It’s another Dear Marcy! Ask her anything and hope she doesn’t answer…
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I recently lost a lot of weight and have been happily trying on old clothes, and enjoying having things fit again!
Am I too old to wear one of those short, box pleat skirts, the kind that has the wide panel, flat waist with buttons on it? (It’s black, not plaid.)
Or will I look ridiculous, trying to pull off something “twee” in my mid 40’s?
What if I wore dark tights with it?
Cellulite is Just a State of Mind
Dear Cellulite is On Your Thighs,
The answer is no.
Because really, are you a Catholic schoolgirl? Are you Britney Spears? Are you living in 1995?
And most importantly, are you a box?
Because you will look like a box in a box pleat skirt. That’s why it’s called a “box” pleat. Why on earth do you want to look like a box when you could be hanging out in a box?
Plus, twee is only acceptable for the under-40 crowd or the over-60 crowd. (Even Zooey Deschanel will look stupid in her “adorkable” attire in 5 years.)
Wait 15 years to wear a box pleat mini skirt. That way, instead of looking like a “desperately trying to look 22” wanton woman of the night, you’ll look like a hip and wise fashion maven. But, only if you wear those tights.
Because purple veins and cottage cheese are never in style.
*Please email Marcy at MarcyVeryMuch@gmail.com if you have a pressing question (fashion or otherwise) that needs to be answered by an opinionated cat.