:shock: I never wear a twirly skirt w/o spanx or similar! Eeek. Actually, it's probably the doubling up that I find so uncomfortable and hate about wearing skirts. Although I usually don't go with spankx, but opt for bike shorts instead.
Heh, one pro(not my main pro) in particular at studio is bad about that. I don't know if I was always her first lesson of the day, or if she never did any spins with students before me, but half of our lessons I'd do first turn of whatever dance we're doing, her left hand would fly down to her skirt, and then she'd say she'd be right back as she ran back to women's changing room. I of course would always stand there laughing at her while I waited for her to get back. I'm the sensitive type.
Have thought about that...can't get past it, mentally. No desire to go out and flash my underbits, regardless of how big or small they are, and if they're meant to be seen or not. Underbits should be...well...under.
This is an interesting conversation! I never thought about a brighter color catching the eye at dance socials.
I know of one person who complains constantly about not being asked to dance. Maybe I can pass this suggestion onto her, because I think all she ever wears to these things is black. She does a great many other things 'wrong' (goes to dances where she has few friends, sits next to the wall with a plate of food in front of her and her husband blocking her from the dance floor) and she didn't take my advice on that (lol!) but, hey, who knows.
Of course, if I'm dancing with you, everyone in the room can see it except me! Seriously, I think the flare skirts are mostly a thing with the ECS/lindy dancers. Thinking about it, the dances that I do, I don't think I really spin my follower all that much -- lots of turns, but not so many spins. Although I sometimes wonder how a woman who's self-conscious about it can manage a develope... Seriously, at our club, most women seem to wear dresses, but the ones who wear pants don't appear to be lacking for dances.
I do think there is something to the theory about women in black being less visible at a dance. When you think about it, at a dance, most of the guys are going to be wearing dark colors. On the floor, a woman wearing black doesn't stand out from her partner as much as a woman wearing a bright color. Fasc has mentioned this about not wearing black in a comp -- if it turned out that women who do compete in black (especially in smooth/standard, where her partner will almost certainly be dressed in a dark color) get lower placements, I wouldn't be surprised.