I like to wear dresses and skirts (But I still do wear jeans). When I go out to do chores I wear three layers:
1) Long Undies (The women of my family LOVE Cuddle Duds)
2) A tired skirt (that is 32 inches long)
3) a VERY long skirt (That is 40 inches long - at my ankels).
This set up is wonderful outside (I've even went sledding with the kids in this) but then I come in the house where it's anywhere from 72-82 degrees! It's very hard to regulate a wood burning stove. So then the long undies come off until I need to go back outside.
I had the problem last year of when I wear my "short" skirts (32 inches - just below my knees) I was cold but when I wore my long undies on under neath I looked extremely funny =) So I thought and thought and thought of a way I could wear my "short" skirts in the winter. And I came up with this:
Now I can wear my "short" skirts either with or without my long undies. I'm not sure how warm I'll be with them on yet, but either way it will work.