Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Fashion Item: When Are You Too Old To Wear Mini Skirt?

I just want to be myself with the confidence of who inspires me.

As I approach my 30s sometimes I still find myself feeling insecure about how I look in certain clothes. This is especially the case when it comes to miniskirts. I find myself looking at single girls in their late teens and early 20s rocking the next to nothing miniskirt.

I have always been careful at covering my legs. Well, I remember wearing long dresses with side slits. But there was a woman at the church I went to who was against such clothing. One day she covered my legs with her coat. Oh, I didn't like her at all. When I told my mother she commented "Next time tell her to cover up her own daughter."

But years later, after I got married, one of my brothers pointed out: "That girl reminds me of you."
"Who?" The girl he was talking about was not as fashionable as I am, but he explained "You are always covering yourself up. Wearing long skirts, and trousers. Why don't you wear some nice skirts."
That was harsh coming from him. I loved my jeans, trousers and long skirts.

After I got married I thought people will look at me strange if I go about in mini skirts. Obviously I didn't tell my brother that. However after those comments, I bought some skirts but nothing over my knees. Then one day a male work colleague who talks, a little too much, told me "You look better in skirt and not trourses." Wasn't sure how to take that, but i took it.

I know this for sure, my butt tends to look too big in certain trousers but they are so comfortable. I know that in my early twenties I dressed like an old lady (I hang my head in shame). What I thought was vintage style was really bad taste fashion girl. I guess I was following the wrong fashion bible!

I was so happy to see Gwyneth Paltrow, once a shy young woman, on a premier red carpert in this killer mini dress. I must confess the first thought that popped into my head was "What is she going to do if she needs to pick up something from the floor?" But duh, she is a celebrity for some reason, innit!

Seeing Gwyneth in her mini, now thirtysomething married woman...opened my eyes. She inspired me to work on toning my legs. Then Mel B inspired me to work on toning my tummy. I then went to buy few new items. But this time I bought dresses over my knees and skirt sitting on my mid-thighs.

I like the way I look in them and I am not scared to show a little bit of flesh. However, I still question when will I be too old to wear mini skirt?

Ladies, c'mon confess, have you had any moments when you said, "I am not too old to wear that mini skirt?"


monica said...

i loved this dress the first time i saw it! i wish i had her body though...haha

xo monica

melismama said...

LOL Love it! I am early 40's and stopped wearing them, just because of the bending over factor! LOl Thanks for making me smile and sharing this at NoBH! said...

I've not worn a mini skirt since before I was pregnant. I'm not quite confident enough yet though Gwen looks amazing in it!

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Peace Love & Poop said...

As a petite (athlete thigh) mom in my early 20's I have never felt right wearing a "mini mini" skirt. That must be the tom boy in me... but dont get me wrong I envy all the beautiful ladies that can sport one!

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Bonni said...

I think all ages can wear them as long as your legs aren't all wrinkly!!?? :) Is that mean? 'm blog hopping and found yours! :) I'm now following and would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

Frugal in WV said...

After two kids, there is no way that I would wear one :) Plus, now at 32 I don't think that I would feel comfortable. New follower from fancy friday blog hop, have a great weekend! You can find me at

CinfulCinnamon said...

Gosh, I hope I'm never too old. I'm sure that I will be, but I'm 53 and still wear a skirt or two that are on the short side. Rock it, while you got it. Stopping over from the Saturday 9.

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

wear and be what is comfortable! i have had moments such as that, but sadly went against them...i'm working on it, though!

Jenny's Heart said...

I think you can wear them as long as you look good in them.
If it makes you feel good go for it!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I have never had this moment because i never wore mini skirts. In Paris, if you wear them you have pervs touching under your skirt or looking under in the escalator.
I am in my late 30s and i only wear above the knee. if i am at the beach, it is different.
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Editor said...

I think we all agree that if you've got it and feel comfortable..wear that mini skirt and be proud of what you've got! Thanks ladies fo confessing!