Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby weeladdie18 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:50 pm

Well Tom , we are having wind force 6 to gale force 8 in Cornwall, half an inch of rain last night, A couple of good showers today.
More bad weather this week end. Bit colder as well....15 C to 18 C....Plenty of leaves still on the trees and they have not turned colour yet.
Seven hundred years ago Goonhilly forest provided the timber for Mullion Church. The roof timbers have only recently been replaced.
I understand that the Goonhilly System of satellite tracking scanners for the 1960's satellites is now being used as a training station for
space station controllers and the radio systems are still in use.
Much of the area is a wet land moor on a bed of solid rock......There is an old WW1 Airship airfield still being used for fleet Air Arm rescue and
fire training and an early post WW11 Air Station which is now the largest helicopter base in Europe
In 1902 Marconi sent his first Morse Code radio Signal to Canada from Poldu.
Lizard Peninsula is an interesting communication area ,being the most southerly peninsula on the UK Mainland.
It also had a WW11 bomber base , An early defence radar station and a Radio Direction Finding system for tracking
German U Boats surface radio communications off the Channel Islands.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Sinned » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:54 pm

Awww riiight, WL, but what's all that to do with whether skirt wearing among women is increasing?

BTW we had a bit of heavy rain last night and it were a bit on the breezy side but nowt to really talk aboot.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby kilty » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:21 pm

Sinned wrote:Awww riiight, WL, but what's all that to do with whether skirt wearing among women is increasing?

BTW we had a bit of heavy rain last night and it were a bit on the breezy side but nowt to really talk aboot.

Perhaps the advantage of wearing a tight pencil skirt so the wind cant bow your hem up... but even better is just staying indoors in foul weather :lol:

Still see many skirted women at work, I guess like us they have the option of trousers too. As nice as kilts and skirts are, they are not the be all and end all... sometimes it's just easier with the two tubes, and that's the choice we have too :roll:
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Sinned » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 am

kilty, that's what I feel too. I've never wanted to wear dresses/skirts exclusively. Just to add them as an addition to my wardrobe, to wear as and when I decide. Jeans/trousers have their place and I think that I would get bored if all I had was dresses/skirts, as nice as they are to wear.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Daryl » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:03 am

Sinned wrote:kilty, that's what I feel too. I've never wanted to wear dresses/skirts exclusively. Just to add them as an addition to my wardrobe, to wear as and when I decide. Jeans/trousers have their place and I think that I would get bored if all I had was dresses/skirts, as nice as they are to wear.


I never wanted to wear them exclusively either. I even had several of my good pants taken in, shortly after I started wearing more than just kilts, thinking at least they would last longer now since I am not wearing them exclusively any more (which is good because they can't be taken in again economically). That was about 4 or 5 years ago, and they are still waiting for me patiently. I have worn pants only when taking my 95 yo mom to church twice a year (I wear them strictly for her social comfort, and one of them is part of a suit she bought me so I like to show her I am still using it), plus very rare other circumstances. I never wear pants because of the weather. Crawling under a car is one of the things that might get me in them.

Basically, I have such a variety of skirts now I really never have a need for pants, and almost consider it a burden when circumstances force me to.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby weeladdie18 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 am

I would say that the wearing of skirts by the female increased during the warm summer weather and it is now decreasing.
Today is the first day of Autumn. The early mornings and the evenings are becoming cooler.

Some females always wear skirts to work.....in my bank and in my supermarket ,the female employees have a choice.
Perhaps a personal choice is governed by the temperature of the working environment.

In a previous post I described part of the heritage of the area in which I live . Most summer visitors arrive by car ,at a controlled temperature ,
then they are thrust into the great outdoors . For many females the temperature controls how they dress. The majority dress in the same
style as their male companions.

I find that I wear skirts for my leisure time.....When I am doing jobs at home I usually wear shorts or overalls.
Females may change from skirts to trousers during the day ....just for a change. Perhaps more females wear skirts in a warmer climate.

I do feel that many skirt wearing activities are controlled by the temperature.....or perhaps by the choice of the wearer. ........weeladdie
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Kilted_John » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:02 am

Nor did I intend to go 99.99999% skirted/dressed. But, like Daryl, I discovered that the desire to wear trousered clothing is much suppressed, so I have one pair of shorts, quite a few skirts, dresses, and a couple Utilikilts. I also have two tartan kilts that I pretty much never wear, since I find I'm able to be more incognito in something non-tartan, even when some people think that whatever I'm wearing is a traditional kilt, therefore they need to make me the center of everyone's attention for some reason. Luckily those somewhat seemingly blind people are rare.

As I start looking for employment over the next couple months, I will probably go back to trousered clothing, just so I'm a little more normal looking. But, when not looking for work (or, once I'm employed, when I'm off the clock), I'll be skirted.

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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby phathack » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:51 am

Well just the other day I saw a woman in a dress in downtown, she stuck out because she was the only woman not in jeans.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby weeladdie18 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:44 am

It is interesting to note that our sightings of the female and our personal thoughts and activities regarding skirt wearing though out the world
do seem to be similar. I do feel this is a healthy way forward for the future of the " Men in Skirts "

The weather here in S.W. UK is settled with a N E wind and day time temperatures rising from 10 C to 20 C and falling back to 15 c in the
evenings. We had over 1.5 inches of rain during the recent blow. No more rain in sight for the near future......High pressure is moving in.

Lovely skirting weather. ...Long may it continue. ..Our trees are now starting to turn colour.
Out in the sun with beautiful autumn patterns on our skirts....................weeladdie
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Kilted_John » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:43 am

phathack wrote:Well just the other day I saw a woman in a dress in downtown, she stuck out because she was the only woman not in jeans.


Saw one this afternoon as well (well, I guess yesterday afternoon now), while I was driving through downtown Snohomish, Washington.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Charlie » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:45 am

There was an uptick of women in skirts this last week in Wells, possibly due to the sunny weather albeit with a nip in the air. But one thing I have noticed is the number of men wearing shorts, even though the weather is a bit on the chilly side. A straw poll in Wells market place this morning: women in skirts - 2 (one was the wife), men in skirts - 1 (me!), men in shorts - 3. The rest of the herd was in the standard two-leg denim.
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby Kirbstone » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:42 pm

All this week we've had an 'Indian Summer', with near-frosty mornings, though. I emerge from my indoor workplace commonly at a quarter to five, jump in my car and the temp has been reading 18-19 deg.C. A great many of the girls are in minis or short dresses, a few in long Summer dresses, but fully 30-50% of the men are in shorts still.
A lot of teenage girls not in school uniform are in black leggings and very short minis.

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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby kilty » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:52 pm

Charlie wrote:There was an uptick of women in skirts this last week in Wells, possibly due to the sunny weather albeit with a nip in the air. But one thing I have noticed is the number of men wearing shorts, even though the weather is a bit on the chilly side. A straw poll in Wells market place this morning: women in skirts - 2 (one was the wife), men in skirts - 1 (me!), men in shorts - 3. The rest of the herd was in the standard two-leg denim.
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Also bear in mind weekends where the majority of women (and men) are not working (sometimes may be expected to wear a skirt for work) so this could be why there's more jeans sightings. Even amongst formal trousers, the formal pencil skirts may not be thrown on (Save them for work!) so women go for easy to manage jeans (also saves dealing with tights) where one can just wear socks... :roll:
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Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Postby weeladdie18 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:50 am

kilty wrote:
Charlie wrote:There was an uptick of women in skirts this last week in Wells, possibly due to the sunny weather albeit with a nip in the air. But one thing I have noticed is the number of men wearing shorts, even though the weather is a bit on the chilly side. A straw poll in Wells market place this morning: women in skirts - 2 (one was the wife), men in skirts - 1 (me!), men in shorts - 3. The rest of the herd was in the standard two-leg denim.
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Also bear in mind weekends where the majority of women (and men) are not working (sometimes may be expected to wear a skirt for work) so this could be why there's more jeans sightings. Even amongst formal trousers, the formal pencil skirts may not be thrown on (Save them for work!) so women go for easy to manage jeans (also saves dealing with tights) where one can just wear socks... :roll:


I also live in an area of International Tourism in the U.K. ......I would agree with the straw poll. ......Perhaps the female who wears a skirt
to work does wear jeans , just for a change , at the weekend.
I wear trousers when I am " working " and change into a skirt when I am not " working ".......................weeladdie
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Re: Today in a grocery store.

Postby Grok » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:41 am

Noticed a young woman wearing a short dress with tights and boots. It was relatively mild for an autumn day in Seattle, but it occurred to me that this might be the sort of rig we might see more of. A rig that a woman might wear during Spring or Autumn.
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