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 Paddy_o_Lantern
Joined: 5/24/2012
Msg: 326
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What about skirts on guys over 50?


I figure they are best not worn in public unless you are playing bagpipes, competing in the Highland Games or at the very least wearing your family Tartan.

I used to work for an Engineering Office where the manager ( a 50 something man who was bordering on obese ) used to wear shorts that were a little too tight or his kilt to the office - I figure I have suffered enough. It was too bad the firm didn't have something in thier lengthy document on professional code of conduct to cover that sort of thing.
 malinhead
Joined: 10/16/2006
Msg: 327
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skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/22/2013 7:34:56 PM
A band aid on the neck will be sufficient.
 CaptainAmericaOO7
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 328
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/22/2013 7:49:37 PM
I guess you're of the school that women should be banned from wearing any clothes? Now, question is.... What would you do if you saw Margaret Thatcher or Hilary Clinton swaggering down the street toward you without a stitch on? Are you ready to be turned to stone?
 Lucky...13
Joined: 12/28/2012
Msg: 329
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/24/2013 12:37:29 PM
I'm attracted to Amish women that wear dresses covering their ankles. To each his own is the rule here.
 CaptainAmericaOO7
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 330
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/24/2013 3:23:12 PM
How about Burkkah wearing women where unwrapping the parcel could be quite a surprize!
 CaptainAmericaOO7
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 331
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/24/2013 8:37:21 PM
What about guys that like boobs AND legs?
 Giggles10000
Joined: 6/17/2011
Msg: 332
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/24/2013 8:41:44 PM

I'm attracted to Amish women that wear dresses covering their ankles. To each his own is the rule here.


My dresses cover my ankles--just not my top!
 Love.Notes
Joined: 7/27/2012
Msg: 333
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/24/2013 9:05:47 PM
I took a look at your profile and you look lovely in the skirt you are wearing. You also look like you have great legs! I would wear whatever skirt length you feel comfortable with providing you remain classy.
 CaptainAmericaOO7
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 334
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 1/25/2013 7:01:30 PM
I wear skirts of various lengths though I prefer slightly above the knee. I just don't see the problem.
 Peppermint_Petunias
Joined: 3/30/2012
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:34:19 PM

Very long skirts look dowdy.

Again.......generalizing

It's how you wear it.
If if suits your body type and height.

I like long ones too.

A long sleek dress or a fun flirty sun dress below the knees can be very youthful.
You need to KNOW your body type/personality to pull off the clothes you buy and feel good in them.
 Paddy_o_Lantern
Joined: 5/24/2012
Msg: 336
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/6/2013 8:53:28 AM

I shall continue to shake my head in disbelief at some, and snicker openly at others that seem to be clueless


I do believe you may have garnered some shaking of heads and open snikering with some of your comments on this thread.
 Halcyon_Skies
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 337
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/6/2013 9:07:09 AM
I find it interesting that the people in these forums that tend to criticize others the most in terms of their appearance and manner of dress, don't have photos of themselves.
 CaptainAmericaOO7
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 338
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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:35:10 PM
Bang on, HS. I reckon that the vast majority of bigoted judgmental types here are hiding something from us all.
 lostinalostworld
Joined: 2/2/2013
Msg: 339
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/11/2013 3:26:49 PM
And don't forget those sexy high heels with any skirt you wear!
 TuMuchFun
Joined: 9/29/2008
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skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/11/2013 3:47:01 PM
I don't give a crap your age, if you have great legs and a spanking figure rock the short skirt. You only live once and you are obviously working hard to stay fit and in shape so rock it say me.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 341
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/11/2013 5:00:31 PM

I find it interesting that the people in these forums that tend to criticize others the most in terms of their appearance and manner of dress, don't have photos of themselves.


That's never going to change Halcyon. It's too easy to judge and condem when one hides behind a faceless profile.


And don't forget those sexy high heels with any skirt you wear!


Weather permitting...hehe. Where I live, this time of year you will find most of the woman wearing high leather boots.


I don't give a crap your age, if you have great legs and a spanking figure rock the short skirt. You only live once and you are obviously working hard to stay fit and in shape so rock it say me.


Yes for sure, I agree. If ya got the legs, go for it. Look at Tina Turner. For her age she's got incredible legs.


...mae
 rhonda333
Joined: 9/7/2011
Msg: 342
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/22/2013 8:21:56 AM
"I took a look at your profile and you look lovely in the skirt you are wearing. You also look like you have great legs! I would wear whatever skirt length you feel comfortable with providing you remain classy."

Why thank you dear for the nice compliment. Always a pleasure when it comes from another woman- specially a pretty one.
 wilsoon222
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 343
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/23/2013 5:11:43 AM
This is another rather innocuous subject that has caught my attention and caused me to really think about my values, so thanks for the question, OP (whatever OP means). I'm now ready to grab the torch from Fedz, and blunder off into the minefield, giving him a breather so he can recover from the recent bashings he's been undergoing. Btw, I tend to long lectures/diatribes. Here's my assessment:

I agree with Fedz's repeated assurances that women, in this secular society can, within limits of lawful dress codes, dress as they damn well please. But they "should" be willing to accept some responsibility for it's effect on others. For instance, if you waltz into a classy restaurant where Fedz (I think I can safely speak for him) and I and our respective dates are enjoying a fine meal, with your hemline up to your navel, you should expect to receive disgusted looks from us. Small loss, you might say. If that's your response, then you're right - small loss to you. For the rest of the ladies, who might still be curious about my reasoning though, here it is:

1. Any woman over the age of 55 (I upped the age from "50" to suit myself because 55 seems to be the real cut-off point for most women) who choses to overly-expose, and thus emphasize, a portion of her physical anatomy, while in a conservative social environment, telegraphs loud and clear to me, and probably to other patrons, that her personal values, maturity, and sense of social decorum are out of sync with nature. It tells me that she values emphasizing the supposed positive visual effect of her body over that of her character, her intelligence, or over her acceptance of nature's ravages upon older life forms, human and otherwise. This awareness should, in my opinion, come instinctively to her if she's mature.

2. Any woman with a nice pair of legs will have that fact automatically register in everyone's mind, without her having to flash. It will be quite evident and will, in my opinion, still elicit silent admiration by other observing adults for her genetics/work-out efforts/etc. Their admiration will be further expanded by appreciation of her mature sense of decorum, a decorum that recognizes general societal norms, norms worked out by preceeding generations as practical and suitable for human nature under given conditions. This is part of Frez's argument, I believe, when he refers to biblical mores. I agree that historical values influence contemporary ones.

3. Now comes the cruel part: (Note: This is where I lose virtually all of the remaining women.) In my opinion, of the women over 55 years on this thread, only two of them have the physical attributes to pull off a "grand entrance". The remaining do not have the balanced body symmetry necessary to advantageously show off a great pair of legs. The face and rest of their figure will, in contrast, clearly reflect the loss of muscle tone and the heaviness of age. The discordancy between youthful legs and older body is negatively emphasized. Much better, I believe, to present a holistic appearance with the emphasis reverting back to personal qualities; and most women that age are suffused with life experiences and the lessons learned thereof. Also, at 55 and above I think that, for most men, character compatibility with a woman is more important than when younger, when hormones and testosterone ruled the roost.

3. Younger woman are a different situation. But I'll comment on that, also. A lovely young woman showing lots of skin and all galmoured-up at a peer-related social event is the equivalent, from her escort's perspective, of throwing an innocent lamb into the zoo's wolf's den - ravenous wolfs, I might add. Any male with gonads intact will feel obligated to scale the fence, grab any nearby rocks, and prepare to defend his property (yes, ladies - property) from the multiple threats deliberately closing in. The girl may be thrilled at the attention, but it's very adrenalin-inducing and stressful to the guy. Naturally, he might resent it.

Finally, I had mentioned earlier that I might enter a conservative establishment with a high hem-ed woman if we had previously discussed the issue. Example: In recognition of successful weight loss, and subsequent desire to show her now well-sculpted legs, I would swallow my misgivings and walk, arm-in-arm with her, making the grand entrance. (I know - I'm quite a guy!)

So here you have it. Another critical opinion from another critical man. At 65, I'm a product of my era. The aforementioned opinions reflect my instinctive reaction to the given scenarios. I don't reason them out at the time; they are implanted personal values, nonetheless. Of course critical value judgments work both ways, and one could justifiably complain about men's dress code. However, that wasn't the question posed here, although I suspect it's been asked elsewhere in the forum.
 Proteaus
Joined: 6/9/2009
Msg: 344
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/23/2013 6:15:40 AM
I guess skirt length over 50 would depend on how much cottage cheese , if any , some one has .
 TuMuchFun
Joined: 9/29/2008
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Posted: 2/23/2013 7:21:40 AM
If you gots the goods, show them legs off, I for one enjoy it regardless of age (well consulting adult age that is.)
 newstart1949
Joined: 6/16/2010
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Posted: 2/23/2013 8:43:31 AM
Some women can still carry the mini look even past 60 and then there are those that should have stopped way before they reached 40....

H3LL guys look at Goldie Hawn...She still looks good in anything she wears, and she is in her mid 60s...

Yet even if you can carry the look remember there is a time and place for the mini...

A Sunday evening service to go hear your daughter-in-law sing is not the place for a skin tight mini..Then if you add the fact that you dont look a day under 62 or 63, and do not have the legs...Big No No!!!!!
 Paddy_o_Lantern
Joined: 5/24/2012
Msg: 347
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/23/2013 8:48:12 AM

H3LL guys look at Goldie Hawn...She still looks good in anything she wears, and she is in her mid 60s


Have you actually seen her in real life. You have to wonder how many of the images we see of her have been touched up and how many houses you could buy with what she has spent in plastic surgury.
 Halcyon_Skies
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 348
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Posted: 2/23/2013 9:22:33 AM
Have you actually seen her in real life. You have to wonder how many of the images we see of her have been touched up and how many houses you could buy with what she has spent in plastic surgury.


I agree about Goldie. Plus, she needs to curtail her drinking---NOT attractive. If you google "Goldie Hawn drunk images", you can see she's a mess.

 Fleuron
Joined: 8/18/2010
Msg: 349
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/23/2013 10:00:06 AM
Ha ha…..”secular societal expectations,” and, “only IF she passes MY scrutiny and I deem her to have nice enough legs”….whatever.

I would LOVE some jackoff to approach me and tell me I’m too ANYthing to be wearing ANYthing *I* choose to wear. Ha ha.

I do agree that certain attire is more appropriate than others in different situations… however, I don’t get why it’s assumed that a short skirt is skin tight…?

I don’t wear skirts myself, I prefer dresses, and I’ll wear them as short or as long as I darn well please. Do I care what some random guy or woman or “society” thinks of my legs and whether or not I “should” be wearing a short dress? Hell NO.
 Giggles10000
Joined: 2/17/2013
Msg: 350
skirt length when over 50
Posted: 2/23/2013 3:20:20 PM

1. Any woman over the age of 55 (I upped the age from "50" to suit myself because 55 seems to be the real cut-off point for most women) who choses to overly-expose, and thus emphasize, a portion of her physical anatomy, while in a conservative social environment, telegraphs loud and clear to me, and probably to other patrons, that her personal values, maturity, and sense of social decorum are out of sync with nature. It tells me that she values emphasizing the supposed positive visual effect of her body over that of her character, her intelligence, or over her acceptance of nature's ravages upon older life forms, human and otherwise. This awareness should, in my opinion, come instinctively to her if she's mature.


This cracked me up-the key is the poster is 65 and giving advice for older women based on what HE wants

Again dating is for both sexes--not just one.

Women should wear what they are comfortable with--bottom line (no pun intended) --

When you find a woman who dresses the way you like (not request) then you have find someone you will want to be seen with--if you find a woman you like and she doesn't dress the way you like--leave her to a guy who will appreciate who she is.

People need to stop trying to fit some imaginary mold of what they think others want and be themselves

--likewise others need to work on improving themselves and their views vs trying to make the opposite sex become what they want.
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