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Is it ok to wear short short skirts on the school run?

(38 Posts)
Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:22:06

Not tight and tarty or anything, just short, with tights?

Or will all the other parents be a bit hmm?

MamaG Wed 08-Oct-08 13:22:41

I wouldn't bat an eyelid unless you had tree trunk legs, then i might think "urgh" grin

DrNortherner Wed 08-Oct-08 13:22:56

Where what you want. Let them be hmm of they want.

Some knob commented on my patterned tighhts last year.....

avenanap Wed 08-Oct-08 13:24:25

Yes, just don't bend over and make sure you have nice legs. grin Avoid a low cut top though, you can't do both. No heavy makeup or cheap jewellery, no fish net tights or high heals. wink

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:25:22

Oh good <phew>

I have lovely legs MamaG, and was wearing boots too.

It's just that DS said, as we where leaving the house "don't worry mummy, you don't look silly or anything"

He must have snesed my lack of confidence.

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:25:58

<takes of fishnets>

<hides hooped gold earings>

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:26:38

Actually I was wearing a big knitted jumper and a scarf so no cleavage on show

CherryChapstick Wed 08-Oct-08 13:27:14

A disgrace!

avenanap Wed 08-Oct-08 13:27:29

Lol. What a lovely child. smile I ask ds if I look silly sometimes, he always say's I never look silly and always look lovely. No honesty here then.

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Wed 08-Oct-08 13:27:53

Short skirt - fine
Visible knickers - a no-no

Hassled Wed 08-Oct-08 13:28:48

Short skirts, fine. Gold bikini top with weird tight black leggings (as I saw at school on a rare hot day) = a bit iffy.

avenanap Wed 08-Oct-08 13:29:06

There's a rule I read somewhere, you can only show a bit of clevage or leg. Not both or you're in danger of looking like a lady of the night.

I'm sure you look lovely. smile

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:30:06

DS is brutally honest lol

The other day it was freezing, we where out and my lips went a bluey purple colour.

He asked me if I had my lipgloss with me as "I think your lips need glossing". Yes, thnks for that DS.

3kids1cat Wed 08-Oct-08 13:30:39

I sometimes wear short skirts, with tights and flat boots on the school run. I sometimes get a hmm look, and it can make me feel awkward. 9 times out of 10 I'm wearing something most of the other mums wouldn't wear though so I am getting used to it. I like to have my own style.

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:30:50

Thank you avena!

avenanap Wed 08-Oct-08 13:34:20

I'm sik of wearing jeans and T-shirt. I do own skirts and dresses but my shoes make my feet hurt.

ds does like to ask me if I'm feeling OK if he notices that I'm pale (I'm pale most of the time. I naturally look like shit).

How short is short? Bend over and show Thursday's laundry short? Above the knee? Boots look really nice with a short skirt.

Anna8888 Wed 08-Oct-08 13:35:13

If your legs are beautiful, yes. I have seen bare bronzed legs with shorts and knee-high suede boots at school.

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:39:15

short as in halfway up my thighs, bending down would be risky blush but I wouldn't do that anyway, I would crouch if I had to.

I was just sick of wearing jeans and trousers too and fancied actually making an effort and feeling good for a change.

avenanap Wed 08-Oct-08 13:41:26

This sounds OK. smile

FioFio Wed 08-Oct-08 13:42:28

Message withdrawn

PuppyMonkey Wed 08-Oct-08 13:43:44

I can never work it out on MN - are you all taking the piss about "school run outfits" ? You're not serious are you?? hmm

StressedoutGobbledigook Wed 08-Oct-08 13:46:39

I wear short skirt in winter with thick tights adn boots.

avenanap Wed 08-Oct-08 13:46:59

I'm not taking the piss. Some might though. I'm naturally helpful. grin

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:48:54


by school run outfit we mean everyday wear actually, i.e. not to work

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 13:49:16

and avena is, indeed, a very helpful MNer grin

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