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 simpler, 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 just about 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!