Ok so Cam at A Woman's Place wrote a blog post on her guidelines for choosing dresses and skirts. (Click her for a direct link to that post) While I was commenting I realized it was a SUPER LONG comment so I decided to also post it here on my Blog. Hope you enjoy.
Just my opinion on shirt/ dress length. I like skirts that are actually to my ankles (why ? Because they make me look thinner) Ok I’m going to say it. I’ve got some major curves and they aren’t all in the right places. Anything that is above about mid-calf (almost as a rule) makes me look shorter and like my hips are about to explode.
I like semi-slim or A-line skirts. This choice is often dependent on the fabric and the season. Summer more A-lines and winter more semi-slim and straight. (not stead fast rule just an observation of my trend.) I have no kids to deal with and once again Semi-slim (not pencil skirts look best on me). I want to hint that I have some kind of shape but I don’t want you to see my shape like an outline. (No tight butt tuck or hip to thigh cling for me)
In the summer I want something flowing and kind of flirty. Winter I want thick and structured. In the summer I ALWAYS seem to wear a legged corset or old fashion pantaloons (Keeps my thighs from chapping when they rub together and helps to remain modest even if my dress creeps up a bit or you can kind of see thought the fabric).
I tend to wear a skirt and top because dresses are hard for me to find due to my size 12 top and size 16 to 18 bottom. . (I have a fairly large bust for the size of my waist). I’m kind of a strangely shaped hour glass. When I have a V-neck top I wear my cami-secrets (my husband calls it my boob bib), and if that’s not appropriate to wear because of the neckline (like a scoop or a square) I find if I pair it with a sweater it seems to be better. The two dresses I do own and wear out of the house have fairly high neck lines but are almost always worn with a sweater,
Questions you might be asking your self.
Does she always wear a skirt/ dress? It really depends. I seem to flow in and out of wearing skirts. Right now I wear a lot more jeans than I used to. I find I wear more jeans in the summer (strangely) but I find that my choice of whether or not to wear skirts is really dependent on if I can wear sandals. Since I live in Houston and their are only about 6 weeks of "cold" days where sandals are not practical during the winter I wear them year round. Location also seems to dictate my skirt wearing, For example I was in Colorado last week. I'm from the flat lands and I quickly discovered that the majority of my sandals had 2 to 4 inch platform heals. In my opinion I can't walk up and down hills in sandals so I didn't wear the skirts I packed, Now I'm in Minnesota and I think I might break out those sandals so skirts are once again an option. I always wear skirts to mass because it just feels right.
Why does she care about her skirts so much?
It's because they make me feel more feminine. I like to feel like a lady and skirts help me to do that. They also force me to act more to like a woman. My mother always told me you're going to act the way you dress and people are going to treat you the way you are dressed. So if you're going to dress like "a woman of the night" other people are going to treat you that way. If you dress like a business man by wearing a pant suit your coworkers are going to treat you like one. If you wear a skirt you act like and possibly others around you will treat you like a woman. Personally I like men opening doors and pulling out chairs for me and I find men tend to do those things more often when I'm wearing a skirt, It's almost like by wearing a skirt they feel like you are giving them permission to treat you like a lady instead of like just another man.