Why don't more girls wear dresses?

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Plus many girls now into doing manual labour
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haha, I would much rather wear a jumpsuit. they are just as cute or even cuter than dresses. you can look sexy in pants and a tee shirt. why dont men wear suits more all i see them wear is sweat pants and a tight teeshirt or a sweatshirt . not every girl has that special red dress for me its a jumpsuit it highlights all my good body features
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Because men are pervy and wearing a dress with bare legs makes me uncomfortable. As a girl, I get catcalled everywhere I go, dress or not, but way wayyyyy more when I'm wearing a dress
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I don't see dresses being convenient or practical. I wear one only about a handful of times across a whole year.
How can you run wearing some form of dress? Surely trousers or leggings are more practical in that sense? That's me speaking from experience, too.
Also, pockets... whilst leggings don't tend to have them; jeans, trousers and especially cargo trousers are so much more helpful and convenient in that sense.
But more importantly, why does it matter to you, OP? If you love dresses so much, how about you start wearing one? And those are genuine questions; not rhetorical. Everyone is entitled to wear whatever they like in daily life. Comfort and practicality are subjective.
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I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’re not a troll.

1) I wear dresses when I want to. Probably once or twice a week.

2) I wear them because I want to and not because a man thinks I should.

3) jeans and leggings are comfy and look stylish.

4) I don’t dress to please men

5) tights are itchy

6) with dresses, you need a lot otherwise it looks like you’re always wearing the same thing. With trousers, leggings, and skirts you can mix and match.

If you’re wondering why women don’t wear dresses constantly like we did in the 1930s, it’s because it’s now socially acceptable and we can finally wear what we want. Who is to say we enjoyed wearing them so much back then?
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I've been wondering more & more about this one recently. Not only are dresses way more feminine than jeans or jean shorts, or cloth leggings surely they are way more convenient. I mean it's an all in one garment, a bit like a onesie but way more classier. A good dress can look wonderful on even a n average girl and make her look great. So it's way quicker and easier to put on than jeans & t-shirt or whatever. So why don't way more girls wear dresses???

As a guy to dress classy apparently tends to be something in the direction of a shirt and smart/smart-casual trousers. Now I think I'm not alone in not many guys wanting to bother with that in their spare time. To look decent most shirts need to be tucked in, now that's a pain, it feels like being a stuffed turkey. It's all shoved down there and feels uncomfortable, not necessarily in a major way but not comfortable in a relaxed way. A dress as far as I can see suffers from no discomfort problem like that, it's just a quick one on and that's it, looks and wears nice and easy I would have thought. Also none of this problem with the shirt pulling out over the course of the day. Sometimes I can't understand why the shirt is bothered with in any quarter at all it's so impractical. Does it really look all that great to women?

Would be interested to hear thoughts of girls & guys on this.
A shirt+trousers is hardly "classy", you'll want a jacket on top of that, if not a suit (to be equivalent to a dress). Tucking in a shirt really isn't that inconvenient, and having a shirt tucked in isn't uncomfortable, either. You can hardly expect women to dress well if you're unwilling to do the same.
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(Original post by Gavin2016)
I've been wondering more & more about this one recently. Not only are dresses way more feminine than jeans or jean shorts, or cloth leggings surely they are way more convenient. I mean it's an all in one garment, a bit like a onesie but way more classier. A good dress can look wonderful on even a n average girl and make her look great. So it's way quicker and easier to put on than jeans & t-shirt or whatever. So why don't way more girls wear dresses???

As a guy to dress classy apparently tends to be something in the direction of a shirt and smart/smart-casual trousers. Now I think I'm not alone in not many guys wanting to bother with that in their spare time. To look decent most shirts need to be tucked in, now that's a pain, it feels like being a stuffed turkey. It's all shoved down there and feels uncomfortable, not necessarily in a major way but not comfortable in a relaxed way. A dress as far as I can see suffers from no discomfort problem like that, it's just a quick one on and that's it, looks and wears nice and easy I would have thought. Also none of this problem with the shirt pulling out over the course of the day. Sometimes I can't understand why the shirt is bothered with in any quarter at all it's so impractical. Does it really look all that great to women?

Would be interested to hear thoughts of girls & guys on this.
Have you ever worn a dress? Some styles are certainly not quick and easy to put on. What's it really matter to you if more women aren't wearing dresses? Why the hell should that matter to you? It's none of your business, really, what other people are choosing to wear or not wear. Jeans and a top are just as easy and practical to put on as a dress and are often much easier. A jumper dress might be easy to slip on but then you've also gotta struggle into tights as well if it's chilly outside. One of my summer dresses has to be entirely unbuttoned down the front to put it on and then buttoned back up again. I also wear it with a white top and shorts underneath as sweaty legs sticking together is not how you want to spend your summer day. Dresses are not always easier and it's no one's business but the person who's wearing the clothes.

Maybe try wearing a few different styles of dress and get back to us on how easy they are.

P.s. you can take your comments about being more 'feminine' and stick them right up your backside. Dresses might be seen as traditionally female but lots of cultures have male clothing that's a similar length and appearance to some dresses. Scots wear kilts. And male children were dressed as girls until they were about seven in the victorian period. Think on that.
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I'm quite happy in trousers, a mens shirt and my X trouser suspenders. I'm not changing that for anyone
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Because maybe girls don’t care whether they look feminine or not and they’re more comfortable wearing jeans
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Maybe try wearing a few different styles of dress and get back to us on how easy they are.
Genuine question, how do women do the zips up at the back without dislocating your shoulders?

I have tried and I just can't seem to do it.
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Genuine question, how do women do the zips up at the back without dislocating your shoulders?

I have tried and I just can't seem to do it.
Practice, a friend, and a lot of moving about to try and get it high enough up that you can pull it up with your arm bent the other way. it's tricky for sure!
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Because they don't want to lol
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(Original post by JustACoincidence)
P.s. you can take your comments about being more 'feminine' and stick them right up your backside. Dresses might be seen as traditionally female but lots of cultures have male clothing that's a similar length and appearance to some dresses. Scots wear kilts. And male children were dressed as girls until they were about seven in the victorian period. Think on that.
This doesn't make any sense. Scottish men look masculine in kilts for a number of reasons. For one, a kilt isn't even remotely similar to a dress (it is traditionally worn with a shirt, waistcoat and jacket - hardly a feminine ensemble). More importantly, kilts are masculine because they are traditionally masculine. The mere fact that men and women wear different clothes in other cultures does not mean dresses aren't feminine.
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Wearing a dress is effort tbh.
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(Original post by Theloniouss)
This doesn't make any sense. Scottish men look masculine in kilts for a number of reasons. For one, a kilt isn't even remotely similar to a dress (it is traditionally worn with a shirt, waistcoat and jacket - hardly a feminine ensemble). More importantly, kilts are masculine because they are traditionally masculine. The mere fact that men and women wear different clothes in other cultures does not mean dresses aren't feminine.
Traditional is just a word people use to excuse old-fashioned things (in some contexts and it seems this way in this one). Clothes are just clothes. There's nothing feminine or masculine about anything, or there should be at least. Let people wear whatever the hell they want to wear and screw tradition, masculinity, and femininity. If a woman wants to wear a dress, that's awesome. I'm sure she'll look gorgeous. If a man wants to wear a dress, that's cool too. I'm sure he'll look fabulous (think of those photos of Harry Styles, hmm?). If a non-binary person wants to wear a dress, that doesn't make them female just because you decide to define dresses as being feminine. It's just fabric and means literally nothing more than the meaning society has decided to give it at that particular time.

What makes a shirt masculine? I wore shirts as part of my school uniform--was that masculine? Or was it just a goddamn shirt and nothing more than that? If I wore a kilt and a shirt and a waistcoat, would I look masculine? Or would I just look like I was wearing some clothes?

A dress is a dress and a shirt is a shirt and nothing could truly matter less. Mountains out of molehills. In the end, just let people wear what the hell they want to wear and be open to the fact that what you think is comfortable for someone is not necessarily true.
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You would need a few dresses as otherwise it could look a bit smelly but on the whole you could get away with 4-5. More obviously would be better but they can be had pretty cheap these days so no big deal. Easier than having to decide what to mix & match, pulling it in and out and putting on at least two separate garments surely.
Look a bit smelly?

As someone who's said he doesn't wear dresses just don't make assumptions lol. Arrogant.
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It depends! I love a good shirt dress for the sole reason that it saves me the pain of matching tops with trousers if I'm in a rush (had to quickly pop to the shop in a rush the other morning so I just swung a dress on in about ten seconds!). That said, people can and should wear that which makes them feel good, comfortable and confident and we've got zero right to tell random strangers on the internet what to wear!! I for one would not say that men should walk around in waistcoats and bow ties all the time because although I may enjoy their appearance, it's none of my business what somebody else wears!

Also, if I'm going for a walk, or I know I'll be playing some sort of sport, or it's cold then a pair of jeans is just more comfortable! Although weirdly, I prefer a dress on a rainy day because I dry out quicker afterwards!
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It's just fabric and means literally nothing more than the meaning society has decided to give it at that particular time.
Precisely. It means what society has decided it means. If a man wants to wear a dress, I don't care - the mere fact that a man can look good in a dress doesn't mean it isn't a feminine item of clothing.

If you wore traditional (masculine) highland dress, you would look more masculine, yes. Because you would be wearing masculine clothes.

Nobody is making mountains out of molehills or suggesting that everyone has to dress a certain way. Half of your post is arguing against nobody.
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Precisely. It means what society has decided it means. If a man wants to wear a dress, I don't care - the mere fact that a man can look good in a dress doesn't mean it isn't a feminine item of clothing.

If you wore traditional (masculine) highland dress, you would look more masculine, yes. Because you would be wearing masculine clothes.

Nobody is making mountains out of molehills or suggesting that everyone has to dress a certain way. Half of your post is arguing against nobody.
Well then, we'll just have to agree to disagree in the vein of keeping things nice and civil. You are as much entitled to think women look nice in dresses as I am to tell you that people wear whatever the hell they want and it's not for us, random people on the internet, to decide what people should or shouldn't wear. People wear whatever makes them comfortable and that's great. Nothing more to it than that.
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Well then, we'll just have to agree to disagree in the vein of keeping things nice and civil. You are as much entitled to think women look nice in dresses as I am to tell you that people wear whatever the hell they want and it's not for us, random people on the internet, to decide what people should or shouldn't wear. People wear whatever makes them comfortable and that's great. Nothing more to it than that.
I'm not sure we can "agree to disagree" when nothing you've said disagrees with me. You are arguing against opinions I never expressed. Do not pretend to "keep things civil" while lying about what I have said.
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