The following was submitted by a reader who’s been wearing skirts-and-dresses-only for the past twelve years! Here are some things she’s learned from her experiences:
Just a few things as points of principle.
Stop thinking of a skirt or dress as “special occasion” wear.
Dresses are much easier – especially when you are pregnant.
Wear the right underwear, especially buy a few slips and wear a full slip under a skirt / top as it avoids showing your middle if you stretch up.
Knee length is too short if you actually want to do anything. Longer, fuller skirts are just easier, more comfortable, and easier to stay modest.
Wear opaque tights UK (pantyhose US) or leggings if you are doing stuff where you are conscious of modesty (toddler on floor, etc.).
Learn to smooth your skirt over your bottom when you sit down and remember to sit with your legs together or crossed.
Discuss your modesty guidelines with your husband (men have a better perspective on some issues) and if he’s very conservative (like my husband) make a conscious point of exceeding them slightly rather than pushing it.
Secondly wear clothes you know your husband likes and that you feel good in. There is no sin in looking and feeling pretty!
Finally remember, you can do pretty much anything in a skirt / dress (women did far more than we have to for centuries). But it’s not a competition and if you don’t feel confident doing something, then leave it to the men!