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I am out to a party tomorrow night. I have borrowed a very pretty navy lace dress from a friend. It has long sleeves and a high neck so no chest on show but it is very short. Im 36 and size 10, will I look like mutton? I was planning on wearing high heels with it. Ive tried it on tonight and dh says I look nice but then he said I look sexy with started the bells ringing that I might be dressing a bit tarty and everyone will be commenting on the length of my hem line.
If it just covers your knickers it will look silly ( at any age) but as long as it's mid way between your knees and your foof then you will be ok. As long as your legs are decent- not stick insect or tree trunks.
I'm nearly 48 and still wear the odd mini skirt, but only with a modest neckline and opaques. Not bum-skimming, obviously! My legs are slim, but my knees are getting a bit knobbly. I do much prefer midi length nowadays on me, though.
oh yes, exposed knickers are a fair point. Shamelessly watching Star Trek reruns from an era when skirts were mere belts. Uhura looks brilliant until she turns round, when it is revealed that the skirt is so short that her Starfleet-issue granny pants are revealed. Not pretty even on the actress who was a stunner (without being skinny).
she does know how to sit in a ladylike fashion though...
I bottled it. I now have a new dress to wear that is knee length. I sent a photo to a friend and she also said it looked lovely but I think I would have been tugging at the hem all night. It's not just how you look but how you feel and I think I would have felt self conscious. Thanks for all the encouragement though maybe next time I'll be braver.