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what are you really actually too old for after about the age of 35, even if people say you aren't?

(216 Posts)
Peggotty Sat 09-Feb-13 18:07:26

biker jackets?

I'm nearly 37 and would probably wear all of these, but am I really basically too old for them?

VivaLeBeaver Sat 09-Feb-13 18:08:57

Same age so watching with interest.

I still wear converse.

Dr martens?

Hedwig06 Sat 09-Feb-13 18:10:13

I've bought a pair of converse but only worn them twice at the age of 36

I feel a right twit and think everyone's saying "look at her" hmm

lowercase Sat 09-Feb-13 18:11:14

I think your list is timeless.

I have to say, a onesie.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 09-Feb-13 18:11:31


CambridgeBlue Sat 09-Feb-13 18:11:48

God I hope not, 2 out of those 3 are my staple look and I'm nearly 40!

FaffTastic Sat 09-Feb-13 18:12:50

I'm turning 35 shortly and don't plan on changing my wardrobe accordingly. I think it's true that age is just a number - I think it's how old you look that matters. It's when you start to look too old to be wearing certain things rather than feeling too old that a wardrobe rethink is required.

lowercase Sat 09-Feb-13 18:13:44

I'm 36.
I have quite a few pairs of DMs.

Dealer and biker style.

I'm absolutely confident about wearing them.
That's key isn't it?
If you are confident about it, wear it.

germyrabbit Sat 09-Feb-13 18:14:48

i don't really like things with writing on them, but apart from that not really judgey.

over 35 you need lycra to hold you in grin

Peggotty Sat 09-Feb-13 18:15:17

Yes a onesie! I'm not saying I think I'm too old for those things, I'm asking because I don't know! I want to wear them - and I know people will say, just wear them if you like them etc etc, but at the end of the day I don't want to look like a twat grin. Or mutton! To make matters worse, I'm at university with lots of young 'uns and that's probably made me more paranoid about appearing 'muttony' iykwim.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 09-Feb-13 18:15:19

Must admit there was some 70yo ex mod (female) on I think the bbc news website today. Still riding a scooter and still wearing dr martens. She looked fab, good on her.

thenightsky Sat 09-Feb-13 18:16:29

converse... just thinking about buying a pair this very day!
Biker jacket - yep, got one. It goes with everthing. Timeless and ageless I think.

Superga - I have no clue what it even is - which probably gives away my age (53)

Bunbaker Sat 09-Feb-13 18:17:02

Exactly fafftastic. Style is what suits you, regardless of how old you are. At 35 I still had the legs to wear short skirts. I don't now sad. Long hair no longer suits me either, so I wear it short.

KB02 Sat 09-Feb-13 18:17:53

I'm 36 and was hoping to get my first pair of ,converse soon. When I have saved up. An elderly family friend used to say that I shouldn't have long hair anymore (when I was in my 20s) but took no notice

HanneHolm Sat 09-Feb-13 18:21:31

Short skirts. I have great legs. And I hate the idea of age affe ring clothes. But recently I've decided they just look wrong.
Even with tights etc

AlanMoore Sat 09-Feb-13 18:22:17

I think you just dial it down a bit. Like my Nike sky tops are the plain suede ones and I wouldn't wear a bright biker jacket or short skirt but a dark or neutral colour is fine. Or try and do a slightly more sophisticated version of a look - again, I find that I don't wear much bright stuff any more (it's draining next to your face too).

FWIW I'm 36 and think im too young for Supergas smile

HanneHolm Sat 09-Feb-13 18:22:22

I think also as you're older scruffy chic just looks a little seedy

Ahhhcrap Sat 09-Feb-13 18:23:10

Tights and shirts are a no no for anyone over the age of 20grin

Ahhhcrap Sat 09-Feb-13 18:23:32

Shirts?? I meant shorts smile

AlanMoore Sat 09-Feb-13 18:24:47

Oh and I got rid of anything twee/kitsch a couple of years ago and gave up hair clips/ cherry motifs etc. some can still pull it off but it didn't work for me any more.

pictish Sat 09-Feb-13 18:24:56

It depends on who you are, and how you carry it off, I think. To feel confident and comfortable in your clothes is paramount!

I'm 37 and still wear cons and whatnot. I don't even think about it.

AlanMoore Sat 09-Feb-13 18:26:35

Agree about scruffy Hanne, used to do no makeup, undone hair etc but now need blusher and a bit of frizz ease!

HerBigChance Sat 09-Feb-13 18:26:44

To be fair, tights and shorts look pretty shit on most people under 20 too.

Peggotty Sat 09-Feb-13 18:29:18

Hanneholm, yes to the seediness of scruffy chic. I am unfortunately slightly drawn to a <cringe> ever so slightly 'rock' look, in which I think I'm channeling Kate Moss, but probably look more like Suzi Quattro.

I'm trying to stick to fairly plain, neutral colours of what's 'in'.

VBisme Sat 09-Feb-13 18:30:33

Cut-out dresses that show your stomach, just wrong on anyone over 30.

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