When are you too old to wear a mini-skirt?

When are you too old to wear a mini-skirt? 60, 50, 40, 35..?

It’s interesting that fashion and what we are meant to wear change with age. We are supposed to dress more “appropriate” as we get past our teens and 20s. Right?

But who decides what’s appropriate and what’s not? And why does it change with age? One could argue that with age comes wisdom and we should by then be even more sure of our style and what suits us.

Like mini-skirts. Why is it frowned upon wearing them past your 20s?

I’m 35, I have legs, I like my legs and my legs like air. I’m not showing them off to be sexy, but if I would, why would that not be ok? Are you not allowed to look or feel sexy after a certain age?

For me, it all comes down to styling. I like mini-skirts, but I’m not wearing them to get attention from men. I wear them because I like the silhouette. It’s fun to play with proportions with clothing and I want to keep all my options open.

I want to wear every length of skirt, if I fancy it. Sure I probably wouldn’t style it with a plunging neckline, it’s not really my thing. But with oversized jumpers, blazers, pussy-bow blouses, and other more covered tops I think I can afford to show some skin.

Someone recently asked me if I wasn’t a bit old to shop from Asos. I had no idea you could be too old to shop anywhere? Unless it’s the kids’ department of course. If you like the clothes, why limit yourself?

So here is me, in my mini-skirt from Asos. Feeling completely appropriate and hoping I will be wearing whatever I fancy until I’m at least a hundred.

What do you think? Do you feel too old to wear a mini skirt?

Skirt – Asos Design, jumper – Tommy Hilfiger, booties – Giuseppe Zanotti, bag – Chanel. (adlinks) Photographer – Ida Zander.


  1. michelle

    58 – shops at Asos.

    1. Awesome, I love it!

  2. Totally agree, I’m older than you and I wear mini skirts and shorts. I like my legs and people likes them and I receive more compliments both from men and women when I show them . And it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy jeans or maxi skirts, I love variation and fun.

    1. I’m so glad to hear you don’t care about these silly rules society push on us. I bet you look utterly fabulous!

  3. I don’t believe there is such a thing as too old to wear a mini skirt! People should dress in whatever makes them happy. Of course I think you can style something like a mini skirt in many different fashions and like you, I tend to think a mini looks better when styled with a less revealing top unless you’re at a night club! You look fabulous, keep rocking the mini!

    1. Thank you lovely! I completely agree with you. Why limit ourselves?

  4. Totally agreed, we shouldn’t limit ourself to wear clothes. We should always listen to our heart and do things that we actually wanted to do.

  5. Thank You. <3
    I needed this today x

    1. <3 <3 <3

  6. I think you look great in a mini skirt. I too love wearing them and I’m past 20. In fact, many of my skirts are short, it’s just the length I prefer. I totally agree with what you say, wear want you want within reason of course! If you look good, age is insignificant. It could also be argued that even if someone doesn’t look so good with what they are wearing, does it matter if that person is happy? Food for thought.

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