What age is, in your opinion, too old to wear short skirts and high heels?

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  1. prektjr.dc profile image77
    prektjr.dcposted 9 years ago

    What age is, in your opinion, too old to wear short skirts and high heels?

    I am settling a discussion between good friends.  Rather than agreeing to disagree, they prefer to ask a larger group of people from different ages and cultures.  Therefore, we lay it at your feet.  Do you feel that a woman aged 50 is too old to wear a short skirt? High heels?  Does it depend on her body?  To keep this to only her age, let's say she wears a Ladies' size Large, about a size 12.  What about age 60?  Let's fine tune this a bit more.  Let's put the skirt at about 3 inches above the knee and the heels about a 4 inch heel.  Share your opinions please!

  2. IntimatEvolution profile image69
    IntimatEvolutionposted 9 years ago

    Why do women find it necessary to limit what other women should wear, just because a female reaches a certain age?  If she feels great in what she's wearing, regardless of her age- she should wear it!  A strong minded woman is a great role model for any teenage son or daughter.  Having great legs at 50 is just a bonus!!

    1. bethperry profile image84
      bethperryposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    2. prektjr.dc profile image77
      prektjr.dcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree completely.  Even those with less than perfect legs can find complimentary tights to pull off a great look!  My family LOVE my updated look and even comment about how others need not dress so frumpy.  Keeping it "real" is the key.

  3. junkseller profile image80
    junksellerposted 9 years ago

    Two things I tend to believe are true in life. (1) whatever you wear, there will be someone out there who wants you to wear something else, so why bother doing anything other than simply wearing what you want. (2) for whatever body type, shape, size, color, age, there is someone out there who likes it. You might as well work it for the one who does than cover it up for those who don't.

    When I see an older lady working what she has, I say "good for her," the same as I do for an older person who is still out and about riding or jogging. Our bodies are meant to do work, not collect dust in museums.

    As for the specific inches you mentioned, I'd suggest reversing the numbers. High heels can be brutal on the body. Shrink those heels down a couple inches and lift the skirt up the same.

    1. prektjr.dc profile image77
      prektjr.dcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I updated my "style" as a way of coping with "middle age."  I do not however wear the "cutesy" teenage styles.  It actually shaved years off of my look while making me feel good about myself and giving me the courage to try other new things.  <3 i

  4. bethperry profile image84
    bethperryposted 9 years ago

    As to skirts: I say if you got 'em, flaunt 'em! I can see a classic beauty like Sophia Loren still wearing a short skirt, and if you're lucky enough to have great legs at her age, why the heck not?
    As to heels, well I'm not a big advocate of plus-inch heels anyway as they're an enemy for your healthy vertebra positioning, the feet, the muscles of the calves, the whole nine yards. So I think the older woman looking to safeguard her bones or posture definitely needs to avoid them.

    1. prektjr.dc profile image77
      prektjr.dcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that monitoring the heel height is a wise choice.  I am only 5'2" and wear a 4 inch heel daily.  I would probably fall over backwards in a lower heel, so it might not be a GREAT choice for me!  Thanks for reading and commenting!

  5. jaydawg808 profile image83
    jaydawg808posted 9 years ago

    Age, is a mere number.  Who is to say what you can and cannot wear at a specific age.  If the woman aged 50 or 60 has a body in which she can pull off, then by all means, do it.  But if not, then I don't think it's a good thing for the eyes to see. 

    I have a co-worker who is about 55 years old, and she wears short skirts, tight fitting tops, and high heels to work.  She looks horrible.  She has stomach flab hanging out and a big butt.  Although her mind wants to be young, she simply cannot pull it off with the shape she's in.

    1. prektjr.dc profile image77
      prektjr.dcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree here also. There is a point where it isn't a complimentary look. Not all styles are right on every woman. The key here is an appropriate dress style as well!  The "hooker" look is tacky on EVERY woman regardless of bulges!  Keep it realistic.

  6. The Frog Prince profile image71
    The Frog Princeposted 9 years ago

    Age should have nothing to do with it.  Tastefulness does.

    1. prektjr.dc profile image77
      prektjr.dcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Completely!  Any woman at any age should respect herself enough to wear the most fashionable look; cut, style, color all working together to give her the very best look for her life!  Tacky is bad at any age!  Thanks for commenting!

    2. profile image52
      Patagoniakidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agree! I have seen women in their late 70's look really good in a mini skirt. Yes, a mini at 14" long and another at 12" long (Average mini length).  For that matter guys are wearing minis now and looking better than they do in mens shorts!

  7. point2make profile image60
    point2makeposted 9 years ago

    In my  opinion the  only limits, that are important, are the ones we place on ourselves. If you can "pull it  off" then good for you. Don't let others decide how you feel about yourself and your appearance. Besides it has been my experience that those who can't usually put down those that can.

  8. Blacksheep557 profile image61
    Blacksheep557posted 4 years ago

    so far the discussion is about women and when some feel too old to be sexy. what are your thoughts to a guy, 66 years old, 72Kg and 178cm tall, will wear  heels all day when he can, but also love shor skirts. yes if you got, flaunt it


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