This is an idea I’ve been playing around with for quite some time. Since the official start of summer is quickly approaching, I think it is time to unveil my big plan!
Essentially, my goal is to wear a skirt exclusively this summer. Why would I do such a thing? Well, there are several reasons.
First, skirts are cooler than wearing jeans or pretty much any shorts. A breeze is nice when it’s 90 degrees with 90% humidity.
Secondly, I feel much more feminine while wearing a skirt. I also tend to wear an apron more often and do more housework.
Finally, skirts are much more flattering on me. After giving birth, my body is more womanly, more curvy and there are definitely some “trouble areas” (read: tummy chub). If I wear a pair of shorts or pants at the stylish rise (below the belly button) my chub tends to “muffin top”. In addition to that, there is no way to hide the size of my thighs when they are encased in denim. It’s rather like sausages in casing. However, if I wear a skirt that sits at the natural waistline I can hide my chub beneath the front panel of fabric and the line created by the skirt effectively hides my thighs while accentuating my shapely calves. It’s fantastic!
Frankly, I don’t understand why women gave up wearing skirts all the time. I think a lot of it is the feminist movement, we wanted to be treated like men in the workplace, so we started dressing like them. Combine that with the need for wearing more heavy duty clothing during the war effort of WW2, well, jeans started out as a useful piece of clothing for working hard and became the norm.
And remember, please, I am not “against” pants, nor do I think that women need to wear skirts in order to be proper Christian ladies. I think you might be better able to channel your Christian lady side in a skirt, but by no means is it a sin to wear pants.
So what’s my plan? My overreaching goal is this:
I will wear a skirt as much as possible. If performing tasks that require the use of pants, I will have no qualms with setting aside my skirt in favor of convenience. Said tasks include sports as well as housecleaning. If I can wear a skirt for them though, well then I will darn well try!
What does this mean for my blog this summer? Well, there will be a lovely series outlining the details of my plan (wardrobe evaluation, budget, shopping, execution) as well as many pictures of me wearing skirts! So be on the lookout for these posts before our official kick off day of Monday, June 21!