Choosing Skirts with the Right Fabric

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In the picture recently taken above, I am wearing a skirt that I bought at Walmart for $5.00. Great buy, right? Well, in the moist climate at the seaside where we took a trip this fall, the skirt was fine. But, back here in dry Arizona, that skirt tends to have a lot of static cling!

The price isn’t the only concern when purchasing a new skirt. The length, the looseness, the overall cover, the way it fits our body type, and if it looks pretty are all important factors to consider. However, another very important factor we must not forget to consider is the type of fabric the skirt is made of. We are aware that it should not be clingy; it should not stick too closely to the form beneath. Polyester, which is what my skirt is made of (and which I failed to notice when I bought it) can cling a lot because of static, especially in dry climates. So, my warning for ladies who want to dress modestly and with style: do not buy skirts made out of 100% polyester.

I’m hoping to order a new denim skirt soon from Kosher Casual. It is made of a cotton/polyester/spandex blend, which I think would not cling like 100% polyester does. Do any of you have this skirt? If so, what do you think of it? I think it might be perfect for me this winter. I don’t usually buy skirts that cost more than $10 (Goodwill is a popular store with me), but since it can sometimes be difficult to find what I need, I will sometimes order online, hoping that it will be something I will love and wear all the time, and that will last me a long time.

denim-skirt(click on the picture to see more information)

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14 thoughts on “Choosing Skirts with the Right Fabric

  1. And now a word of uncouth rhyme of what shall be in future time. For in those wonderous far off days, the women shall adopt a craze. To dress like men & trousers wear & cut off their locks of hair(Mother Shipton/Ursula Southill 1487-1561, a Christian Bible teacher & prophetess) part of a writing called “Mother Shipton’s Prophecy”!!!!! This woman saw this 450-500 years ago! She also talks about “THE STATES & THE NORTH & SOUTH IN CRUEL WAR”!!!!! This woman died in 1561 300 years before the American Civil War!!!!!

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      • Also become aware of United Nations agenda 21! I myself was ignorant of it til June 2012 & I have been like Paul Revere since! Agenda 21 came about in 1992 when 179 nations signed on to it & it seeks a post-modern/post-industrial/post-consumer world by 2050 with a 90% population reduction! No more private property, no more private transportation(cars), no more middle-class or millionaires(all in the new universal poverty)! No more inheritance No more living in the wilderness, rural/country/farming areas, or small towns, only in the cities & eventually the high population density mega-cities of 2050-60! Education dumbed down to total illiteracy! Common Core education will keep kids til 31 years of age, no more 18 like now! No more pets, A neo-vegan diet for all(no more meat/eggs/fish/dairy), insects are the only “sustainable” animal protein & all eating in communal dining hall eating gmo altered foods & the nanny-state controlling all food & medicine! No more marriage & family, no more travel or vacations! 75% of all land will have no human interaction! No more religion especially Judeo/Christianity!!!!! Agenda 21 blames the Jews & Christians for “all” the world’s problems & must be eliminated!!!!! Check out agenda 21 online & you tube & tell others!!!!!! Also the U.N. has declaired war on the American gun-owners! They are not coming to get the guns but to outright “kill” the gun-owners & take no captives using a foreign U.N. million man army & “yes men” of the police/military & feds that will obey “unlawful orders ” & 10-12 soldiers for each gun-owner!!!!! I can give more information, but will leave it at that for now, but become informed & tell others!!!!!

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  2. I don’t have that particular skirt, but I do have a jeans skirt that is a cotton-synthetic blend, and it’s just great. Wears like denim, but has some stretchiness. The one above would be super-cute, and practical!

    I’m about four years into the skirts-only journey, and I have learned SO much about what to buy and what not to buy, in terms of fabric, cut, weight, etc. My old style of skirts for dress-up only is totally impractical for everyday wear, so I’ve had to learn a lot.

    Love these articles! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Diana!
      So . . . do you think you would like to share some of those tips? If you email them to me, I could post them as a guest post. What do you think? But, if it’s not something you’re up to right now (totally understand) don’t worry about it! Just an idea.
      Yeah, I think you’re right, that jeans skirts which are a cotton/synthetic blend are great because you get both the denim and the stretch.
      Thanks!
      Jessica

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    • I wanted to comment on that last paragraph because I think it is very true. Because many of us are used to thinking of skirts / dresses as ‘dressing up’ we have forgotten a lot of the common sense that our mothers and grandmothers who wore nothing else (and thought nothing of it) just knew and taught their daughters.

      Especially I think we often wear skirts that are too tight (and or short) to be practical and modest in everyday use – especially looking after children. Also we don’t habitually wear a mid layer (slip or half slip and camisole) as they did and we often go without tights (pantyhose) / stockings which they would have thought improper.

      Having worn skirts / dresses only for well over a decade I have learned to buy the right cut and length, I always wear a slip and unless it is very hot under a maxi skirt something on my legs.

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  3. I have this skirt and its nice. Very confy and loose. I however bought found it to tend to wiggle up my waist while i was wearing it. Make sure to buy it large enough. It only fits nicely now i really got into fighting the rest of my baby pounds. But totally worth the price. 😄

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    • Thanks for the tip, Ruth!
      I have noticed that same thing: pants (when I used to wear them) which were too tight got pulled downward — but skirts which are too tight work their way UP. So, I agree with you about needing to buy a size that is roomy enough.
      Glad to hear from somebody who’s already bought that product and can give me an opinion! Awesome!
      Jessica

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  4. I like Kosher Casual. Some of their stuff is a little too ‘jewish’ for me to buy it (Dont mean this disrespectful!! ) but its awesome quality and also reasonable prices. I have another denim skirt from there and they last and last and last.

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