If you wanna flash your gams, you go, girl…er, woman!


by Cyn Collins | 5/14/09

Dear Cyn,

I’m a 46-year-old woman. I think I’m as good-looking as the next lady, and I pride myself on keeping fit. The weather’s warming up, and damn it, I want to wear a miniskirt…but people tell me that’s inappropriate for a woman of my age, pointing out the road sign in the What Not To Wear credits that reads no miniskirts after 35. What say you?


Dear Wendy,

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I say, that’s ludicrous! You learned this from What Not To Wear? Put that on your What Not to Watch list! I agree with Zero Mostel: if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Regardless of age. I do not believe in rules for dressing according to age—within reason—and miniskirts should be ageless and timeless. Granted, I am no fashionista, but I think perhaps even l’etoile may agree with me.

Because you likely have good, maybe even great legs, by all means go with the miniskirt. Many of the old skool Twin Cities punk rawk girls who are now about your age would not hesitate to wear the miniskirt, boots, etc. It’s very cool. And, on the flip side, there are many women who are under 35 who should not wear miniskirts…well, at least not the really short ones. I’ve seen some near accident-causing bad miniskirt choices. You know what I mean. Yet even the woman who has legs like an Amazon goddess can get away with a miniskirt if she has the right attitude. So you can pull it off with a good body plus the right attitude—self-confidence—or, actually, either one!

Go for it, and don’t look back. That’s all I’ve got to say. Oh, and don’t watch crap shows like that. Get out in the warm sun with your bare legs and play!


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