Thursday, February 21, 2013

Would You Wear That!

Anna Sui, kind of a short skirt...

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they ask themselves if they would wear something unique. I’m not talking about going a little crazy for a charity event and wearing your decorated bra outside of your t-shirt. I’m talking about wearing something totally outside of your personality. It could be a leather biker jacket and skinny jeans or a cardigan sweater with pearls. It doesn’t matter what it is, it just doesn’t have to fit you. Kind of like a too short skirt.


There are many avant garde fashions that work on the runway but don’t translate well into real life. Yet there are many mundane styles that don’t translate to everyone, it's kind of a double edged sword. Sometimes the style is too young, too old or just plain weird. I think an older individual wearing styles that are too young is a frequent comment along with ill-fitting clothing. As hemlines creep up this coming season those of us with mature bodies will be lamenting the change because it’s not going to translate well for us.

 Czar by Cesar Galindo, very cute but getting shorter...

I was shocked by how many designers are raising their hems. Now I know these models all have incredibly long legs, but come on, do they really expect older women to wear miniskirts? Maybe they just don’t want to see their designs on someone older than 25. Additionally, these styles are coming out of the past NYFW for fall 2013; this is when the weather starts to turn cold for heaven’s sake. Who is going to gallivant around with bare legs in 40 degree temperatures?


I don’t know about the rest of the population but I may not buy any skirts this coming season. Especially if my only choices for skirt lengths are either super short or super long, not an option. A woman of a certain age looks best in a skirt that hits just slightly above the knee. Unfortunately as we age our thighs just don’t want to cooperate anymore, I don’t care how many miles you walk. We have to draw the line somewhere and stand behind our beliefs, and I’m just simply not going to wear that!
Custo Barcelona, now they just have to be kidding...


  1. I feel way too old for those raised hem lines. However....put leggings on underneath and that dress becomes a tunic! :)

  2. That's why I love the black and white cocktail dress by Czar, black nylons not only make the legs look slimmer but help to cover any flaws and keeps us warm.