Finally, a New Years resolution

Or rather, a dressolution. I’m clever.

Here we are, at the end of February, and I’ve finally thought of something that I’d like to do this year, rather like a New Years resolution. As was seen a few posts ago, I got a vintage style dress on ModCloth.com, but because girls these days don’t often just wear dresses and skirts without making it a special occasion, I wondered when I’d wear it. So that’s my resolution.

I used to despise high heels, dresses, skirts, you name it. Back in the day, when I would only wear jeans and sneakers and t-shirts. I still love all those things, but I’ve grown up a bit since then, and now I love wearing my four inch heels whenever I can. But skirts always seemed a little iffy to me.

I’ve decided to just start wearing skirts and dresses as a regular every day item. This is not something I do, so it’s going to be stepping out of my comfort zone. But I pine for the lost days when girls would wear skirts and dresses just as regular garments, and not for a night out. The 1940s, 50s, and early 60s; basically, the Mad Men era, is a time I wish I knew personally.

On Saturday, rather than don a smarmy t-shirt and jeans for work, I got patterned tights, a navy blue skirt, and a cozy grey sweater, with black flats. Not fancy, but I just wanted to wear a skirt. My coworkers made the obligatory remarks when a girl is wearing a skirt during the day, but all in all it was good. Then on Sunday, I decided to wear my new dress, with a blue cardigan and sneakers. It was thebest.

I learned why dresses are better than pants. Why did jeans become so prevalent? Because when we were cleaning the bottom shelves, I could just crouch and do it, rather than awkwardly bend and fiddle with the hem of my shirt so my pants don’t fall down and expose my arse to the book shopping community. It was just so much  easier, and because dresses tend to make girls feel pretty, it was just an all ’round great idea.

My next day off, I’m going to Value Village, and I’m going to find plain blouses and skirts, and I need to go to the shoe stores and find Oxfords (not just to wear with skirts rather than heels or sneakers, but I’ve always wanted a pair), and I’m going to get the ball rolling.

What do you all think? Do girls just wear dresses and skirts as an everyday fashion choice where you live? Or are pants the fall-back item?

Me, I feel liberated. Girls don’t have to wear pants. They certainly hadn’t up until this last century. Why stop now?

2 thoughts on “Finally, a New Years resolution

  1. I’ve always wanted to wear dresses. Okay, that’s a lie. Since I was 17 I wanted to wear dresses. Sadly, larger people do not look all that flattering in them, and I’m too self-conscious about it. Still, wear the hell out of skirts and dresses! Do eet!

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