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      Wendy Me
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      I hear you, dressing your age doesn’t mean frumpy, you can still be stylist. When I see an elderly lady in a mini, I say to myself what the heck? But dress with what you feel comfortable with if it makes you happy. I don’t go out dressed, can’t chance being outed at this time in my life, but this Halloween I’m getting dressed, my wife and  I have matching dresses and I brought a silver grey bob wig which is very cute. We are not going out but people are coming over (of course social distancing) so it should be fun.

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      Paula F
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      This summer, I had the 40th anniversary of my 21st birthday.  That’s as far as I am going to count them and just celebrate the anniversary from now on.  I do, to some extent dress younger than I actually am, but gone are the micro mini’s and 5″ platforms of my younger days.  My skirts and dresses do run the gamut from just above the knee to ankle length and flats/sandals/very low heeled pumps are the shoes of choice now.  I still love my jeans and shorts/cutoffs (NO Bermudas tho) as my legs still look good  and I do like to show them off when I can.

      Both of my nieces have vowed to not let me dress like a granny and will keep my wardrobe pretty up to date, within reason.  They are both early 30’s now, and are mom’s, so they have toned it down some too, but their mom and I have the benefit of them making sure we don’t get old.  My favorite brick and mortar stores are Torrid, Maurice’s, and Kohl’s, so my fashion choices are still many and varied.

      Live and look how you feel girls.  You only get one chance.

      PaulaF-

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      Jin Crocker
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      Not a fan of ‘age appropriate’ fashion. sounds too much like frumpy. I do dress ‘activity appropriate’ and lean more toward flirty styles. Of course, my mental age is lagging far behind my chronological age.

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      Caty Ryan
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      I used to be able to dress in a manner where I looked and felt about ten years younger. But of late, (I’m 73), I’m thinking the male ageing features I cant change, (eg drooping jawline, lots of loose skin) is catching up with me.

      So I will continue to dress like the “mature” elegant woman I’ve always tried to emulate. Not that since Covid hit I’ve had much practice!!. There’s at least 3 public outings I had planned have come to nought…

      Thus: if and when out “public mall shopping”, skirts below the knee, long sleeve blouse and cardigan and “sensible shoes”. Best just to “blend in”…. I should also state that my home situation prevents removal of most of my body hair. So the above outfit has another purpose…

      Dressing in private could see me as anything from Mother of The Bride to Clever Secretary to flowing evening gown to period ball gowns ala “Scarlett O Caty.

      But I’m guessing the latter does not “:ount”.

       

      Caty

       

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      Kathleen 60454
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      I’m with you Grace. I feel the same as you, I hate the granny look, my legs are in great shape and none of my dresses or skirts go past the top of my knees. My hair is 18″ long and I just turned 76.

      Kathleen

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      Grace Scarlett
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      Hello ladies….I remember a very old sexist saying ” you’re as young as the woman you feel”….well it has never been more true than it is now…..I buy clothes I like, not what a girl my age ” should” be buying….I will wear clothes based totally on how I feel at that moment…..just me thinking out loud …huggs Grace.  xx

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      stephanie plumb
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      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.

      Stephanie P.

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      I always work out to keep my figure and to keep my legs toned. I don’t eat junk food. Its so hard not to but I stick to my eating habits. I am 5 foot 10 1/2 inches tall, 40DD, 30″ waist and 36″ hips, 10/11 women’s shoe size. I take care of my face and legs better than my girlfriend does. I follow a skin care plan. Everyone says I look amazing for 42. Its a lot of work. But I know in time, time will eventually catch up to me.

      Just enjoy yourself.

      Hugs, Natasha😊

       

       

       

       

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      Alina
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      My sister is giving some cloths, but she is 5’6″, I am 5’11”. So I am not sure what I wear yet.

       

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      Wendy Me
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      All my jeans except two pairs (for family functions) are skinny petite size medium. I do get teased about it sometimes as they look fine standing up but when I sit down they ride up and look like capris.

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      Terri
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      Im 71 and dress in a style that I feel comfortable in and is age appropriate. But today sometimes thats hard to determine. When I was young the way women were different. I dress to blend.

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      Bettylou Cox
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      I try to avoid the granny look, also; but I look like I’m in my 60’s ( wish it were true), and I use my real hair, which is all white.  The best I can expect is elderly matron, meaning no short skirts, skinny jeans or revealing tops.  And heels are reserved for formal outfits.  On the Plus side, I can, and should avoid heavy makeup, which simplifies life.

      Bettylou

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      DeDee Demore
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      I don’t think there is strict rule that one should dress age appropriate, I see plenty of cis-girls out there who look fantastic dressed in younger clothes, I just think its a personal choice and common sense that if you can pull it off and look good in a tight short dress why not!. I’m not saying you should walk into your local Walmart in a mini, tight top with stilettos unless thats the attention your looking for, just dress for the occasion. Save the super sexy dresses and mini’s for the night club they are appropriate there at any age.

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      Amber Scott
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      At 61 I dress my age. I emulate the librarian/ secretary look. Dresses or skirts knee length or longer. High collar, long sleeve, button down blouses. Strong and bold colours. Nothing frilly or pink. Well except for my pink stiletto’s. LOL. Be safe all.

      Love and Peace,

      Amber

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      Ria Freichuk
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      I hear you sister but I still wear my short skirts and heels on occasion. I find the fall/winter seasons the best as I wear a cami and tights or leggings all the time. As one who has had to underdress most of the time, Winter enables one to wear more. Unfortunately for me I lost weight so it is a bralette or a bra and forms  for me.

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      Carla Jones
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      I don’t care for the granny look either. I still wear denim skirts about half way up from the knee. My dresses hit a little above the knee and will not put on any top that makes me look old. I love wearing skinny jeans and matching them with a nice t-shirt. I do enjoy wearing midi skirts that flow with a breeze. My wigs are shorter and usually a type of bob cut or just at my collar. I will not grow old gracefully!

      Carla

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