You will know EXACTLY what I am talking about right now.
Sometimes, garments are the BAIN of my existence.
What are garments, you ask? Borrowing from lds.org here...
In our world of diverse religious observance, many people of faith wear special clothing as a reminder of sacred beliefs and commitments. This has been a common practice throughout history. Today, faithful adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wear temple garments. These garments are simple, white underclothing composed of two pieces: a top piece similar to a T-shirt and a bottom piece similar to shorts. Not unlike the Jewish (prayer shawl), these garments are worn underneath regular clothes. Temple garments serve as a personal reminder of covenants made with God to lead good, honorable, Christlike lives.The wearing of temple garments is an outward expression of an inward commitment to follow the Savior.
OKAY--so basically we were a t-shirt and long shorts underneath all of our clothes. They aren't supposed to ever show.
The shirt thing I have adjusted to just fine, I used to always wear undershirts for the most part anyway. I didn't have to get rid of a lot of shirts because I just went and bought what are called "modBod"s THE BEST SHIRTS EVER and wore them underneath everything.
Since I am Sadie, Sadie Married Lady, already--the "If you got it, flaunt it." rule doesn't apply anymore. So I am okay with not showing a lot of skin. Plus I am 98568345239857 pounds overweight, so I wouldn't be walking around in crop top anyway. you're welcome.
BUT I won't B.S. you--when it's hot outside I want to friggin' DIE. I am about to hit up my first summer in my garments and I am a wimp when it comes to temperature changes...expect further complaining forthwith.
All together though, the shirts don't bother me at all.
The shorts seriously do.
My garment shorts are REALLY long because I am short. Like... short. I know people keep telling me I am 5' 2", but I think they are all lying to me. I must be an elf. My garment shorts go PAST my knees.
I HATE being in pants all the time.
At one point in life, I had a good pair of legs. I danced 7 days a week, and sometimes 3-4 times in one day. I didn't have the most AMAZING body EVER (I have always struggled with my arms) but I wasn't too shabby either.
Let's stroll down memory lane when I went to Mexico:
I miss the shorts I used to wear that are now in a goodwill somewhere. I see these cute springy/summery posts and I am just like...I WANT GINGAM SHORTS. I WANT CORAL SHORTS. OMG THOSE SHORTS ARE SOOOO CUTE. I WANT THEEEMMM.
WOW THAT SOUNDED SUPER DRAMATIC.
dresses are also a problem because ALL dresses ALMOST EVERYWHERE are just a SMIDGEN too short.
I can't wear ANY kind of capri's because my legs are short and so any kind of capri goes to about an inch above my ankle.
There is a VERY GOOD chance that we will be stationed in Hawaii once Daniel finishes training. CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING IN HAWAII FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS AND NEVER WEARING SHORTS?!
I feel like I am loosing about of that sexy fire-y-ness that I used to have. Showing some skin, but still keeping it modest--does good things for my self esteem.
I am not talking anything scandalous here--I am not a Kardashian.
But I am talking shorts above the knee. When I feel finally lose all of this weight, I want to be able to slap on some shorts and be like: YAH. I GOT MY LEGS BACK. WHAT UP.
At the very least, in the summer, I'd like to be able to have some relief.
So my Mormon ladies, how do you deal with shorts envy or dealing with the heat?