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Mini skirt and leggings in your thirties?

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FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:03:40

I'm a petite size 10. I'd like to show off my new slim legs (been running a lot and losing weight) in leggings but can I really get away with a mini skirt at my age?

Ok, I'm not in my thirties yet - got another couple of months to go, but I am a mother of four. Will I look like mutton dressed as lamb? Or does it depend on what sort of mini skirt I choose?

Please someone help me? I'm very style-challenged.

traceybath Wed 28-Oct-09 12:06:03

God - you're young!

I do leggings and longish/close fitting tops and I'm older than you.

Think if you've got good legs its fine.

RubyrubyrubysAScaryOldBint Wed 28-Oct-09 12:07:07

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OrmIrian Wed 28-Oct-09 12:07:54

Gawd I hope so! I'm 44 and half my wardrobe is above the knee skirts with or without leggings/tights.

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:08:20

Oh, and I've got some lovely red leather flat pumps to wear with whatever I get if I do get anything!

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:10:07

Ok, so how do I wear it and what do I wear?

I can't wear dresses because I'm still bfing. I tried on a dark grey denim mini skirt in Asda and I just looked far too old for it! But maybe that's just because I'm not used to it - last time I showed off my legs I was about 10 years younger!

It's the 'mum of four' thing that makes me think I ought to dress older more than my age I think.

So can anyone stylish post some links to some pictures of things I could look out for?

Jajas Wed 28-Oct-09 12:17:32

I'm 44 with slim legs and I am wearing a short tunic with woolly tights and boots. I hope I don't look like mutton dressed as lamb but who knows!

Mum of 4 makes no difference whatsoever IMO, if you have good legs show them off!

bigTillyMint Wed 28-Oct-09 12:22:42

Petite size 10 and not 30 yet - what are you waiting for?grin

What about a nice tunic top and leggings? if you do a mini you need to get one that doesn't look cheap and teenagery!

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:26:37

exactly, tilly - so what do I want, though? What miniskirts don't look cheap and teenagery?

Can't wear tunic tops as breastfeeding - would have to keep hoiking it all the way up blush

tethersend Wed 28-Oct-09 12:29:11

Miniskirt- yesyesyes!
Leggings- nonono... step away.

Go for opaque tights instead- any colour you like, looks sooo much better, especially with flat pumps- leggings tend to 'break up' the silhouette IYSWIM. Legs look longer and more elegant in tights IMO.

Would also suggest buying some ankle boots to go with the mini.

Wish I had nice legs envy

anniemac Wed 28-Oct-09 12:30:45

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tethersend Wed 28-Oct-09 12:32:31

try this

or this

Actually, just read that you're not even 30 yet- break out the hotpants FFS! Even more envy now smile

MitsubishisMagnificentCock Wed 28-Oct-09 12:32:48

Gosh, are you a size 10 FB? Wow, you never said.wink

If it was a flirty Joe Brown style skirt, I would do today, but for denim would agree with thick tights,

I bet you look amazing...grin

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:46:35

What's a flirty joe brown style skirt?

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:48:24

tethersend - those are nice but I think I'd be better with something less tight maybe? Also, I have a blush muffin top due to lovely excess skin thanks to pregnancies! So need to be able to wear a not-too-tight top IYSWIM.

bigTillyMint Wed 28-Oct-09 12:50:03

joe browns here, but I have to say I don't like the skirt much! THe first one tethersend linked to looked nice, though.

bigTillyMint Wed 28-Oct-09 12:52:36

Tunics are great for hiding muffin tops! White Stuff and Fat Face do lots and this is nice

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 12:54:40

I like that tilly. I do have tunics, though. I want a mini skirt

<<stamps feet>>


Like the joe brown style

tethersend Wed 28-Oct-09 13:19:41

Right. Try again.


or this?

or this?

or this?

or this?

UC Wed 28-Oct-09 13:33:21

FB, I am a size 8-10, lost lots running too a couple of years ago. I am just above my mid 30s wink, and regularly wear leggings with long tunic top, or a mini, or even denim shorts. I did ask DP if I was too old to wear denim shorts over leggings, he looked shifty and said "yes, probably you are". Wore them anyway and no-one looked at me strangely.

Go for it.

MitsubishisMagnificentCock Wed 28-Oct-09 13:55:36

Why oh why did I look on the Joe Brown site?.....<sigh>

monkeysmama Wed 28-Oct-09 14:21:21

I love wearing mini skirts in winter at least and am 33. I have a few nice mini dresses I wear with opaque tights and over the knee but flat boots. My mum bought me a nice mini for a tenner in Next. I am not a fan of Next but they outdid themselves with the belted mini cord skirt I ordered on line which made me look like I had a large penis (I don't) hmm

If I am wearing a short skirt I make sure I am wearing flat boots, thick tights and often a polo neck or a top which doesn't display my boobs.

I too am still bfing though dd is 17 months so I can get away with dresses as she rarely feeds when we're out. Tunic tops are fine though. I bought loads of tight cheap vests in Peacocks (£5 for 3) and wear them under tunics so when I lift them up I still have something covering me (I usually then pull the vest down with my bra to feed)

Leggings are great too worn in the right way. I wear them with long boots or Uggs and long tops / waterfall cardis.

monkeysmama Wed 28-Oct-09 14:23:13

I've reread my message and just wanted to point out that I don't have a penis at all - large or otherwise.

FlamingoBingo Wed 28-Oct-09 17:21:28

Thanks all - I love some of the ones you posted tethersend. I'm now thinking I might have a go at making myself a mini-skirt........I've spent far too much money on clothes lately!

lou33 Wed 28-Oct-09 17:25:00

mum of 4 in her 40's here, who still wears mini skirts

i never get this age thing, surely its more based on what suits you and what you makes you feel good?

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