Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

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Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby mugman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:57 am

I purchased this one from Sainsbury's some months ago. I'm afraid I do like neutral colours - even my car is black. The skirt is mostly polyester with a hint of viscose, and Elastane makes it ultra stretchy. The length is as short as I'd want to go with skirts though I do have a slightly more abbreviated denim, but need courage to wear it publicly. I don't think short marries terribly well with senior citizenship! Anyway, this skirt is very warm for these more chilly times of year...almost felt-like. There are no pockets to it, which is a shame but they would probably sag anyway if used. Normally I'd go for ankle socks, but sometimes knee length feels more substantial.
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby trainspotter48 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:22 am

Very passable look there, Pete.
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby renesm1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:14 pm

Looks good!
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:11 pm

Very Good Pete..
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby Sinned » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:42 pm

Hey Pete, good looking skirt but I'm 63 and I wear them shorter than that - out of the house as well. :D Age has nowt to do with it.
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby mugman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:27 pm

I tend to follow the reasoning that seeing a 70 year old woman in a short skirt could be verging on tarty. I guess it all depends on looks and being able to carry it off. I regret I couldn't anyway with my figure! But I envy your panache.

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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby tesjolts » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:55 am

I like your outfit!! something I would like to try myself. You're right about the pockets, something I always look for on a skirt, on stretchy skirts is seems they're more difficult to find.

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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby Sinned » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:15 am

It's all about self-image and confidence. Look at SD - he wears shorter than I would ever conceive of doing and other garments too but he seems to have fun doing it and he looks good too.
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby geron » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:15 pm

mugman wrote:I tend to follow the reasoning that seeing a 70 year old woman in a short skirt could be verging on tarty.


I might have said that once, but my wife (who will be 70 in six months) still looks terrific in a short skirt, thanks to yoga, Pilâtes, gym sessions etc. I'm not going to discourage her yet awhile ;)
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:26 pm

Pete, looks and sounds a lot like one I found in Sainsbury's, though mine is viscose with a hint of polyester and some elastane. It's quite thick and felt-like too. But it's orange.

I was wearing it yesterday morning when Mrs SS and I were tidying up ready for the in-laws coming for lunch. She said it was too short when I bent over, and asked me to put a longer skirt on. :D Things are looking up (even if the in-laws aren't looking up my skirt)!
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby mugman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:05 am

geron wrote: my wife (who will be 70 in six months) still looks terrific in a short skirt, thanks to yoga, Pilâtes, gym sessions etc


Lucky man. I always seem to dwell on the negative, and must work on that.

I do agree that confidence does play the main part in skirting. Unfortunately for me, the higher the hemline, the lower the confidence.

skirtyscot wrote:looks and sounds a lot like one I found in Sainsbury's,


Sainsbury's sometimes have some reasonable items and I always keep my eyes open for anything I might feel right in. If yours has two joins down the front then it sounds like the same as mine.

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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:23 am

It does indeed have two seams on the front, about half way from the centre to the side. I think we have found the same skirt, though mine was reduced by 70% to about £4 on account of the nice bright colour. :D
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby mugman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:27 am

My next acquisition from the same source, and a bit more jazzy. The first photo is with an unaltered jacket, the second is with one altered by removing 130mm. I think it makes a more likely image. This is a patterned skirt I would probably feel more at ease with in public as the pattern is more folkish than fancy, and easy going. It would possibly look better with a tan jacket, but I don't yet have one.

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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby oldsalt1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:26 pm

The altered jacket fits the outfit much better. You cut the jacket because it was a little too stark for the skirt. Have you considered softening the foot ware. Even CR has tried shoes from the other side. . This is just my opinion but wearing a skirt and clunky mens socks and shoes would be like wearing Ballerina slippers with pants.
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Re: Another useful Sainsbury's skirt

Postby mugman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:19 pm

Shoes from the other side are of no interest to me. I have one wider foot due to a misaligned big toe joint, which sticks out. In the shoe department I go for comfort rather than looks.
This is actually an interesting argument to skirting and kilting. I wouldn't expect many would go for heels with a kilt, though with a kilt skirt they might, even though both have a pretty much similar look. It's all down to personal preference. My interests are basically in the skirt and kilt line, as a change from trousers, and not in female footwear or any other female item. I think something as highly noticeable as an over-long jacket over a kilt needs the same shorter length requirement for a knee length skirt, or it does look like I dressed in the dark. That's really the only thoughtfulness I would be making.

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