First and Fourth lady conquered my heart. And I’d do anything; I’d beg and I’d die , just to have a nice romantic moment with the fourth one . Such an amazing , breath-taking beauty matched with elegance ! And the oscar goes to Sweden …
I agree with your comment that these are lovely, and I agree that these are not A-lines. They’re more like dirndls , loosely pleated skirts or just plain gathered skirts. I wouldn’t wear the socks and heels but don’t mind seeing others in them.
ridiculous — none of these women look large. On the other hand I think wearing a tight or pencil skirt when you have curves or hips or extra pounds make you look larger than you are. I wish retailers would offer more than the standard straight up and down skirt.
YES. yes, yes yes yes yes! Big tick from me! These photos show how versatile this length skirt actually is. Top right and middle bottom are my favourites. I just love the skirt with a t-shirt, leather jacket and scard- genius!!
I love fifties skirts, just above or under the knees. It’s elegant, not “showing everything style”, but even more sensual… every woman can look beautiful in a skirt like this, I always say women should find theyr perfect skirt. Pants are great, that’s why we wear them, but skirts just ARE for us!!
Great pictures, great styles.
I’m from down south (Charleston, SC) (maybe that affects my feelings, though I doubt it)
High heel shoes are “sexier” looking
HH shoes make you look taller
Etc.,….(you add the other positive values)
But, they are not healthy for your feet and
I prefer my wife to have healthy feet.
Can we find SOME compromise and still be fashionable?
Oh, and above all, I want her to be happy! :)
Platform heels! More heel but the platform translates that extra height into a more comfortable angle for the foot. However, it can be tricky to find a nice platform that isn’t “fetishy” or clunky. It’s still worth looking into – they can be pretty comfortable and my roll step agrees more with a nice platform heel than a stiletto.
These are not A-line skirts, but definitely with a 50s look. The A-line came in during the 60s in skirts and dresses and began inching their way above the knee. A nice fit that covered many a figure flaw below the waist.
These skirts are gorgeous, but I definitely don’t think they come with an age or are for those who want to hide their knees! Just watch a film by Godard or Malle and you will see how elegant and sweet this style looks on young and old! You might also notice how these lovely French actresses look great in them with heels OR flats. I wish more people from my generation would embrace the full skirt :)
I love these loosely gathered skirts — I have a few in my closet, but am always self-conscious because they are a bit more dramatic than is typical in my area. Having just found this site a few months ago, I feel my confidence growing and I may just wear them!
Very nice alternatives for women of a certain age, or any age! For women in a mature age demographic, there is a time when you should really consider putting that mini waaaaaaay at the back of the closet. ;)