Isn't it weird that you can go from state to state and have a whole different set of values? Here I am in Florida, and for some reason, you can wear shorter shorts and skirts. Of course the weather plays a part, nonetheless, I see many older women in short shorts and many in short tennis skirts. Everywhere. In public.
My condo sits on the tennis courts, and in my observations (OK, so I'm a nosey neighbor) I see older women of all different shapes and sizes sporting short tennis skirts. Back in Mass. they would be wearing longer shorts. And we have talked about the disconnect thing before--how easily you could make a mistake at our age if your skirt/short was too short. Well, for some reason, make that a tennis skirt, and it looks appropriate! Its like magic! How much do I love this????? Because I really miss my mini-skirts!
Of course, I had to test this theory out for myself. I wore my bathing suit skirt and walked a fifteen minute walk to the beach--something I WOULD NOT DO at home. I would wear something over my skirt. Well, I have to say, I was a bit self-conscious at first, but I'll build up to it. Maybe one day, I'll wear a tennis skirt to the grocery store (like everyone else here!) I'd certainly get my mini-skirt fix then!
OK, so the big question--where you live, is it appropriate at our age (lets say over 45) to wear a tennis skirt (short!) to the grocery store?