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Old 06-29-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I can only see it on jackets that can turn into vests. But I think the current solution is attaching straps and buttons to blouse sleeves in order to keep rolled up sleeves in place.
For guys, we have long sleeve shirts which can be rolled up into short sleeves and buttoned to stay in place, but the bunching of cloth halfway through your arm feels very uncomfortable . Material for men's shirts are a lot thicker though.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:08 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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what's with the short, heavy older women in capri pants/clamdiggers?

Those really only look good on tall, slim ladies or well-proportioned petites, imo
If you don't mind my asking...what do you think "short, heavy older women" would look better in?
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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OK, and what is your thought on detachable sleeves for tops. I would really like to see this as a common option in women's clothing. It eliminates layering for chillness entirely. If you intend to be the kind of gal who dresses for utility, this option is very convenient.
If they could be done stylishly, and so you can't see the buttons/zipper/whatever, I'd be willing to try those! Especially since I have upper-arm tattoos, it would be neat to go sleeveless at the beach etc, then pop on sleeves if I had to do something less "casual" later. Interesting idea.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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what's with the short, heavy older women in capri pants/clamdiggers?

Those really only look good on tall, slim ladies or well-proportioned petites, imo
I'm guessing it's a way to stay cool without doing shorts or a short skirt, as those would (in their opinion, at least) look even less flattering. Also, women who are VERY short have issues with normal pants. My mother is only 5'2" and 130-ish lbs, and even the petite pants have to be hemmed - so she'll often buy capris in regular size (which end up going to her ankles), or say "screw it" and get petite capris. She's lazy about tailoring, which is probably where I got that trait too.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I'm guessing it's a way to stay cool without doing shorts or a short skirt, as those would (in their opinion, at least) look even less flattering. Also, women who are VERY short have issues with normal pants. My mother is only 5'2" and 130-ish lbs, and even the petite pants have to be hemmed - so she'll often buy capris in regular size (which end up going to her ankles), or say "screw it" and get petite capris. She's lazy about tailoring, which is probably where I got that trait too.
Gizmo, you hit the nail on the head, with the capris. It's tough for shorter, stout-built women, to find pants the right length and hey, it's OPTIONS..they have so few, they grab the capris option.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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If they could be done stylishly, and so you can't see the buttons/zipper/whatever, I'd be willing to try those! Especially since I have upper-arm tattoos, it would be neat to go sleeveless at the beach etc, then pop on sleeves if I had to do something less "casual" later. Interesting idea.
I am guessing you are used to the weather there but in my opinion Bay Area Shoreline is very cold for regular beachwear. I needed a jacket while visiting the coast in July because of how damp and nippy it was. Very different experience from Long Island and NJ shore.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:36 AM
 
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Here's a clue: Short, heavy, older women, whatever their weight, wear capri pants because that's the option. I'm not about to wear Daisy Dukes. It's Summer and while the battle rages on about whether or not it's appropriate for women of a certain age to wear certain garments, let me assure you that you wouldn't want to see most of us in shorts. And slacks are of a heavier material that is too warm in the hot months.

It has little to do with looking "trendy". I've never been one to follow the fashion, but the classics I had in my closet are pretty much worn out because I wore them for years. They are very hard to replace because garment manufacturers push their "styles" on everyone to the exclusion of good taste.

The "older" women I see in capris are generally clean, pressed, and covered up. No whale's tails or bra straps showing. And most wear sneakers or a comfortable shoe - for stability.

And when we go to church, or a funeral, or a wedding, or to work for those of us who still do, we dress in dresses, suits, hosiery and dress shoes. Youngsters call this look "dowdy". Maybe they don't know their class from a hole in the ground.

As to the question, I think sleeveless turtle-neck shirts are bizarre. I think wearing Doc Martin's with a dress or shorts is strange. Uggs with shorts; flip-flops anywhere except the beach; sleeves that cover the hands; slacks with no pockets, and sizes that bear no relation to the human body.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:18 PM
 
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If you don't mind my asking...what do you think "short, heavy older women" would look better in?
the state of maine.....you'd be in good company
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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the state of maine.....you'd be in good company
Stop that! You just made me burst out laughing.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Hate rear pockets in pants. On men, fine (maybe because it's a necessity for them).
Properly placed (and shaped) rear pockets make your butt look better. Particularly in jeans.
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