I’m going to agree with Arlene on this one–dresses are awesome.
I don’t think my pants put Ian on any sort of psychological guard, but I do have to agree that while wearing a dress, I felt more feminine. I sat up straighter, I was more aware of my surroundings and how I spoke. “I loved watching you move around the office,” he told me. “You carried yourself differently.”
But what I discovered are that dresses are an amazing way to be lazy. A sweater dress and leggings are just pajamas you can wear to work. Throw on a dress, loop a scarf around your neck and BAM, work ready, party ready, whatever ready. They’re an amazing garment, and men should be jealous that we get to wear them.
I stood out in the freezing cold in a dress. I rummaged through a junkyard in a dress. I’m not going to throw away all my jeans, but this week has made me rethink the dress as a piece of clothing. Anything jeans can do, a dress can do better.