So this should probably belong on clothes.stackexchange.com, if there were such a thing, but here I am with a question that I hope is not too complicated or specific for this site.
My situation: I've got an order of witches, that try to hide themselves. They've got powers in the area of gravity manipulation and telekinesis, and as a result they can do A) really cool acrobatics to take out foes; B) very efficient long-distance running. But when not doing any of these things, they need to be able to pass for regular women in their society.
They live in Sumer, where the dresscode is this: dresses
Yup, ankle-length dresses.
Can you do acrobatics and/or long-distance running in a long dress? (I suppose one that's wide at the bottom to allow you to stretch your legs all the way) Would it be impossible, possible but very annoying, or easy enough?
If not - can you easily modify a dress (tie it up or something) to allow those moves?
If not - can you do it with a slighter shorter variant that goes down to the knees? I think I could make them have the lowest part to be detachable if that was the case.
Other suggestions? Sorry if these seem like very basic questions - I am a male and have never walked in these things before...