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

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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.

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!

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
<panicking>

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

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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

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.

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

Resist Country Casuals!!!!

Say No to Alexon!!!!

<marches past with banners>

<loudhailer>

What do we want ? LEATHER MINI!!!

When do we want it? NOW

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