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Can a 40 year old wear...

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Loonytoonie Sun 01-Dec-13 16:24:02

...denim shorts and thick tights? Possibly with chunky boots, maybe with ballerina shoes (black), and a fairly plainish long sleeve fitted top.

I have a fairly muscular build and decent legs. DH reckons I'm too old for that....

burnishedsilver Sun 01-Dec-13 16:30:41

Definitely not.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 01-Dec-13 16:31:12

No. Too old.

Its a young person's look. Sorry OP

FlirtingFail Sun 01-Dec-13 16:32:11

Yes of course you can! I think this can look great on all ages.

OneHolyCow Sun 01-Dec-13 16:33:04

'course you can. What are you supposed to wear from now on? Granny dresses?

burnishedsilver Sun 01-Dec-13 16:34:16

I mean definitely cannot wear them as opposed to definitely not too old!

I think 25 is probably the upper limit.

HoHolepew Sun 01-Dec-13 16:34:22

Yes. Of course.

feelinlucky Sun 01-Dec-13 16:34:29

I don't like it but you can wear whatever you like and feel good in.

Marylou2 Sun 01-Dec-13 16:35:41

Of course you can.It's a look I think looks great on Caitlin Moran and she's maybe late 30s?

FlirtingFail Sun 01-Dec-13 16:36:14

Yes I was thinking of Caitlin Moran too.

annieorangutan Sun 01-Dec-13 16:37:17

Im 30 and I do it. I dont think I will be stopping any time soon.

annieorangutan Sun 01-Dec-13 16:38:28

Lots of celebs in their 30s/40s do it as well.

perplexedpirate Sun 01-Dec-13 16:38:33

No, you must now only wear shapeless smocks that disguise your shamefully old self.

Bollocks to that! Of course you can wear what you like!

Cutteduppumpkin Sun 01-Dec-13 16:38:46

I wouldn't, it's a teens and 20s look. There's plenty you can wear without resorting to granny dresses though wink

MrsPMT Sun 01-Dec-13 16:38:49

Yes, of course, agree with others, wear whatever you like.

I wouldn't, but I wouldn't have worn this at age 20, not my kind of thing (hate tights and only wear them when I absolutely have to!).

mammadiggingdeep Sun 01-Dec-13 16:51:21

I would if could and I'm 35...need to lose a stone first. Go for it

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sun 01-Dec-13 17:05:07

No, you are 40 now and you must only wear things from Carr and Westley.

I mean what are you thinking? You're the same age as Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and me and are younger than J-Lo, Tess Daley and Halle Berry. And you never see them without a tartan shopping trolley and a sensible cardie.

dexter73 Sun 01-Dec-13 17:14:22

I generally think that you can wear most things at any age but denim shorts and tights is a no from me. I think tweedy or wool shorts look nice but denim shorts and tights is such a teenager look to me.

satsumagirl Sun 01-Dec-13 17:20:10

Totally cool. Perhaps with a chunky ankle boot or flat boot?

NotJustACigar Sun 01-Dec-13 17:22:48

I think that look is strange on anyone as for me shorts are meant to be worn in hot weather. Not a question of age. How about a short denim skirt and thick tints I stead?

FunInTheSunD Sun 01-Dec-13 17:25:45

yes of course you can. .. as long as the shorts don't come up to high so your arse cheeks are hanging out, as that look doesn't look good on anyone IMO...

Roshbegosh Sun 01-Dec-13 17:30:41

Well if you look like Kate Moss or Victoria Beckham then fine, but otherwise you will look a bit desperate and ridiculous. Sorry but it's true.

Octopus37 Sun 01-Dec-13 17:31:02

Yes, I am 38 and sometimes were shorts with opaque tights underneath, with either pump type shoes or boots

AdventColander Sun 01-Dec-13 17:43:14

Well I wouldnt (nearly 50) but it doesnt mean you have to dress like a frump either! Could you wear the boots & thick tights with a short denim skirt instead? Sorry but this is definitely a look for teens/early 20s and looks a bit mutton dressed as lamb on anyone older.

annieorangutan Sun 01-Dec-13 17:46:33

The same goes for young girls though roshbegosh if you havent got similar physiques to them at 18 its probably very unwise to wear shorts.

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