It occurred to me recently that I have not explained to my readers why I choose to wear skirts almost exclusively. Today’s post will give you a brief explanation to hopefully help you understand me and my blog a little better.
It started in November 2014, when I decided to do a fun blog challenge where I wore only skirts or dresses for the month. There was no real reason for me to start this challenge, except for providing me with blog content for the month.
Previously, I had been wearing skirts pretty frequently since I found jeans uncomfortable (and could never find a pair that actually fit!). I liked wearing skirts or dresses because they made me feel more dressed up! But once I finished my challenge, I realized skirts and dresses are actually really comfortable and I LOVED wearing them.
I had been struggling with wearing jeans because they are so form fitting, and I didn’t want to be showing off my shape. Wearing skirts allowed me to show that I am a woman while keeping covered.
So since November 2014 I have been wearing skirts almost all the time because they are comfortable and modest (if worn properly). I know a lot of Christian women feel convicted after reading Deuteronomy 22:5 (A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God) but I am not one of them.
Skirts and dresses make me feel pretty and put together, so I wear them pretty much all the time. I can only think of a few occasions that I wear pants: doing messy projects like patching drywall or laying floor tile, and last winter when David and I went snow shoeing because I couldn’t stuff a skirt into snow pants! I wear a skirt when I cook, clean, do yard work, go on errands, visit friends, attend church, etc.
Wearing skirts and dresses is a personal choice that I made. Nobody else made it for me (although my husband does like seeing me in skirts more than pants!) and I am certainly not trying to force anyone else to dress as I do. I have seen many beautiful pants outfits that are equally modest but I just choose not wear them. I’m the only one of my friends and family members who does not wear pants, and that’s okay. I don’t judge or dislike another woman because she wears pants.
I am very happy not wearing pants and can’t imagine going back to them! If you would like to see some of the ways I wear skirts during all the seasons, click here. My dress based outfits can be seen by clicking here!
I hope you enjoyed learning about why I wear skirts almost all the time!