I’m a 90’s baby – I grew up on Barney, Pokemon, fruit rolls up – and that awful 2000’s fashion style? That was MY generation who thought that Holister was the holy mecca and you couldn’t leave the house without 3-10 chokers on. It was also the era of the mini skirt – you know, the one all the cool hot kids from CW to your own high school wore. The problem? I’ve never felt confident in mini skirts,. When you got a big butt and thighs, the idea of trying to squeeze into something tight and short has always left me feeling exposed. But, I’m older now. I haven’t tired on a mini skirt since I was probably 14, and I know I can’t be the only one. So that brought me to this question: Are mini skirts the enemy for curvy women?
To find out, I hopped online and scoured the internet for a denim mini skirt. I finally found one at H&M that was high waisted – a clothing style I know I love so I gave this skirt a chance. My first reaction after trying it on? “Dang, these things aren’t so bad!” Then I put this whole outfit together (shirt here, shoes here, similar bag here) and you know what? I felt hot. Robin also told me I was hot, but he’s marrying me so he has to say that 😉 In my memory, wearing mini skirts was the same when you crack open a roll of cinnamon roll dough – a lot of ooze coming out of something too small. This one, this time? totally different. I think the high waist helped a whole lot – I felt all “tucked in” so to speak on top. Pairing it with heels made me feel like I had legs for days, something I don’t usually feel like considering my size 10, 5’5” frame.
To really test this skirt out, though, I needed to take it beyond my studio apartment, so Robin and I ran a few quick errands around the neighborhood. This is where my starry eyes for mini skirts faded a bit. After a walking a few blocks, it started to ride up around my hips – something I know you all can relate to. Sitting down? It rides up more and barely covered what it was suppose to. I felt like i was constantly tugging at my mini skirt, which is something I hate doing with clothes.
I’m an a-line, comfy top type of gal. I want to put on an outfit and feel comfortable AND confident all day.
So, am I keeping the mini skirt? I’m not sure yet. It makes me feel hot, but also makes me feel exposed. And I don’t think you have to be exposed to feel hot.
Are mini skirts the enemy for curvy women? That I know the answer too: no. But, they aren’t something this curvy woman will be wearing all the time. How about you? I’d love to hear your take on mini skirts! Leave a comment below with Hell Yay! Or No Way!