The topic of skirts is on my mind today, because I am reminded that this morning, women for women’s rights in my church, are going to wear pants today.
I had to chuckle, because my question isn’t if I will wear pants on Sunday, but will I wear a skirt, or pants on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday?
I LOVE being a girl!!! Sometimes I wear pants, but usually I don’t because I love wearing skirts, and feel even more like a girl when I do so!
I wear skirts best! Watch this cute little clip: “I’m a girl and by me that’s only great!!!”
I love skirts! Twirly, plain, simple, spunky, or sweet….My sister Eirene is a great example of how there is something extremely charming and romantic about skirts on women. Skirts at Junee:
If you notice carefully on movies, the feminine characters often wear a skirt, think, in their clean movies, Andy McDowell, Minnie Driver, Meg Ryan, Jane Seymour or Sandra Bullock….
Skirts are flattering and surprisingly comfortable and versatile as well as the epitome of femininity!
Right now at Christmas time when my hips might be expanding just a little at the holidays, I don’t sweat it and let that tight feeling I’d get if I were wearing jeans, ruin my season! I know that things will get back to normal in a month when my exercise and eating evens out, so till then, why stew?
A skirt can even remind me to act more like a lady, i.e. not yelling at my kids, or picking my nose, or scarfing down my food and eating every crumb in sight…although I can and do all of the above in a skirt, a little reminder for me in what I usually wear, isn’t a bad thing.…Yes, skirts are one of my favorite things!
I do wear loose pants if I am exercising, doing yard work, or if I feel someone else might feel uncomfortable if I am wearing a skirt. (And if the question is if I will be a little uncomfortable, I remind myself it is ok to be different if the differences don’t send contrary misaligned messages) But some denim, a spunky hat, a comfortable sweat shirt, these things worn with my skirt usually help others not to wonder if I’m on my way to church! I think people can tell that skirts are my personality.
I’ve learned on-line of the beautiful voice of many Christian women that wearing skirts is an important part of modesty. They stand united behind the following scripture, and I deeply respect them for it. Deuteronomy 22: 5 ¶”The woman shall not awear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”
A few decades ago, wearing pants did bear a message about equality rights between women and men…not regarding inherent worth and value of men and women, but regarding sameness in roles. But as time has moved by, wearing pants by women bears no such message, they are just the standard clothing you would expect both to wear, and men wear men’s pants and women wear women’s pants. This deduction by me, and many other Christian women means that wearing pants by a woman is no longer associated with making a statement regarding the sameness between men and women roles, so, as long as you do not attract undue attention to your curves, you are modest according to a cultural stand point.
I then do feel pants can be modest and have learned a few tricks of the trade on line from my Christian friends, to help one do so. One gal says if she can pull her jeans out away from her body an inch or two, then she knows they aren’t too tight. (Her good old Daddy taught her that one.)
(And my sewing fashion book reminded me that just a few years back, all pants had an ease of 2-4 inches meaning all pants weren’t even considered as pants if they didn’t exceed the measurement of your body by that much.)
Other women remind that if you wear a tunic top or a sweat jacket tied around the waist, it tastefully helps your rear end not be a piece of eye candy for the men are hardwired to notice.
So as a matter of modesty, modern skinny jean or working gal trouser pant, in my book, as long as you are careful, you are ‘modest’ especially as pants can put others at ease because they are common, and that is a big part of modesty, helping others be prepared to learn from your example because you make them feel comfortable in ways that you can. There are ways however you should not deviate in order to put someone else at ease.
Where pants have lost their underlying message about roles between men and women, skirts however have not. And when you wear a modest skirt, you state without trying to, that you stand behind all that is feminine, charming, graceful, sweet and nurturing, so…why not?
For me, I figured out most my jeans fit me too tight, and then when I got loose pants, they really weren’t too flattering on my short little legs…so, I’ve opted for the old fashioned way! And if someone thinks “There goes a house wife” when they see me….all the better! There’s nothing I love more than being a mother!
My radar is always on to for other women who opt for skirts, and when I see one, it always makes me smile as long as they are doing it tastefully. The other day I saw a hispanic woman with her son, she had on a casual sporty vest with a skirt and looked so modernly feminine and casual that I knew I could emit the same feeling for others when they saw me, and that is awesome.
Skirts for me, are the bomb~Seriously. They bring out the gentlemen in the men around you, it brings great customer service! And if your husband is like mine, he’ll love it.