(Ever wonder why I wear so many skirts when the weather permits? This is part of why: they almost always make skirts that acknowledge the existence of hips and/or thighs.)
Aaaaanyway. So I went to the girl jock online store and ordered a pair of shorts, on the theory that if anybody understands about the deficiencies of most clothing designers re: muscular legs, it would be the girl jock online store. (Or the other girl jock online store, but most of their shorts seemed like firmly clothes to work out in rather than clothes I could stop off for dinner in. And I don't need shorts to work out in. Got as many as I need, got 'em cheap at Target a million years ago.)
While I was there I poked around and decided to see how well their stuff will fit me, so I ordered two skirts and a dress along with the shorts. (This is the other reason I wear a lot of skirts/dresses: I am comfortable in them and like them, so when I'm looking for clothes, I look at them.) And the answer is: okayish. The shorts fit all right. One of the two skirts fit all right. The other skirt was cut higher in the waist, and as a result did not fit. And the dress looked fine as long as I didn't move. Like, at all. The minute I moved, it bunched and bagged, and you could see that it did not even slightly fit in the waist, and that it was not the sort of dress designed not to even slightly fit in the waist. It was just too darn big. Like they do.
So back those two things go, and I can have another pair of shorts from the girl jock online store, and that will do. Sort of. I am to be a godmother (EEEEEEEEEE!), and I have no idea what I will wear for the actual occasion. I also have no idea what I'm wearing to Minicon. On the up side, it's a con, so if I panic and fling on jeans and a bland top, no one will bat an eye. On the down side, it's a con: it's one of the few large social events where I care about the opinion of even a small fraction of the people in attendance. So it seems like a waste not to wear something fun, given that I actually do have things I consider fun to wear. But Minicon is hard to plan for because who knows what the weather will be like in Minnesota for Easter? No matter when Easter is, you really just don't know. One of you said, "I'm visiting Minnesota in April. Tell me there won't be snow." I could not make that promise. (Although this year -- harumph.) So -- I don't know. Sundress, sweater, sundress and sweater -- it's hard to say. And I don't really want to wear long-sleeved black items for Easter, which overlaps with Minicon, and I'm observing both. So...I really don't know, people. I'm making the "ackack what will I wear?" post early, but I expect to remain stumped.
Clothes. It's as I keep saying: if I didn't ever enjoy clothes, all this would be much easier. It's the expectation that I might like them that's the problem.