I’m just curious…I don’t really even know what “dressing your age” means. I guess according to certain magazines, you shouldn’t wear neon if you’re over 35, or maybe do a trend again if you were around the first time…but all I’ve ever thought about when I get dressed, or think about buying something is “is this going to fit my lifestyle now, and for years to come.” Maybe that IS dressing my age, because I don’t remember thinking that when I was 20 (I’m 36 now, 37 in November). I’ve just never worried about if I’m dressing “appropriately” or not, mostly because I don’t know if I even feel like I’m 36 (what is 36 supposed to feel like?) and also, because I work at home, for myself, so I don’t have to uphold any particular standards…
I did look through some outfits of the day though, and made some observations:
The outfit on the left is “younger” looking than the outfit on the right:
Right? or wrong?
What do you think it means to dress your age? do you ever “wish” you could dress differently, but don’t feel like you can because you’re concerned you’ll look like you’re trying too hard?
How has the way you’ve thought about fashion changed over the years? has your style evolved? Do you feel pressure from others to dress differently?
From the twitterati:
2:46pm, Aug 19 from Web
@greedygrechen Dressing your age is just dressing in a way that wouldn’t embarrass your Mom! 😉
2:57pm, Aug 19 from TwitterFox
@greedygrechen I’m your age, & I guess “dressing my age” means no micro-minis! I try to wear “classic” styles, esp.since I tend to look 12.
3:03pm, Aug 19 from Web
@greedygrechen I am 36 too…I dress as myself…I wear what I like and what is fun and comfy and sometimes trendy…
3:13pm, Aug 19 from Web
@greedygrechen Dressing your age means not dressing inappropriately young, or far too old.
3:16pm, Aug 19 from Tweetie
@greedygrechen dressing ur age means if u r over 30 u can’t wear things ur 10 year old daughter would wear!
10:41am, Aug 20 from TweetDeck
@greedygrechen I’m 30 & wear what I want. I think I’ve a notion that certain things may not suit, but I think more about my figure than age