Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What I'm Hiding Under My Sk*rt

It's not hard to convince me to post about clothes, especially costumes, so when the Parent Bloggers Network floated a topic titled, "What You're Hiding Under Your Sk*rt" in honor of the new social bookmarking site for women, Sk*rt, I had to answer the call.

You already know all about what goes under those big fluffy Victorian gowns, so this post is about little swing dresses. As you can see from the first picture, skirts often fly up when you spin, so it's important to have pretty (or at least functional) dance pants underneath. They're like cheerleader briefs, or really conservative underwear that you wear over your real undies.

For that particular number, I arranged blue pants for the red dresses and red ones for the blue dresses, just to be whimsical. I didn't realize that anyone would particularly notice, but we actually got comments back from some of our fans when we switched to match (red with red, blue with blue) for one show.

I also have some bold stripes that I wear under one of my more acrobatic outfits. When you go upside down, you want to look good.

And here are a pair of dance pants for social dancing. There's a tiny pocket to tuck your ID, since most dance dresses have nowhere to put anything, and you don't necessarily want to ask your date keep your ID.


One more quirky story. The gown below is my favorite 1930's frock, and I started out wearing a body stocking underneath, since it's so sheer that other undies wouldn't be seamless. However, we learned in rehearsal that people got so distracted trying to figure out if I was wearing underwear, that it was better to wear something that showed just a little bit, and let them relax. People.


If you want to play too, see here for more details. And check out Sk*rt! My story is there too.

In other news, we ate a healthy, home-cooked dinner today. Fresh corn on the cob, fish, and rice. You would think we were trying to set a good example or something.

12 comments:

Jayne said...

Very cute story! Found it on sk*rt.

I suppose, though, that now that I'm approaching 40, the chances of my skirt flipping up and anyone seeing my pants is getting more and more remote. Don't spend as much time upside-down as I used to either. ;)

Jayne

Parent said...

omg. you look amazing. what an awesome take on this. :)

Mir said...

Still LOLing about people trying to figure out if you're naked under your dress....

bubandpie said...

That last photo of your favourite dress - you're just breathtaking!

dana said...

I find striped skirts really cool. I have one that I love to wear, but my husband despises.

All the more reason to wear it more! :)

Damselfly said...

I love the striped tap pants!

mayberry said...

I'm with Mir -- too funny that observers spent all that time checking out your undies/lack thereof!

Karianna said...

Yes! Love the stripes. I still have a bw striped bodysuit from a number I did back in high school.

Lara said...

1) this topic (what i wear under costumes) was totally my first thought for the sk*rt thing too.

2) i've spent upwards of 45 minutes once at a social event trying to figure out if one girl was wearing underwear under her (too) short skirt. eventually, turned out she was but they were flesh colored.

3) dance pants with a pocket? BRILLIANT.

tomfence said...

love the dance photos... you guys look amazing... and i would have been one of those people i am sure...

tomfence said...

oops, that previous comment was from crystal... using his machine... he was not too pleased.

Lady M said...

Thanks, y'all. I had our costumer sew a little fabric panel into the pink gown, so we didn't have to worry about underwear after that show. ;)