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to be put off wearing clothes if I know women >60 years old are wearing the same items too?

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ilikeyoursleeves Tue 08-Sep-09 22:12:20

Ok I am probably being very ageist but I just got my second ever Boden purchase this morning and decided it nearly all looks worse in RL than it does in the catalogue. There are 2 things I'd like to keep but when I looked at the reviews of them on the website I have been put off keeping one of the tops because some reviewers who love & wear it are pensioners! I just feel weird and old now! (I am 'only' 33). I also don't like to shop in shops that older ladies are in like Wallis and the likes, I like some of their stuff but AIBU to be put off, am I the only one who feels like this? Maybe I am in denial of growing older myself...

No offence to anyone who is >60 or shops in Wallis!

....should I keep the top?

famishedass Tue 08-Sep-09 22:14:26

Do you like the top? Fuck what everyone else wears.

If you like it keep it, if you don't send it back.

mustrunmore Tue 08-Sep-09 22:16:21

God no. Send it back. I saw the boden catalogue at neighbours house and had a look through... never bought anything from there before as I know its too expensive anyway, but omg it really was a pile of shit. Neighbour says it used to be good but agreed this stuff is all old persons clothing. So its not just me! I'd feel very uncomfortable in any of it I think. There was one cardy I could've got away with iirc, and one pair of boots, but that was it.
<ducks for cover>

mustrunmore Tue 08-Sep-09 22:17:05

Can we have a link to the top btw?

Onlyaphase Tue 08-Sep-09 22:18:48

Had the same situation myself when I bought a Per Una cardigan this summer - before I'd even worn it I saw the exact same cardigan on someone 80+. Cardigan went back to the shop pronto, as I really didn't feel the same about it any more.

So no, YANBU.

SixtyFootDoll Tue 08-Sep-09 22:20:28

If you dont want to look like an old lady dont buy from old lady shops/catalogues
BOden is becomming the new Per Una
ie My mother buys clothes there!!

ilikeyoursleeves Tue 08-Sep-09 22:20:45

here it is I got it in green stripes.

I only ordered it cos it was in the sale! The only thing I think I'm keeping is a denim skirt, the rest of the tops are horrid in real life.

Elemental Tue 08-Sep-09 22:22:32

Oh, I don't know. I have found myself looking at Dot Cotton's outfit accessorizing with admiration of late grin

famishedass Tue 08-Sep-09 22:22:38

Ignore what I said earlier.

Send it straight back grin - what were you thinking!!!!!

AnyFucker Tue 08-Sep-09 22:22:41

well, that jumper is very twee and bloody awful on anyone

ilikeyoursleeves Tue 08-Sep-09 22:23:32

I didn't realise Boden was old lady until I read the reviews! Yeeks.

mustrunmore Tue 08-Sep-09 22:24:45

OMg, what on earth possessed you? Sale or no sale.Sorry, but I'd feel so uncomfortable being seen in that!

famishedass Tue 08-Sep-09 22:24:45

Look on the bright side - if your chillblains are playing up you can always pop your hands in that little muff area at the front.

ilikeyoursleeves Tue 08-Sep-09 22:25:31

I am a sucker for stripey things though. At least it's free returns, off to the P.O tomorrow I go!

SixtyFootDoll Tue 08-Sep-09 22:26:43

ask yourself why it was in the sale?

daftpunk Tue 08-Sep-09 22:27:22

i always thought boden was for women 50+

blithedance Tue 08-Sep-09 22:29:07

I was thinking that when I bought some jeans in Per Una the other day. Every single other woman in that part of the shop, changing room or queue was considerably older than my mum. I decided jeans can be from anywhere and it's the top and shoes that make an outfit!

pranma Tue 08-Sep-09 23:03:17

Oh gosh pardon me for living so long

NanaNina Wed 09-Sep-09 18:10:00

Yes ILYsleeves you are being ageist. Has it occurred to you that the 60 + women just might like clothes that younger women like too. What is so wrong with that? As for the tops that pensioners like for god's sake...........if I were you I wouldn't have them in your home never know they might contaminate you!

Sorry but I am 62 and like all sorts of clothes from all sorts of shops and don't give a toss about what other ages of woman like the same stuff. Why do you I wonder. Do you think you will look older because you are wearing something that an older woman wears. It doesn't work like that, your hair, skin, body etc will tell everyone your real age so what's the problem.

seeker Wed 09-Sep-09 18:16:18


I promise not to shop in Boden again if you'll only let me have my corner by the fire....

TheProvincialLady Wed 09-Sep-09 18:17:06

My MIL wears clothes from Topshop, H&M and New Look. She is 63 and looks absolutely fab in them (not remotely mutton-as-lamb). It comes across as a bit immature of you TBH. Either you like something or you don't.

Squishabelle Wed 09-Sep-09 18:29:47

I am fairly old and have just committed a terrible sin! I have just bought two pairs of jeggings and you know what - I dont give a monkeys! I will never succomb to anything which could be classed as for the older woman and I will never be 'beiged' (IFSWIM). I have ordered my dcs to shoot me if I ever buy anything beige!

Squishabelle Wed 09-Sep-09 18:29:48

I am fairly old and have just committed a terrible sin! I have just bought two pairs of jeggings and you know what - I dont give a monkeys! I will never succomb to anything which could be classed as for the older woman and I will never be 'beiged' (IFSWIM). I have ordered my dcs to shoot me if I ever buy anything beige!

mazzystartled Wed 09-Sep-09 18:34:41

I know a few Very stylish ladies in their 50s, 60s, 70s

(none of them would be seen DEAD in Boden)

It wouldn't put me off at all because it's not what you wear it's the way that you wear it that matters

famishedass Wed 09-Sep-09 19:51:37

<<snigger snigger>>

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