I was in San Francisco this weekend with my husband. We checked into our Union Square hotel and headed straight to Nordstrom’s. While my husband sat in a comfortable chair, I tried on a beautiful Robert Rodriguez belted, twist silk dress — short. It hit me about mid-thigh — officially short. I borrowed a pair of Cole Haan black patent-leather pumps and walked out to get my husband’s reaction. He was speechless — he clearly liked how I looked. The short dress flowed effortlessly over my curves and the pumps stretched my leg muscles upward as I glided across the room like a model. I looked HOT! And I felt HOT. I wanted the dress. And then I thought, “…am I too old to wear a dress this short?” And I talked myself out of buying it. I’ve been thinking about the dress ever since.
Did I make the right decision?
I’d like to know what you think.
Can a woman over 50 wear a short dress that hits mid thigh, even if she has the legs to pull it off?
Now I think the answer is YES. Hell yes. You’re darned straight I can wear it! I’m over the “age appropriate” thing…starting now.
What would you have done?
This isn’t me in the photo — this is a young model wearing the same dress….