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Is a denim skirt and leggings combo a bit teenagery?

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MrsJamin Tue 29-Jun-10 15:20:53

Would like to get out of my jeans rut and wear leggings a bit more (obviously not in this weather though!). I like the denim skirt and leggings look but not sure whether I could get away with it, being the 'wrong' side of 30? Also is it not particularly flattering if you have short legs and a big bum confused?

seashore Tue 29-Jun-10 15:25:49

Your question holds your answer. Sorry smile

caramelwaffle Tue 29-Jun-10 15:26:47

Yes. It is

MaudofallHopefulness Tue 29-Jun-10 15:27:06

I still wear it and I'm 36. I don't care if I'm judged, I like the look and it is practical.

ZZZenAgain Tue 29-Jun-10 15:27:18

no way at all I could get away with that look

What kind of denim skirt?

ZZZenAgain Tue 29-Jun-10 15:28:26

if you have shortish legs and a biggish bum, maybe the skirt, leggings look is going to make your legs look shorter, maybe a bit stocky?

janeite Tue 29-Jun-10 17:28:57

Not at all good for a short 30 something with bum issues! Sorry.

NickOfTime Tue 29-Jun-10 17:33:04

it looks great on my 10yo. i'm short and stocky and there is no way on this earth i'd go there.

i'm still stuck in last year's tunic top, leggings and boots though, so not really a guru...

RunforFun Tue 29-Jun-10 17:33:12

No... sorry

unless you have long giraffe legs and a slender backside , but I get the impression otherwise. Sorry.

dexter73 Tue 29-Jun-10 18:37:23

I would give it a miss tbh, it won't do you any favours.

TheFallenMadonna Tue 29-Jun-10 18:40:55

Yes to it being teenager. We has a non uniform day recently and almost every girl in the school was wearing a short denim skirt or shorts with/without leggings. As were many of the younger members of staff. Based on that sample I would say age is less to do with it than height and bum area.

FolornHope Tue 29-Jun-10 18:41:35

i was STUNNEd how many folk wore leggings at the weekend
are they all medically scarred?

traceybath Tue 29-Jun-10 18:43:07

Have you tried it on and looked in the mirror?

I'd probably wear it but am quite possibly a bit mutton wink

BridesheadRegardless Tue 29-Jun-10 18:43:52

Yes too teenagerey.

Can possibly get away with this in 20's if skiiny and young looking, but if in 30's with short legs, no. Sorry.

If it helps I am 40 with short legs and join you in solidaity.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 29-Jun-10 18:45:06

Leggigs are unforgiving and unlfattering. Jeggings are even worse.

pinktortoise Tue 29-Jun-10 18:45:57

I would wear it. I am also wrong side of 30 - but size 8- 10 and 5 6" was under impression looked ok. However I could be deluding myself!

MrsJamin Tue 29-Jun-10 19:36:18

Well in my defence I am size 12, so not on the large side, but thought I might be able to get away with it. hmm seems like most people say stay away so unless I go shopping and try it on and am blown away by how flattering the look is, I'll leave it.

traceybath Tue 29-Jun-10 19:40:54

Oh MrsJ don't!

Honestly - according to many on mn I shouldn't wear because of either my height or age skinnies, maxis, jumpsuits and do you know - if I like it - I'll wear it!

TrinityRhino Tue 29-Jun-10 19:44:53

I'm a 10/12
5 foot 8
and wear leggings and a short skirt over
but not a tight skirt

TrillianAstra Tue 29-Jun-10 19:48:21

I heart tracey.

It doesn't matter if you are 'too old' - does it look good or does it look crap?

traceybath Tue 29-Jun-10 19:52:24

I heart you too trills grin

ChateauRouge Tue 29-Jun-10 22:09:04

I saw someone this weekend wearing a dress I own as a tunic over leggings ... she was a lot taller than I am... but same age, and it looked good.

smeraldina Tue 29-Jun-10 22:33:20

I'm 35, size 10 (sometimes 8, sometimes 12), medium length legs, and sometimes wear a short denim mini-skirt over leggings (although as you say not in this weather). I know it's probably passe (can't do accents) but I don't actually care, and I think it looks quite good.

Given they've forbidden it, I want to know what the fashion police suggest as an alternative if you're bored with jeans? Leggings + skirt with a shirt over the top are comfortable when you are crawling around the floor with a small child, and prevent the knicker exposing gape that happens with jeans

Tootiredforgodtyping Tue 29-Jun-10 23:03:17

I'm 33 and wear (not too) short skirt with leggings. I'm 5 foot 8 and size 14. I like it, don't give a shit if I'm mutton.

Maryqueenofchocs Wed 30-Jun-10 08:46:56

No no no no no no no...........

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