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skirts in winter -for the girls again!

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1. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

I am not sure if this sounds silly, but i want to know how women manage to keep themselves warm and at the sametime don short skirts in winter... coming from a tropic , dont have much clue about winter dressing - please help :)

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

First, you get used to the cold after a while. Second, the short skirts are for the warmer days of winter (ie 5-15 degrees C) as well as for working in well-heated offices. Third, you combine them with long wool stockings or wool thighs and high, warm leather boots. It gets a bit chilly, but if you have a good jacket or long cloak, gloves, scarf and are active and move around, you get and stay warm.

3. Posted by Loulabella (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

basically you just suffer - i lived in europe for a while and whilst the women who are born there can get away with it when u are from a warm climate (like you and i) you either wear enough clothes to keep warm (ie you look fat) or u freeze and bear it, the thing that makes it almost bearable is a really good pair of boots

4. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

I don't know if you do get used to it....I've lived in the UK for 27 years and I haven't acclimatised to the cold yet! I hate the cold, and you have to put up with wearing frumpy unflattering thick layers.

But its true, its all in the boots. In winter here, unless its extra cold, you can usually wear a skirt with thick tights and nice boots, providing the rest of youo is wrapped up in plenty of warm layers.

Perhaps I'm getting old, but you do see a lot of girls out at night in little skirts in all weathers. Going out at night, some girls (tougher than me) will wear little dresses and strappy heels, cos its usually hot inside bars/clubs. If you want to wear pretty clothes like that, you have to get taxis everywhere and avoid queues.

I once wore strappy sandals on New Years, when we left it had snowed, there were no taxis, so had to walk home crying with the pain. I won't do that again.

5. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 9y

Thanks...
O i agree- one new years eve, i had gone for an open air party and froze to death by stroke of midnight. And this was in India (10-15 deg c) i think and i was in a full legth skirt and a thin sweater!
And there were other women skimplily dressed making me wonder if they were drunken warm or what!

which is why i really wanted to know how u gals out there in snowy countries manage - good to know that, everyone's human!

does alcohol really keep people warm?

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Its true that you don't notice the cold as much, but drinking alcahol actually makes you get colder because of what it does to the blood vessels, but you don't feel it as much. This can be really dangerous in "proper" cold places like Canada and Scandanavia.

But it doesn't get that cold in Britain unless you're hiking in the hills (in a little black dress and strappy heels?) so unless you sleep on the street or in a hedge, you probably won't get hypothermia from just wearing too little and drinking too much.

And you can always ask for extra chilli sauce on the kebab.

7. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

I don't really wear really short skirts, so cold is less of a problem for me. But i just get a good pair of wooly tights and good (ie. non-slippery) shoes and I'm good to go..

8. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 9y

hehehe :D
i'll remember the extra chilly sauce on the kebabs!!

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