I understand you want to be comfortable, and I understand that the short skirts of the world and summer
dresses are absolutely adorable. However, I was a bit shocked the other day when a friend of mine who should have known better demonstrated to all of us that she didnít know how to wear a short skirt properly. And she really
demonstrated her lack of knowledge.
Since I wasnít in a position to tell her in the moment we were all getting a look at her Tuesday panties, I thought Iíd mention to all of you Ė in hopes of preserving someoneís modesty at least.
The fact of the matter is, you canít sit on the floor in a short skirt. You canít sit with your legs crossed if the short skirt is tight across your legs and you canít bend over Ė ever.
Short skirts are fashionable, sure, but thereís a point when a skirt is just too short. If youíre struggling to walk in a breeze, consider a longer garment. But regardless of your skirtís length, there are certain rules you should keep in mind to stay classy.Donít cross your legs, cross your ankles instead.
When you wear a short skirt and cross one leg over the other, youíre opening up a window along your leg that might be highly visible to others. Crossing your legs also hikes the skirt up along the legs as itís pulled higher baring the sides of your leg and leaving you nothing to sit on Ė a fact thatís not lost on those around you. Crossing your legs at the ankle has you press your knees together and gives you maximum length to sit on, too. It might feel odd initially, but trust me Ė you look great.Donít sit on the floor unless your dress covers your knees.
If your dress loosely covers your knees, you can push it down into your lap or pull it over your knees like a tent to keep the privates private. If your skirt is short, sitting on the floor will pull it up higher on your legs and backside leaving you without the extra material you need. If you know youíre heading into a floor sitting situation Ė perhaps sitting on a towel at the beach or babysitting, grab a pair of bike shorts to slip on under the skirt for comfort and modestyís sake.Learn to bend down properly in a short skirt Ė a dip to the side.
We should all practice it gracefully together. When you drop something and youíre wearing a short skirt, bending down to grab it flashes everyone behind you Ė even if you think you have clearance, you probably donít. So rather than bending at the waist, learn to do an elegant dip to the side to swoop up whatever you need. Bend your knees as if youíre sitting and reach down with one hand to the floor. Itís graceful, but even this might be risky in some skirt situations. Perhaps itís best to bring along a friend in pants or just leave behind whatever you dropped on the floor.