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Old 09-19-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Sorry, chicas, that's just ghetto
Sorry, Chamy, but when I was 20 and could do 200 sit-ups without breaking a sweat you better believe I showed things off.

Today, not so much, lol.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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Sorry, Chamy, but when I was 20 and could do 200 sit-ups without breaking a sweat you better believe I showed things off.

Today, not so much, lol.
But being 20, that can be a fashion statement among the youth culture.

Over 30, and sending that kind of message to the rest of the world??
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Gilbert Arizona
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I would say when you LOOK over 40 would be the very outside . Some women like J LO , Halle push that number a long time. I think most caucasian women even toned and tan have tummy skin that looks softish at a certain age. I think legs and cleavage can get more air time than tummy. Its a really young look.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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I think a lot of it depends on the outfit as well. There are a lot of cute vintage two piece jumpers that show the midriff, and I think high waisted shorts with a vintage print halter can look cute as well. Low rise jeans and a bandeau top? Not all that attractive.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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But being 20, that can be a fashion statement among the youth culture.

Over 30, and sending that kind of message to the rest of the world??


She looks 20 to me!
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Oh good grief. Go get a burka if you're that afraid of someone other than your husband seeing your skin.
Just some of my skin... I'm OK with arms and legs, etc... but showing the tummy seems trashy to me unless you're at the beach.

This comment reminded me of photos I saw of Nigella Lawson - in burka on the beach... they were pretty funny. She's so glamorous and beautiful most of the time, but these beach photos were awful! Love her, though... and I love even more the paradoy's people have done of her show:




Ronni Ancona As Nigella - YouTube


Ronni Ancona As Nigella - YouTube
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Bikinis and workout gear have their place, and a fit woman can look great with a bared stomach into her 40s or even older. Or maybe at a club or when wearing a costume.

For regular clothes, though, I don't know ... 22 or so? For me, it's like when I see women in their 30s and 40s wearing Victoria's Secret PINK sweatshirts or sweatpants with words on the butt. I think, "Are you wearing your daughter's clothes?"

You have a great stomach, Amanda, so wear whatever you like. At least you have the body to fit into that stuff!
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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For regular clothes, though, I don't know ... 22 or so? For me, it's like when I see women in their 30s and 40s wearing Victoria's Secret PINK sweatshirts or sweatpants with words on the butt. I think, "Are you wearing your daughter's clothes?"
My Aussie friend calls this look "mutton dressed as lamb," which is a phrase I love a lot. It's also how I feel about women outside of their 20s baring midriffs. Wear age-appropriate sexy clothing, and leave the skin baring to the young-uns.

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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I'm 34, look very young, and still have a nice toned body. I hate to dress like a college girl, though, especially since we live in a college town. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a strange in-between stage. I think it's sometimes hard to find age-appropriate clothes for women my age, especially women my age who look younger like I do. When I go to Macy's or Nordstrom's and try on outfits that I think are more age appropriate, I feel so stuffy and blah. It's tricky.

I do a lot of clothes shopping at places like J.Jill and Sahalie. I recently bought some things from the Sundance Catalog.

I used to do a lot of thrift store shopping, but the past few years I really haven't. Somehow they started to gross me out.

Anyway... What makes me feel like a total hipocrite here is that while I would never show my belly in public unless I was at the beach (I don't even show it working out)... I have no problem with wearing a blouse that shows a bit of my upper back below my neck or that really beautiful area around a woman's collar bone or sternum area, though pulling that off is often tricky for me because I have sort of large breasts and I don't like to shove my girls in everyone's faces, either. Anyway - I have no idea why one feels OK to me while the other doesn't. Strange.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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Bikinis and workout gear have their place, and a fit woman can look great with a bared stomach into her 40s or even older. Or maybe at a club or when wearing a costume.

For regular clothes, though, I don't know ... 22 or so? For me, it's like when I see women in their 30s and 40s wearing Victoria's Secret PINK sweatshirts or sweatpants with words on the butt. I think, "Are you wearing your daughter's clothes?"

You have a great stomach, Amanda, so wear whatever you like. At least you have the body to fit into that stuff!
I appreciate the compliment And yes, I do plan on continuing to wear midriff shirts for as long as I can. But I was curious to know if there was a consensus among everyone here as to when someone should stop with this type of fashion.

Personally...I think if someone keeps themselves in shape, AND can pull off the look, then there's nothing wrong with it. It doesn't matter if they're 20 or 50 (as long as it's not vulgar or in bad taste...like they're half-naked in public or anything).
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