Holly Willoughby sparks fashion debate: Is it appropriate to wear a short skirt?
Antonia Kraskowski, Daily Express Fashion Editor, says YES
Whereas once a woman was told that mini skirts should not be worn past thirty, these days the style rules have been turned on their heads.
Holly Willoughby is a 37-year-old mother-of-three but she is also a beautiful woman with a fantastic figure – her long lean legs have been hard earned through ballet, boxing and pilates so why shouldn’t she celebrate them by wearing a higher hem line, particularly if the rest of her was covered up in a stylish sweater.
In today’s society, age is nothing but a number.
As a fellow thirty-something with a wardrobe full of leg baring numbers, I fully support her wardrobe choice.
Without getting the rulers out it’s hard to say how much difference there was in length between the banned skirt and its replacement but in my opinion it is time to ditch these draconian declarations on what a woman should and shouldn’t wear.
If France’s first lady Brigitte Marcon can wear a stylish mini dress at 64 on an official engagement and look fabulous, then there’s no reason why Holly – at almost half of her age – should have to lower her hem line for daytime television.
In my opinion, if you’ve got it, you should definitely flaunt it!
Virginia Blackburn, Deputy Comment Editor Daily Express, says NO
Oh Holly, love, do put it away.
If you are surprised that Holly Willoughby has been banned from wearing too short skirts – attention-seeking, moi? – then you have not been following the career of one of TV’s favourites very closely.
This is the woman who once revealed that she never wore a pair of shoes before breaking them in in the bedroom.
Too much info, love, as there is now too much leg.
They’re all at it, these TV gals: wearing skirts that slide up to crotch level when they sit down and then complaining furiously when anyone gets an eyeful.
It is ironic in these #metoo times that the very women whinging about being objectified seem to leave home wearing not much more than a belt and if you’re going to appear on daytime telly then you should dress accordingly.
In other words, keep your kit on. And wear a much longer skirt.