A lot of people ask me why I always wear dresses or skirts. And even a lot more, have probably come to the conclusion that I do because I’m the girly-girly type – you know, the antithesis of the cowgirl.
But you see, I’m not.
The actual reason I wear skirts and dresses is because I am a cowgirl at heart. And there are a lot of advantages the dress has over pants:
a) It’s easier to maintain – Think about it: dresses don’t get dirty hems, don’t drag, and when it rains, you don’t have to worry too much about splashes of mud on your legs. And if your legs do get wet, you only have to wash your own skin. Unlike with pants, you’ll have to drag that dripping wet piece of clothing around you until it dries up, by which time, you’ll then have to worry about the mud splatter.
b) It commands attention and respect – This one might not be in keeping with the cowgirl archetype, but wearing skirts gives you a certain power over other people, particularly men. It makes you look more put together, more composed and confident. Just think, how many powerful women have you seen photographed wearing pantsuits? Next to zero. But you see them everywhere in structured tops and skirts and fashionable dresses.
c) It sets you apart – In a sea of pants-wearing people, what better way to be noticed than to show a bit of leg? And look good while doing it. Plus point is, you instantly get branded a fashionista just by wearing flirty dresses.
d) It’s more comfortable – sounds weird, but it does. Your legs are not restricted, you don’t have to worry about seams tearing apart and you can hike up your legs under your desk when you feel like it.
e) It makes you feel pretty – now this last one will depend largely on your mindset. But generally, this holds true.
Of course the pants has its own plus points – you can repeat wearing them without anyone noticing and you don’t have to shave as often. And while I am a dress girl – I probably own close to a hundred now while I have only three pairs of jeans and a couple of slacks, I wouldn’t mind wearing the pants every now and then.The trick is knowing when, where and how each will work for you.