I can't do jeans or trousers. I just can't. I'm small (size 8) but very poorly proportioned (thighs=danger zone). My teens and 20s were a sad travesty of fashion as I slavishly tried to squeeze the turnips into denim.
In my 30s, I worked it out - shortlish flippyish skirts/dresses, vintage wherever possible, thick tights, boots or ballet pumps. Hopefully the right balance between Interesting and Inappropriate.
But now - my wardrobe looks dangerously muttonish. But I don't want to turn into a librarian. (No offence to librarians. Some of my best friends...it's just that when you're small, if you go librarian, you can look like a Miss Marple toy).
I saw you link that top on another thread - it's lovely. Apparently the man made fabrics they use now use sports technology to make them more breathable. Basically the message I got from the store manager was that man made was there to stay due to cost of natural fibres..... It's the first viscose dress I've bought, hope I don't regret it!
Liberty thank you for the HM skirt - I need to buy that NOW Sleepy I like that red dress. I am just imagining your thighs. (Please do not be alarmed, I mean it in a sisterly way). I bet they are long and slim and I would sell my family to have them.
Sexy Librarians, we must persevere with a pencil/A line/ruched thread.
Coats I am on pinterest but havent got round to pinning anything yet !!!! I just go on there search for example 'black maxi skirt' and have a peruse of some looks !!! If I was you I would simply search skirts it will throw up all sorts good and bad find some styles you like and narrow it down from there.Polyvore is also good it does look boards but again would help if you could decide on some styles.
Sleep Lovely board a very foxy 40 year old
norkily If you like pencil skirts try sleeps suggestion of a ruched one might be more practical for work and I think librarians come in all sorts of designs I dont think Laura Ashley gets issued as standard our local librarian is a goth think she would be really offended by a knee length A line too !!!!
coatson I don't have good legs - chunky thighs and weirdly fat knees - but I have embraced shorter skirts this year at the grand old age of 39! For me, what works is an a-line shape, that sits about an inch above the knee and worn with opaque tights. I have this H&M skirt which is the perfect shape and length and I wear it at least twice a week ATM. Chunky shoes good for balancing proportions such as brogues or loafers.
You could take a look at my wardrobe just as an example of a 40year olds! it is quite skinny jean heavy but there are some skirts/dresses there that I wear as described previously, with opaques and bikers/Pistols.eg the red long sleeved dress with pale grey poncho, dark grey ribbed tights, pistols and long grey and black knitted scarf. Lots of my tops would work as well with clingy maxi skirts and boots I think.