A thousand times yes to not wearing those ugly ass "banana" flats past age 12.
Sharon, where are you?????? Your very essence is being violated here. Defend the shoes.
Older ladies, the key is your knees. If they look like they're sliding off your legs, cover them. If not, go for it! Same goes for sleeveless. If you could take off when you flap your arms, just don't do it.
The thing I really disagree with here is the suggestion someone where khaki pedal-pushers and a sailor top. I think that can wait until you're 70, if ever. Horrible.
Some of those I agree with but some are absolutely ridiculous.
I'm 37 and guess what, I'm rocking a pair of ballet flats right now. Can't wear heels in my line of work, I don't own a pair of sneakers, and it's too hot to wear boots.
No spaghetti strap minis after 19? Whaaaat? Tell that to a 25 year old with a bangin' body. She'd give you "The Whitney".
"A cream lace blouse with huge pearls is a great look, but not for the over-35s". Really? The only women I know that wear pearl necklaces ARE over 35. Or they don't swallow.
God forbid saggy kneecaps and bat wings. What about spider veins? Yes, cover those too. Wouldn't want to offend anyones eyeballs with the natural process of aging.
Those ugly unsightly women might as well wear a burqa.
Funny you talk about the pearls. A sweater set and pearls was the Mermaid and her sister's VERY DEFINITION of having your youth end. They swore they would never, or if ever, certainly not until as late as possible.
I can see how it looks kind of Ladies Lunching, but it's not a bad look by any stretch.
You see angst in that? Nope. I just know that most people seem to dress their assets and conceal their flaws (except that poor, poor inbred creature above and her ilk). All of you are so OUT THERE. Good for you!
I saw a woman in target last weekend (because I actually don't go to Walmart, so I have to get my freak shows where I can) who was at least 55, and was wearing a "dress" I guess you could call it, that basically just covered the biscuit area and stopped there. She was coming right at me and I couldn't help but laugh, and she gave me a dirty look. I don't think that's quite the same thing as wearing flats, but if you don't want people to laugh at you in Target, put on some damn pants. That thing was literally a shirt, and not even a long shirt. Walking around with your cooter on display if you make one reach too far is not appropriate for any age over about 3 months maybe, but you'd think after nearly 60 years this woman would have figured that out.
To be fair, I live in a resort area and I think people sometimes take "I'm on vacation" a little too far. But still, it's a store, not a pool. C'mon.
Right? I'm pretty sure that lady in blue is wearing what's meant to be pajamas. Out in public. Whoa.
I don't go to Walmart often, but there is one particular item there I like that makes me visit a couple times a year. Without fail, I see at LEAST one person that clearly rolled out of bed, lit a smoke, and drove to Walmart. It's amazing.
Oh Ginny! Your use of "cooter" just reminded me of something. I was sending an email to the marketing team to thank them for taking me to lunch. I looked up one of the girls in the Outlook contact list and noticed that her title was listed as "Marketing Cootdinator". LOL! So I emailed her to alert her to the typo in her title. She emailed me back and said she had noticed it awhile back, but thought it funny so hadn't changed it.
Then I replied that in English slang "Marketing Cootdinator" was both hilarious and mildly (MILDLY) offensive. She replies back "How so?"
Meh - I'll wear what I think looks good/reasonable, appropriate for the occasion and is comfortable. I also rely on The Boy for feedback. Other than that, I really don't give a shit what anyone else thinks.
There's a "fashion site" that I sort of hate-read. The girl who runs it goes from wearing just a shirt and rubber boots to some kind of 80s Mrs. roper type thing. And yet somehow people are buying her "styles".
All you backlashers - remember that story someone told recently about their friend wearing too much make-up but she didn't know how to tell friend she looks like Bobo the Clown? It's like that. But, if you're too busy being offended about truefax, knock yourself out.
Or, do a friend a favor. Saggy knees? Girl, let's go shopping for skirts - we're gonna work it out. And cover those hideous things. That last part, you don't say out loud.
Of course we dont get the skinny jeans. Just like the older folks didn't get my gigantic pants when I was a happenin' young dumbass. Or like we didn't get the skinny jeans' previous incarnation when the metalheads were wearing them in '87. We're not supposed to get it. We did, at one time though. I doubt any one person here can say they didn't ride some trend that they now laugh at themselves about.
I'm looking at YOU, popped collars.
But cool now has nothing to do with later. Nevermind all that. What I'd really like to know is why parachute pants have not yet made it into a comeback rotation.
I disagree - skinny jeans are up for criticism just as much as the mullet is - because they both share one thing in common...they are/were bad ideas.
That's why there is an idea called "timeless" or "classic" looks. T-shirt and jeans, pearls, baseball team caps with normal brims, jeans that have normal leg holes, but don't button up to your armpits.
Skinny jeans (mostly for men), like flat brimmed baseball hats, are stupid. I will not waver from that.
This message has been edited by orvis on Aug 10, 2012 3:47 PM
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Circa 1988 - And the other great thing was, when you would walk over the course of a day the peg would get loose and you'd have to re-do it. In 8th grade I probably spent more time pegging my damn jeans than almost anything else, except perhaps listening to Bon jovi.
Well that's the thing...I bet you we see it in the next five years. I will laugh every time I see a kid with them...just like my dad did with us as he said "all you need now is a pack of lucky strikes rolled up in your t-shirt"
I remeber being in college and my roommate's boyfriend showed up with pegged jeans, complete with visible safety pins, and I was HORRIFIED. This was deep into the grunge era and I was disgusted that someone would have the NERVE to peg their jeans.