I want to make some scooter-type skirts to wear when bicycling on my
recumbent bike, because even my split skirts have too wide of a leg to
be modest, and I just don't care for slack-type garments at all after
having not worn them for 20 years (unless they are under a skirt or
dress). I have seen two different types, and I wonder if you ladies
might hazard an opinion as to which type might be the safest bet.
Any style I make is going to be knee length, and that is not a
negotiable thing, because I don't wear anything that is shorter than
knee length, period. Also, I am a very, *very* wide load, not a skinny
mini by any stretch of the imagination, and have a six-months-pregnant,
four-cesarean stomach. So please take that in mind.
I don't know if I have completely ruled out a plain ol' scooter skirt
with a straight skirt with side slits, but my gut tells me that it might
not work well on a bicycle when it's knee-length.
I saw a tennis skirt that was a six-gore skirt with all the gores left
open and shorts underneath -- I am thinking maybe have the gores open
halfway up the thigh would work with knee-length shorts underneath the
The other type I saw was on a movie, a jumpsuit or jumper style that
looked like a pair of shorts with a 3/4 wraparound-type skirt that was
left open on one side, giving a sort of wrap skirt look to the front and
back. But the style wouldn't have to be made as a jumpsuit.
I liked both those looks on the people I saw them on, both of whom, of
course, were of normal weight. But does anybody think one or the other
of those styles would look good on a mega-plus-size figure? I don't
really have a lot of time to experiment, so I thought I would see if I
could get a consensus opinion on which type to try first, because
knowing what styles look good is not exactly my strong point.
Thanks for any opinions or maybe other ideas that I haven't even thought
of that this might inspire.
- posted 14 years ago