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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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  -What to wear for old age? OnionPatch  Oct-10-07 10:22 AM   #0 
  - I'd say to wear your hair in the way that looks best for your face.  notmyprez   Oct-10-07 10:23 PM   #1 
  - I was having one of those days the other day  OnionPatch   Oct-11-07 07:30 AM   #2 
  - I've been growing my hair out for four years now. I'm 52.  Longhorn   Oct-11-07 09:54 AM   #3 
  - Well, since you went there  OnionPatch   Oct-11-07 08:05 PM   #4 
     - Three words for you.  hippywife   Jan-26-08 05:01 PM   #15 
  - I'm Not There Yet  Crisco   Oct-23-07 08:19 PM   #5 
  - Wear what you like.  Blue in Portland   Oct-23-07 10:40 PM   #6 
  - Just do what makes you comfortable  livetohike   Oct-26-07 02:10 PM   #7 
  - Amen to all those replies that say, "wear what is  japple   Nov-02-07 05:56 PM   #8 
  - Hey, you're not old!  mwdem   Nov-06-07 07:01 PM   #9 
  - I went through that same thing a few years back. I don't want to  Arkansas Granny   Nov-07-07 10:30 AM   #10 
  - Hey, don't call pushing 50 "old"!  marzipanni   Dec-06-07 12:38 PM   #11 
  - I wish I was back to pushing 50. Now, I'm pushing 70.  RebelOne   Jan-09-08 09:37 AM   #13 
  - I love my long hair.  fudge stripe cookays   Dec-13-07 05:40 AM   #12 
  - Let your freak flag fly, sister!  hippywife   Jan-26-08 04:01 PM   #14 
  - Something like this  japple   Jan-30-08 10:36 AM   #16 
  - I try my best to live life in  BlackVelvet04   Feb-03-08 03:30 PM   #17 
  - Focus on taste rather than fashion.  Ellen Forradalom   Feb-06-08 11:43 AM   #18 
  - I found the ultimate comfy shoe!  Perragrande   Feb-14-08 02:31 AM   #19 
  - I read a long time ago that some old doyenne of fashion (can't recall her  Peregrine Took   Feb-21-08 08:16 PM   #20 

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