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Jeans and over 50 women

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Startail Wed 26-Jun-13 12:04:49

I'm 45, I live in jeans, long sleeved t shirt and hoodie, in winter when not dressed up.

I can't conceive of suddenly stopping doing on my 50th birthday.

What do the older ones of you or your younger mums wear?

I realise I only see older women (to know their approx age) at church and WI where they are dressed up.

My mum is much older and has never worn jeans, DMIl was ten years older still and only wore trousers when riding.

What do 50-60 yearolds wear on an ordinary Saturday?

Greengardenpixie Fri 25-Mar-16 22:38:26

Actually OP you are about the same age as me now since this is a zombie thread from 3 years ago!!!!! I wonder if you feel any differently??? I am sure you don't smile

drspouse Fri 25-Mar-16 21:56:03

I am very close to 50 (nearer than you) and don't plan on giving up my jeans. However when we saw someone in their 40 s on telly wearing dungarees I did tell DH he could take me out and shoot me if I started wearing them especially since I am a bit busty.

Greengardenpixie Fri 25-Mar-16 19:55:30

I'm 48 and had jeans on today with a tee and a long sleeved tee under it. I couldn't give a damn what others think. I am NOT changing when I turn 50. It will be me and to hang if I am older. My dh is 51 and hasn't changed..why the hell should I?

Laidupwithabrokenleg Fri 25-Mar-16 17:06:35

This reminded me of something that happened to me a couple of months ago. I was walking into the city centre in a gale, wearing skinny jeans, boots and a parka with the hood up, when a guy in his thirties came up behind and started chatting to me... I bet he had the shock of his life when I turned round he saw my 54 year old face! To his credit, he didn't run!

QuerkyJo Fri 25-Mar-16 16:19:28

70 here, yes to jeans and anything else I like.
Last year I discovered jeggings, total bliss. My DD persuaded me to have all my hair chopped short and to buy some big red designer glasses.

Having been a frump my whole life, I was told last week, by my 22 year old GS that his GF said.

"Your gran rocks"

I am assuming that is a complement and not an allusion that I have Parkinson"s

Bunbaker Fri 25-Mar-16 16:03:41

I'm 57 and still wear jeans.

ExConstance Fri 25-Mar-16 15:58:46

I'm 60 this year - is it even an issue? I'm certainly not intending t go and have a granny perm and buy some elasticated waist "slacks" It will be business as usual in my favourite skinnies and Ash trainers.

PestilentialCat Fri 25-Mar-16 15:55:25

Skinny jeans here too - I'm 50. Just bought some red ones grin

Chottie Fri 25-Mar-16 15:02:31

I'm 60 and have been wearing W28 L32 Levi jeans since my 20s. smile

Laska5772 Fri 25-Mar-16 12:49:35

Damn.... fell for a ressurected contentious Zombie thread

Laska5772 Fri 25-Mar-16 12:46:38

I'm 58 and sitting here in my H&M skinny jeans and Fat face T shameless old trout that I am

MoggyP Fri 25-Mar-16 11:10:28

The ZOMBIE ZOMBIE ZOMBIE vanishes after about 3 re animation posts.

Belikethatthen Fri 25-Mar-16 11:04:10

The zombie notice didn't appear!

Belikethatthen Fri 25-Mar-16 11:03:21

I am more than half a century and live in skinny jeans (retired teacher here too.) Today I am wearing black skinny high waisted jeans from next with boots and a baggy blue jumper. If I didn't wear jeans I don't know what I would wear.

That's a good point about Mary
Berry still wearing jeans and why not?

Also agree about how ageist people are and I probably was until I reached 50. My older retired friends are fit and fun and look fabulous.

MoggyP Fri 25-Mar-16 10:53:55


And one which has oodles of casual ageism.

(though slightly baffled why someone reanimated a 3 yr old thread about jeans to post pictures of a skirt and shoes)

BoGrainger Fri 25-Mar-16 10:51:47

Lol! I wish there was a klaxon emoticon against old threads!

JaneJeffer Fri 25-Mar-16 10:43:59

Did you post on the wrong thread? (2013)

BoGrainger Fri 25-Mar-16 10:42:31

I don't remember my own grandparents and parents suddenly wearing different clothes when they hit certain decadesgrin
Entering my 60s now and have no intention of changing my Saturday 'look'. Hopefully I'll still be my favourite skinnys, boots, and sloppy vests when they carry me out.

donna46 Fri 25-Mar-16 10:40:33


donna46 Fri 25-Mar-16 10:34:44

----my new skirt and cork wedge's,I love the stretch I'm a size 14,

VenusSurprising Sun 30-Jun-13 16:03:25

Clay hanger, that's it, a little jacket which nips you in, and smartness it up.
I wear jeans and a jacket to work, with heeled boots, and can mix it up with a shirt or top, and scarves.
I work pt so it's suitable for the other things I do as well.

I think the thing about not looking scruffy as you get older is ecomonic: I find that older people can be written off as they may not have the spending power they had when working.

Becoming economically invisible isn't something working women will tolerate now. But in the past it was quite commonplace, I think?

The women who have never had financial independence seem to fall prey to it, and maybe that's why they seem to let themselves go - whatever that means! (Some might say it's wearing purple)

Maybe that's where the older generations get these (silly) rules from?

Feeling jealous of your daughters is very foolish: of course they are younger, and ergo, in our culture, more attractive.
It's time to find a sense of self worth not determined by 'attractiveness to men'.
Not an easy pill to swallow though if you've always seen and valued yourself as a sexpot.

Clayhanger Sat 29-Jun-13 09:28:15

49 and still wear jeans a lot but have started wearing them with good shirts and little nipped-in jackets - can even get away with that at work as well as weekends. Shoes/brogues rather than comfy Converse now as they automatically make me feel smarter.

Jeans cuts change a lot though - I can still get into the bootcuts of a decade ago and am saving them for when they're back in fashion ahem. Classic skinnies are best now- I can't carry off the boyfriend look!

marriedinwhiteagain Sat 29-Jun-13 08:38:13

I'm 53 and today I will wear slate blue linen trousers, a slate grey and white long t-shirt and a White Stuff cardigan. Could easily wear my jeans but want to dirty out the linen trousers. 53 is not old. My mum is 78 btw and the last time I saw her she had on black leather trousers and patent platform peep toe shoes with a cream new romantic silk blouse. Aspires to get trendier the older I get.

orangeandemons Fri 28-Jun-13 17:49:01

I'm a teacher. All my 6th form wear jeans.....

Kaekae Fri 28-Jun-13 17:32:52

Too old? Not at all. My mother is 53 and wears really trendy jeans and looks great. Helps that she still has a good figure.

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