Sometimes an outfit comes along that is worth a little extra trouble to become bike-friendly.
I found this Burberry polo shirtdress at Salvation Army last week for the low, low, low price of $1.89. I thought the casual dress would be great for summer, but it was shorter than I expected once I put it on.
I really did not want to be inappropriate, so I put on black spandex shorts underneath. Then I layered a full-length opaque slip to prevent the black from showing through the white cotton.
A couple of people mentioned using slips for bicycling in the comments of this post, so I picked up a highly-recommended full slip from Gap Body. The slip worked perfectly, although natural fibers would be more breathable and therefore better for bicycling.
These three layers helped me feel secure while biking 8 miles in this dress. I think I could have gotten by without the shorts, but I prefer not to worry about my hemline and appreciate the extra coverage.
I’m sure this new slip will come in handy with many other outfits.
Do you have an outfit that you love so much, you go out of your way to make it work on your bike?