I recently wrote about the major closet/drawer/shelf purges I’m going through in my home. Everything except my husband and the cats is up for reconsideration. My anti-clutter-freakness is now turned up to 11.
But I think I need to rethink my rethinking when it comes to my wardrobe and that leads me to a question: how short is too short for a skirt on a woman of a certain age?
My legs are my best physical feature and for that reason, I favour a shorter skirt over a longer one. Also, I’m not very tall. No one would ever call me coltish or lithe. Longer skirts shrink me even further. I don’t wear them too short, mind you. I’ve never been one to reveal whether the carpet matches the drapes. But how short is too short? In the winter, over tights and with boots, a skirt that hits mid-thigh looks just fine. However, in the summer maybe it’s best if it’s to the knee. I know what the fashion advisors say, but I want to poll the people.
Years and years ago I worked with a very aggressive saleswoman in her sixties who didn’t seem to have a sense of her age. She was shaped like an orange (not shaming, just explaining) and wore micro-mini skirts with tight tops. The guys would cringe when she came near because she simply looked inappropriate. That example may be an extreme, but I don’t want to be cringe-worthy.
I started wearing a longer length shorts a long time ago because if I don’t, it starts to look like I’m trying to be super young again, which I’m truly not. I’ve never been a part of society that believes youth is all that. Even when I was in my twenties I was perfectly fine with admitting my peers and I weren’t worth the attention we were getting. So where should a hemline lie? Mid-thigh? Knee? Lower ankle? Let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks.