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Fashion 'no go' areas over 45?

(119 Posts)
purplegadget Sat 04-Jan-14 22:27:34

Even if you genuinely have the figure for it, are there still some things you really shouldn't wear if you're over 45? If so, what?

Greenmug Sat 04-Jan-14 22:32:01

Marking my place with this one!

Tanfastic Sat 04-Jan-14 22:33:27

A cropped top blush

ProphetOfDoom Sat 04-Jan-14 22:33:46

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TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 04-Jan-14 22:34:10

hair in bunches

ProphetOfDoom Sat 04-Jan-14 22:35:13

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GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Sat 04-Jan-14 22:35:58

I used to say leggings. Actually for anyone who could remember them first time round! I've come round to them as a winter alternative to tights but am not a fan otherwise. Especially not as evening wear.

cerealqueen Sat 04-Jan-14 22:37:03

Dungarees, unless you are in a Cbeebies scottish drama.

Thinking this myself as a very youthful looking 45 yr old. Contemplated some distressed ripped and repaired skinny jeans the other day but decided nay so would add them to the list.

nilbyname Sat 04-Jan-14 22:38:44

Pig tails, bunches, pink, fluffy jumpers, purple funky hair ala Sharon Osborne

alemci Sat 04-Jan-14 22:39:09

watching too.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 04-Jan-14 22:39:38

Leggings No-No isn't just over the over 45s though blush

My DD is a trim size 6 (she's 11) and even she knows that leggings should only be worn if they are respectable, your pants don't show through, and no labels are on show. No thongs either.

500internalerror Sat 04-Jan-14 22:40:36

See through blouses, especially black one with a pale bra underneath.

Thants Sat 04-Jan-14 22:40:39

Nothing! Wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

LynetteScavo Sat 04-Jan-14 22:41:21

I think leggings with a dress and pumps look really good on older women.

I think mini-skirts. Even cord ones with opaque tights.

Bonsoir Sat 04-Jan-14 22:42:33

The rules are the same whatever your age: only expose or emphasise those bits of you which deserve admiration!

Bonsoir Sat 04-Jan-14 22:43:30

I love mini-skirts - very short ones blush. I will be 48 this year.

cerealqueen Sat 04-Jan-14 22:43:38

I still wear a denim mini with thick leggings, slouchy jumper and boots!

HoneyandRum Sat 04-Jan-14 22:44:19

Purple and red streaks in funky hair is a uniform for most women over here in Germany so strike that.

There're not many 45 years that look good with hair down to their bum however.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sat 04-Jan-14 22:45:22

Sleeveless tops, unless your upper arms are like Michelle Obama's.
Frosted eyeshadow or lipstick.
Anything strapless.

burnishedsilver Sat 04-Jan-14 22:45:24


DrNick Sat 04-Jan-14 22:46:12

i used to think mini skirt ere ok regardless of age

Now I dont

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sat 04-Jan-14 22:46:24

No one should ever wear polyester.

cerealqueen Sat 04-Jan-14 22:46:59

I don't reveal too much skin these days so no scoop necks, more boat / slash necks. Nobody needs to see my knees either. I often think of SJP in Sex and the City 2... for me, too much flesh on show and the clothes were wearing her, not the other way round.

DrNick Sat 04-Jan-14 22:49:10

skirts that are too short just look desperate

and i have GREAT legs

purplegadget Sat 04-Jan-14 22:49:16

I'm with Bonsoir on the mini skirts (only with opaque tights though) and I'll be 48 this year too.

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