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Old 08-02-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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But besides this, I also wondered how we feel about our sexuality plays a role in what we wear. I wondered how many of us still feel sexy or is that a non-issue? As for me, maybe this is partly where I am in denial (per my thread), as I still want to feel sexy and feminine. And maybe that is really what I am questioning about myself and when THAT will end???? Is there an age where we are NOT suppose to feel this way or is it just totally an individual feeling???
Feeling sexy is definitely an issue. And at 63, I find I have to try a lot harder than when I was 25 or 30. I find that I do dress more feminely than I did when I was younger, and with a bit more care.

Not sure if or when that feeling will end--I sure hope not. I know it didn't for my mother, she was sexy until the day she died at 80.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: SC
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With 115 degree heat indexes regularlay forecast for the SHADE, it is definitely sundress and sandal weather or shorts and sleeveless/tank style shirt ( or a skort or sometimes a skirt). When I go out I wear a matching short sleeved cotton camp shirt to loosely go over the tank since I don't wear a bra. Ever since reading Dressed to Kill and hearing an interview with the author about how bras mess up your lymphatic system in your chest, I stopped wearing them (except for dressy or important occasions).

I also have acquired over the years colorful floral pareos and find wrapping those to make a shift are very comfortable. The scorching temps is a good excuse to wear them. Sometimes I'll where a camp shirt over it when I go out since my shoulders are bare and my tan has worn away. This look may not be the greatest fashion statement but oh, well.
http://www.ipolynesia.com/pareo/
http://www.pareoisland.com/?gclid=CI...FeVx5Qodtm5a_Q

I guess I should add I'm a little under 55.

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Old 08-02-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Add me to the list of people who are allergic to synthetic materials. All my clothes whatever style are 100% cotton or rayon. One thing that drives me nuts is that it seems to be the trend to add spandex in most cotton clothing. Ugh! I dislike the feel of it.

I used to wear makeup but I find as I get older my skin doesn't like it very much. Lipstick "feathers" and eyeliner and mascara runs. Also it saves me a little money not to invest in cosmetics. I stopped coloring my hair but I don't like the grey so I will probably go back to doing that again.

Other than the hair, the world will just have to take me as I am.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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I am very interested in the question of make-up. When I go out of the house, I have to have some color on my lips - I use a lip pencil and then some organic lipstick - the ones that you get in health food stores that come in the thin tubes . . . I would like to not wear eye make-up but I think I need eyeliner most of the time. I don't trust that it looks good because I can't completely see what I am doing!!! I think that is a lot of the problem with make-up.

My hair: I am growing it long and mostly wear it in a ponytail. It is shoulder length at the moment (maybe a little longer). I don't like "hair-do's" . . .
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Add me to the list of people who are allergic to synthetic materials. All my clothes whatever style are 100% cotton or rayon. One thing that drives me nuts is that it seems to be the trend to add spandex in most cotton clothing. Ugh! I dislike the feel of it.

I used to wear makeup but I find as I get older my skin doesn't like it very much. Lipstick "feathers" and eyeliner and mascara runs. Also it saves me a little money not to invest in cosmetics. I stopped coloring my hair but I don't like the grey so I will probably go back to doing that again.

Other than the hair, the world will just have to take me as I am.
I am so with you on the spandex - it doesn't breathe and I don't like the feel of it either. I love cotton, linen and woven silk.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Since we are such a large segment of society and could have huge buying power, how can we get companies to cater to our interests, re: natural fabrics and clothing with style?
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Since we are such a large segment of society and could have huge buying power, how can we get companies to cater to our interests, re: natural fabrics and clothing with style?
We are a large segment of society but we do not spend money and probably never will like the young people do. So unless we loosen the purse strings, the designers will contine targeting teeny-boppers & young women. Remember we were young people when we were buying all of that neat clothing from the 50's & 60'S. So the designers probably catered to us too.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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My hair: I am growing it long and mostly wear it in a ponytail. It is shoulder length at the moment (maybe a little longer). I don't like "hair-do's" . . .
When I finally ditched the long hair (and frequently therefore, ponytails) about 6 0r 7 years ago, I couldn't believe the difference. I looked younger, and felt younger. I had never been into "hair-do's" before in my life, but boy I am now!

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We are a large segment of society but we do not spend money and probably never will like the young people do. So unless we loosen the purse strings, the designers will contine targeting teeny-boppers & young women. Remember we were young people when we were buying all of that neat clothing from the 50's & 60'S. So the designers probably catered to us too.
I believe this is incorrect. I believe that the boomers are one of the largest, if not the largest, spending segments in our society.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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With 115 degree heat indexes regularlay forecast for the SHADE, it is definitely sundress and sandal weather or shorts and sleeveless/tank style shirt ( or a skort or sometimes a skirt). When I go out I wear a matching short sleeved cotton camp shirt to loosely go over the tank since I don't wear a bra. Ever since reading Dressed to Kill and hearing an interview with the author about how bras mess up your lymphatic system in your chest, I stopped wearing them (except for dressy or important occasions).

I also have acquired over the years colorful floral pareos and find wrapping those to make a shift are very comfortable. The scorching temps is a good excuse to wear them. Sometimes I'll where a camp shirt over it when I go out since my shoulders are bare and my tan has worn away. This look may not be the greatest fashion statement but oh, well.
The Pareo, Tahitian Fashion and Wearable Art
Pareo Island Sarongs

I guess I should add I'm a little under 55.
Ooooh - thanks for the pareo idea and links! Those are exactly what I need!!!
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