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Old 06-26-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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I think the ladies who host QVC seem to look like "average" women who maintain attractive uncomplicated hair and clothing styles.

Mary Beth Roe — Host Favorites — QVC.com

Jane Treacy — Host Favorites — QVC.com

Jill Bauer — Host Favorites — QVC.com

I rarely see the QVC hosts dressing in low cut, tight, or provocative attire, and they aren't expected to be paper thin.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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I would think this is what the average woman looks like, OP. I see women like this all the time, so I am not sure what the issue is then. Are you talking mostly about Hollywood types? I mean obviously an actress/model is going to maintain themselves differently, obviously.

Out of curiousity, you seem to aim most of this toward women. Do you feel the same toward men? Or is it just the way women look lately, bothering you?

You also mentioned the MyLife Ad - I don't see those women in low cut, or provacative attire either, and they didn't seem paper thin but you seem to write about them in a negative light. What is it about them you didn't like? I don't see a big difference in them and the QVC, except maybe hairstyles. If that's the case I am beginning to wonder if you just don't like long hair on older women.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: One foot in CT one in KS
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Sometimes older women keep their longer hair to rebel against the stereotype of cutting their hair shorter to avoid looking like their mothers. However, sometimes the longer hair drags down their facial features and makes them look older.

Gawd, you sound just like my Mom who is 76. She's very judgmental about appearances and has black and white "rules" that are nuts. That judgmental attitude separates her from people that are quirky but lovely inside. I understand the need for "aging gracefully" role models and there are many but who cares if an aging hippie has a gray braid down to his/her arse? I sure don't and I don't understand why anyone else would as long as people are clean and relatively modestly attired.

Very big problem in society today. If a person (in this instance health & fitness minded youthful boomers) want to look and feel their best, and live with vigor, there are people trying to call them: "over the hill streetwalkers", "fools", "fakes" and "delusional". I hope to escape the narrow-mindedness, the puritanism and judgmentalism that mark so many of us boomers as "geezers" Give people room to do what is right for their individual lives.

Amen.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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I would think this is what the average woman looks like, OP. I see women like this all the time, so I am not sure what the issue is then. Are you talking mostly about Hollywood types? I mean obviously an actress/model is going to maintain themselves differently, obviously.

Out of curiousity, you seem to aim most of this toward women. Do you feel the same toward men? Or is it just the way women look lately, bothering you?

You also mentioned the MyLife Ad - I don't see those women in low cut, or provacative attire either, and they didn't seem paper thin but you seem to write about them in a negative light. What is it about them you didn't like? I don't see a big difference in them and the QVC, except maybe hairstyles. If that's the case I am beginning to wonder if you just don't like long hair on older women.
I am just asking, is it marketing to babyboomers for anti-aging, facelifts, Viagra, etc. just putting more pressure on them to try to achieve a higher standard of youth, which is focused more on appearance and not health? Do most babyboomers actually enjoy this emphasis on maintaining a youthful appearance well into their "Golden Years" or do they just feel pressured? Men and women.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Isn't the old saying something like

"The New 60 is [still] the Old 60"?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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This is what cracks me up about some baby boomers. Do you really honestly think to yourself that women 20 years younger than you, don't actually LOOK 20 years younger than you? They look 20 years younger than you.

Yes, I see 60 year old women in Zumba class and at the gym, and they can keep up with the rest of the Class and the women. But do they look 40? No. Do I look 20? No. And why should we?

And I am not sure it was a compliment when they told you they hoped they looked as you do when they are your age. It sounded more like a backhanded compliment.

And you sounded like you were insulted by what they said.

And, I am trying to find age appropriate role models or examples in fashion magazines and it's challenging. I would be horrified if I was one of those women over the age of 40 who looked like she was trying to dress like a teenager.

Comfortable clothes doesn't mean Moo Moo or house dress or for men Bermuda shorts, white knee high socks, and sandals.
I can honestly say that I looked 100% better than these younger women. I'm not saying I look like a 20 year old...but I can say that I can look better than a lot of 40 year olds...not if we are at the same level working out. I am into weight lifting and running.... been doing it for years...so of course compared to someone in their 40's who let themselves go...I'm going to look pretty good! Let's see a pic of you... And honestly why would you care? I find it inspiring to see a mature person (40+) who has a good body. I don't think they are foolish for doing so. So why is it that you do? I find it interesting....plus if you're so young why are you posting in this section????
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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I don't know about 60-year-olds, but I know quite a few 40-and 50-year-old women who naturally look a LOT younger than they are. They haven't had anything "done", they just went through life without smoking, drinking, exposing themselves to too much sun (no tanning), and they go to the gym regularly. People just aren't aging the way they used to.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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I posted it in the Fashion and Beauty section. I just have noticed a lot of commercials and ads for LifeStyle facelifts, OurTime.com, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Depends undergarments, Guards undergarments for men, and that commercial "Don't Miss a Step Nothing's Missed with Tenatwist."

These commercials seem to run quite a bit, and they are geared toward babyboomers.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Well I figure they must be geared toward them - of course not for someone who is 18, but I think that's just part of the times - I think like what has been discussed, people live longer so now when someone turns 50 or even 60 they don't feel like they are ready to just sit on the couch and live the typical sitting around, being retired lifestyle cliche. I also think advertising and marketing is bigger than it was 30, 40 years ago. Maybe more people watch TV, TV is available in more households, media is on phones, people watch stuff there, etc.

I figure there's going to be the Our Time ads, and it's going to seem a lot compared to 10-20 years ago sure because prior to that, online dating didn't really exist. I don't feel like undergarments are anymore marketed now than they were in the past 20 years. I also think that with facelift stuff, it's cause there's more advancements in that technology, so it seems more common.

And maybe people care more about their looks than they used to. I think people just aren't satisfied with expecting to fade into the background just because their kids are grown and they are empty nesters or approaching retirement.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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Wow...would love to see what you look like....

Here is a baby boomer in full bloom!!!!!



Can't get any hotter than that! So let's see your pic!
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