Opinion Post: Call me grandma…

Opinion Post: Call me grandma…
But I find a lot of skirts too short. Now I’m not talking about skirts on other people, I’m talking about for me. Bold as it may be, it has to be stated: I have a bum. Not those flat bony things that I see on most waifs wearing micro minis that I would honestly class as a belt. I mean an actual bottom. I say it’s definitely my Middle Eastern side!
In a pair of jeans, it looks great (not being overly confident – just stating something I’ve been told by both men and women). But get me near a skirt and I have all sorts of problems. I tend to live in midi’s and maxi’s as anything just above the knee or higher tends to feel too short for me. 


Short skirt is short. 
I figured out the source of this problem a few years back. It’s got to be about the bum. It makes shorter skirts ride up. I think the science is; flat bum = mini skirts skim over it, as oppose to; round bum = extra length is needed to go over the curve and therefore mini skirts appear shorter. That make sense? 
Unconsciously, I am a modest dresser. Again, I’m putting the blame on my Arab side here. Wearing a short skirt, I always felt self conscious that I was going to flash people. But even now I’m older and more confident, I still cannot wear a shorter skirt without tights or leggings. I have come to accept that I’m just not that girl. But it does make me sad when I see amazing skirts online, only to find out when I see them in store that they’re way too short. 
For example, remember this Oasis collection I was raving about a while back? You can see that post here.  I had decided to get the skirt when the collection hit the stores but when I was shopping last week I found it was too short (and a tad bit see through if I remember correctly). It would only take a gentle breeze for this baby to fly up and give me a chance to work on my Marilyn impression. 


But isn’t it pretty? I think I’ll just have to buy the scarves book that is also in store instead and drool over the prints.  
Do you wear short skirts or do you have the same problem I do? 


  • Kate
    25th May 2012 at 9:05 am

    I’m the same – I always try dresses and skirts on in Topshop and wonder how people get away with wearing them – and I’m only 5″2! I like to wear skirts to work so they have to be decent lengths! x

    • Nomad
      27th May 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Definitely agree on the work front. I just stick to my midi’s and maxi’s! 🙂 x

  • Ioana-Carmen
    26th May 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Sweetie u are so sweet! Can we follow each other? Kisses from Romania!

    • Nomad
      27th May 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks! I’m following you on Bloglovin 🙂 x

  • Sarah
    26th May 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I am exactly the same! I love midi and maxi dresses and skirts but anything above the knee and I find myself tugging it down like mad!! x

    • Nomad
      27th May 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Kindred spirits, ha ha. My new rule with clothing including skirts is that it must be comfortable – if I have to keep tugging at it, I’m not buying it. I sound like a proper old woman but it’s true! 🙂 x


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