I became a skirt wearer back in November of 2011. It was a decision made based on multiple things. One of the biggest reasons I started even thinking about it was Amy’s posts at Raising Arrows. She did a “She Wears Skirts” series, and I followed right along. I hit up a great thrift store over Thanksgiving and scored some great skirts! Since, I’ve also gone to Goodwill to find more.
I was reminded this weekend why I have decided to wear skirts. You see, I was having one of those days where I didn’t really feel like wearing any of my clothes. PLEASE tell me you have those too! It was Saturday night and we were going to church. I said to Greg, “I just want to throw on a pair of pants and a t-shirt.” He said, “Why don’t you?”
So, I grab the one pair of pants that I kept. They are/were my favorite pair. I actually had plans of turning them into a skirt. This is a normal pair of pants, mind you, nothing special. I put them on, and you know what? I’m just going to say it. I felt sexy. I looked down at my legs and thought, “That’s what I look like under those skirts!” I came downstairs and my husband’s reaction was more than flattering.
Honestly, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been working hard to get into jeans like those! And yet, I was reminded the very reason why I decided to stop wearing them. I also realized that it’s okay to wear them at home. There is no reason I need to hide that from my husband. I said, “I guess that means I shouldn’t wear them to church then.”
And that’s the point. I know Greg is my husband, however, I also know his response was genuine. And I just kept thinking and saying, “If this is how you react, how do you think other men will react?” I went back upstairs and picked out something else to wear.
This is me on a typical day. I have a few shirts from Kohls that are comfortable and I can wear them and not look sloppy… at least I don’t think I do.
All my skirts come to my knee or are longer. Honestly, the length of this skirt isn’t very flattering on me because of my height. However, I’m not trying to flatter myself. I’m not trying to stand out in the crowd as one who is ‘good-looking’. I’d rather just blend in and be that ‘girl whose wearing a skirt. Weirdo.’
I was reminded that I need to be aware of the way I dress to protect my brothers in Christ. Not just myself or my husband. I don’t want to dress in anyway that would cause someone to stumble. I also dress in skirts because it makes me feel more lady-like. I’m not saying you can’t feel like a lady in pants. I’m not even saying you shouldn’t wear pants. It is the manner in which we wear them that disturbs me. When they look painted on, and you can’t sit down with your rear end hanging out, there is a problem. I know you can wear pants modestly, so please don’t mistake me here. I think it is getting harder to do because of the way the companies are making them, but I do believe it is possible.
Not only skirts, but tops need to be modest. What good would it do to wear a moo-moo skirt with a shirt that is all cleavage? Just a thought….
If we are doing the best we can to dress modestly and cover up what needs to be covered up, and men around us are still having lustful thoughts, then that is their problem. I am responsible for myself, my attitude, my actions, and my dress.
“ I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” 1st Timothy 2.8-10
What about you? Do you wear skirts, pants, both?I’d love to hear what you think!
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