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Old 06-04-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We don`t want to look like we are trying to be in our 20`s again, but yet, we don`t want to dress like an old lady either.
It seems that when I go out to shop for clothes, there is no in between style, or is there?
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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try stores like Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft and J.Crew.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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We don`t want to look like we are trying to be in our 20`s again, but yet, we don`t want to dress like an old lady either.
It seems that when I go out to shop for clothes, there is no in between style, or is there?
Good question! I'm still wondering about this, and I'm in my early 50s.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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this is a huge complaint! if you find some place to shop, let me know
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: For Pig Latin Ess-Pray Ee-Thray
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We don`t want to look like we are trying to be in our 20`s again, but yet, we don`t want to dress like an old lady either.
It seems that when I go out to shop for clothes, there is no in between style, or is there?
Define old lady. Im 58 but Im not ready for polyester pantsuits yet.

Seriously. I have trouble too. Im 5'10 and a curvy size 16. I mostly just wear what already have. Im trying to hold out till they come to their senses and start makin clothes for normal people.

Personally I wouldnt wear most of that stuff even if I was twenty..
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: rain city
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It all depends on your taste and your shape doesn't it?

I don't know what you should wear but I can think of things over-40 women shouldn't wear.

Never never, elastic waist pants. I don't care how comfortable they are, do not leave the house in these.No.
High rise mom jeans.
Pleated pants
baggy Lands End shorts. Ugh
Sweatshirts/sweatpants when not cleaning the garage
leggings!

Sleveless tops are iffy. Ditto spaghetti string. Usually our upper arms not our best feature as we get older.

Skirts that are too long. Tops that try to cover the hips, they always make the butt look even bigger. Heavy sweaters, turtlenecks. Again, they just add unneeded bulk to older women.

'comfortable' shoes, aka birkenstocks or those inflated cauliflower athletic shoes. Awful.

Avoid all things loose, baggy, shapeless, and elastic. Buy clothes with tailoring.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Yeah, please let me know too. Not only have I reached the big 4-0, I'm also definitely not of the body for hoochie mama clothes! But, I don't want grandma clothes either.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: southern california
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for french its black & white, hair in a bun.
works great they look great
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I usually wear capri`s with a regular top, and flip flops. Same ol` same ol ... I would like to go to a store and find clothes that "fit my age" and I`m glad to see others agree as well!
I know the days of the short shorts, and half tops are gone, but I`m not ready for the double knit/ polyester pants either. LOL...
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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try stores like Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft and J.Crew.
I love these suggestions! Timeless and hard to go wrong with!
I'd also add GAP, the Limited and White House Black Market to that list. All of those stores will have some of the trendy stuff, but they also have a great selection of classic pieces.
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