I have long suspected that words used to describe my wardrobe would have to include "matronly," "prudish," "old-fashioned," and "proper," and this image is merely confirmation of that fact.
While "old-fashioned" and "proper" are positive words, in my opinion, I am not sure that anything remotely complimentary is to be found in "prudish" or "matronly." What exactly makes anything that covers the bum considered old and unattractive? I prefer "classic," "tailored," and "classy" - although many would consider them antiquated styles to be avoided at all cost.
|Does this look matronly?!|
In actuality, the older I get, the shorter my skirt lengths become. My Pre-Raphaelite & Victorian obsessions in high school meant that anything showing my ankles was verboten. And my current love of 1940s and 50s fashion means that tea length and knee length are staples in my wardrobe.
I rarely make or purchase anything more than one or two inches above the knee, and if I do, you can be sure that a pair or tights or stockings will be making an appearance.
That being said, I am thankful for having the choice to wear whatever I choose, even if it does mean I am perceived as an old lady!