Dress my age? Age appropriate?
My femme self feels a lot younger than the male body I have to share.
What is age appropriate anyway? Where is the line one has to cross to go from a woman who wears what she likes, looks good in, and suits her, to becoming a granny?
I do not dress my age. I dress “situation appropriate.” If it’s a hot summers day I will wear a spaghetti strap summer dress, and strappy shoes or trainers – or a flowy dress – even when walking my dog. In autumn or on colder days I will wear a skirt (mid thigh) and jumper with ankle boots. If it is particularly cold I may wear a longer skirt or jeans, and a hoody. And so on.
I find that a good face-framing 14″ bob wig with a fringe (bangs in the USA) makes me look 10 to 15 years younger, so I can carry off younger clothes. I’m a “1661” follower.
I love to bare my arms – so I do if the weather is appropriate. I love to go bare legged so I do, again if appropriate. I may wear 40 denier holdups on a cold day( again situation appropriate).
Dress my age? I do. Because I still feel young enough, and have the inclination, to dress younger.
Age is in the mind as well as the body. It’s an attitude thing. I know several guys in their 30’s who suddenly switched into late middle age (flat caps and tweed jackets etc.) – goodness knows why. They must feel old in their soul, or something.
Not me – I feel like a 30 something when i am dressed in my favourite clothes. Dressing young makes me feel young. And it cheers me up no end.
Long may it continue.