Summer.

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Summer.

Postby jamodu » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:32 pm

There was a time when ladies routinely wore lightweight Summer Dresses and Skirts...

We’re experiencing a prolonged time of very warm weather here in the UK, since 1976, with little or no rain for the past couple of months. So, when you would expect Women to wear Skirts and Dresses, my observation is that most of them remain in trousers/pants/slacks/treggings/jeggings or thick leggings. They don’t seem to want to wear shorts, either.

Who can fathom their reasoning? Maybe, they don’t like their legs, they don’t like shaving them, or they’re ——- (fill in the blank).

I’ve ditched my shorts in favour of wearing skirts, and much cooler and comfortable I am for it.
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Re: Summer.

Postby STEVIE » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:32 pm

Me too but I wear skirts in winter too.
I have also been tightless for the last week and unshaven too.
The shame of it! Ha Ha.
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Re: Summer.

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Most of them are still in trousers or leggings, but the number of skirts has gone up considerably.
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Re: Summer.

Postby Sinned » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:47 pm

Well, my observations from work are that shorts are more popular with the ladies.
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Re: Summer.

Postby Caultron » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 am

Here in Phoenix, AZ, with daytime highs hovering around 110° F, I have seen more women lately, mostly young, in skirts and short shorts.

But jeans, yoga pants, and shorts just above the knee remain popular as well.

Fashion. Go figure.
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Re: Summer.

Postby Kieran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Based on my observations so far, most of the women i've seen have been wearing shorts instead of skirts and dresses.

I'm wondering whether this is just the way women's fashion is going. There definitely seems to be less skirts and dresses in the shops compared to the past.
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Re: Summer.

Postby Caultron » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Kieran wrote:Based on my observations so far, most of the women i've seen have been wearing shorts instead of skirts and dresses.

I'm wondering whether this is just the way women's fashion is going. There definitely seems to be less skirts and dresses in the shops compared to the past.

Fashion definitely goes in cycles, so I'm sure skirts for women will eventually become more popular again. But I don't believe women will go back to wearing skirts and dresses exclusively, at least not in our lifetime.
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Re: Summer.

Postby r.m.anderson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:24 am

Women could always show more skin but then gripe about the thermostat being too cold.
Men always had to be formally dressed and wanted that thermostat to be frigid and thus
that is the way the relations went in that environment.
And that poor thermostat caught in the middle of a temperature tantrum ! Egads !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: Summer.

Postby SkirtsDad » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:27 am

Sinned wrote:Well, my observations from work are that shorts are more popular with the ladies.

It does seem to be that way in the south too. There was a girl, perhaps late teens, in the charity shop yesterday in shorts and very noticeably hairy legs :shock: For some I think it is a case of ever expanding girths and fear of exposing legs that they no longer feel confident about that puts many off.... I have had several women say to me over the last few years that if they had legs like mine they would wear a short skirt too.
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Re: Summer.

Postby skirtyscot » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:30 am

Nothing wrong with shorts and hairy legs. Although a short skirt and hairy legs is better!

Leg-hair on a woman, oh no! I mean, what weird thing did she do to get it? This site is all about defying convention. We're in no position to criticise others for being unconventional.

I was amused by this article a few weeks ago. It had never really occurred to me... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44669002

I reckon you are right about the expanding girths. But trousers show the size and shape of your thighs far more clearly than a skirt does. If you want to hide your legs, a skirt does a much better job if it is long enough.
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Re: Summer.

Postby weeladdie18 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Alistair...going back to your comment on more lassies in skirts in this warm summer spell....we have more lassies in skirts in South Cornwall
with an average daily temperature of 25 C ...certainly a more suitable temperature for Summer Skirt wearing.

My theory is that 25 C is an ideal temperature for summer skirt wearing....... what is the normal daytime temperature in the Location where
your local lassies wear their summer skirts ? ....weeladdie
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Re: Summer.

Postby Caultron » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:43 pm

Temperatures here in Phoenix have been hovering around 110° F (43° Celsius) and while that increases the incidence of short shorts, it seems to have no effect on the incidence of skirts.
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Re: Summer.

Postby weeladdie18 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:48 am

In my seaside and holiday area, fashionable ladies shorts are very short this year....young female children are wearing summer dresses....perhaps
half of their mums wearing summer skirts.

More retired ladies are wearing summer skirts this year

A slightly different subject....up to the 1930's In the UK young boys ,up to school age wore dresses just like their sisters, ......this fashion had
finished after the War in Europe......I know that when we were boys we did nor want to wear "girls clothes "

We thought it was rather strange that our fathers would go to social club cross dressing fancy dress parties.....
the cross dressing parties died out in the seventies and eighties in the areas where I lived.

I do feel that summer skirt and bare legged summer shorts wearing is controlled by the temperature ...... currently 25 C in S. W . U K......... weeladdie
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Re: Summer.

Postby skirtyscot » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:41 pm

25C is way above average hereabouts. Anything above 20 and we think we're doing well. High teens is enough to bring the skirts and bare legs out, for those who ever do.
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Re: Summer.

Postby Rokje » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:58 am

skirtyscot wrote:25C is way above average hereabouts. Anything above 20 and we think we're doing well. High teens is enough to bring the skirts and bare legs out, for those who ever do.

Even in low teens I wear a skirt. I wear skirts and dresses all the time
Be proud to wear a skirt or dress they are just clothes. Yes , they are for men too :mrgreen:
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