Dear E. Jean: I hate looking frumpy. Is it uncool to wear miniskirts at my age? I’m beginning to notice other women giving me these up-and-down looks and glancing at me rather nastily when I walk to work in my black-and-red plaid Converse and short skirts. If other women knew how messed up my hormones are (I just entered perimenopause), they wouldn’t be trying this crap! —Not Over the Hill
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Not, my nymph: Oh, please. Fashion is art. If you don’t occasionally shock a fellow woman on a walk to work, you’re missing one of the joys of life.
This letter is from the Ask E. Jean Archive, 1993-2017. Send questions to E. Jean at E.Jean@AskEJean.com.