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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:09 PM
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Why do women wear dresses/skirts?
Did a woman invent the dress? Do you like wearing them? What do you like about them?

Is it a cultural thing - where you wear dresses because that's what everyone does. Or do you actually like them?

I'm not sayin' there's anything wrong with them. In fact, I love the fact that women wear them.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:11 PM
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1. I think they look feminine and nice.
In the Summer, I wear a lot of long skirts with tank tops or t-shirts and sandals. In the Winter, I like short skirts (just above the knee) and boots.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:11 PM
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2. Yes, I like dresses and skirts.
I have good legs, pants don't show them off.

Towards the end of next month I am going to a very fancy wedding. Having a great ball skirt and even better top to wear with it. Extremely festive, very feminine. Makes me feel good.

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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:12 PM
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3. I'm short-legged, and skirts offer a little more margin of error than do
pants. If a skirt hits an inch or two lower than it should, no biggie (in most cases); if pants do, they need to be hemmed, and I suck at sewing and I don't want to deal with alterations.

I probably wear skirts/dresses three or four days a week.

I can also look damn good in the right dress, if I say so myself.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:13 PM
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4. At one time everyone wore them
Greeks, Romans etc

Today only the pope, judges and so on do.

Oh and women.

Except for me.

Drafty, impractical, nonsensical item of clothing I have long since discarded.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:14 PM
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5. I like wearing them now that we don't have to wear pantyhose and
such.

Easy to move in, cooler here in Hell!

I like skirts, dresses less so.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 11:38 PM
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30. pantyhose?
what are pantyhose? lol...tights in the winter are ok, but ix nay on the antyhose pay! :hi:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 08:58 AM
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34. I agree.
I avoid pantyhose at all costs. Sometimes tights in the Winter, but I'm an antiquated (well, not really since I'm in my early 30's) stockings and garter person. They're much sexier and much more comfortable as well. They can be hard to find, but last week, I got 4 pairs of stockings for $13. I was very happy. Plus, if you get a run in one leg, you don't have to throw out the whole pair. :7
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 01:39 PM
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36. well
i'm not THAT old at 49, but i remember wearing garter belts/hose before the invention of pantyhose. they were ghastly and uncomfortable too. but if you're wearing them for the "sexiness", do your thang!
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 02:46 PM
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37. I've seen some of the ones my mom had from the 60's.
She's only 55 and she is a person who never threw anything out and from what I saw, a lot of the ones in the 60's were these tight, girdle-like apparatus things. :scared:
Many of the ones now aren't so bad, much more comfy, but yeah, my "thang" has had some good feedback as well. :evilgrin:
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:15 PM
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6. It's Historical, I Understand
Long ago, when baths were uncommon, women's private parts needed to be open to the air to avoid yeast infections. Underwear was not worn. Skirts were long.

That historical reason has evaporated. Now it's a matter of style and preference.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:17 PM
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7. LOLOLOL
Women's parts were never open to the air. Corsets, bloomers, crinolines...are you kidding??

And air doesn't do anything for yeast infections.

Skirts show off a woman's legs now. That's all.
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libhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:25 PM
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14. And what's wrong with that?
I've always been a leg man myself - just nuttin' sexier than pretty legs on a woman.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:27 PM
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16. I like a
tight ass on a man myself. You got one?
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libhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:31 PM
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24. lol
Edited on Fri Sep-10-04 10:44 PM by tx.lib
Don't know, never paid much mind to it. Kinda like the south end of a north bound jackass. So to speak.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:26 PM
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15. Before about 1750, women pretty much were open to the air.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:27 PM
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17. No they weren't
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:29 PM
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20. Yes, many of them were.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:30 PM
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21. Check a history book
Didn't happen
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:31 PM
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23. Whatever.
Not sure why you care so much, but there you go.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:32 PM
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25. I care about truth
and that ain't it.
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 06:22 PM
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43. Link?
I don't recall any of the history books I have read discussing this matter.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:17 PM
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8. If I was a woman, I would too
take that as you will ;)


But seriously, I think it's great to see women wearing skirts and dresses.
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RazzleCat Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:21 PM
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10. Cant beat a cotton dress in midwest heat
When its god awful hot with killer humidity you will find me in one of my long loose cotton dresses. No binding, lots of air flow (I like the ones that have slits on the sides, even more air). Cant beat them in the heat. Needless to say, no pantyhose either.
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Memekiller Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:20 PM
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9. Access
The male perspective.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:24 PM
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13. Exactly
Cultural sexism writ large.

Totally impractical as clothing.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:24 PM
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11. Gifthorse. Mouth. Don't look.
Mkay?
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:24 PM
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12. If we ask, they might stop.
Edited on Fri Sep-10-04 10:24 PM by Screaming Lord Byron
And civilization would perish.
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troublemaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:28 PM
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18. squatting2p
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:29 PM
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19. Women only sit down
to pee at home. Otherwise they stand
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:30 PM
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22. LOL. So true.
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libhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:37 PM
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26. Gotta luv this D.U.
Plumb educational. I mean, I' never have guessed.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:44 PM
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27. Psst
About the 'tight end'...look in a mirror.

It's important.

Something to grab in er...certain moments, ya know?
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libhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:52 PM
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28. Well -
Edited on Fri Sep-10-04 10:53 PM by tx.lib
never been the type of guy to toot my own horn much, kinda modest - but, if ya slip into one of them thar long gowns with a slit up the side, and some high heeled shoes, well - we might talk about it. Damn, I think I just done got myself banned - gawd, what am I doing? And to think I only come here to bash repukes!
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 10:59 PM
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29. LOLOL
;)
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-04 11:46 PM
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31. Yes, I like wearing skirts
1) Easier to fit than pants

2) Cool in the summer

3) Warm in the winter if heavy and long
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 12:04 AM
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32. Skirts are........
so teasing....sure to get me laid.
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 12:13 AM
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33. hey guys
ever worn a kilt? i do 18th century reenacting, and they're pretty damn comfortable. not that i'm about to ditch my jeans, but still


:hippie: The Incorrigible Democrat
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 09:04 AM
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35. I wear skirts and dresses
:shrug:

They fit and look good, so I wear them. There's no ulterior motive or historical influences...
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 03:28 PM
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38. I went to school in South GA - there was no air conditioning
my senior year we had a heat wave in April and that's when my friends and I discovered how much cooler skirts were.

Besides, they look nice.

As for historical reasons, probably they were easier to make when people made their own clothes?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 03:32 PM
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39. Quiet you fool!
You don't want them second guesses the skirt thing!
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 03:36 PM
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40. Take a "History of Costume" class at your nearest college
with a fashion or costume design department.

As for me, I wear dresses when the occasion calls for it; because it's easier to pee; and it's easier to make out in the car :-)
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 03:38 PM
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41. I find them much more comfortable than pants in most instances
and if they're twirly, that's just icing on the cake B-)
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 05:55 PM
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42. I found out another reason today.
Fast service in a hardware store. I had to pick up some new line for the weed trimmer thingy and I was wearing a short skirt and I had two sales dudes rush to the door when I walked in saying, "Can I help you?" I was never helped and finished quite that quickly in a hardware store before! Usually when I go into to places like that, I'm out of something in the middle of a project in overalls with paint in my hair and trying to get help is much tougher. I think the last time I was there in fact, I waited a good 20-30 minutes just to get a can of paint mixed. Not fair, maybe, but reality sometimes.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-04 06:32 PM
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44. Because skorts are a bad idea?
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