Are there any other women besides me that still only wear long skirts and dresses anymore?

Anna - posted on 11/23/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




The first thing that we must understand when asking this question is that no one in the Bible wore pants. They did not exist back then—at least not in the form we have them today. Because of this, the Bible never dealt with the subject of women wearing pants.

As far as Scripture goes, the one most often used in such debates is Deuteronomy 22:5, which says: “A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.”

I do think that ladies should still use wisdom in what kind of pants they wear, making sure that they are not too tight and don’t call too much attention to certain areas with flashy pockets, etc. As in wearing any article of clothing, we ought to determine whether it is wise and edifying to those who will see it before we put it on. Of course, at the same time that I hold that wearing pants is not unbiblical, I also believe that skirts are more ladylike and feminine. I think it would be good if all women wore skirts, as I am usually of the opinion that they are more flattering and that women would look all the better for wearing them.

Overall, I have found skirt-wearing to be an edifying practice, but that does not mean that I find wearing pants to be a sin in and of itself. Personally, I am very inclined to limit the times I wear pants, and of course I would encourage others to do so as well. But it’s not necessarily a matter of holiness or sinning. There are immodest pants and there are immodest skirts. There are times when wearing pants draws inappropriate attention and times when wearing skirts and dresses draws inappropriate attention.

In all cases and with everything we wear, we ought to use caution and good sense to determine if is appropriate for the situation and the people and/or culture with which we will be interacting. And of course, keeping in line with Deuteronomy 22:5, our attire ought to show that we embrace God's plan to make the genders distinct, giving no one the occasion to wonder if we are a man or a woman


Amanda - posted on 11/23/2011




I will occassionally wear a maxi dress if I can find one that I can wear without tripping over the bottom of it.
I've never been a fan of long skirts though, because I'm short, they make me look shorter than I am and I don't like them on me.


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My highschool boyfriend quoted this exact quote to me a few years back... thankfully he was my ex when he quoted it and is still my ex :)

There is a difference look wise in men and women's clothing in general, especially when it comes to jeans/pants... shouldn't be too hard to tell the difference.

Now I wear a size 16 lol I have hips, thighs and a fleshy behind, even the proper size is a comfortable snug.

Sometimes I do wear skirts... wont catch me in a dress though. I prefer above the knee skirts(no so high that im hanging out ) or long, and by long I mean down to my ankles long... but with a swirl to it, never just straight down my lower half those kind are so very uncomfortable and ugly in my opinion. Also I find jeans/pants to be a bit cheaper than nice skirts and I try to save money left and right when shopping.

I use caution with what I wear every day... but it has NOTHING to do with the bible. I'm a married woman, my husband is the only man that needs see any appealing part of my body.

Stifler's - posted on 11/23/2011




Yes but only because I'm fat and hate pants leaving marks on my muffin tops. Not for religious reasons. I love knee length dresses, flowy skirts and I have this nice black 3/4 length skirt that I wear a lot. I rarely wear shorts unless I am around the house. I also really love dresses.

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I do not look good in longer skirts, I just don't have the body for them, so I usually stick to slacks or jeans. I have ONE long skirt that looks good on me and it cost a fortune....I think I paid close to $300 for it, but no other longer skirts fall properly on my frame. I simply cannot afford to spend that much on my clothing, and even if I could, I wouldn't, I think it is wasteful and gluttonous which I think is a "worse" sin if you are doing the whole sin/not sin thing....which I don't.

There is a college in my town that is highly religious Baptist college that requires the women to wear ankle length skirts at all times--on or off campus! It is actually a pretty well respected college nationally too, which confounds me, but they do have one of the BEST art collections in the country, which is why I bought a $300 long skirt. I wear it when I venture onto the campus to view the art, which I do often.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/23/2011




In reference to your question, my best friend's mom still only wears long skirts. I guess my friend and her sister did as well until they started middle schoo. It has something to do with their religion, but my friend and her sister are usually in jeans and t-shirts.

Jane - posted on 11/23/2011




The women in my son's birth father's family all wear longish skirts, so I do too when I visit them. Otherwise, all the women teaching at or attending a local school/church wear long, droopy dresses of the same cut, made out of calico in various patterns. It is rather like a uniform.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/23/2011




Not to be rude, but trust me most people (including my non fashion concious husband) can tell the difference between mens jeans and womens jeans and therefore the difference between a man and a woman. Also I'm a size 14 and have hips and thighs that would be extremely uncomfortable if I wore a skirt all the time.

That said, I wouldn't mind trying to find a longer skirt. But just for style and the fact that I have equestrian calves

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