Friday, April 21, 2023

Why Women Don’t Wear Dresses Anymore


November 16, 2022  By  *Kendra


There was a time when it was considered quite normal for women to wear dresses on a daily basis. Nowadays, however, it seems like dresses are only worn on special occasions. There are a number of reasons why this change has occurred. 

One reason why women don’t wear dresses as often as they used to is because of the increased emphasis on casual dress. In the past, it was more common for people to dress up for work, social occasions, and even everyday errands. Nowadays, however, it’s much more common to dress in casual clothes. This change is likely due to a number of factors, including the increased comfort of casual clothing and the decreased formality of many workplaces and social settings. 

Another reason why women may be less likely to wear dresses is because of the increased popularity of pants. In the past, pants were largely considered to be men’s clothing. However, over the past few decades, pants have become increasingly popular for women as well. This change is likely due to the increased comfort and practicality of pants, as well as the fact that they can be easily dressed up or down.

 Finally, another reason why women may be less likely to wear dresses is because of the increased emphasis on fitness and health. In the past, it was considered quite normal for women to be a bit heavier than they are today. Nowadays, however, many women are trying to achieve a more fit and healthy look. This change is likely due to the increased awareness of the importance of health and fitness, as well as the increased availability of workout clothes and athleisure wear.

No women wear dresses to work in a typical semi-professional setting. What percentage of women in dresses do you see anymore? Has it become a thing of the past? You are not supposed to wear heels. The heel of the shoe should not even be audible while using tiles. This is where I am currently in Thailand. I have seen some pretty, light-weight summer skirts, and the pic you posted above is more of a woman’s business suit.

I find them sexy as well. The other items on there are a nice pair of hose and a pair of gloves. Combat boots and high heels are just a few of the items in my closet. With a few sneakers thrown in for good measure. This is a woman’s cross-dresser’s outfit; you’re either a cross-dresser or a woman. It’s disgusting to see hot Latin women dressed in dental floss bikinis on a daily basis. The combination of shoes can reveal a lot about a woman’s personality.

A casual shirt can be dressy or dressy. I’m glad it’s working out well. We have plenty of spice in our lives. Jules’ closet is jam-packed with combat boots and high heels. Whenever I go near heels, I get blisters. They are cute, especially the peek-a-boo toe ones. I am always excited to see retro/1960s look trends come back… I think there weren’t many big girls then, but I guess there were.

Some girls like wearing dresses because they feel pretty or feminine in them. Others might like the way they look or the way they feel when they wear a dress. Some girls might even like wearing dresses because it makes them feel unique or different from other people.


A skirt is a way for women to feel powerful, attractive, and in control of their bodies. The dresses are frequently used to represent femininity, and they can be a way for girls to stand out from the boys. Girls’ presence in these settings can help them feel more confident, as well as be more self-assured.


*My name is Kendra and I’m a fashion obsessed, city lovin’ girl. I am a freelance writer and contributing writer for typeF, MTV FORA, Huffington Post Style, Golden Girl Finance, and frockOn. I love pancakes, New York City, thrifting, and bulldogs.



  1. I always admired and envied the fact that girls were able to wear dresses, to me it was a privilege that was bestowed on women, some thing that was not available to men, something that made being a women special. When I was eight years old I snuck into my sisters closet and put on my first dress after that The path was clear Paula G

  2. Not disputing what you say here, but there sure does seem to be a ton of companies that sell dresses. Also, and I believe this is a good trend, I see more younger females, especially teens and those who are probably in their 20s, wearing dresses - and not just at special occasions. I still see plenty of leggings, which is now a fashion staple that will never go out of style, but the pendulum could be switching back with younger females.

  3. I do not know how old you are but I am an advancing senior who probably has seen a lot of changes in attire over the decades. Where I grew up it was compulsory for girls to wear dresses to public school. Of course, the girls who went to Catholic schools wore skirt and blouses of the school's chosen designs. Women did not wear dresses not matter what. In my neighborhood there was ONE woman who wore pants and she was endlessly talked about and shunned. As to the comment concerning fitness. Compared to the early 1960's when I was a teenager it was a rarity to see chubby children; boys or girls. Now? Fast foods and packaged food has killed the waistlines of society. I can back up my comment with the class pictures of my junior high school year books from 1960-1962. If a female wants to hide their hefty size, pants is not the way to do it.

    1. I made a typo. The sentence should read "Women did not wear pants no matter what." My fingers and brain were not connected.

  4. I love wearing dresses they are not as confining as pants plus they are more options in color, fabric, pattern, style, shoes, under ware and accessories. They don't make me feel exposed nor vulnerable just natural or would if not for homophobia.

  5. I’m in my 70s. People are definitely heavier now than in earlier decades and because of that, not very fit. Most people wear workout clothes for comfort not exercise. Women rarely wear dresses anymore except to a special event. In the past, there used to be many occasions where both men and women dressed up, i.e.work, a party, a sit down dinner at a restaurant or someone’s home, church, and holiday gatherings. Except for weddings funerals and formal affairs, no occasion appears to be special enough for people to take the trouble to don dresses and heels (women) or suits, sport coats, ties and leather shoes (men). Also no one wears colorful clothing. Look around at people. All you’ll see them wearing is black, gray, navy, or denim blue. So boring!!!!