I'm doing field work in a hot climate and need to order some skirts online before I go. I'm having trouble finding skirts that fit my pretty specific requirements, but you have been really helpful with "find me this clothing item" requests in the past. Can the hive mind make some recommendations?
I went last year and didn't have appropriate clothing, because - foolishly - I only asked male project members what kind of clothing is appropriate. I totally should have introduced myself to the female project members before I left and asked, "hey, what are the dudes not telling me that I should know?" So many things.
I can get a few things made when I get there, but it is a process with no guarantee of success, and I would like to arrive with a couple of items so I don't have to do it right away.
So here are my requirements:
(1) Casual, not dressy - this is everyday wear
(2) Fabric that's not hot and also not see through
(3) Covers the knee and not made of clingy fabric (this rules out a lot of jersey skirts)
(4) Under $40
I would also like something that's not frumpy so I will want to wear it at home too, but that's a lot more negotiable. I'm pretty small so it needs to be available in small sizes. Pleated waists usually don't flatter me at ALL, but I'm willing to try if there's a good return policy.
To give you an idea of what I have in mind, I thought this
H&M skirt would be perfect, but when I got it in the mail, it turned out to be see through and the fabric was more fragile/dressy than I expected. (Also frumpier, but I could have dealt with that.)