Today Feministe linked to a simply HILARIOUS rant by some guy claiming that jeans are a feminsit vehicle causing gender confusion. Or something. I wasn’t totally clear. But it was funny.
Anyway, this reminded me of my current dilemma, plus I am tired of reading about politics. So lets talk about Clothing!!!!
I don’t really feel confident in pants. In large part because I am INCREDIBLY pear shaped. I have great big thighs and muscular calves (because I don’t walk properly, I walk on my toes.) And tiny delicate ankles. So yeah… my whole body makes no sense. I guess in theory since I don’t want to show off my legs I should want to wear pants, right? But pants seem to just draw ridiculous amounts of attention to my gigantic ass belly and thighs.
I used to like the flare legged jeans that Lane Bryant sold, feeling that they tended to balance out my ample middle. But now they only have bootlegged jeans in the new style, and the waist always feels tight on me no matter how big the rest of them get.
In an ideal world I would wear mostly casual skirts. A few years ago I bought a great jersey knit skirt with a hankerchief hem. It’s casual, but can be dressy, and I wear it ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Also it fits. It isn’t trying to make my hips less curvy than they are, it doesn’t cling to my belly, and the waistline (elastic) fits.
Unfortunately it is beginning the end of its lifecycle.
I would really like a few more skirts like this, skirts that I could wear instead of shorts, (In Disney World!) and maybe to work, or whatever. But so far I have come up with Zilch. I have seen some broomsticky style skirts, but that’s very BoHo and BoHo is very not me. And everything that isn’t BoHo is Pencil. And Pencil is NO with a capital NO.
So yeah, any fellow pear shaped (or other shaped) ladies have any skirts they recommend? I am really looking for a replacement for Shorts or Jeans that would be comfy in warm weather. If not, anyone have any similar fashion issues?