Monday, December 6, 2010

Skirty’s Pep Talk

Guys wearing skirts is not so unusual as some may think.

I created this blog earlier this year to help build confidence and to show that more guys are wearing skirts today. Many of them are showing up at Contra Dances in skirts. There are usually a couple of guys wearing skirts and kilts these days at most Contra Dances in North America.

If you look at some of the video posts on the bog, you’ll find a large range of colors, styles and lengths of skirts that the guys are wearing. Most of the dancers are usually open-minded and sometimes even will complement guys on their skirts. I was nervous about wearing a long skirt to my first dance, but soon found the biggest barrier was in my mind.

I began wearing kilts years ago and was amazed at how comfortable they were. Later, a friend convinced me to wear a long skirt for Halloween and I’ve been wearing them ever since. I wear them for comfort and because I don’t like to feel restricted by the limited color choice and styles in pants.

It has been well documented that men have been wearing skirts/dresses/tunics for hundreds of years. In many countries around the world, skirts are still worn by men today such as sarongs, etc.

I purchased my first skirts at thrift stores and it took me a long time to wear them outside the house. A number of friends have been encouraging for me to wear my skirts more often. I built my confidence up slowly and have really enjoyed wearing them at Contra Dances, where I can spin and twirl my skirts. While I’m usually skirted at home, I’m cautious about where I wear my skirts and make sure that it is somewhere I am comfortable with.

I hope that this blog inspires many to try a skirt. I’m glad I have and wouldn’t have it any other way.

1 comment:

  1. I wear a skirt 7 days a week.Doesnt matter where i go,im in a skirt.If it is cold out then i will wear black or brown womens "leggin's" when i go out.I go anywhere and everywhere in a skirt,i go to the bank,grocery store,the mall,..just anywhere i go.I feel totally at ease and dont feel awkward at all. Just be yourself like you would be in any other type of clothes.You wont get as many looks as you think.And women do like seeing a guy in a skirt.
    As of last night i was in a dept store,i was standing in line at the cash register,and there was a woman behind me (she was in her mid 50's and very charming lady) and then she said to me,”i really like your skirt” i then said to her,”thanks”.I told her “im tired of only just wearing pants.”she then said “i dont blame you,skirts are much better,and you look very nice in yours.(I was in a red and white plaid pleated skirt ,about 3 inches or so above the knee.)"i said, "thx".So just be yourself and dont act goofy,just do it guys..wear your skirt
    out in public....I DO EVERYDAY