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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 10:22 AM
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What to wear for old age?
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Well, I finally hit that point I've feared for most of my life.....I'm getting to the point where I question my clothing and hairstyle because of my age.

I've always been told that long hair is not good on older women. I've always liked the long and natural look and short hair does NOTHING for my face at all, but geez, I guess I'm breaking the rules by keeping my hair long now that I'm pushing 50.

Also, I don't like lots of the clothes older women wear. For example, I don't do polyester and can't stand fussy, formal clothing that's tight fitting or uncomfortable. I don't wear stockings and hose and you won't catch me wearing any sort of shoes without socks unless they're sandals, so the ballerina slippers and loafers that are so in style now are out for me. (How can people stand to wear these things without socks in cold weather? My feet and ankles would be freezing! In warmer weather, they'd be swimming in a pool of sweat.) I hate high heels because they are uncomfortable and because I'm already taller than many men. That leaves me with tennis shoes and low-heeled boots. So I'm an old lady with long hair and tennis shoes. Sigh. I was able to carry that look off when I was young and pretty. Now I just look frumpy.

I work in an office where casual dress is encouraged. (Thank God!) But I don't want to look frumpy! Any tips for this stubborn old lady whose favorite thing to wear is sweat pants and tee shirts?

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