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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:41 am

Actually, this color skirt looks much better than black.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Caultron » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:19 am

Denny wrote:Actually, this color skirt looks much better than black.

Any skirt looks better than any (ugh) pants.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby lazerr » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:22 pm

Yes, I think the skirt looks better on you than pants, but of course you can wear anything you want, that's the whole point of this board.

I am convinced that skirts are a better fit and look with the male body types. Also, since a skirt can be worn much higher on the waist, skirts simply are easier to keep up and adjust. Much more comfortable.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:29 pm

I'm finding that a below the knee skirt can be worn above my belly and it stays up well and comes above the knee.
I've got one like that and intend to get more. Wear a blouse over it and it looks great.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby crfriend » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:53 pm

Denny wrote:I'm finding that a below the knee skirt can be worn above my belly and it stays up well and comes above the knee.

That's entirely dependent on one's own personal geometry. I find that if I try to pull one up past my waist it very quickly finds its way back there, and the ones that I have that are slightly smaller than I really require (blasted Asian sizing) they migrate upwards to my natural waist even if I very deliberately hang them on my hips.

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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:44 am

You are right. My belly is bigger than my hips, so anchoring above my belly works for me.
I'm losing weight so hopefully I will get back having my waist smaller than my hips.
Then I can wear skirts the right way.
The other option is an asymmetrical skirt with the long side in back.
That way, my booty pulls the back up and my belly pushes the front down and I have something that won't expose me when I bend over.
Still experimenting, it's fun.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby crfriend » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 am

Denny wrote:I'm losing weight so hopefully I will get back having my waist smaller than my hips.

That can take a damnably long time -- just saying. I'd investigate the possibility of braces/suspenders in the meantime and hide them under a jacket or waistcoat.
The other option is an asymmetrical skirt with the long side in back.

The problem with those is that the difference between length-in-front and in-back can be exaggerated, and that won't work well either because you'll likely still have problems with the way the front hangs.

Offhand, I'd say find nice but moderately inexpensive skirts that fit comfortably around "the wide part" and stay that up with braces. The skirts can likely be taken in later on as the circumference shrinks, but in the meantime having the hard work of keeping the things up could fall on the stays from above.
Still experimenting, it's fun.

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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 am

You're right, I have the stays (suspenders in USA) so I will try that.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:10 pm

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The braces work great. This is a skort, with pockets in the pants underneath. So practical!
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Sinned » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:26 pm

That looks good and I like the top.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Thanks. It is a ladies blouse. Very soft and silky. I have several that look good on me, and much nicer fabrics that commonly available to guys.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Sinned » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Yes I like the soft silky ones and I'm a sucker for velour or velvet. I have several camis and vests that come from t'other side. A favourite that I wear on a night time is a see-through top with a tie at the lower neck and long bell sleeves. It's just the sheer daring, decadence and comfort that's appealing. Patterned sleeveless tops are in my horizon but the pattern has to be right. So I can see where you are in style.
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:30 pm

Right on!
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby moonshadow » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:01 am

Denny wrote:I'm finding that a below the knee skirt can be worn above my belly and it stays up well and comes above the knee.
I've got one like that and intend to get more. Wear a blouse over it and it looks great.



Aaaaayy.... that's what I do too! Right on man!
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Re: Hello from Chicago (Berwyn) Illinois USA

Postby Denny » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 pm

moonshadow wrote:
Denny wrote:I'm finding that a below the knee skirt can be worn above my belly and it stays up well and comes above the knee.
I've got one like that and intend to get more. Wear a blouse over it and it looks great.



Aaaaayy.... that's what I do too! Right on man!


Now if I could just get up the courage to go out that way! Maybe when it gets warmer up here!!!
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