Here’s one trend I’ve been resisting for yonks - the pleated skirt.
I wore a beige one when I was about 12-13 and I’ve felt that replicating an early teens look was one mutton step too far!
Add to that dilemma my observation my thought that I’d feel a bit WI in it and you will understand why I’ve sat on the fence through this trend.
For the cause I gave the skirt a go. Well several gos really as I tried on four. Three were just too unflattering around the waistline*, and this one was almost Goldilocks. I say almost as although the waistline area is ok, it is rather long. And I didn’t feel frumpy because the fabric has a soft sheen to it.
Yes, it was almost a keeper because it hung well and the berry colour would fit sooo well into my wardrobe.
But I struggle to wear the skirts I already have right now - retirement is so casual that I’m mostly in variations of jeans most days.
Yes, skirts CAN be worn in retirement, but one tends to get involved in ad hoc messy work in the house and garden at any point through the day and one has to be work-ready at all times eh?!
So this is one that got away ... but I AM toying with the idea of reordering it 😉 because, just look ...
... it goes perfectly with my boots!!!
A la perchoine,
* Laurie has a good tip - size up with pleated skirts, and after my try on I can see this makes so much sense.
You can find this clever lady on vanityandmestyle HERE