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My DDs have laughed me out of the house - all I want to do is wear

(85 Posts)
NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 19:54:27

this leather skirt
I am 48 years old and size 10.
Is it so wrong???

UltraBOF Sun 28-Oct-12 19:55:18

God, no.

UltraBOF Sun 28-Oct-12 19:56:26

That's god no, don't wear it, not god no, it's not wrong. It IS wrong. Wronger than a wrong thing in Wrongsville.

BillysBeastlyBogeyman Sun 28-Oct-12 19:56:33

I would say too short.

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Sun 28-Oct-12 19:57:01

No. Never listen to your children grin

labelwriter Sun 28-Oct-12 19:57:36

I think it depends how you wear it. My best friend is 48 and would look great in that skirt.

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 19:58:37

What? even with dark tights?
so they are right!
DH wants me to get it!

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Sun 28-Oct-12 19:58:46

It'll be fine with thick tights and boots. Stay away from fishnets and stilletos.

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 19:59:31

when I say dark I mean opaque

TravelinColour Sun 28-Oct-12 19:59:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DrinkFecksArseyGhosts Sun 28-Oct-12 20:00:08

Only if you're stunningly beautiful grin.

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 20:00:24

yy to staying away from fishnets and stilletos....
my legs aren't that bad you know

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 20:01:00

stunningly beautiful, moi?
but of course!

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 20:01:50

I'm 5 foot 6

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 28-Oct-12 20:01:50

How old are your dds? I trust my 17 year old to give me honest opinions. I think it's too short - and too glossy - and too easily hookerish. I'd say no.

Hassled Sun 28-Oct-12 20:02:23

I think it's a bit mutton, sorry. I'm 46 - it would look a bit tragic on me. I think we've watched the leather miniskirt boat sail at this stage.

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 20:02:33

dds are: 15, 14 and 12. and are beautiful style nazis

Fairylea Sun 28-Oct-12 20:03:06

I think it would be fine with dark tights like the model..

I quite like it.

Never listen to your children re dress sense!

squoosh Sun 28-Oct-12 20:03:15

When I think of a 40 something woman in a leather skirt I think of this lovely lady.

But then again, it works for Carine, and she's older than you.

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 20:03:41

fair enough - if the leather miniskirt boat has already sailed then I will resign myself to pvc tweed

IvorHughJackolantern Sun 28-Oct-12 20:03:42

Ah g'wan and do it. My mum bought a pair of leopard print leather trousers when she was late forties and my sister (17 at the time) actually cried. Laughing you out of the house is a good sign; if there's no actual tears you can probably get away with it.

MedusaIsHavingABadHairDay Sun 28-Oct-12 20:04:18

I'm 44 ..tall and slim and I still think my daughters (18 and 20) would lock me up if I tried to go out in that. They are fine with shorter skirts on me but leather would be a step tooooooo far!

So no:/

NigellasGhost Sun 28-Oct-12 20:05:29

I would like to think I am slightly less haggard of jowl than Carine but sadly am defo fatter of thigh

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Sun 28-Oct-12 20:06:57

Resist Country Casuals!!!!

Say No to Alexon!!!!

<marches past with banners>

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Sun 28-Oct-12 20:08:18


What do we want ? LEATHER MINI!!!

When do we want it? NOW

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