So, I was sitting in a corner of the library reading and this girl sits at the desk in front of me. Her back is facing me and the desk is like 4 rows of books in front of me. She was wearing this polka dot dress, that looked to be mid tight length. Anyway, when she got up to leave she bent over to pick up her stuff on the desk and you could see most of the grey shorts she had on underneath. I am not complaining about her wearing shorts under it, but my point is that I walk around campus and there are girls wearing the shortest of shorts (like almost butt cheek skimming) or there are girls who wear thongs with their shorts/jeans and all you see is whale tail. Or the tight as hell yoga pants and leggings. Or the tank tops and tight shirts that show off their cleavage and boobs. Or wearing a different color bra so it’s see though from your shirt. I can keep going but you get the point. How come girls are fine showing everything off but when it is time to wear a skirt/dress they wear shorts under it? What’s the point of even wearing it then, why not just wear pants? Or why not wear longer skirt/dresses?
1.) Fashion. In many places, it's fashionable to wear shorts with a long shirt or a short dress because it looks cute in the right combination.
2.) Functionality. Dresses don't have pockets, so even if she did want to show off her legs, she may have still wanted pockets.
3.) Comfort. Whether this means comfortable with her body or comfortable clothes, it could mean either or both. She might not have enough self-confidence to show off or maybe she didn't want her legs to rub together. Sometimes I'll wear shorts under a skirt just because it's more comfortable that way.
4.) Respectable. She could just be a respectable person. I don't care much for women who let everything hang out, especially as half the time it tells something about the kind of person they are. It's still great to look nice in a cute dress, but wearing shorts underneath leaves no impression that you're trying to advertise anything underneath.
It sounds like the girl who was in the library has more self respect than the girls who wear revealing clothes. I've always kept myself covered up (e.g. no short shorts in public, no bikinis, no tanks tops without something covering me up). Some girls are OK with showing off all they got and others aren't.
Some girls are modest and some are not. This girl probably wanted to wear a dress to look more feminine but did not want people to see her stuff when she bent over. It`s not like the dress looks that same as shorts when it is falling over the shorts.
I see your point. But, wearing a "longer" dress isn't always an option. A girl might see a cute dress in the store, but it might be too short. You don't always have time or even the option to get it tailored, extended, etc. So to compromise, they wear shorts under. No biggy.
Not all women do that. I get the whale tail sometimes but that's just cause my shorts go down it's not intentional. But guys let you see the cracks too. I rock tanks but when I'm not wearing something over it there not tight tight. I have tight shirts but that's just cause I feel comfortable in them. Wearing shorts with a skirt has multiple purposes. For us that don't want to flash vag to the world it's a good cover plus if you forget to cross your legs not totally disgusting. Also for girls that do not have chicken legs it reduces chafing