Common Sense

common sense, Dressing immodestly, skirts that are too short

Maybe it's just me but I don't understand why anyone would want walk around with half their butt hanging out or their crotch barely covered. All summer long I've been seeing girls/women on the streets constantly tugging at their hems to try to cover themselves or struggling to sit on the train and many times not being able to sit because they'd probably expose their privates. Once I saw a woman have to sit with her hand positioned over her crotch area the entire time and she seemed so stressed. I guess I would be too if my bum was touching the subway seat. There's an easy fix that involves just a few more inches of fabric. I'm all for people wearing what they want but most people who do this usually look uncomfortable and self conscious. Whatever has happened to modesty? I might get flamed on this but it's just my personal opinion. What do you think?


47 comments

Mini xxx said...

Yes! Well said. I agree and to be honest when I'm in a restaurant and body parts are hanging out, I find it really turns me off my food. I don't care if you are a supermodel or what your body shape is, I don't want to see your bum hanging out. Imagine if men walked around with their private parts hanging out! Its not done, so why cant women do the same? Respect yourself and others. X

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Anonymous said...

I almost never wear skirts or dresses for that reason. I hate constantly feeling like I might be at risk at showing my private bits, lol. That's why I wear skirts and dresses mostly in winter and fall when I can wear them with pantyhose.

Jackie Harrison said...

I believe not every trend is to be worn some time is to be seen only on the stars. I do not like or understand why will you want to wear something that makes you self conscious. Have a great weekend.

Emmylou MW said...

Hahahaha...love that quote:D And so agree with you, Rowena. Unless you're in the beach or pool. your butt should not be seen!

Caramella said...

Hehe, so true! ;))

Kizzy Von Doll said...

I don't mind short skirts and dresses, I know plenty of people that wear them and never get exposed because of the way they carry themselves while wearing them. I've also seen others wearing short skirts and dresses and carry themselves in the opposite way and expose themselves, which they wouldn't have done if they had carried themselves much better. I think it depends on the person, some just wear them for trend and actually have no idea what it takes to wear them and conduct yourself in a manner that keeps you from exposing yourself. But, at the end of the day, I'm not one to tell another they can't wear something because it is a choice. And everyone has the right to wear what they choose to wear and we can't always decide what is modest for another based on our own opinions because modest is different for everyone. Have a great weekend doll xx

Lilli said...

Ahah, you made me smile Rowena, the quote you wrote is great and so very true. I agree with you, I noticed the same in my city, especially among teenies. At the moment Im in a "maxi size" mood instead! Have a wonderful weekend, many kisses! xo

Jane said...

I don't really mind what others wear either but for me i'm known to be a bit clumsy and so I know I'll probably end up exposing myself and feel really embarrassed about it. Plus I love to look nice but I also like comfort - and my style has always been about long and flowy! :)

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Totally agree! looks nonsense!

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Shireen L. Platt said...

I actually like wearing short shorts and mini skirt however, not the ones that are too short to the point you have to keep pulling at the hem. That's just stupid and ridiculous. It's good to be fashionable but I do think there's a limit to protect your modesty. Great read, Rowena!

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Lena L said...

I couldn't agree more, Rowena!
Common sense and courtesy are much needed, and I am reminded of that everyday.
I don't believe in fashion in which I cannot be comfortable. I have to feel confident and functioning in my outfit. And maybe that is a simple way to measure regardless of all sorts of different standards.

Maggie Dallospedale said...

Hi sweetie,
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Have a wonderful weekend Rowena,
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Jenmarie G said...

Thank you for speaking up about this! I've recently begun working on a post concerning this matter inside my head but have yet to write out my thoughts. If I follow through with it I'll definitely link back to yours as well :) I see so many girls wearing the shortest shorts, so short their butt cheeks are hanging out! WHY!? UGH!

May Cho said...

Hear, hear! I'm all for wearing whatever we want, too, but when it comes to modestly covering yourself up comfortably, what?! Loved this!

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FASHION TALES said...

I agree. Although, lately I only see the young girls wearing short shorts (the ones that are cutting off your circulation), this week in the airport I saw a lot of teens wearing those. I like some short skirts and dresses, but in a much more sophisticated way. Some people forget that modesty can be sexy too. :) Take care! /M

Valerie Price said...

I totally agree! I don't understand why people wear things that are super short, and I can't imagine it being very comfortable!

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Aimee Bustillo said...

Love the quote, being fashionable doesn't mean you have to show so much skin, respect for oneself should be implemented first.

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Tania Franco said...

When I see someone with their cheeks hanging out I can't help but take a second look, I just don't understand it either. To each his/her own, they are totally getting the wrong kind of attention, but maybe it makes them happy. Who knows, lol. Usually it is younger girls that I've seen them on, and I'm sure they will realize what's best eventually. I do question parenthood when I see that. Like, "I wonder what their parents thought about those."

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Amen, Rowena! Finally somebody speaks about it!! That's why I prefer layering and oversized tops! I'm following some it blogger ladies and sometimes I just think: Less ass more class, girls! Ira

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Corinne said...

Haha, awful, isn't it? Though as a tall girl I feel a bit bad because it's so hard to get dresses to cover me properly so sometimes mine are a bit short. Someone actually left me a nasty comment about it on my blog once D:

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Rosemary Nardone said...

I oh so agree with you on this one. The way some folks dress in public makes me wonder if they look in a mirror before they leave the house. I honestly feel however these people just don't get it. They think they look good. You can't help people if they don't think there is a problem. I may miss laughing at some of them if they were no longer around. Or shaking my head at least! Hope you are having a good summer, I am ready for Fall and some mild temps!

Beauty said...

You are so, so right. I do not understand the sense behind wearing such outfits. Some ladies blame it on summer heat but really? I guess it's just a way of getting attention and your quotes say it all...I really love this post.

Have a great weekend.

Paola Lauretano said...

Totally agree Rowena, great post!
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Coco said...

Rowena common sense is not of this world!! Completely agree btw!
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Anonymous said...

Love the quote on the ecard. Well, yeah, I wouldn't do this to myself because feeling uncomfortable about your clothes in public is just not fun.

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JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Hi Rowena,

Haha, this is a good one, I totally agree with you there, my friend. If it's to the point where you keep pulling or feeling uncomfortable in the public, something is definitely wrong already. It's the same thing with wearing super high heels, I often see some women walking in them, but most definitely, you can see they are struggling (I bet it feels super painful too!), definitely not a fun thing to do *_^

I guess know yourself and what works best for you, is the best way to go. Whether it would be fashionable or not, to me, that's secondary.

Nice post! Hope you are gearing up for a great weekend ahead.

Cheers,
Jeann

Ivana Split said...

I'm all for everyone wearing what they like. However, for reasons of hygiene, I don't think people should be seated on public places in a way their private parts are touching it.... My friend, who is waitress is constantly frustrated by people dinning in the restaurant she works in wearing nothing but bikinis. She has started to ask them to at least wrap a towel around themselves or put a towel under themselves. That's just common sense.

I often wear a long scarf in my bag. So, if I'm wearing something short (for example a short dress if I'm going on a beach) I usually just wrap the scarf around my waist and I don't have to worry that my skin will touch where ever I decide to sit. On another note, I've seen tourists sitting on floor, sideways, bus and train station etc...wearing just tiny bikinis. That's just not hygienic. I'm pretty sure that diseases and bacteria can be transferred that way.

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Fashion Matters said...

this quote is hilarious but yeah I definitely agree lol

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Shirley Tay said...

Rowena, I'm totally on the same page. Some people just have weird sense of dressing, don't they? Lol! xoxo

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh Rowena......... don't get me started on this. If you listen to musical lyrics and look at what's on television, you can really see the trends and there are few role models for young women. Being a mom, I've tried to teach my daughter to take pride in her body. This means in all areas of her life including how she dresses and in relationships. Okay .. I will need to stop there or this comment will get too long;) Happy Saturday!

Kelsey & Kenecha said...

I totally agree! I don't get why women want to dress like this, I know summer is hot but you don't have to wear pretty much nothing I mean a nice summer dress would be fine. Oh some people haha :)

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Lenya said...

I am all for wearing what we want too, but when it comes to modesty and hygiene (esp public seats) there should be at least a bit of covering, I don't want to sit on someone else sweat and ..............
Happy weekend, girl.
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sonia de macedo said...

Ahahaha. I agree. I don't understand how you'd wear something so short and then stress over exposing too much or not being able to move normally or comfortably. I know they say fashion isn't always practical but I think that draws more on the lines of ridiculousness. I think if you want to expose cheeks then leave it for the beach. But maybe I'm just showing my age here...

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jeanine said...

Yes! A few months back someone I worked with wore a really short dress and the words, "did you forget your pants" flew out of my mouth before I could stop them. She said she didn't realize how short it was when she left the house. :) Thankfully, I rarely see people with a dress as short as you are describing.

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Diana Ashuayem said...

I am so with you on this one. You will definitely get attention from pigs...hahaha. Hope you had a great weekend.
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Alicia Mackin said...

OMG I hear you! Seriously WT?? Ha I feel like if a dress or skirt is not to my knees it is too short. I had on a dress yesterday which was above my knee and I was like whoa. But yuppers these girls have to got stop wearing too short "dresses"

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oomph. said...

the ecard says it best! we do see a lot of T&A around here with our beachy lifestyle...you sure will get attention, but not the kind i'd want.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I hear ya on this one. I know it's hot outside, but when you're feeling uncomfortable because of what you're wearing and not because of the heat, you might want to rethink your outfit.

Jhem Arzaga said...

Yep, I agree with that..
It's better to wear something comfortable when you move or whatsoever instead of always worrying that you might show the world to other people because you wore little to no dress hihi

Have a lovely day, Rowena :)

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Jennifer Jayne said...

I love that last picture - its so true!

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Kim Alston said...

I could write a book on this Rowena! I don't understand the thinking WHATSOEVER! It boggles me! Here we have guys holding on to their pants. Women showing everything...top and bottom! Everything is so sexualized and suggestive! It's disrespectful to yourself and invites others to disrespect you. I don't understand it. It's just opening yourself up to problems. Great post.
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