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1 December 2016

that age appropriate debate!

A hot topic that crops up now and again is the good old age appropriate debate! A few weeks back Woman magazine asked if I would feature in their regular "Don't tell me I can't....." article. The subject matter was.......wearing a mini skirt at Christmas, even though I'm well into my forties. Hell yeah! "Of course I would!" was my answer. I'm happy to wear a mini skirt any time, my age has never been an issue and I won't be dictated to about what I wear! There....I've said it. As long as feel happy and confident in what I'm wearing why should my age come in to it?!


This weeks Woman magazine

Where do you stand on the age appropriate debate ladies? I would love to hear.

Whilst we are on this topic I thought I'd scout the High Street and see what short skirts they have to offer. First off I'm going with a bit of glitz and glamour for those Christmas drinks/parties. Love this blue one from Warehouse. I would wear with a Merino sweater, opaques and boots to tone the dressiness down a notch.




I will be getting my River Island leopard print skirt out over the festive period (which is sadly no longer available). However if you are partial to a bit of animal print this Motel skirt from Topshop is gorgeous!



Let's not forget that leopard print is a neutral.



More familiar ground for me (as I do already own a faux leather one). I adore this Topshop black vinyl skirt.....which would perfect with one of my many band tees!



Or! There is always this Mango one with the buckle detail.



Last but not least, more of a day-style mini but one you could really glam up with a velvet top and glittery boots for evening....thus making very much dual-purpose!



Are you still happy to get your legs out in your forties? Are there any trends you steer away from feeling they aren't age appropriate or are you with me on this and think as long as you are comfortable you will wear what you want?!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

10 comments:

  1. I'm definitely one for trying new things and I actually feel more daring now I have hit 40. So if you feel comfortable why not is my new moto x

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    1. Confidence comes with age and experience doesn't it Lynne! I'm so happy to see some many women feel so positively about this! xx

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  2. How fabulous to be featured, Michelle! Great article! I'm all for minis, as you know, and I wear lots of them, despite being 41. I've more confidence in how I look and dress now than ever before. As long as you feel comfortable and confident, go for it, I say! Lynne xx

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    1. Mwah! Thank you Lynne....it's a funny thing to see yourself in print!
      Having the confidence to wear what you love and feel happy in is key! We look after ourselves these days and I think it's so hard to guess women's age these days isn't it....so why wouldn't we wear what we want! We girls have gotta go for it! xx

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  3. Fantastic article! I am a big fan of the mini skirt, I wear one most days and plan to long into the future (I'm 42 in a few weeks).

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    1. Thank you so much.....and yay to mini skirts whatever our age! Happy Birthday in advance! xx

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  4. Congratulations on the article Michelle, just brilliant.
    I definitely agree that age is not a number & you should wear what makes you feel good.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Mwah Jane....thanks so much lovely!
      #wewillwearwhatwewant should be our motto! ;-) Why ever not....who knows exactly how old we are anyway! xx

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  5. Absoflippinlutely! Who's to say what you can or can't wear? Fab article, you're a shining example! Xx

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    1. Yay Becky! You have got that statement bang on! Thank you so much lovely xx

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