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If you are 40 something, do you wear denim mini skirts?

(199 Posts)
PolyesterBride Mon 22-Sep-14 09:41:25

Just bought one because I have always had a short denim skirt for winter with tights. Bought it online and this one is a bit mini-er than I was planning (mid thigh rather than just an inch above the knee) and I'm not sure I can get away with it. If I was 25 then maybe but I'm 41. Will everyone think I'm mutton dressed as lamb? My legs are ok but not super toned and I'm short (5'2").

Does anyone else wear mini skirts in their 40s?

JammyTodger Mon 22-Sep-14 10:16:36

Yes, but only in a/w with thick tights or leggings. Terribly passe I know, but it's a look that's very me.

leedy Mon 22-Sep-14 10:24:01

Similarly, in winter with thick tights. In summer tend to go for just above the knee with bare legs.

DiaDuit Mon 22-Sep-14 10:28:20

I'm 20 something and wouldnt wear one as denim skirts look hideous with everything, but especially with thick tights and i'm assuming knee boots of some description.

Only1scoop Mon 22-Sep-14 10:31:24

I think they look awful unless really tall and slim and then only with thick tights and loafers in winter....


Makinglists Mon 22-Sep-14 10:37:48

Only with thick tights/leggings - never, ever without something covering my lumpy legs. I'm 5'8 and about 1.5st overweight - so prob not really a good look but i'm ok with it.

burnishedsilver Mon 22-Sep-14 10:55:46

However, I have a denim pencil skirt.

hellsbellsmelons Mon 22-Sep-14 10:58:55

Only if it's black with thick tights and boots in the winter.

PolyesterBride Mon 22-Sep-14 10:59:41

Hm. Not sounding too positive! I could still take it back and look for a just above the knee one. I really like the mini, and I like denim skirts, but there's no point having it if I am filled with doubt every time I put it on and never wear it.

PolyesterBride Mon 22-Sep-14 11:00:37

Yes I'd wear it with thick tights and usually knee boots. Is that just a bad look?!

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Mon 22-Sep-14 11:03:33

I am 45 and wear them in winter with opaque tights and boots and leather jacket. In summer I wear mine with white sort of hippy blouse, tan leather sandals and bag. I am five feet 1.

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Mon 22-Sep-14 11:04:21

I think it is a good look.

PolyesterBride Mon 22-Sep-14 11:05:27

Is that a mini mini chicken? Or more like a normal pencil skirt? Concerned about the shortness of mine!

JennyOnTheBlocks Mon 22-Sep-14 11:05:36

do you feel comfortable in it, OP?


then that's the perfect 'look' for you

DiaDuit Mon 22-Sep-14 11:05:37

It is in my book tbh. Sorry! Ive seen it on lots of people and it looked awful on them all. I honestly think denim skirts are 'cute' in that they are cute on children/young teens but just dont transfer to grown women. Sorry. Again.

LaCerbiatta Mon 22-Sep-14 11:05:50

I'm 40 and want one. Also with boots and thick tights. I think they're fine. Maybe not super trendy but imo some looks are just classic, even if not cutting edge.

PolyesterBride Mon 22-Sep-14 11:06:34

It's this one

smoothieooo Mon 22-Sep-14 11:06:34

Yes (and I'm 47). My legs are fairly slim/toned although I've got patches of thread veins. I don't care if I look like mutton dressed as lamb! grin

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Mon 22-Sep-14 11:07:10

Its about 3 inches above my knee, not bum skimming and not a pencil shirt either. Because I am so short it would probably be a mini, mini on someone else.

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Mon 22-Sep-14 11:10:54

I am not bothered about mutton, dated or whatever and just love wearing mine with rolls necks, roll tops etc. It is just a denim shirt, same as my cord, leather, knitted and velvet skirts.

Redefined Mon 22-Sep-14 11:12:30

Other people will always tend toward flattery on the basis that we should all do as we please...... "of course you can wear it if you want to"..... but if you are not sure you can get away with it, then you probably shouldn't try, and if you think it could look like mutton dressed as lamb, then it probably will.

bonkersLFDT20 Mon 22-Sep-14 11:13:35

I think shorter looks better than just above the knee to be honest (unless it's a pencil skirt).

I have an indigo thick cotton mini (not quite denim, but that sort of look). I wear with thick tights and boots. I have nice legs and am 43 (until Friday!).

I am pretty sure I don't look like mutton, but probably not particularly on the cutting edge of fashion, but 43 (until Friday :-) I don't care! It's comfy and warm and shows of my nice legs.

Penguinsaresmall Mon 22-Sep-14 11:16:04

Yes I wear them but only a really short mini with thick tights & boots of some description.

I think longer denim skirts of any description generally look a bit crap though.

Redrosesplease Mon 22-Sep-14 11:16:17

No no no!
A 40 + woman really can't get away with a) light denim and b) a mini, regardless of tights!

If you aim to look sophisticated but trendy this is not a good look, especially if you are a bit short.

If you don't care or miraculously look in your 20s then it's ok but if you look mature ..sorry!

OnlyLovers Mon 22-Sep-14 11:18:53

It doesn't look that short.

I have two much shorter, one dark denim and one yellow denim. I wear them with opaque tights, knee boots and a chunky jumper. I'm only a bit younger than you, although I'm taller. I love my thighs and think they're much better than my lower legs, so I show them off more.

If you like your legs and feel comfortable then fuck it, wear it. Wear what you like. People who don't like it don't have to like it.

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