I wear skirts. A lot. I am not perfect with my skirt-wearing. Pants somehow make an appearance a few times a week, but–more days than not–I wear skirts.
I wear skirts because I am called by God to be feminine and beautiful, a shining beacon in a dying, gagging world. I know that not everyone can reach these lofty standards, and I certainly do not judge those who use their freedom to choose that which is inferior. Yet I shall continue to wear skirts because I know that…
…oh wait. Sorry. I keep getting others’ reasons mixed up with my own.
I wear skirts and dresses because I am fa… Er, I mean, because my weight is higher than ideal for health.
And skirts and dresses, with a few exceptions, are more forgiving.
The dress in which I am pictured is a size small. The picture on the left is from about the time I met Josh, the picture on the right is from yesterday. I weigh about 25lbs more now than I did then. Let’s just say I don’t even think about wearing the same pants, but I am quite confident that I could fit into any of my old skirts and dresses that my younger sisters might still have.
The truth is that skirts can be an easy substitute for not investing in myself. I can turn to skirts and, with minimal effort, convince myself that I am well cared for, when in reality I haven’t taken all the time to exercise, eat well, and become comfortable with my ever-changing body.
It takes me much longer to find a flattering pair of pants than it does a good-enough skirt. Shopping for jeans requires significant effort. Ordering a dress online takes seconds. A well-fitting pair of pants indicates that I know my body. A feminine skirt indicates that I know how to hide part of my form, even while attracting more attention.
I wear skirts because I have been overwhelmed with health issues and not taken care of myself. I wear skirts because I do not choose to put in the significant effort to find and purchase pants. I wear skirts because I do not love myself enough to wear that which is both most appropriate and most flattering for my place in this world.
I wear skirts because I am lazy.
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