She’s so pretty. Very summery look overall. Although part of the easy look, it’s unfortunate the loose dress doesn’t bring out the shape of her body – as it seems she totally has the figure to show. Maybe wearing a thin belt or something would help..?
simple, breezy, cute. not breathtaking. this is what I wear in the summer. i would be wearing this right now, but it’s too damn cold in seattle and i’m white as hell! oh, and as usual, love the bikes. there’s no deliberate way of riding a bike in a skirt or dress. just make sure it’s short enough not to get caught in anything, and go for it! who cares!
how do these women manage to wear such short dresses? do they wear shorts underneath or just cute briefs? what if a wind blows, do they just look like marilyn monroe? I want to learn how to wear something similar and not feel uncomfortable abot showing my panties.
This is the ideal lady’s bike. You naturally sit up straight in the saddle. No problem. Sart has shown us some lovely young women on these bikes, but just think of how straight Miss Gooch sits as she peddles along with little Toto in her basket…
gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this girl just looks so happy and full of life…..she proves that style is not entirely about clothes….which is not to say that what she’s wearing is ugly or unstylish—on the contrary, it’s very pretty
yes, I did see her riding the bike I completely lucked-out when she stopped just down the street. The best part of it was that she completely knew all about The Sartorialist but she wanted some proof that i was really him so luckily I had some business cards on me
She was as sweet and nice in person as she looks in the photo.
ps I think ladies in Europe know a lot of ways to tuck dresses or skirts just right so that can ride their bikes – i remember she went by pretty fast on her bike
I’m not sure if your doing it on purpose, but I love that you’re making bikes an essential accessory. I myself am considering buying a bike, since I don’t own a car. Hopefully it catches on, maybe America does have hope of being a little more environmentally-friendly nation!
I feel that I must chime in on the subject of how European women with skirts ride their bikes.
Bikes are made to be as comfortable as possible in Europe. If you notice the middle support bar on the bike, it is set very low. This allows the rider to lift their leg and place it on the other side with ease. There is no need for mounting the bike like a horse by swinging the leg over from the rear. Thus, no flashing of undergarments to strangers. Then, the rider will back up onto the seat. This assures that the rear of the skirt is covering the bottom. Bike seats are usually large and comfortable, so when the rider is on the bike there is still a bit of seat left poking out the front. This is where the ladies usually put their hand to make sure the skirt doesn’t fly up while riding. Riding with only one hand is a crucial skill required in Europe. As an American living in the Netherlands, I can now talk on my phone, hold an umbrella and smoke while I weave through traffic on my bike.
That’s so funny Kenley, I am a Dutch girl and you nailed it when you explained the bike riding in Europe. The key is to be creative: tuck your skirt between your legs, hold your skirt, wear shorts, hang your coat/jacket on the steering wheel so you won’t flash your panties… I could go on and on. Use your imagination… The girl is adorable by the way.
hey everyone, finally i got to read all your lovely comments on my picture! it was a pleasure to meet this amazing creator of this site! and fyi: the dress (h&m) does a very cooperating job while riding on my bike;-) keep on loving this blog folks!
She is lovely! I’ve been to KĂ¶ln – on a romantic weekend, no less, and lots of lovely lasses – and lads – of her type. (Romantic interest also cycles but of course more closely resembles the Milanese gentlemen cycling on this blog).
I don’t get the “fragile” comment though. She looks lithe and athletic.
As for the shift/mumu thing, once on the bicycle the breeze would more clearly define her shape. Too tight a belt is uncomfortable cycling, even if slim.
I wear skirts cycling all the time, though I’m old enough to be that girl’s mum (and have never been tall and blonde, mannaggia!) so they are a bit longer. It is no problem. And while I certainly don’t flash, I don’t get my knickers in a knot if someone should see a bit of them for a microsecond – no more exposure than a swimsuit.