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Re: Anyone besides me own NO dresses or skirts?

I got rid of all my suits after retirement.  By now they would either be too small or outdated anyway.  Last year I decided that I need to have a dress on hand just in case I need to go to a funeral.  I bought two black dresses, one of which I can put a sweater or jacket over.  They still hang in the closet with the tags still on.  I guess that's a good thing.  Maybe I'll just save one to wear to my own funeral someday.  lol

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Re: Anyone besides me own NO dresses or skirts?

I don't have either ~ I retired 15 years ago.

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Re: Anyone besides me own NO dresses or skirts?


@sweetee2 wrote:

I have many dresses. I could not live through the heat of summer without them. It gets pretty warm where I live in Utah. I like to be out on the deck injoying my beautiful yard. Not hibernating in the house all summer. 


 

@sweetee2- I'm the OP.  I live in Atlanta..... it gets pretty darn hot here, and humid.  I do fine without dresses and don't hibernate in the house all summer long.


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@Skyegirl21 wrote:

Me too, Almost none!  I Own 1 or 2 dresses for weddings, funerals.  I have pasty white legs and am anti- hosiery, so I live in pants, sometimes shorts if it's super hot in summer.   Also completely done with heels over 2" .  Guess Priorities change as we grow older! 

 

@Skyegirl21- I have pasty white legs also.  The dress/skirt with not hose look wouldn't be a good one on me, LOL.  I'd HAVE to wear hose to wear a dress but I don't own any hose either!


 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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@151949 wrote:

I am a girly girl and I like to dress in pretty things. I wear dresses to church and occasionally for an evening out. 


 

@151949- I dress in pretty things also and wear my jewelry and "full makeup" every day.  My wardrobe just doesn't include dresses.


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Re: Anyone besides me own NO dresses or skirts?

Me!  I hate wearing dresses & skirts!!

 

However I do have 2 dresses & one skirt that are almost never worn.  I'll even wear flowy, dressy black slacks to a wedding rather than wear a dress.  Depending on the fabric and style you can look very dressy....even dressier than some women wearing a dress.

 

 I have been to several weddings over the last couple of years from casual to black tie and have been seeing more & more women in dressy pants at them.  Those women look more comfortable to me!

 

I've never been a dress person & never will be!  In the summer I wear lightweight capris most of the time when I go anywhere and shorts around the house.

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Re: Anyone besides me own NO dresses or skirts?

Actually I never thought about it, but I don't either.  When I started my current job three decades ago, I wore dresses, skirts and jumpers more often than pants. Pantyhose was required too.  Now my wardrobe contains slacks and capri pants.

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Me... sorta.  The month after I retired, I donated alllll my dresses and suits to Goodwill.  I kept one black winter suit and one linen summer suit (just in case!).   Both are now so out of style, I couldn't wear them anywhere.  Before summer gets here, I need to go buy a good suit or dress.  I probably won't ever wear it, but should have one.

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Re: Anyone besides me own NO dresses or skirts?

I have some.  I like to have choice.  I mostly wear pants/jeans. 

I've been going through my things and doing the gathering and donating for the year and I will be donating the dresses and skirts I no longer want to wear.  Shoes, handbags and Jewelry too.  Keeping the garments that are needed for funerals/burials and even that is something that is going the wayside here.  At my late FIL's burial, folks showed up in flip flops and bermudas. 

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@sweetee2 wrote:

I have many dresses. I could not live through the heat of summer without them. It gets pretty warm where I live in Utah. I like to be out on the deck injoying my beautiful yard. Not hibernating in the house all summer. 


I'm with you. A nice lightweight soft maxi in the summer with a tank top feels better to me than even shorts.