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Old 04-06-2013, 05:54 AM   #16
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I'm another one who wears leggings or tights or something along those lines under dresses and skirts, not only because I always seem to get caught in windstorms (not at DLR but in the real world) but because my legs rub when I walk and it doesn't take long for that sweaty friction to cause a painful rash that makes walking a nightmare!
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #17
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I just bought 2 "skorts". with the shorts of the same material buillt in.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #18
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I love Athleta's "Whatever Skort" for wearing to the parks. They are cute, light weight, don't wrinkle, and water beads up on it (although it will get soaked with lots of water). The shorts underneath are comfortable and I find they also help prevent chafing. I own 6 of them now in a variety of colors, and they are easily my favorite travel clothes. The "Whenever Skort" looks cute, too, but I don't own one (yet! ). I first discovered them when I was looking for something to wear when my son was a toddler that would help me feel a little more pulled together than shorts and a tshirt, but still let me chase him around the playground without worrying about flashing the rest of the park.

http://athleta.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=683764102
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:29 PM   #19
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I live in my target knit (jersey) wrap dresses at disneyland in the summer months. Call me scandalous woman, but I have never worn shorts underneath and never had a problem. Panties, yes, but never bike shorts. I don't own a pair of bike shorts! As long as you tuck right, there is no issue with flashing as long as your skirt is long enough.

So, black faux wrap dress, undergarmets, flip flops and straw hat is my outfit of choice June-July-August.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #20
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You can wear whatever you want. I personally don't but I didn't go on my honeymoon either. I have seen girls in fancy dresses and super high heels that make me laugh every time. It is just like going anywhere else, people wear everything. As far as shorts underneath, if you are the type that need to wear shorts underneath then I wouldn't recommend the dress...I just stick to pants and shorts.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:21 AM   #21
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I wore a dress once for a partial day. We had lunch reservations at Club 33, and I wanted to look nice. Afterwards, we hit a few rides, I think Splash MAY have been one of them. I did not wear shorts underneath. If you tuck your dress the right way, and don't bend over to touch your toes, you will be fine. I am actually considering a dress for our trip next month.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:25 PM   #22
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I thought about it and I think I can manage the rides ok, I just wondered about sitting around waiting for Fantasmic or World of Color. I may stick with dresses for nights after we see the beach and go to Downtown Disney, etc.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #23
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Depends on the kind of dress. I wear dresses most of the time, and especially at WDW and DL. But they're all Athleta dresses made from the kind of material that's quick drying. I wear them with really comfy Merrell mimosa emmes (athletic mary janes) or Reef ginger flip flops. The sunset dress and the nectar 2 are my favorite Athleta dresses, but they no longer sell the sunset and the nectar changed again his year. I've seen a fair number of the shorebreak dresses in the parks and Athleta still sells those.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #24
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I love a good skort!!

I don't wear regular skirts or dresses to the park because negotiating the entrance and exit for some rides gets a little tricky.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #25
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I wore a long skirt (maxi-dress type) once to DL and it tore on a couple of the rides (Matterhorn pre-refurb and Splash Mountain). So, if you're going to go with skirt/dress, I'd suggest something that's not too long because it's easy to step on it or get it caught on ride parts. I also agree with everyone on the bike shorts/leggings or skorts. I'm not sure where you can buy skorts anymore, but I used to wear skorts all the time when I was younger and they were trendy.
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I love Athleta's "Whatever Skort" for wearing to the parks. They are cute, light weight, don't wrinkle, and water beads up on it (although it will get soaked with lots of water). The shorts underneath are comfortable and I find they also help prevent chafing. I own 6 of them now in a variety of colors, and they are easily my favorite travel clothes. The "Whenever Skort" looks cute, too, but I don't own one (yet! ). I first discovered them when I was looking for something to wear when my son was a toddler that would help me feel a little more pulled together than shorts and a tshirt, but still let me chase him around the playground without worrying about flashing the rest of the park.

http://athleta.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=683764102
me too ! I also have about 5 of the "sweet spot" skort. I pair both with yoga tops in the heat so I dont have to wear a shirt and bra !
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #27
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I love Athleta's "Whatever Skort" for wearing to the parks. They are cute, light weight, don't wrinkle, and water beads up on it (although it will get soaked with lots of water). The shorts underneath are comfortable and I find they also help prevent chafing. I own 6 of them now in a variety of colors, and they are easily my favorite travel clothes. The "Whenever Skort" looks cute, too, but I don't own one (yet! ). I first discovered them when I was looking for something to wear when my son was a toddler that would help me feel a little more pulled together than shorts and a tshirt, but still let me chase him around the playground without worrying about flashing the rest of the park.

http://athleta.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=683764102
This is super cute! Thanks for sharing!
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me too ! I also have about 5 of the "sweet spot" skort. I pair both with yoga tops in the heat so I dont have to wear a shirt and bra !
I do that too - a yoga top with a built-in bra plus the skort, and I'm comfortable all day. I've also bought a few nicer tops that I pair with my skorts and a pair of cute sandals for a date night with DH when we travel. I'll have to check out the sweet spot skorts...I think I'm getting addicted to Athleta's skorts!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #29
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me too ! I also have about 5 of the "sweet spot" skort. I pair both with yoga tops in the heat so I dont have to wear a shirt and bra !
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I do that too - a yoga top with a built-in bra plus the skort, and I'm comfortable all day. I've also bought a few nicer tops that I pair with my skorts and a pair of cute sandals for a date night with DH when we travel. I'll have to check out the sweet spot skorts...I think I'm getting addicted to Athleta's skorts!
Happy to know I'm not alone in my Athleta addiction. And glad that others agree it's OK to own 5 different colors of the same item! I love how you can switch out the sandals on some Athleta dresses (maybe add some jewelry) and make them an entirely different outfits for date night.
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As far as shorts underneath, if you are the type that need to wear shorts underneath then I wouldn't recommend the dress...I just stick to pants and shorts.
What does that mean? The type to need to wear shorts?

You've just posted on a thread with MANY women saying that they wear skirts and shorts underneath, right? Who LIKE wearing skirts and shorts underneath. This isn't button-up shorts, but just something to keep the unders from showing. Totally comfy. You get the breeziness from the skirt, without the possibility of flashing the unders to people while getting out of the Astro Orbiters ride.



And I don't think people here are talking about wear-to-work skirts, but comfy breezy ones that you might wear with flip flops or my fashion choice of running shoes and cute socks. (YES I miss the 90s when we got to wear sundresses, bike shorts, and tennis shoes...I don't miss high-waisted jeans, but the other look I miss terribly! SO COMFY!)
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