@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher The comment section on here is normally a class act, but you all are beyond amazing today! This lurker has tears in her eyes.
I'm glad other people are defending the ability to bike and look great! I'm pretty disappointed that you brushed off her question in your reply instead of stepping up to the challenge!
I wear skirts, heels, the works. I do exclude some dresses without a lot of stretch, like my favorite vintage ones, but most of my clothes are fair game. The big thing is you don't have to push yourself like you're working out! When I work out, I sweat a lot (so gross) but if I ride at a relaxed pace it's no problem.
One of my best tricks is to braid my hair before riding. Hair blowing in the breeze equals frizz for me.
http://letsgorideabike.com/ is awesome for cycling style. http://momentumplanet.com/ is the website for Momentum Magazine which frequently has bike style articles. There's a whole world of blogs devoted to looking chic while biking! Don't write us off!!!