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post #101 of 130
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Originally Posted by iris0110
I never wear skirts or dresses. I have thought it would be nice to have a few gypsy skirts, but I like to wear t-shirts, and T-shirts just look better with jeans than skirts.
Actually, t-shirts look GREAT with gypsy skirts, as do tank tops (that's pretty much all I wear-very comfy, too!)

Kathy
post #102 of 130
My girl (both kids actually) can wear whatever she wants. I dig her wardrobe :LOL. Cute thread title BTW She has some jeans with cool embroidery, and a velvet spaghetti strap dress with in dark red crushed velvet with dangly bead trim on the hem. It's so gorgeous.
post #103 of 130
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Originally Posted by Britishmum
OK, I'm really baffled.

Is this an American thing? Southern?

Are there truly people here who only dress girls in dresses? Can someone explain?

And sorry to be dense, but are there truly mdc mamas who do this? Or is this a wind up?

Confused..............
The thread was intended to be rather tongue-in-cheek :LOL

There are indeed people who believe that women (females of any age) should only ever wear dresses though. I have a close friend who's church/religion feels that women wearing pants goes against scripture...right along with hair cutting, make-up & jewelry etc. I do not share their interpretation of the scripture, but there you have it lol.
post #104 of 130
Someone usually has to DIE before my DD goes into a dress. It's not worth the fight. And tights went on ONCE. I'll never do that to her again.

Jen
post #105 of 130
I've sometimes tried to picture what a tongue-in-cheek smilie would look like.
I used to think it could be useful. But now I'm certain we're much better off without it.
Thanks. Now I can stop picturing. It wasn't pretty. I'm a girl, so I like pretty.




Oops. Just saw the tongue-in-cheek again.

Bad Girl. No pants for me.
post #106 of 130
I still don't get it. Granted, I've only read the first few pages, but are there really people who don't let their daughters wear pants? Really?
post #107 of 130
I'm thinking I must be the only real dresses-only person on this thread. :
I know it's all in fun, but there are actually people who believe in this seriously. My family started this when I was about 9 and we joined a community that required it. I *never* felt hindered or restricted in any way. We played all kinds of highly active sports (volleyball, soccer, speedball) in school, went hiking the Appalachian Trail in PA, canoing on the Shenandoah, and took a whole lot of bus trips to DC, all in long, full skirts. Oh, and when we did sports and decided to do "boys vs girls", skirts never stopped us girls from absolutely whippin' those boys. :LOL

I think rebellion against such things has more to do with the family dynamic and what goes on in the home than with just dresses. Kids can tell if their parents are hypocritical and just being religious for the sake of religion.
post #108 of 130
Rebellion? I guess I wouldn't call wanting to wear pants "rebellious".
post #109 of 130
I meant rebellion in terms of children rebelling against their parents standards and rules--in some of the examples given pants wearing was an expression of rebellion.

Does that make sense?
post #110 of 130
Oh my God! I sit around with my feet up on funiture all the time!I must be gay Wait till I tell my dh LoL
I've also known many gay women who were very femine,wore dresses etc,

I dressed my oldest daughter in dresses leggings when she was small.But i always wonder about people making rules about what women should wear.Seems pretty retsrictive.
What would you say to a muslim or indian women that always wore salwar kameez?The long to kuta with matching pants.I several outfits -ultra comfortable-but still "pants" kwim?
post #111 of 130
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post #112 of 130
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
I don't know... today she showed the Amish lady at the outlet grocery store her pretty fairy undies.
Whoops. I wonder if Amish children ever lift up THEIR skirts in public. Seriously, I do. And if they do, what do their parents do??
post #113 of 130
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Originally Posted by Charles Baudelaire
Whoops. I wonder if Amish children ever lift up THEIR skirts in public. Seriously, I do. And if they do, what do their parents do??
Yup, they do. Behind the barn, where their parents can't see. :LOL
post #114 of 130
Maybe the restrictiveness of skirts is why girls in the mid 20th century wore short dresses with bloomers. Not restrictive, and still modest-ish.

I don't know what I'll do when/if I have a daughter. All I know is that it is so sad to see the baby girls at church struggling to crawl in their pouffy, lacy dresses. They end up resorting to getting around by walking on their hands and feet.
post #115 of 130
My dd wears pants almost every day. So do I.

I'm not opposed to dresses. I think they are a lot nicer in summer than winter. It tends to be really windy here so I think pants are more comfortable most days.
post #116 of 130
Well, if DS had been a DD, she would've worn boy clothes cuz thats what we inherited and I can't fathom paying $15 an outfit for baby clothes that are gonna get worn out in a few months.

I don't wear dresses myself - i'm a jeans and sweater kinda gal
post #117 of 130
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
Would you let your daughter wear pants out of the house?
yes, but most of the time she CHOOSES to wear skirts or dresses...how in all creation did I get such a girly girl when i'm sooooooo not?
post #118 of 130
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Originally Posted by thismama
Of course no daughter of mine will be seen in pants outside of the house.

I believe all of you who allow your girls to wear pants are contributing to gender role confusion. And this is immoral, a big no-no.

Next thing you know they will be lesbians, sitting on the furniture with their feet up.

Girlndocs, I'm not surprised to see your post.
post #119 of 130
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jadegirl553

I don't know what I'll do when/if I have a daughter. All I know is that it is so sad to see the baby girls at church struggling to crawl in their pouffy, lacy dresses. They end up resorting to getting around by walking on their hands and feet.
My baby girl only wore baby dresses, and she managed to crawl. Maybe it's a matter of being used to it?
post #120 of 130
Like beanma, I'm happy my dd1 is wearing something leaving the house.

She is categorically opposed to underwear ("They give me a crotch-y, Mom.") (Crotch-y is a neighbor's term for "wedge-y" which she adopted.) She most often chooses an oversized t-shirt, knit shorts or leggings and elephanten shoes or velcro sandals.

Comfort and color seem to guide her choices. She likes red, purple and green clothes. Hates navy, black and pink. (Surely one of you Waldorf-y moms can tell me what the heck that means about her!)

She got a beautiful ankle length dress at a yard sale that she wears to go to community dances. She also wore it to the Waldorf May Faire.

Pants are a must on dd2 because she can undo the velcro on her diaper and takes it off constantly!

My family uses clothes pins or a knot to tie dresses out of the way of crawlers. Otherwise their knees get caught and they sit in the middle of the florr complaining. AM, maybe yours had short enough dresses?
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