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igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 13:02:42

How do you wear them without looking like an old lady? (Nothing wrong with being an old lady, but I'm not yet)
Would love to see pics!
I like them but just think it's too easy to look a bit frumpy, no?

DirtyBlonde Fri 23-Sep-16 13:18:47

Do you mean midi in the proper sense (mid calf) or the brand new meaning of knee-length?

MsUnderstanding Fri 23-Sep-16 13:27:28

With trainers

igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 13:47:13

I mean like on that picture msunderstanding posted

herecomesthsun Fri 23-Sep-16 18:20:49

Now I might be an old (?middle youth?)lady but I don't think these people are

herecomesthsun Fri 23-Sep-16 18:25:08

or him or her or her

olderthanyouthink Fri 23-Sep-16 18:29:41

I tried on some "proper" midi skirts a little while ago and felt a bit old lady-ish and I'm faaaar from it... I'm realising that I might not look like lamb dressed as mutton after all.

I think it might feel older than it looks to other people.

igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 21:01:23

Thanks for the photos!
The first one. I don't do trainers and this is a bit too "hipster " for me. I did wear summer skirts with toms but now that's over.

The ones with pencil skirts are great, I meant more the floaty skirts like the skirt in pic 1.

High herls picture is great, but I wouldn't be wearing heels on a regular day running around with kids.
The lady in black pic is not my style

Sorry for picking these apart....

igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 21:02:00

High heels rather

igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 21:05:47

Been on pinterest and found some great examples but again mostly with heels.
Also I wouldn't wear a bright white skirt with kids.. But it's pretty!!

igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 21:10:45

Absolutely love this one, if only i had a chance to get away from the grubby paws for a few hours and a reason to wear it.

So I guess my question is how do i translate this to something that's suitable for my everyday

herecomesthsun Fri 23-Sep-16 22:37:19

Now I love this and I think a range of ages might suit the styling.

olderthanyouthink Fri 23-Sep-16 22:41:48

I get the feeling its often the heels that de-frump.

herecomesthsun Fri 23-Sep-16 22:59:21

It depends on whether you want a Stevie Nicks sort of vibe (easy to do with a flowy/ velvet/chiffon/ pleated skirt and flat funky boots, embellished/ leopard/fringed/tassled/velvet) or something sleeker with a pencil skirt (more difficult to do without heels).

igotnotimeforthis Fri 23-Sep-16 23:14:28

Just googled Stevie Nicks images and am none the wiser

But yes, more flowy skirts not pencil.

Unfortunately i think that olderthanyouthink is right and heels make all the difference

Stokey Sat 24-Sep-16 08:55:50

You can wear them with quite low block heels or with brogues or loafers if you don't like trainers?

If you're short ( like me) I do think a heel helps elongate the look. I normally wear mine with a tee-shirt which also gets away from the old lady look.

SpiritedLondon Sat 24-Sep-16 09:25:50

Ooh I love a midi skirt! I wear mine with an ankle boot, trainer or Birkenstock type sandal. On top I wear T shirts and a cropped / waist length jacket. This image is pretty nice and casual enough for children I think.

Floisme Sat 24-Sep-16 10:11:14

Maybe you should ask some of those old ladies you are so fearful of resembling. They will probably have worn midi skirts before.

It's a tricky length because it draws the eye to the thickest part of the lower leg. You can sometimes alleviate it by going a bit longer to just above the ankle, or shorter to just below the knee. But if that doesn't appeal then just wear with boots - flat or heeled - to disguise the shape of the leg. That's what we did in the 70s - I'm pretty sure Stevie Nicks would have done the same.

igotnotimeforthis Sat 24-Sep-16 12:54:21

Thanks Spirited, that's a good one, I really like it.

I'm fairly tall and about size 8 well closer to 10 actually atm .
Leg shape is fine wish I could say that same about my stomach so not too worried about disguising it. But mostly i wear my comfy black ankle boots

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