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Old 12-15-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I live in an area where there is a LOT of snow and very low wind chills.

No way I'm going to wear a skirt in this weather! I'll get frostbite!
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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If American men were more chivalrous, perhaps American women would wear dresses and skirts more often. It's no easy task navigating an airport, often with your kids, lugging the bags and wheeling the carts - in heels and a skirt. Carry those bags and mind those babies for us and maybe we'll put a dress on for you guys.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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To be fair to the men-folk, though, they are a lot more chivalrous when we wear skirts and dress modestly. I get treated with a lot more respect when I dress and carry myself as a lady.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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**BUMP**

Why not? The only time I wear skirts is when I'm playing tennis and when I'm going to formal functions--- not even, dress pants!

I'm more comphy in my jeans. I can't do anything in skirts/dresses. There's no freedom with them, IMO. Also, I'm usually colder with my legs all exposed to the elements!

I do like the way dresses and skirts look, but I'll hardly ever wear them.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: CT
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I actually like wearing skirts, even now in winter, I just wear tights or something but pants are obviously way more practical for most times. I wear skirts if I want to look or feel cute or I'm just in the mood, but wearing pants is really more comfortable and just more practical for boring everyday life.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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When I was people watching at the airport recently, I noticed that the overwhelming majority of women, even older women were wearing pants. Do pants feel more comfortable than skirts? Why don't more women wear skirts? Is it a matter of staying warm?
It's because women no longer desire to be feminine. It's a tragedy.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Marilyn Monroe wore jeans and a shirt in a Western and she looked plenty feminine. Look, men look more attractive in a suit, the way women look more attractive in a dress, it's the "dressing up" thing that makes people look better. All women want to look feminine, just like men want to look masculine. But if some man tells me I ain't sexy in my flannels at home, well he can go jump in a lake.

I remember when I was in high school in the 1960s, women were not allowed to wear pants. Well, one girl came into class with pants on a very cold winter day, and she was sent home. Myself and my girlfriends thought she was so cool for that. Eventually styles changed and it's obvious that given the choice, lots of women will indeed wear pants, altho plenty still like their dresses...but I don't think anything of it one way or the other. Also, different parts of the world have diff styles, so perhaps our original poster is from somewhere other than the United States, I don't know.

As for some posts that say how liberating it would be to wear a dress, I would like to point out that every time I wear a dress, I have to pay attention when sitting that I keep my legs together, so my underclothes won't be visible. Also, I have to wear a petticoat or slip, which is to prevent most dress materials from being see-through. And unless it's summer, I have to wear hose on my legs, and often dresses look better with heels on. Oh, women are used to it all, but for men who say it would be a freeing experience, it can be just the opposite. Dresses are rather cooler in summer, like sundresses down at the beach, and that's what I wear down there.

I liked what one poster said in this thread, that it's just pants! It's not like we're wearing an elephant on our heads, for crying out loud. And I also liked what a comedian said about women, that it doesn't matter what size they are or if they have makeup on, just put any woman in front of him and he's happy. That's my kinda man. He just likes women, no matter what the heck their "presentation." In fact, I find this whole thread a little offensive to women, because it's like something is unusual about a woman on account of what clothes she has on. Don't men want the clothes off anyway?
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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its cold.

what woman in her right mind would want to purposely freeze off half their body! LOL

i love skirts and dresses- and live in them in the spring and summer. But in the winter... cover those sticks up! LOL
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Maybe you guys should try wearing skirts. You might start a new trend!
One of my friends wore a kilt once with no underwear underneath. I was shocked.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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At the end of July I was picking someone up at the international terminal in Toronto. I was surprised when an Air France, Lufthansa and a KLM all came in within an hour. At least half of the women arriving were in skirts or dresses.
those ladies obviously had class and strived to look like ladies.
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