@ Tourist, I wonder if there was a reason why other women were more covered up? For instance, was it a cold day, or perhaps a Sunday when many of the women were going to or from Church?Merged
: Intriguing question about Polish women and clothing
I've mentioned before that I've noticed how few Polish women and girls wear skirts and dresses, both here in the UK and when I've visited Poland. Even in the middle of summer they are much more likely to wear trousers than say English women. I've speculated whether this may be a feminist thing as I think that feminism is more important to Polish women than some other nationalities.
However I've also noticed some inconsistencies. I enjoy watching sports on TV, and in indoor volleyball, until a few years ago there was a really good Polish team called Winiary Kalisz. One of the most noticeable things about the team is that its players all wore bikini-type bottoms long after other teams switched to shorts, as shown here:
In 2012, just before the London Olympics, there was a lot of controversy in the sports media here because the governing body of women's boxing was trying to get the competitors at the Games to wear skirts, rather than shorts. The move was inspired by the Polish team, which dressed that way, as shown here:
Finally, I see that Poland has a new top volleyball team, replacing Winiary Kalisz. It's called Atom Trefl. Again it has a different uniform than all the other league teams: they wear short skirts, rather than shorts:
These things make me think that femininity is a highly prized quality in Poland, and that Polish athletes prefer not to wear any kind of trousers if they can possibly avoid it. And yet, in normal daily life, Polish women hardly ever wear skirts or dresses - despite being, on average, very attractive.
Being a typical man, I realise that trying to understand how women think is a mug's game, but I can't help wondering whether I've missed something because of the apparent contradiction. Anyone here, especially female and Polish, able to explain the thinking?