Huh? I know what you’re thinking. We’re over 40, we’re not supposed to wear mini skirts, right? Absolutely! But, there is an appropriate length that looks best and many of us might need to shorten our skirts a little.
According to the experts, the perfect length for a straight skirt is when the skirt hits that spot on the back of your knee that curves in slightly, where your upper and lower leg meet. From the front, it’s just above the knee. If you like a little more conservative look have your skirts hit the middle of the knee.
If your skirts hits several inches below your knee it will accentuate your calves and for most of us that’s not a good thing.
This skirt is adorable but not appropriate for our age.
A more appropriate length (although I don’t like her shoes!).
This is not great picture quality but this dress is a few inches above my knee, so I added black tights and boots so that it’s not so noticeable.
What about shoes? Here’s the rule of thumb for your heels, the shorter the skirt, the lower the heel. In the summer time, some of my skirts and dresses hit slightly above my knee, so I pair them with sandals.
What do you think is the best length of skirt for women over 40? Do you wear skirts?
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Beauty For the Heart~~Today is Saturday and many of us have a day off. Try to do something today that you enjoy! Read a book, take a walk, enjoy God’s beauty, or head to a pumpkin patch.
Remember John 10:10 says, A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.
Have a blessed day!