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too old for this dress?

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46direct Fri 21-Feb-14 21:28:26

Bought a dress in outfit sale
Black knitted. Little short sleeves slim body 'full' (unsure of word) knee length skirt.looks lovely for my figure. I wondered in the shop if it might be a bit young (am 47) but it was in the sale!
Dd said it is a bit.
Scared to wear it now! Was for work or evening out.
Don't want to look like mutton.
Ideas?

Proseccoisnotrah Fri 21-Feb-14 21:33:21

Sounds nice. IMO if you have a good figure, age matters a lot less!

46direct Fri 21-Feb-14 21:41:10

Thanks.
Maybe I will be brave!
With black tights and little black flats and short dark purple cardi I have?

50ShadesOfMaybe Sat 22-Feb-14 06:56:50

46direct you wrote: looks lovely for my figure.

That's your answer there.

sugar4eva Sat 22-Feb-14 08:39:16

I'm 50 wear similar all the time with at shoes. Enjoy.

winterlace Sat 22-Feb-14 08:57:02

It's hard to say without seeing the dress or you but I do work with someone who wears clothing far, far too 'young' for her and it's ageing rather than having the opposite effect. She wears a lot of dresses like the one you describe blush

murmurations Sat 22-Feb-14 09:06:42

Did you say to your DH, is this dress too young for me? My DH panics if I ask him about my clothes and just tries to guess what I want him to say.

winterlace Sat 22-Feb-14 09:13:46

It was her DD I think

46direct Sat 22-Feb-14 09:14:15

Winterlace
This is what worries me!

winterlace Sat 22-Feb-14 09:20:11

Oh I feel bad now! Am sure you look lovely!

(The woman at work also frequently wears her hair in two pigtails!)

I think the problem is when from the back you could pass as a teenager then your face looks older - not saying you look old at all though! Could you post a picture ... I understand why you wouldn't want to though.

46direct Sat 22-Feb-14 09:35:29

http://www.lyst.com/clothing/oasis-fit-and-flare-v-neck-dress-black-1/
The dress

Back2Two Sat 22-Feb-14 09:37:49

Looks really lovely to me and if you suit it...it looks great!

Hadmeathello Sat 22-Feb-14 09:41:11

It's a lovely dress and I really don't think you'd look like mutton worn the way you describe.

winterlace Sat 22-Feb-14 09:42:14

That looks fine to me! The skirt isn't too swirly and it's a lovely length.

46direct Sat 22-Feb-14 09:48:30

...and I won't be wearing pigtails!

I have the long sleeved version of that and would say it's pretty ageless. Mind you, my mum is 64 and wears fit and flare dresses (which suit her figure very well) and doesnt look silly IMO

GhettoFabulous Sat 22-Feb-14 11:07:11

That's lovely, and a real classic.

RonaldMcDonald Sat 22-Feb-14 11:31:21

Is it a skater dress?

If so please use with extreme caution

46direct Sat 22-Feb-14 12:33:40

???? What do you mean?

Floisme Sat 22-Feb-14 14:10:53

The dress looks fine. (I wouldn't call it a skater.)

'Mutton', along with 'too try hard', is used to belittle any woman over 45 who has the audacity to still take an interest in fashion. Unless you want to spend the rest of your life in elasticated trousers I would ignore them - or even wear the words with pride, like your dress.

50ShadesOfMaybe Sat 22-Feb-14 15:08:39

Floisme: 'Mutton', along with 'too try hard', is used to belittle any woman over 45 who has the audacity to still take an interest in fashion. Unless you want to spend the rest of your life in elasticated trousers I would ignore them - or even wear the words with pride, like your dress.

I would "Like" this if such a thing were possible on MN. You've hit the nail on the head.

Interesting that there are fewer age-appropriate jibes made at men.

Floisme Sat 22-Feb-14 18:27:53

Thank you 50ShadesOfMaybe smile Yes, I agree there is a gender dimension. In fact it seems to be women policing other women which is both interesting and depressing in equal measures.

Anyway op, it's a nice dress and it suits your figure so enjoy wearing it.

burnishedsilver Sat 22-Feb-14 20:29:20

I like it. I'm in my 40s and I wouldn't think twice about wearing it. It's simple and elegant.

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