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my husband wants me to only wear skirts and dresses! Help!

post #1 of 39
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Hi. I was talking to my husband about my grandmother and casually mentioned that she never wore a pair of pants in her life, only dresses and skirts, (with aprons for housework or cooking) and he said that he would LOVE it if I did that. He said he has always "hated" women dressing in jeans, sweatpants, etc. So...I told him I would try it for a month and see how it goes. DOES ANYONE ELSE DO THIS? I live in North Carolina, it is not totally freezing all of the time, but it does get pretty cold...I want to honor his request in this, and just don't know what to get, how many? Thank you! (And just where do you find aprons?)
post #2 of 39
That's a major lifestyle change, in my opinion. I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt or dress. That's one request I'd personally have to turn down. Good luck to you, though.
post #3 of 39
I'd tell him that I really like men in suits and ties all the time, and I'll do the dress thing if he wears a suit every day. Have fun with it, I guess. I wear what is comfortable for me and doing housework/gardening in a dress/skirt -- that's just ridiculous. I can picture myself pulling weeds & kneeling on the ground outside in a skirt. Scrubbing the tub & tiles in a dress. I don't think so. I'd love it if he does construction work or plumbing or something, and he has to do it in a suit and tie. You can get aprons at kitchen stores, williams-sonoma, lots of them at Cost Plus World Market...
post #4 of 39
I would be tempted to tell him "Ok but only if you only wear suits and a tie all the time." What I would really tell him is, "I'm not your mother or your grandmother and you clearly married the wrong woman but you've got me now."

Did you only wear skirts or dresses while you were dating? Why has he waited until now to tell you?
post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by calimari View Post

I'd tell him that I really like men in suits and ties all the time, and I'll do the dress thing if he wears a suit every day.

We posted the same idea at the same time!
post #6 of 39
I'd laugh and walk away.
post #7 of 39
Are you kidding me? You are actually entertaining the idea? It was a LONG LONG time ago that women only wore skirts and dresses...EEEKS! I would have NEVER EVER made it back then...for a lot of reasons...but GEESH I haven't worn a dress since umm our wedding 6 years ago. My husband would NEVER EVER make that statement/request of me. I say its not what's on the outside but what's on the inside that makes the person. Not that ya should completely ignore taking care of yourself either. I certainly wouldn't entertain the idea outa of pure comfort. He should want you to be comfortable in what you're wearing.

I probably spoke outa turn just seems odd to me. Bottom line though if its something you feel comfortable with, like an experiement you wanna try for YOURSELF I'd say go for it.

Best wishes!

Jana
post #8 of 39
My husband likes it when I have my hair down and styled (it's long), and he likes it when I wear nicer shirts and jeans that flatter my figure. That said, I make a small effort to do those things for him OCCASIONALLY. I don't spend a lot on clothes, so if we are going to go out (very infrequently), or have friends over, I'll make an effort to look nice. Sometimes I'll make the effort for no reason. He likes it. Other days, he just has to deal with Tshirts, pants with holes, and a pony tail. Left to my own devices, I would always have my hair in a ponytail, and live in my junky pants and shirts.

If you want to wear skirts and dresses for a month, then go for it! If you aren't comfortable, or don't like it, then I'd say make the effort to wear them on a frequent basis, but not all the time. I think guys appreciate even little efforts we may make for them.

(As for me, I own one skirt and one dress. )
post #9 of 39
The only women I know that do that do so for religious reasons. if YOU WANT TO go ahead. I am confused about your dh's sudden(or is it?) desire for you to wear dresses and skirts. I think it's odd that he didn't mention what his mother wore.

I don't want to upset you but the first thing that came to my mind was "he is trying to control her."
As far as actually wearing them day to day. If u really want to I would get some jean skirts for doing the cleaning/gardening/dirty work.
post #10 of 39
To me that is a personal or religous decission for a woman to make, not her husband.

That is about as "old fashion" as women are not suppose to work, but stay home and take care of the kids.

I agree with some of the other posters, I would ask him to wear a suit and tie and see how far that goes.

Good Luck!
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