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Old 08-31-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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My one friend is 56. She is petite and athletic in physique. From behind she is often mistaken for a teen. Many times shopping a clerk will walk up and approach her without realizing her true age. It's hilarious to see the "ohhh yeah..this mini skirt might not be part of your current attire" type look.
I'm sure she could pull it off though. Yet ..as our taste improves and class beats showing @ss, we simply pass on the youth clothes.
My gal pals in my view look like they always did...ageless and kind.
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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This reminds me of a woman I knew who was very petite, with long, thick, blonde hair & from behind; you'd think she was a teenager.

Unfortunately, she'd had a 'hard' life; meaning hard booze & hard drugs & to see her face ... you might guess her to be close to 70.

She was 42 ... A discrepancy in appearance of age, anywhere from 15-70; depending on what angle you saw her from first.
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Old 08-31-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Very few women over 50 have the objectively "youthful" waist/hip ratio, which is .7. There are studies about WHR by age group. Some of those who look like their waists are still relatively narrow might be using shapewear. For example, Nigella Lawson probably wears it.
No. None of my gf's wear shapewear, and several are still mistaken for teens by teens, and for college students by everyone. Many women don't experience changes in their shape until menopause, which can happen early or it can happen late, between 55 and 60. Some manage to get through it without major changes, especially if they use hormone replacement therapy.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Before Ruth accuses me of fleeing the scene, let me chime in (BTW, for someone who has gasped at this topic multiple times, you are doing pretty good.) Tall, slender, no hips, long blonde hair, steady gait, quick pace. Very young looking walking away but reality is very different.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:25 PM
 
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I don't think grey is an issue for men, so much. You should thank the Lord that you still have your hair, and that it's not thinning, or not much. But yeah, that interesting, that probably more men color their hair than women realize. I imagine it can be important in a professional context, not just a social one, in these times of people being laid off at 50, and finding it difficult to get hired at a comparable level elsewhere. The way you phrased it, I can see how it would help a guy maintain his edge in the workplace.
I am very appreciative of two things regarding hair. Not only do I lack grey hair, I also have a full head of hair with no signs of thinning. I am watching that very closely.

I can see how both sexes would want to color their hair to look youthful to avoid layoffs or get hired at new jobs after a certain age.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:49 PM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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No. None of my gf's wear shapewear, and several are still mistaken for teens by teens, and for college students by everyone. Many women don't experience changes in their shape until menopause, which can happen early or it can happen late, between 55 and 60. Some manage to get through it without major changes, especially if they use hormone replacement therapy.
That is very inaccurate, because besides menopause, there is pregnancy, which often permanently changes shape. There are not many women who look young when they are middle-aged or older, from any angle. (Same for men.)
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:23 PM
 
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That is very inaccurate, because besides menopause, there is pregnancy, which often permanently changes shape. There are not many women who look young when they are middle-aged or older, from any angle. (Same for men.)
Truth. I work with the public and in a large company that employs hundreds. I go to the gym with thousands of members. When you are middle aged it shows the majority of time, men or women. We can see it in the lines of your face, especially if you don't wear make-up. It's a rarity to look young when you are middle-aged. It happens, but it's rare.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:10 AM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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Default Body changes happen long before menopause

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No. None of my gf's wear shapewear, and several are still mistaken for teens by teens, and for college students by everyone. Many women don't experience changes in their shape until menopause, which can happen early or it can happen late, between 55 and 60. Some manage to get through it without major changes, especially if they use hormone replacement therapy.
Actually most women experience changes in their shape by age 25 or so even if they haven't had a child yet. Weight begins to accumulate slowly (or faster depending on the person) in the 20's and by age 30 if they don't work out religiously, overweight and or obesity is the result.

Menopause comes later and throws another wrench in the system. I'ts a beast all of its own.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:52 AM
 
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in my opinion this is simply impossible. especially if a woman does fitness
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:03 AM
 
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it seems to me that you can approximately determine the age by gait
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