I was in San Francisco this weekend with my husband.  We checked into our Union Square hotel and headed straight to Nordstrom’s.  While my husband sat in a comfortable chair, I tried on a beautiful Robert Rodriguez belted, twist silk dress — short.  It hit me about mid-thigh — officially short.  I borrowed a pair of Cole Haan black patent-leather pumps and walked out to get my husband’s reaction.  He was speechless — he clearly liked how I looked.  The short dress flowed effortlessly over my curves and the pumps stretched my leg muscles upward as I glided across the room like a model.  I looked HOT!  And I felt HOT.  I wanted the dress.  And then I thought, “…am I too old to wear a dress this short?”  And I talked myself out of buying it.  I’ve been thinking about the dress ever since.

Did I make the right decision?

I’d like to know what you think.

Can a woman over 50 wear a short dress that hits mid thigh, even if she has the legs to pull it off?

Now I think the answer is YES. Hell yes. You’re darned straight I can wear it! I’m over the “age appropriate” thing…starting now.

What would you have done?

This isn’t me in the photo — this is a young model wearing the same dress….