Today’s curator, Eva Mohr, blogs about cycling, street fashion and travel at AllThatIWant.
I am an everyday cyclist. I commute to work, ride my bike out at night, shop for groceries by bicycle and cruise with friends around the city. I ride in dresses and skirts because they make me feel beautiful.
When it comes to cycling fashion, my basic philosophy is: wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and safe. Still, over time, I’ve found that some styles work better than others:
- Knee-length or shorter (depending on your confidence level!) helps prevent fabric from getting tangled in the spokes. European-style bicycles that come with skirt guards provide additional protection.
- A-shaped dresses and skirts always work, because they don’t creep up while riding.
- To wear a maxi dress on a bicycle, gather the fabric from below the knee into a side knot above the knee. This allows you to pedal safely and without encumbrance.
- Skirt garters designed for cycling can help keep panty flash in check when the wind picks up.
Here are a few of my favorite “summer in the city” styles, chosen with practicality, angle of knees when pedaling and mounting and dismounting in mind:
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