The pink dress below is over 4 years old, and I haven't worn it at all for two years, or around my wife for at least three (in the past, she's rebelled any time I tried to wear it, even just inside the house.) The reason: this dress is very short, and it's tough to keep my legs together enough to remain modest. So it sat neglected in the closet, behind my everyday house dresses. Back then, I wouldn't even think of wearing anything this short out in public. Bending over without showing my panties was almost impossible...as was crossing my legs in a feminine manner.
Today, in an attempt to force some summertime tan into my still-winter-white legs and shoulders, I announced to my wife that I was going to wear "the pink dress you dislike so much, to go sunbathing on the deck." And she made no comment about it, except after seeing how I looked. "Just be sure to keep those knees together and you'll be fine." So I wore it from about 11 AM till about 3 PM, inside the house and out on our deck periodically, to sunbathe. (Only burned my shoulders a little...)
With such a short hemline, there's no way I could stop the "leg show" every time I sat down - it just happened automatically. I guess that's something girls get used to at an early age. And if I wear it more often, I will, too. Since crossing my legs in typical feminine manner is still impossible, I tried to keep my knees as close together as possible, to minimize flashing my panties, and only needed a few reminders to "close 'em up."
Wearing such a short dress felt fabulous. I'd forgotten exactly how wonderful it can be. And this time around, I heard no complaints. Wow...that's another first! I've got to try wearing this around here more often...to see if the envelope may actually have stretched a little bit more. I really like the look and feel of shorter skirts and dresses, even at my (advanced) age...
Since this particular dress is somewhat thin and a bit revealing (more like a nightgown in that regard), its best future may end up being "worn with a cami over a pair of capris or, in cooler weather, stirrup pants." But perhaps my small success today will mean that someday I will find myself in a pretty evening dress of similar length, when I go out on the town!