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Old 02-15-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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Speaking of polyester, my mom used to say one of her friends at work (back when you could smoke at work) dropped her cigarette and burned her polyester. From then on "polyester" meant something besides fabric.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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That was great -- thanks for posting it! I saved this quote from it:

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"If you've made it to 50 and still need to consult articles on how to dress appropriately then you are so missing out on one of the best things about being over 50. One of the best things about getting older is realizing that we don't have to spend our energy worrying what other people think and we get to be comfortable in our own skin with our own freak flags."
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Actually these look good on all women but mature women seem to carry it off best. This is not a fashion article. Be sure to look at the pictures at the end. I first posted this in fashion forum but think retirement age women would appreciate it even more.

What Not to Wear After Age 50: The Final Say*|*Michelle Combs
As I tell me my wife grandma's can be ever so hot!
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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yes, a little makeup is very flattering (less is more) and a modern haircut can work wonders but IMO I'd say lose the bronzer, self tanners, frosty lipstick and way too many accessories (a real "old lady" red flag!) and leggings/jeggings...again, just my opinion only. I had to laugh about the holiday sweaters and outfits. I do agree it seems harder and harder to find clothing that is appropriate for women in our senior years unless you want to pay a fortune. Either the styles are too young or too matronly. You'd think with all the female baby boomers around now, there would be a market for us. I end up keeping it simple most of the time, jeans and a t-shirt of some sort.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:37 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Here's a classic look. Does anyone happen to know the lady's name?

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Old 02-15-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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^^^answer - Mary Todd Lincoln. Do I win a prize?
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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I'm 65 and occasionally I wear leggings with a tunic type top and boots. Beats a jogging suit or mom jeans. We all have different body types and age at our own pace. Personally, I think it's all attitude and sass at a certain age.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:34 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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^^^answer - Mary Todd Lincoln. Do I win a prize?
Yes you do; you win two. I gave you a rep and you may stick a gold star to your parlor wall.

It's good to be informed.
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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^^^answer - Mary Todd Lincoln. Do I win a prize?
She had a highly skilled African American dressmaker, a former slave.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I'm 65 and occasionally I wear leggings with a tunic type top and boots. Beats a jogging suit or mom jeans. We all have different body types and age at our own pace. Personally, I think it's all attitude and sass at a certain age.
I wear skinny jeans - love them. I am thin so I hope I don't look tacky.
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