Kate HudsonWe've all had that friend in high school whose mom wore miniskirts even though she was way old. Or that lady at the bus stop every morning who rocks a mini like she's not a day over 20. Is this appropriate or should minis be dead to those over 30?

In today's world, 40 is the new 30 and yada, yada. So if you work hard on your body (like Pilates buddies Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna) who's to say you can't show off your lean legs? We say, if you've got it, flaunt it! Well, to a point ...

Although a woman well over 30 can look wondrous in a miniskirt, she's still got to be age appropriate. Meaning skirts that barely skim the who-ha are a no. Other no-no's include neon colors, prints, frays and rips. Instead opt for simple silhouettes in neutral hues accompanies by even simpler hair and makeup. The minimal air of it all will make the look classy, not trashy.

via MSN