What is the shortest skirt length that is appropriate for a 48 year old designer to wear to see clients in?
First, always consider the dress code at your work place. You should project a professional image that is relevant to your career field.
Whether you are in your 20’s or 50’s, one can wear short skirts to the office (or out meeting clients) but it really all depends on how to pull it off without looking as if you are heading to a club or on a date. But how short is too short? A few inches above the knee with no more than 3 – 4 inches.
Think simple & elegant when wearing shorter lengths. Go with a more conservative top and accessories to bring out the corporate appeal. Pencil skirts or sheath dresses are fail-proof. Especially when worn with tights as they automatically give you more coverage. Below are good examples of wearing shorter skirts or a short dress to work.
stylejoos, botte, marieclaire
Generally speaking, it’s best to avoid anything too short or too tight in the corporate world. However, I’d rather wear a short mini skirt and stilettos any day than show up in sloppy t-shirt and flip flops (those unsightly toes) to work. You can manage to have your LBD as office-ready but the latter, has no hope.