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Lightweight Wrap Skirt !

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ) ,Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )
Camino Portugese (2018 )
#1
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP - Finisterre (2005) ; LePuy - Muxia (2007) ; Porto - SC. (2009) planning Lourdes- SC (2018)
#3
Looks fabulous. A bit too short at my age... but I definitely second lightweight wrap around skirt, for those multi-purposes you mention. I got a silk, mid-knee Indian one, much lighter than a sarong - shower, after walk time in albergue or even around town, sleeping... no pockets though, and definitely not suitable for work. Yours is a great find.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#6
I wrote to them, asking if they have considered offering a mid-calf length version. That would be perfect.
Great idea! It would give a more modern, updated look to the Macabi skirt, which is loved by quite a few gals.
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ) ,Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )
Camino Portugese (2018 )
#7
I'm not the tallest gal on the camino and the longer version hits me mid knee. I see nothing immodest about that length. I think if someone wanted even more length, it would be really easy to simply sew an extension out of lace or a coordinating fabric. Having said that, the skirt at $40 USD for me was perfect. ( and just for the record, I'm no spring chicken...any age could wear this and look polished and respectful )
 

alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
2019- Invierno
#9
I'm not the tallest gal on the camino and the longer version hits me mid knee. I see nothing immodest about that length. I think if someone wanted even more length, it would be really easy to simply sew an extension out of lace or a coordinating fabric. Having said that, the skirt at $40 USD for me was perfect. ( and just for the record, I'm no spring chicken...any age could wear this and look polished and respectful )
I don’t think age matters. I’m a young looking 52 and I wear a Purple Rain hiking skirt that’s just above my knees. Actually, all my dresses and skirts at knee length. Long skirts are unattractive on my 5’3 frame :) glad you found a skirt you like. I love hiking in a skirt.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Via de La Plata (spring, 2019)
#10
I'm not suggesting a longer skirt because of age. My shorts are well above my knees. I just like longer wrap skirts. Depending on the fabric, this might be multi-purpose on the camino, too. Looking forward to seeing how they look.
 
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked part of the Camino Frances and plan to start over in April 2018.
#11
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
Fabulous idea! I also like leggings and I wear a long tunic over them for modesty especially when peeing behind a tree in the woods.
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
#12
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.
I just looked at it, looks great! Can you share what size you got, or how the sizes are? Thanks!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#13
I asked Daughter No 1 what she thought about me doing the Camino in a kilt.

Her response was "ROFPML" - I said I'd remember that the next time I need to alter my will.

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ) ,Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )
Camino Portugese (2018 )
#15
I just looked at it, looks great! Can you share what size you got, or how the sizes are? Thanks!
I'd say they run true to size. I wear a 12 and got the L which says 12-14, in the length #2 which is the longer one. They have velcro on both sides of the waist so they are somewhat adjustable for comfort. I recently washed it by hand, wrung it out and placed on a line to dry. Was dried in no time! Looking forward to bringing it on my Sept Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#16
I asked Daughter No 1 what she thought about me doing the Camino in a kilt.

Her response was "ROFPML" - I said I'd remember that the next time I need to alter my will.

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
I am clueless what those letters stand for. I'm sure when you tell me I'll say "duh, I should have known"! :)
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#21
I am clueless what those letters stand for. I'm sure when you tell me I'll say "duh, I should have known"! :)
Both of my daughters are highly intelligent and well educate (No2 narrowly missed out on a 1st in Archaeology) but will insist on using textspeak instead of English.
No 1, for example, frequently sends messages address to "Dude" when I assume she meant to say "Dad".
I blame their mother.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Finished: See post signature.
Upcoming: ?+VdlP (Sept 2018)
#26
Looks fabulous. A bit too short at my age... but I definitely second lightweight wrap around skirt, for those multi-purposes you mention. I got a silk, mid-knee Indian one, much lighter than a sarong - shower, after walk time in albergue or even around town, sleeping... no pockets though, and definitely not suitable for work. Yours is a great find.
I'm using a belly dance veil in silk, weight 50 g as a skirt (after walking as I do walk in a Makabi skirt) and as a sarong after shower and as a sleeping gown. Similar to this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/HALF-CIRCL...8996-/262019043872?roken=cUgayN&soutkn=YWLRy6
 
Camino(s) past & future
Will walk the camino francés in October 2018 and beginning of November
#27
THIS is one of my most fabulous finds! A lightweight wrap skirt, quick dry, modest length, velcro adjustable waist, key pocket.... I wear legging capri's on my treks and have always thought them too tight ( obviously) for going into churches/cathedrals and looked for years for a simple wrap skirt to put on over the capri for a bit more modesty ( also to wear out at night, after showering, during night to cover up going to restroom, etc.... ) The fit is fabulous, very comfortable, slight kick pleat in the back so not too clingy on bum... weighs 6 oz in my size. I like the thought of throwing this on after showering without having to get into the next day's clothes. It comes in a few lengths, this one the more modest. Got it at Amazon ( have already worn it to work...completelty appropriate ). It is also marketed as a bathing suit cover up...lol Just thought I'd share in case others were hunting down something similar. The Brand Name is RipSkirt, comes in dozens of colors.

I've been using that kind of skirt for years (so many brand names do the job). For jogging, hiking and everyday activities. I prefer them to shorts, and I'll walk the camino in one of them. I don't even need a capri underneath for the ones I have have an 'integrated underwear' (never been easier to go pee in the wild with those). Capri only if cold.
 
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