I have a question about dressing girls.
Elizabeth wears a skirt almost every single day (her choice). In warm weather, she wears shorts or bicycle pants or cropped leggings under the skirt, so that she can still play normally without having to be careful of her skirt.
In winter, she wears tights or full-length leggings with her skirt. To me, it feels as if leggings are sufficiently covering, but tights might not be. Leggings are opaque enough to completely cover underwear, and tights sometimes aren't quite as opaque, so that's an issue if the goal is for the underwear to be hidden. But even when the tights are completely opaque, they seem....more underwear-y, somehow. And that does seem to be the societal perception, if I think about how we'd perceive it in the same situation with a grown woman. Individuals may differ on whether they think leggings are pants or not, but we're not even having that discussion about tights.
So some days Elizabeth wears shorts or bicycle pants over her tights, but then that is a lot of layers, and it can be a little challenging in the bathroom. Other days I don't worry about it (especially since she's only 7) and she just wears the tights. But she is a bit of a "flip upside down" kind of girl, and when I see the tights I think, "Uh oh, her skirt," but when I see leggings I don't as much.
So what I'm curious to find out is what other people are doing for their daughter's clothes. Are tights enough for decency, or do you add bicycle shorts as well?
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