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Sat Nov 29, 2014, 05:42 PM

Fashion advice needed:Help me, I'm being swamped with mail order catalogs!

Sequins on a blouse/tunic - only a Christmas? Never? only if I want to look my age (59+)?

Sequins on a sweat shirt - only at Christmas? Never? only if I want to look my age (59+)?

Cats, puppies, butterflies etc on a sweat shirt, with or without sequins - Never?

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Reply Fashion advice needed:Help me, I'm being swamped with mail order catalogs! (Original post)
hedgehog Nov 2014 OP
The empressof all Nov 2014 #1
surrealAmerican Nov 2014 #2
rug Nov 2014 #3
Xipe Totec Nov 2014 #4
rug Nov 2014 #5
Xipe Totec Nov 2014 #6
Brigid Nov 2014 #12
Wolf Frankula Nov 2014 #7
Skittles Nov 2014 #8
herding cats Nov 2014 #9
KMOD Nov 2014 #10
Brigid Nov 2014 #11
orleans Nov 2014 #13

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 05:54 PM

1. LOL! Wear what you like....

We are the same age so I do get the confusion....But one must have some personal standards and rules...Here are a few of mine.

RE - The Sequins: My general rule is they are fine at Christmas and for "fancy" events and dinners on cruise ships. It doesn't hurt to have one or two pieces in the back of the closet. Never wear to weddings or funerals.....then it becomes tacky.

Cats, puppies, butterflies....are all fine as long as you never set foot outside of the house wearing them. I do have an adorable purple corduroy barn jacket with a small patch of a horse on it. I love the jacket and wear it anyway. Rules are meant to be broken


There are a great many options now for the mature woman that don't make you look matronly. I shop the clearance at J Jill and Soft Surroundings. Cold Water Creek is gone now but they were also terrific. Lands End has great sales a few times a year and you can sometimes snag a great deal on their clearance.


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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:30 PM

2. Can you feel comfortable in these clothes?

If they will make you feel self-conscious and strange, choose something else. Otherwise, go for it.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:52 PM

3. Sequins belong only on underwear.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:57 PM

4. Or, in a China Poblana dress

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:57 PM

5. As long as there's sequins under there.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 08:00 PM

6. Baby, it's sequins all the way down! nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 12:14 AM

12. Ooh, likey!

Very festive!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 08:03 PM

7. Move To New Zealand.

Wear an aloha shirt and bush shorts. It's summer there.

Wolf

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 10:58 PM

8. sequins are cool at a burlesque show

cats, puppies and butterflies look great on five year olds

but, 59+ folk should wear whatever the f*** they want

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 11:32 PM

9. My advice is...

You should wear whatever the heck you like. If you want to wear an outfit with sequined kittens on it, go for it! If it makes you feel good to be wearing it, then wear it. That's how individualism in fashion works.

I wear what I feel makes me look good, and thus I feel like I look good in. It's more about the color, cut and fabric than anything else in my experience. Chose a color you feel flatters your complexion. A cut you feel makes you hold your head high and say, "yeah, I look damn good in this outfit!" And lastly, a fabric you know will flow on your body in a way you feel comfortable in. No one feels their best in a sack if they love to show off their body, or an outfit that's clinging in an area they aren't comfortable showing off. That's it! That's all there is to fashion in the real world. If this includes sequins, kitties, puppies or butterflies, then that's just who you are and it's an amazing expression of your personality. Embrace it and flaunt it! Most people will respect you for being you, and anyone who doesn't shouldn't matter anyway.

Just have fun and don't let anyone else define what's right for you.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 11:50 PM

10. I think you should wear what you want,

 

and totally rock it, hedgehog.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 12:12 AM

11. Lands' End is da bomb.

I adore their sport knit pants and drifter sweaters.

I kind of like that pink overcoat with the gathered collar I keep seeing in the ads here, but it doesn't look very warm.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 12:55 AM

13. screw it. get something you like

i'm a big fan of the sweatshirt i can buy at cafepress with weird expressions, political statements, or quotes from the big bang theory on them. granted, i don't wear all of them in public, but i do live in them when i'm around the house

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