What's YOUR Opinion?

Started 6 months ago. There are 10 replies by 9 different members. The latest reply was from jhisrich.
  1. As a MSP SYSter, do you follow style advice for dressing "age appropriate"? What do you still wear, and what do you no longer wear now as an "older woman". In other words, how has your style changed (or evolved) over the years?
    I recently found an old post (written in 2011) about dressing age appropriate. Do you agree with my suggestions, or have some things changed since then? Share your thoughts here. It will be interesting to see how we all see things in 2019. Thanks in advance for sharing!
    Love, Leslie MSP

  1. Thanks for bringing this topic up! At work we were just talking about women that are older but dress too young. While we all seemed to agree dressing too young looks desperate, it's really an individualized thing. Some older women can pull off trends better than others. That's just my 2 cents. I guess it means to tread carefully when you are older because it's always better to dress classy. I'm over 50 and I feel better in classic styles vs. the trendy ones. Julie

  2. Your suggestions continue to hold true, and I'd also include a switch to longer sleeve length, such as a short-sleeved tee rather than a tank top.

  3. I like a classical look and leave the trends to my grand-daughters. I agree with Sandy about sleeve lengths. I no longer wear tanks unless I have a sleeved top over them. This is such an individual thing and I can't help remembering the old saying about "lamb dressed mutton" when it comes to clothes I pick out. For me comfort has become the main thing since I have aged especially when it comes to shoes.

  4. I tend to follow a classic style. I might buy something in a trendy color if, and only if, it looks good on me. I also feel designers leave out the older women. They tend to design clothes for the tall, thin, and very young.

  5. Not a term I ever use. Though maybe I was always a bit conservative. Well - there was the tiger print dress... Anyway what I do now is cover up anything I don't like the look of, and otherwise wear what I like. Pick and choose from fashions of the day. Interesting earrings etc.

  6. My body hasn't seen a pair of hot pants in a long time! For me it is more of a shape thing, than age. I am no longer built like a clothes hanger with pipe cleaner arms. Bulges and sags just don't add to the look, so they are covered more.

  7. My body hasn't seen a pair of hot pants in a long time! For me it is more of a shape thing, than age. I am no longer built like a clothes hanger with pipe cleaner arms. Bulges and sags just don't add to the look, so they are covered more.

  8. My 15 year old has tried to help me pick out clothes but she chooses all the trendy things that look good on her. Me, not so much. I have found that I like classic pieces that I can wear for many seasons. A big thing is what your feel comfortable in. I have bought a couple pieces that were out of my comfort zone but I have grown to like them. I have an aunt that dresses a little trendy and it works for her. She knows how to pull her look together with trendy accessories.

  9. I feel like a term other than "age appropriate" is required. Maybe something along the lines of "knowing oneself better" - I don't really know. I think women should wear what they like, what suits their individual body and their personality. If you are drawn to tailored conservative clothing wear those. If you like bold prints, big accessories or brighter colours wear those. For myself, I find I am swapping the cutesy or trendy things for more refined pieces. I am not as drawn to printed tees, logos or animals on anything or heart shaped jewellery. I've never been a fan of distressed jeans anyway but I am more keen to wear proper tailored bottoms and tops rather than anything classified as boho or gypsy. I am more aware of my best colours and proportions thanks to MSP so I am more critical about my purchases in every category now.

  10. I think more of occasion appropriate. I don't go out dancing at clubs so I don't need those clothes. As a 20 something I wasn't on any charity boards. But there are women older than me who love dancing in clubs and there are a lot of 20 somethings doing serious stuff. Also I am at the point where I am not trying to hide my saggy arms. Other people can just deal with looking at them. One thing for all ages don't wear a tee shirt if you don't know what the words on it mean.

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