‘Socks with sandals are OK for over-50s but women should avoid miniskirts’

Socks with sandals, woolly cardigans, and trousers with elasticated waists are OK for the over-50s.

But women should stop wearing miniskirts in their mid-40s and fellas ought to bin their baseball caps when they hit 56.

Oldies’ group U3A – University of the Third Age – polled members on whether people should “dress their age” and abandon clothes that are “too young” for them.

Just 24% of those who replied agreed.

When ­people hit experiences U3A chief executive Sam Mauger warned: “We don’t want to be fitted into a uniform stereotype, especially when it comes to fashion and style.”

It comes after the iconic mullet hairdo sported a comeback throughout lockdown, surprising most of us.

The barmy barnet worn by stars in past decades is being brought back by celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Miley Cryus.

The iconic do was seen again in Joe Exotic, the infamous Tiger King, in Netflix's hit documentary series.

Late last year, a top British barber says the 'modern mullet' will be the must-have haircut this year.

Tony Copeland, co-founder of the British Master Barbers Alliance, said: “The modern mullet is only going to get ­bigger in 2021.

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“We will see more men up and down the country walking around with this style.

“Long hair will be big news in 2021, and hair products to give control to longer styles will explode next year."

It shot to fame in the 1970s, and was rocked by legends like David Bowie, Keith Richards and Rod Stewart.

Known for 'business in the front and party in the back' it features a shorter back and sides with a longer piece of hair at the back of the head.

Sadly, the hairdo became laughing stock and died out, until stars were seen sporting a modern version at fashion events in 2020.

Do you think socks and sandals are fine for over 50s to wear? Should women 'dress their age' and not dress up in a miniskirt? Let us know in the comments below!

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