants option for guys called a sulu, for use in the tropical heat. It was part of my school uniform for two years, and it was great.

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Postby SaraKama » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:35 am

blackcallie wrote:
Oddly wrote:That's one thing I'll miss if I eventually look like a guy - the ability to wear a sundress in public on a hot day and not get stared at or harassed. When I'm melting in the heat, the last thing I want is a bunch of heavy fabric around my waist.

Move to Fiji. The locals have developed this rather clever idea of a non-pants option for guys called a sulu, for use in the tropical heat. It was part of my school uniform for two years, and it was great.

Here's one of the guards at government house:
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Wow I love that odd looking skirt. Looks cool.
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Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:31 pm

With springtime soon turning into summer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is now becoming warm enough to consider wearing shorter hemline skirts and dresses, with even mini-skirts being a possible selection to wear. One does not need a 'fashion-perfect' body or toothpick legs to enjoy wearing shorter fashions. Here is a link to a website that I found that explains how it can be possible to wear shorter hemlines and be fashionable, without appearing cheap or overdone---

http://womens-fashion.lovetoknow.com/Slideshow:How_to_Wear_Mini_Skirts#17

And here is the rest of the slide show---

http://womens-fashion.lovetoknow.com/Slideshow:How_to_Wear_Mini_Skirts
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Postby Polly » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:44 pm

CuteButLooksPregnant wrote:With springtime soon turning into summer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is now becoming warm enough to consider wearing shorter hemline skirts and dresses, with even mini-skirts being a possible selection to wear. One does not need a 'fashion-perfect' body or toothpick legs to enjoy wearing shorter fashions. Here is a link to a website that I found that explains how it can be possible to wear shorter hemlines and be fashionable, without appearing cheap or overdone---

http://womens-fashion.lovetoknow.com/Slideshow:How_to_Wear_Mini_Skirts#17

And here is the rest of the slide show---

http://womens-fashion.lovetoknow.com/Slideshow:How_to_Wear_Mini_Skirts


Nice if your legs are not too knobbly. Actually very nice. I was thinking hosiery to cover the old veins - but hey! Last time I tried that it was hot. So I'm tryin g all the standard chain stores for a nice "daywear dress". But like you said when you started this thread, most women in my part of Europe wear pants, jeans and pull-ons, so the choice is very limited for style uless I get my snooty going and get into a French stylish city -- but the pices are horrendous then. There are some cool pull-ons I got at one of UK's cheaper chainstores.
I'm also thinking sandals with a bit of a heel and a longer ole' gals summer dress if there's a style for me out there.
This whole thread is a great thread, so thanks, all.
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Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:28 pm

More recent comments from TG and CD gals who have decided to wear dresses and skirts this summer---
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Hi, Tracy---
I'm glad that you felt comfortable wearing a dress while out doing your errands! During the past several months, whenever I am going shopping, I am almost always wearing either a skirt or a dress . . . . Okay, some of those skirts are actually skorts, but you can't tell the difference just by looking at them. {Hey! No peeking allowed!!}

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In my office the ladies are a mix of office wear and [they] save the jeans for Friday. This week I was worried about being too casual in a cotton skirt and summer weight sweater[, but I was instead complimented]. Today was a new fit and flare dress. Gotta love it when the other girls compliment you.

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I agree the general trend is back to skirts and dresses and I like it! I find that a skirt, even a maxi skirt is just as cool and comfortable as shorts in warm weather, maybe women are discovering that as well. Not sure about heels for shopping as Silver Lady talks about. I do though find wedges, even higher ones with platf[orm] soles, very comfortable even all day.

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I hope it isn't just the summer time that women are starting to wear dresses again.
I look forward to [dresses being worn] more in the fall and even winter.

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IMHO the rise in women wearing more dresses and skirts is a direct result of t[h]e ever growing popularity of the maxi. Most women enjoy their femininity and love to show it. The maxi allows us to show that while maintaining some modesty afforded [supposedly only] by slacks or jeans, and be comfortable. I know I have worn more dresses this year, both maxis and other lengths, but I do admit the maxi allows me to go [without panty]hose, much cooler in the summer.

SL---I haven't worn a skort with heels, and knowing you [have worn them with panty]hose , since the 90's, when they were popular. I do have a couple, but generally I pair them with socks and my tennis shoes. As for Janet's comment about the trend continuing into the fall and winter, that remains to be seen. I think the weather will play a big role in that one.

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Janet Bern wrote:
"I hope it isn't just the summer time that women are starting to wear dresses again.
I look forward to more in the fall and even winter."


Come on over the the West Coast Janet, you'll be wearing your dresses year round.

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Robyn wrote:
" Come on over the the West Coast Janet, you'll be wearing your dresses year round. "

Amen to that Robyn! I think most SoCal women live in dresses, I know this one does. Sure I have jeans and slacks, but if I had to guess I probably wear a dress or a skirt 90% of the time. It so easy to just pull one on and dress it up or down to fit the occasion.

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I know I have seen more women in dresses or skirts this year than any in past memory. I would like to think this is going to continue into the fall and winter, but as someone said it is much a function of weather as much as anything. Yesterday I had a lot of my typical Saturday chores to do including grocery shopping. I went with a black and white print maxi skirt, black tee, and thong sandals and no one batted an eyelash at my appearance. I even saw several [ciswomen] dressed similar to me. This was the first time I had ever worn a skirt to do my weekly shopping but it will definitely not be the last!

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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby finallycomfortable » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:47 pm

Really appreciate this thread and am very jealous my senior age will keep my bony legs and worn down male body from wearing a skort or dress in public. Had I found the hidden me before the age of 72, there would be an inventory of skirts, dresses and blouses in my possession. More than slightly used.
Women's shorts , comfortable panties and occasionally 1 / 2 slips hidden beneath jeans may be my best option to be myself as is obvious now.
Please embrace any stye you prefer remembering variety is not available to some of us old birds.
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Postby helen2b » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:14 pm

Polly wrote:Nice if your legs are not too knobbly. Actually very nice. I was thinking hosiery to cover the old veins - but hey! Last time I tried that it was hot.


Google Sally Hansen leg make up Polly. It's like foundation for your legs to cover up veins and such. Reviews suggest it doesn't cause problems coming off on clothes or furniture either.
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Postby Brianna60 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:21 pm

[quote="finallycomfortable"]
Please embrace any stye you prefer remembering variety is not available to some of us old birds.
Thanks ponytails.[/quote]

A nice cotton maxi dress is comfortable, airy and hides the legs while still looking beautiful.
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Postby CuteButLooksPregnant » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:10 am

helen2b wrote:
Polly wrote:Nice if your legs are not too knobbly. Actually very nice. I was thinking hosiery to cover the old veins - but hey! Last time I tried that it was hot.


Google Sally Hansen leg make up Polly. It's like foundation for your legs to cover up veins and such. Reviews suggest it doesn't cause problems coming off on clothes or furniture either.


Starting this springtime, I have been experimenting with Sally Hansen spray-on leg makeup. It used to be called 'Liquid Pantyhose'. The stuff is great, as long as you shave your legs so that they are completely smooth, know what shade looks good on your particular skin tone, and know how to blend it in with your hand, for a very even, creamy look. It doesn't, indeed, rub off on to your clothes, like the older versions used to. But it lasts only a day or two, and then you have to wash it off and start again. I want to see if I can wear short-hemline dresses and skirts with completely bare legs from spring to autumn, and save the pantyhose and tights for winter only. I greatly admire the girls and women who have legs that look like they might be wearing pantyhose, but nature has blessed them with legs that are toned so that they look fantastic all by themselves, even though they are completely bare. Also, I love the paradox that is created when I wear leg make-up, that is, you have bare legs that look exactly like you are wearing pantyhose, because you legs have a different skin tone and color from your face and arms, but you are supposedly wearing pantyhose so that you give the appearance of having bare legs. Love it !
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Postby Wheaties » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:50 am

Bea wrote:Ummm...have you seen street fashion blogs? Skirts and dresses are very much still mainstream.

There is no backlash, criticism, or objection against good taste.


It seems to vary, up here in Alaska I almost never see dresses. It doesn't mean there's objections just might be impractical when it's 0 outside, and summer seems to be shorts which I personally LOVE!

I can't wait for it to get warmer. <3
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Re: Deciding to have Dresses/Skirts as Your Daily Style

Postby SashaGrace » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:38 am

I'm never shy to wear a dress/skirt at the weekend or even occasionally in work but being a classroom teacher I tend not to and this is really for one reason. I'm a tech teacher and teach prac lessons in a workshop so I have to wear closed shoes and most designs of closed shoes wouldn't suit a dress/skirt, certainly not in a professional environment. That said it is sometimes easier to wear my shorts instead even though they are very short if I'm planning on trying to tan they're great haha :)
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