Ask Aunt Annabelle
"How does a girl, like yourself (and me), who likes to wear cute skirts deal with the bike riding/skirt wearing issues? Do you just go for it? Or do you have a non-flashing system?"
- Bicycling Is Kinda Excellent
|Lauren Bacall brings super fabulosity to bike riding.|
I'm so glad you asked! Mainly because this gives me a good reason to feature photos from one of my fave random websites, Rides A Bike.
Now, it's widely accepted that bikes are cuter than cars, right? I mean... what part of that is not true?
|Would Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward look this cute in a car? Hardly.|
|1) Get a girl-style bike, with the open area so your skirt has a place to fall.|
|2) Wear opaque tights/leggings/bike shorts under your skirt ALWAYS!|
No cotton crotch gussets should ever be visible (let alone tights-free nether regions).
(Unless you're Nichelle Nicols, but she's got the super fabulosity to work it out)
|3) If you'll be working up a sweat, then put on exercise clothes to bike to work,|
and change into your work clothes once you get there.
4) Shorts are also a good option, in place of skirt. Not just for circus performing!
|5) Do you know why short, tight pants are called pedal pushers?|
Because you can wear them riding a bike!
|6) Wear pants! Or a skirt! Don't just go biking in a shirt! Oh my god!|
|7) When wearing a skirt or dress, go with a full skirt. Tight skirts will make it trickier to bike.|
|8) Flowy fabrics are not ideal. They will get caught in your bike gears.|
Also, you should probably wear shoes.
|9) Your skirt should be at least knee length. Shorter works only with bike shorts or tights inside.|
Longer might get tangled.
|10) When biking in pants, wear either tight-fitting pants or roll up the bottoms of your pants.|
Audrey Hepburn shows how it's done in cigarette pants.