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What I miss wearing - age related

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suziewoozie Wed 12-Jun-19 12:10:21

Sleeveless dresses

kittylester Wed 12-Jun-19 12:19:30

Why have you stopped wearing them - apart from the weather?

suziewoozie Wed 12-Jun-19 12:21:52

My awful flabby upper arms sad

nanaK54 Wed 12-Jun-19 12:23:12

Short shorts - nobody needs to see my cellulite grin

Poppyred Wed 12-Jun-19 12:23:16

I don’t like showing my arms either! Not many half-sleeve dresses about, I buy sleeveless dresses and wear with light cardigans.

suziewoozie Wed 12-Jun-19 12:33:33

The problem with a cardigan is that it can hide a pretty neckline or bodice and somehow spoil the line of the dress. And is an extra layer even when light. Talking of half sleeved dresses my elbows are not to be admired either.

Feelingmyage55 Wed 12-Jun-19 12:35:04

Size 8. Embroidered hippy, dippy tops, floppy hats, long skirts and the opposite to your question - no bra!

vena11 Wed 12-Jun-19 12:39:42

Why worry about your upper arms , I am sure no one really notices. I would not wear open toe shoes because I have a twisted toe but now I say if people don't like the look of them just don't look . Don't be ashamed of them x

suziewoozie Wed 12-Jun-19 12:45:18

I know that would be the grown up thing to do venall but the look of my flabby upper arms offends me and my aesthetic sense grin

Buffybee Wed 12-Jun-19 13:01:11

Same here! Sleeveless tops and dresses because I hate to show my upper arms!
Don't know what happened but one Summer they were fine and the next saggy.
I also wear thin cardigans over sleeveless or some thin white cotton shirts can look ok.
Luckily, legs still ok, so can wear crop trousers.

suziewoozie Wed 12-Jun-19 13:20:56

Thin white cotton shirt - now I like that idea. Any recommendations Buffy?

grannyticktock Wed 12-Jun-19 13:33:59

I miss wearing white, which does nothing for me now. It shows up the off-white colour of my hair - and my teeth!

DoraMarr Wed 12-Jun-19 13:37:53

I think the rule is only one bare area at a time, so shortish dress/sleeves, longish dress/bare arms. And no cleavage. I still bare my arms, and they are good for a 70 year old. Don’t like cropped trousers, I think they are very unflattering, but I do like ankle length ones in a good cut-Whistles and Toast are my go-to brands. I don’t think there are many things you can’t wear as you get older, it all depends how you style them. There’s a good book- and blog- by Ari Seth Cohen called “advanced style”, which shows (mostly American) women and a few men who obviously delight in clothes and wear them with panache.

SalsaQueen Wed 12-Jun-19 13:39:33

high-heeled shoes. Up until I was about 45 (15 years ago) I wore 3, 4 and 5inch heels every day. I drove in them, tottered about all day in them....and then got Plantar Fasciitis, which was incredibly painful. I can manage a 2 inch heel now, or wedges, but it's not the same.

shysal Wed 12-Jun-19 13:41:47

Lycra leggings with thong leotards (think Jane Fonda)!blush

Stilettos. (Now have bunions and RA).

Gonegirl Wed 12-Jun-19 13:44:38

I used to run home in my lunch hour, to let the (poorly) cat out. A good mile and a half. Many, many years ago. Can't even run now, leave alone in high heels.

Gonegirl Wed 12-Jun-19 13:45:13

I missed out 'in high heels'

Buffybee Wed 12-Jun-19 15:20:13

Hi susie, no recommendations really but I look out for thin cotton white shirts all the time.
I have many, in different styles, with a shirt collar or collarless Grandad styles, also different lengths from long to wear with trousers/crops, to just below waist length to wear with sleeveless dresses or vest top and Summer skirt.
I find it much cooler than a cardigan especially abroad, it looks fresh and stylish as well.

BlueBelle Wed 12-Jun-19 15:22:28

Hi heels, bikini and short shorts

Bagatelle Wed 12-Jun-19 15:32:53

Re body image and self esteem, I'm thinking of getting a burka and wellingtons. I have nice eyes.

KatyK Wed 12-Jun-19 15:46:15

High heels, short skirts, hot pants (my shape was made for them). When I was young obviously.

suziewoozie Wed 12-Jun-19 15:54:38

Thanks Buffy - will start looking. Like the idea especially of grandad style

Liz46 Wed 12-Jun-19 15:56:16

My upper arms suddenly went wrinkley. I was ill and lost some weight so that probably didn't help. It was good to have a flat stomach for a while but I am better than I was and have put some weight back on - to my stomach of course!

I am no longer capable of wearing high heels.

3dognight Wed 12-Jun-19 16:08:43

A nice flattering bra.

I get a lot of pain underneath my right boob, and I have to wear sports bras, which are comfy but just squash ones boobs flat to be honest.

Not a particularly good look.

Callistemon Wed 12-Jun-19 16:14:31

Sleeveless dresses and tops
High heeled shoes