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    #16
    Live a little; when wearing a skirt, go commando. That's how I roll.
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      #17
      Originally posted by loreo View Post
      At work I avoid anything that's more than an inch or two above my knee when seated. At that point, or when I wear something shorter outside of work, I wear a pair of yoga shorts underneath. It doesn't add any "heft" to the look and provides piece of mind for those windy days...
      Had not thought of this. Windy days are my nemisis. I love above knee skirts but with my gait and then holding on to the cane, I don't have another hand to lasso a skirt. It sometimes ends up above my head.

      I just gave several of my skirts away because of that reason. I tend to leave them in the closet.

      I especially like the lighter feeling skirts as a heavier fabric defeats the purpose of wearing a skirt to be cool in the summer...but heavier fabric tends to blow up and show the privies LOL

      Gees fashion fo paux (spelling?) LOL
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        #18
        I do the you shorts also.

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          #19
          On one very windy day I tried keeping a purse on my lap, but when that didn't work well enough I resorted to gluing my skirt to my pantyhose in the ladies' room. (Had to cut up/throw out the pantyhose later.) If I knew I'd be in that situation again, I'd rig up some kind of hem on the inside of the skirt to clip on to a hidden strap.
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            #20
            The pencil skirt is a good solution too. It never gets caught in the wind or wheels and it's very svelte.

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              #21
              Originally posted by rdf View Post
              Live a little; when wearing a skirt, go commando. That's how I roll.
              Lol. So now I'm picturing you rolling along in a skirt...

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                #22
                i wear leggings or tights (lightweight) in a cool color to contrast the skirt. but i usually just dont wear anything flouncy. mostly denim or pencil style cut skirt so it stays in place
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by loreo View Post
                  Lol. So now I'm picturing you rolling along in a skirt...
                  Don't forget the lipstick... a nice skirt requires a nice shade of lipstick
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                    #24
                    I wear tights with skirts or dresses, but the hemline still rides up so I just reposition when I notice and always try to wear underwear that provides more coverage like boyshorts. If I accidently flash someone when transferring, I figure the likelihood of seeing them again is pretty slim so I dont worry too much about it. Just wear cute underwear!

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                      #25
                      This thread is giving me flashbacks to a nearly horrifying episode of exposure in an early wheelchair day. I actually was headed to our rally in NYC, and I thank every force in the universe that I looked in the mirror before leaving the house and saw a straight shot up my straight skirt – almost kneelength, but in my chair at the time my knees would fall open. So now I've become a bit dowdy in long skirts, but I'm thinking this summer I might try using the strap they gave me at therapy for keeping my knees together. It's just a beige soft strap – off the roll cut to length with a little piece of Velcro stuck on so you can tighten it to varying levels. I've always worn it just above my knee, but will try it higher. But if that doesn't work I'm thinking that it showing below the skirt won't look much worse than my whole engineered set up, and certainly much better than the straight shot up my skirt.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Random View Post
                        This thread is giving me flashbacks to a nearly horrifying episode of exposure in an early wheelchair day. I actually was headed to our rally in NYC, and I thank every force in the universe that I looked in the mirror before leaving the house and saw a straight shot up my straight skirt – almost kneelength, but in my chair at the time my knees would fall open. So now I've become a bit dowdy in long skirts, but I'm thinking this summer I might try using the strap they gave me at therapy for keeping my knees together. It's just a beige soft strap – off the roll cut to length with a little piece of Velcro stuck on so you can tighten it to varying levels. I've always worn it just above my knee, but will try it higher. But if that doesn't work I'm thinking that it showing below the skirt won't look much worse than my whole engineered set up, and certainly much better than the straight shot up my skirt.
                        I am a bit absent minded especially when I am at work and thinking about some technical problem. I went to cath, got my catheter, extension tube, lube pack, benzo wipe, purell out. spread the wash cloth I have over my knees to keep from getting lube on my pants. Purell hands, take out junk, benzo wipe, drain lizard, remove cath, put it back in the package (makes it easier to throw away) return extension tube, and wash cloth to my little bag, rearrange my shirt (I have to move it out of the way as well), wash hands, head back to desk. Totally forgot to put my junk back in my pants. It was mostly covered by my shirt but he was poking out like a periscope for about an hour before I noticed. Thank god I just was sitting at my desk and didn't have any meetings.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                          I am a bit absent minded especially when I am at work and thinking about some technical problem. I went to cath, got my catheter, extension tube, lube pack, benzo wipe, purell out. spread the wash cloth I have over my knees to keep from getting lube on my pants. Purell hands, take out junk, benzo wipe, drain lizard, remove cath, put it back in the package (makes it easier to throw away) return extension tube, and wash cloth to my little bag, rearrange my shirt (I have to move it out of the way as well), wash hands, head back to desk. Totally forgot to put my junk back in my pants. It was mostly covered by my shirt but he was poking out like a periscope for about an hour before I noticed. Thank god I just was sitting at my desk and didn't have any meetings.
                          OMG! Hilarious...at least looking back.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                            I am a bit absent minded especially when I am at work and thinking about some technical problem. I went to cath, got my catheter, extension tube, lube pack, benzo wipe, purell out. spread the wash cloth I have over my knees to keep from getting lube on my pants. Purell hands, take out junk, benzo wipe, drain lizard, remove cath, put it back in the package (makes it easier to throw away) return extension tube, and wash cloth to my little bag, rearrange my shirt (I have to move it out of the way as well), wash hands, head back to desk. Totally forgot to put my junk back in my pants. It was mostly covered by my shirt but he was poking out like a periscope for about an hour before I noticed. Thank god I just was sitting at my desk and didn't have any meetings.
                            The bolded bit in particular nearly set me off on a coughing fit. (I'm just getting over a cold).

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                              #29
                              I did this a few times when I was younger, mainly at bars when I was half hammered. It's kind of strange to have a good lookin' gal come up to you and tell you your pecker's giving everybody a free show.
                              Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                              Totally forgot to put my junk back in my pants. It was mostly covered by my shirt but he was poking out like a periscope for about an hour before I noticed. Thank god I just was sitting at my desk and didn't have any meetings.
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                                #30
                                Originally posted by rdf View Post
                                I did this a few times when I was younger, mainly at bars when I was half hammered. It's kind of strange to have a good lookin' gal come up to you and tell you your pecker's giving everybody a free show.
                                Did they laugh at your shortcomings?

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