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Too short?

(36 Posts)
LobsterQuadrille Mon 06-Mar-17 13:53:54

Is this too short for a 47 year old? Please be brutally honest!

DubiousCredentials Mon 06-Mar-17 13:56:45

Looks fine to me with the opaque tights. You look great!

chemicalCat Mon 06-Mar-17 13:56:55

If it is, this woman of a similar age was committing a similar faux pas yesterday!

No it isn't. You've got slim legs, you're wearing tights, enjoy!

BikeRunSki Mon 06-Mar-17 13:57:57

Not with legs like that it isn't!

LimitedSedition Mon 06-Mar-17 13:58:54

If I had legs like yours I'd be walking round in my pants all day!

Lolimax Mon 06-Mar-17 13:59:02

I'm your age and wear that short with opaque tights. Rock it girl!

oldwife Mon 06-Mar-17 14:05:10

No, it's great.

LobsterQuadrille Mon 06-Mar-17 14:05:33

Thank you! I was slightly nervous but if you're all doing it, I feel more confident. God, that sounds pathetic ....

RyanStartedTheFire Mon 06-Mar-17 15:51:26

You look amazing! Lovely legs. Where is your dress from if you don't mind me asking?

LobsterQuadrille Mon 06-Mar-17 16:29:36

French Connection - in the sale was £35 down from £100.

Thank you!

nigelforgotthepassword Mon 06-Mar-17 17:55:57

You look great smile

LobsterQuadrille Mon 06-Mar-17 18:00:13

Thank you nigel.

Maxandrubyrubyandmax Mon 06-Mar-17 18:02:02

Generally im of the opinion no above knee shirts over 40. But you look bloody fabulous flaunt it girl!

Lochan Mon 06-Mar-17 18:02:16

Looks lovely.

Maxandrubyrubyandmax Mon 06-Mar-17 18:02:29

Skirts obviously not shirts!

pnutter Mon 06-Mar-17 18:07:08

Gorgeous -you and jealous- me !!

Rockaby Mon 06-Mar-17 18:09:21

Totally fine. You look fab!

I don't like anything on the short side with bare legs, personally, regardless of age, but with the opaques it looks great star.

Fuzzypeggy Mon 06-Mar-17 18:27:35

40 is so young for a no skirt above the knee rule. I find that quite depressing as someone who will be 40 in not so long.

spiney Mon 06-Mar-17 18:33:10

Great legs. Wear it.

I'd think twice without the tights probably. But each to their own.

RandomWordsandaNumber5 Mon 06-Mar-17 19:02:59

You've got good legs so go for it. you look great.

LobsterQuadrille Mon 06-Mar-17 22:44:47

Really appreciate the feedback. My harshest critic is at university so I genuinely wanted outside opinions. Thank you, all.

BeerMuggles Tue 07-Mar-17 12:29:26

NO! You're playing it safe with black tights.

BeerMuggles Tue 07-Mar-17 12:29:52

plus, you're slim, which makes it less ......... risky (?)

BusterGonad Tue 07-Mar-17 12:45:01

Generally im of the opinion no above knee shirts over 40.....seriously Max, I've heard some rubbish in my time but that takes the biscuit!

Fuzzypeggy Tue 07-Mar-17 12:48:02

Yes buster, I can't work out what changes on a persons 40th birthday that means a skirt has to go below the knee

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