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Skirt riding up

Swinging Sixties / Seventies

This post was prompted by Happylady 's post about naked ladies at the bus stop.

Thought I looked So Good

Many years ago, not long after I got married and started my first job, I had a favourite Kaftan that I loved wearing. A kaftan is just a loose tunic or robe but being just past the end of the swinging sixties, it was mini length! I also had a mock suede jacket my father had given me, with mock sheepskin on the inside. The two looked as if they would go well together and so I wore them to work. Now really, a Kaftan was NOT a really suitable piece of attire for the office I worked in - which was pretty traditional but no one was going to tell me that were they?

Lunchtime in Belfast

My Kaftan was mini length and made of thin cotton and it was cool at lunchtime when I went out for a walk round the shops, so I wore my jacket as well. I walked down the street feeling like the bee's knees!

She Whispered In My Ear

That was, until a random woman shopper whispered in my ear, "Scuse me luv, did you know your knickers is showing?" The jacket was pulling the thin material of the kaftan upwards. After that, I walked around Belfast, constantly pulling my kaftan downwards. Quite spoiled my walk!

Never wore it again

I could never wear that Kaftan again


I told that story at my retirement "do", at which I was wearing a classy long black dress and jacket. But as I finished the story, I turned around, to show that the dress had a long slit up the back! Maybe I hadn't learned as much as I thought I had!

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VinceSummers wrote on September 29, 2015, 5:20 PM

Be glad guys like me wore full length garb. And be glad that guys like me never kicked our shoes off to reveal our feet. Talk about ugly!

LoudMan wrote on September 29, 2015, 5:21 PM

I bet nobody really minded. Did you get complaints? I didn't think so.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on September 29, 2015, 6:42 PM

Many of the clothes then would work up. Glad that lady was nice enough to let you know

morilla wrote on September 29, 2015, 7:40 PM

Isn't it funny how 'unaware' we are about some things? Then, once told, we become hyper-aware of it. At that point, we tend to call attention to it, whether it's still a problem or not - whether it's the hem length, visibility of undergarments, hairdo, something in the teeth, et al. I've seen this in recent years with women's "business attire." It looks fine when standing. However, when seated, everything seems to 'ride up.' If it's pointed out, the excuse is that they never had the 'opportunity' to see what it looked like when seated. They often spend the rest of the day tugging at things.

bestwriter wrote on September 29, 2015, 7:59 PM

It was nice of that lady for pointing that out. So many must have just walked past. I remember years ago a young girl got off the train. I was walking behind her and saw she had stained her dress. It was a skirt. I pointed it out to her and suggested that she turn the skirt until she got home.

markgraham wrote on September 29, 2015, 8:01 PM

You were the bees knees. I was only a small child at the end of sixties and early seventies. I saw pictures of that time and I wished I was more grown up at the time. It seemed like a fun time for grownups.

Feisty56 wrote on September 29, 2015, 11:17 PM

Oh the naivete of us when we are young and believe we already know everything. Your confidence in that outfit must have been high, at least until the kind lady shared your "revelation."

Paulie wrote on September 30, 2015, 2:53 AM

Maybe if you had worn tights with the kaftan, you wouldn't have had anything to worry about. A lot of women in Thailand will wear tights when having on a minidress or miniskirt.

MegL wrote on September 30, 2015, 3:46 AM

Not from the men, no, there were no complaints emoticon :grin:

MegL wrote on September 30, 2015, 3:51 AM

Definitely laugh. I am laughing with, not at, the girl who was so pleased with her attire. How would I deal with her now? Nowadays, I wear sports attire most of the time and smart casual only when it's important to me. And my attire would all be considered reasonably modest. That may be the lesson I learned. emoticon :grin:

jiangliu1949 wrote on September 30, 2015, 8:28 AM

An interesting story ! Attire is a mirror of culture and times .You wouldn't make your presence felt if you wore it today .

MegL wrote on September 30, 2015, 9:33 AM

If I wore it today, I would be considered elderly mutton dressed as young lamb! LOL emoticon :grin:

MegL wrote on September 30, 2015, 9:35 AM

Tights had not long been invented in those days. They were available in light brown colours but not the opaque colours of these days, also, the material that the opaque tights are made of would have also pulled on that tunic. The tights I was wearing did not affect the dress, it was the jacket that pulled it up. But nowadays, I would probably wear tights or leggings with it, IF I wore anything like that at all!

inertia4 wrote on October 1, 2015, 4:26 PM

Ah the days of miniskirts. I am sure as that was riding up on you, you had gotten many looks from passersby. It goes like this, you like what you like. Period, end of story. Granted, as we get older, some things just don't look right on us. But hey, it is what it is.

BarbRad wrote on October 1, 2015, 8:25 PM

Sounds like that was an embarrassing encounter. Thee are some things we really wish we didn't know.

CoralLevang wrote on October 2, 2015, 11:56 AM

This is brilliant! I loved this story, Meg! *laughs* It's like me and my cleavage. But that's for a story. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on October 2, 2015, 11:59 AM

Ah...and if the seasoned mutton WANTED to wear something lamb-ish, who's going to tell her she cannot?
There is some freedom in being the eldest. emoticon :winking:

paigea wrote on October 2, 2015, 9:39 PM

lol - I had some very similar dresses! And I sure had to walk around being conscious of my skirt!

VinceSummers wrote on October 15, 2015, 7:42 AM

I'm into modesty. I don't care how good someone looks or thinks they look. I have no desire to go around staring at bodies or parts of bodies. Clothing that looks fashionable, neat, and clean, is always appropriate and is unlikely to awaken prurient interests.