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Am I the only happily muttonous woman on MN?

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StockingFilly Tue 04-Dec-12 21:36:39

I am 35. I am mutton - or at least mutton waiting to happen. I may Wrll end up like that Liz off Corrie one day.

I like thigh high boots, animal print, tight dresses and a bit of cleavage on a night out.

Are the rest of you really all wearing lovely, ladylike LK Bennet dresses or Joules/Boden/Great Plains mumwear? Is there nobody else that will admit to being a wanton whore? <sadface>

Is it really just me? (peplum dress from Topshop for one!)

I'll get me (fur) coat....

ripsishere Wed 05-Dec-12 06:56:42

Too fat (and tall) to be mutton.
I'm more hogged dressed as mutton.

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Wed 05-Dec-12 06:59:19

Everything I'm wearing today (excerpt for my Merrel Haven) came from the kid's section at Asda.
Short denim skirt, striped T shirt with sequinned animal from the muppets and cropped grey cardi with black stars.
Don't know if I look muttony or just stupid but I like it. I have leopard print tights too and wedge hi tops.

laptopdancer Wed 05-Dec-12 07:01:58

When I was 35, I was at my best - best figure Ive ever had, skin great, confident. I did look quite young and was single and childless as well. At 47, Im quite sad to see women at 35 even mentioning the mutton word. You are at your female best! Enjoy !

takataka Wed 05-Dec-12 07:02:40

You just reminded me, I need to get dressed netto!!

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Wed 05-Dec-12 07:04:12

I'm never normally even up at this time, but have hospital appointment in Glasgow at 9 and want to beat rush hour.

AuntLucyInTransylvania Wed 05-Dec-12 07:06:53

Err - excuse me! I am 37 and I am still a bloody lamb, thank you very much!

ifancyashandy Wed 05-Dec-12 07:14:01

Wearing leather jeans to work today. Wore woollen hot pants shorts yesterday. Wore a short skater skirt last week. It was also leather. Heels every day. I could wear jeans, converse and a Bretton top but where's the fun in that?!

I'm 43. And people think I'm about 5 years younger.

FreshGoosedandStuffedLetticia Wed 05-Dec-12 07:24:02

Arf @ hog dressed as mutton.
Well I'm just over 50 OP and I love a bit of animal print and am definitely a boots girl. Low heel or high depending on the occasion. I don't really do shoes. Just gotmsome fab grey leopardprint tights from M&S of all places.

peggyblackett Wed 05-Dec-12 07:27:41

My name is peggyblackett, I am 37, and I like a bit of animal print and smoky eyed make up. In fact, make that LOVES animal print (in moderation).

Fairylea Wed 05-Dec-12 07:31:49

You're 35!!!???? Young!!!

Definitely NOT even near mutton age!!

Quite frankly if you weren't wearing those things I'd be more worried!

I'm 32 and I still consider myself to be young... there's no way I'd suddenly start abandonning topshop or river island or short dresses just because I'd reached mid thirties.

openerofjars Wed 05-Dec-12 07:41:49

I would have thought that 35 is about when Topshop finally becomes affordable!

You go for it navy blue glitter nail polish and orange cord mini here today

AgathaF Wed 05-Dec-12 07:45:53

Maybe it's more a question of personal preference rather than mutton or not. I don't particularly like thigh high boots - not got the legs for them, but don't think anything of someone else my age (40s) wearing them. Got some animal print. Generally not keen on River Island, Topshop I quite like, Oasis sometimes good and sometimes crap. Lipsy - no thanks. I'll leave that for my 21 year old dd to drool over.

Fuckitthatlldo Wed 05-Dec-12 09:52:32

I agree with laptopdancer. At 37 I look the best I ever have, despite having had three kids.

It's because I've found my style, am more confident, and look after myself better - hence good skin, well conditioned (and still long) hair, and a knowledge of how to dress for my shape and what colours suit me.

I like to think of my style as smart and sophisticated, but with tantalising hints of muttonous sluttyness grin

Sky high heels all the way. Definitely. Don't care if I wobble.

PerryCombover Wed 05-Dec-12 10:19:50

I am mutton

AgeingFop Wed 05-Dec-12 10:36:22

Was having this discussion the other day, how people don't look or dress their age anymore. And how this was a good thing: you're a long-time dead, etc.

As a man I admire the confidence of a woman who wears what she likes, makes an effort, and isn't going to go gentle into that good M&S!

But then, I'm probably a bit mutton myself! Or whatever the male equivalent is.

HullyEastergully Wed 05-Dec-12 10:42:14

thigh high boots, animal print, tight dresses and a bit of cleavage on a night out.

What do you like about them?

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 05-Dec-12 11:10:22

I wore leather leggings to DD's nativity yesterday.

And if you regularly read S&B you'll know there's a lot of love for animal print/sequins/shorts on here wink

I don't actually want to look mutton but I do like to look stylish or at least try.

middleagedspread Wed 05-Dec-12 12:50:42

I'm paranoid about being Mutton...However I often see very stylish women of my age (Very, very late 30's, 46) dressed in Mutton clothes & they look fantastic.
If you have the panache to carry it off go for it.

HullyEastergully Wed 05-Dec-12 12:52:42

I don't care about mutton, but Bet Lynch is never a good look IMO

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 05-Dec-12 13:01:29

Its more fun though Hully than the sad greige clothes that so many women cover themselves up with.

I get that other people aren't so interested in clothes as some of us but I love to see people who clearly enjoy what they wear.

CambridgeBlue Wed 05-Dec-12 13:04:26

Netto your outfit sounds fab, I've just been on the Asda website looking for your Animal top! I have lost weight recently and can fit into the kids' sections again which is great but I do wonder sometimes if a nearly 40 year old should be choosing from the same selection as her 10 year old daughter!

I live in fear of being mutton but my liking of animal print/sparkle/biker jackets and most of what I wore as a teenager plus my generous cleavage means I am bordering on it most of the time. I can't walk in high heels though so that's a bonus I suppose smile

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 05-Dec-12 13:08:05

I think people worry too much about being mutton. I mean I rarely see anyone who I think is too mutton.

AmberNectarine Wed 05-Dec-12 13:11:40

Ooh what Leather leggings have you got MrsCB??

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 05-Dec-12 13:17:09

49 here and slightly muttonous. I like to think of it as ^youthful*.
I agree, so many women, of all ages, seem to wear a series of interchangeable shapeless jeans/baggy tops/soft-soled shoes.
In fact, I look back at myself 25, 15, 10 years ago and realise that a lot of the styles I wore were very aging - thinking of long, droopy skirts in particular.
I don't have the budget to really let rip, but I make the most of what I can afford, and save the fleeces for walking the dog in isolated countryside.

But, until you know what suits you, it's difficult to avoid opting for the sensible, read aging, approach.
Those of you into super-high heels and animal print, probably just have a dramatic/natural element to your style, which will always look right on them, whereas someone whose style is naturally more subdued will look uncomfortable and never quite right in leopard, whether young or old.

Must say, though, I bought a velvet mini the other week, it's well above the knee, and it came from <coughs> Mistral!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 05-Dec-12 13:18:31

'always look right on you'

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