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anyone here 36 years old?

(33 Posts)
Twinklestar2 Thu 18-Jun-15 23:42:03

What sort of clothes do you wear?

HelenF350 Thu 18-Jun-15 23:47:00

I'm 36 in a couple of months. I'm a dress person. I tend to wear bodycon midi patterned dresses, skater dresses or wrap dresses with knee high boots or pumps. Occasionally jeans and Breton tops.

Mbear Thu 18-Jun-15 23:49:35

I'm 37 - so hope that's ok! I wear a mix of stuff, jigsaw, whistles, gap, little bit of Paul smith, I want to wear cos but there isn't one near me, and I think I'm the wrong shape for them. Couple of zara linen tops, 2 really good jeager tops as well. I also work for a clothing retailer so I have to wear particular brands for work but I wear some of them out of work too.

mowglik Fri 19-Jun-15 08:15:33

I'm 36 in a few months, sahm and when working worked in a casual environment (lab) so not much formal wear in my wardrobe.

I wear maxi dresses in summer, dresses with leggings, boyfriend jeans with birkies and long vests under tops. Midi dresses with plimsolls. Also like harem trousers and biker jackets

Probably dress young for my age but I've never suited more formal wear. I like Zara, h&m, all saints and mint velvet

Allthatnonsense Fri 19-Jun-15 08:50:30

I'm 36, sahm, size 8-10.
I wear skinny jeans, denim or black. From gap or topshop.
Winter - ankle boots and all saints cashmere, jumper dresses with leggings and knee biker boots.
Summer - sandals and white tops a la Isabel Marant. Dresses - t shirt shape.
These are my go to looks. I buy from Gap, Hush, Toast, Me&Em, AllSaints.

mewkins Fri 19-Jun-15 09:34:22

I am 36 working mum. Size 8-10. My office is fairly relaxed. I mostly wear skinny jeans or skinny black trousers, pencil or just above the knee skater skirts with boots in winter. I can't wear ankle boots as legs are too skinny so knee high boots mostly. Lots of fitted jumpers and cardigans. Dresses (again not too short) either fit and flare style or fitted pencil dress. A few shift dresses. In summer I have quite a few printed sleeveless blouses to wear with skirts and trousers.

All of my trousers and jeans are Gap pretty much as they fit me well and are good quality. Jumpers are from woolovers, tk maxx, Joules, fatface, John Lewis Collection, M&S and Great Plains.

Coastingit Fri 19-Jun-15 09:46:06

Ooh interesting responses.

I'm 35, size 10, SAHM.

I wear distressed skinny jeans basically all the time, with flats in summer - so I have 3 pairs in rotation atm, black sparkly glads from Primark, chunky black crossover jewelled Birkie style flats from Carvela and grey wool skater shoes from Gap.

Tops are currently plain floaty vests - TK Maxx, Zara, H and M all good for these - tees from Uniqlo. Bretons from Boden, I have a long body and their longline one is my HG. I like Uniqlo for boxy simple good quality jumpers in navy and grey, I have the Hush tomato coloured cashmere jumper too.

I like simple t shirt dresses too, Me and Em have amazing quality but I can only afford in the sale. I have a couple of navy dresses I'm living in on hot days from M and S and Gap, I wear with distressed denim jacket and sandals and big sunnies.

I think my look is basically distressed denim with navy! Nothing groundbreaking but I feel well put together and it suits me. I also always have a good handbag, I have several by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Mulberry, even a Celine. Simple clothes with a great accessory, loads of my clothes are from supermarkets but I try to stick to classic colours and shapes so I can look more expensive than I can afford.

Twinklestar2 Fri 19-Jun-15 12:32:17

Thanks for all the responses. Very interesting!

exactchange Fri 19-Jun-15 12:45:04

Size 16, sahm and I live in jeans and tops - can't cope without pockets!

Thurlow Fri 19-Jun-15 12:54:34

36 next birthday.

For work I wear a lot of dresses from places like Joy, Next and Oliver Bonas/Emily & Finn etc. Sometimes a black pencil skirt with a three-quarter sleeved jumper. Smart but not supersmart.

At the weekends it's a lot of shirts or more casual jumpers with either skinnies and Converse/sandals or a black mini skirt with tights and biker boots. When it finally gets hot enough for me to get my legs out then I do tend to wear a lot of my work dresses as without cardigans and tights they look more casual. Lots from H&M, Zara, Dotty P's, general high street stores recently.

I think I'm just on the cusp of dressing slightly too young for 'my age', but I don't look 35 yet

My biggest problem is I'm 5'1 and a size 8/10 but with a tummy that needs some serious support. Clothes from most of the shops mentioned already are far too long or just hang in an incredibly unflattering way. Ditto crop trousers and boyfriend jeans - I look awful in them. Hence a lot of Next, which I know is normally hated, but is one of the few places that do affordable workwear in petite.

chanie44 Fri 19-Jun-15 13:04:43

I'm nearly 36.

I wear skinny jeans with heels or flats, jersey tops, al-line skirts and wrap dresses.

It's not very exciting it's me and I'm happy with my look. I shop mainly in uniqlo and gap and shoes are from next. I dress to suit my shape and as I've become more fussy about what I want, it rules out many shops.

squizita Fri 19-Jun-15 15:43:10

36 and currently on maternity.

Work - smart retro/vintage (eg dress and jacket or wide trousers, bow blouse and waistcoat) or fitted dresses with patterns and a jacket.

Home (so all the time) - flared or skinny jeans, band tshirts or slightly embellished rock chick tops, 70s vintage. Hand made kitsch pattern dresses with leggings. Nice shoes or Adidas she'll toes or Docs. Combination of vintage, etsy hand made, designer 2nd hand or outlet, high street.
Today I'm in a DKNY denim skirt, My Little Pony tshirt from the 80s and Palmeira (Menorcan leather shoes) black glitters.

Going out- retro glam/rock (as in glam + rock not Slade grin ) eg Viv Westwood Anglo mania dress and bag, silver irregular choice shoes or else a good quality maxi with a statement necklace and vintage Gucci bag.

I've never dressed "normal" though so don't think I'm typical.

squizita Fri 19-Jun-15 15:43:54

Sorry ... size 8-10. Shortarse.

squizita Fri 19-Jun-15 15:51:54

...It's interesting (and don't shoot me down but...) the perception on this thread that 36 year olds who dress like 36 year olds round my way are dressed "young" is interesting. The almost apologising like the cool girls will tease on the mn playground.
Only on MN do 36 year olds all get advised to wear Boden, Cos, White Company etc. At my work and round the shops and coffee shops where I live that's more for women of 46+. Even if a plain sharp suit is needed at work it's jeans or (good quality) jersey or skater dresses with denim or leather jackets.

The only place I noticed it being very unlike that was a well off market town in the Wye Valley.

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 19-Jun-15 15:54:43

37 here, Superdry dresses, I have too many, also skinnies with ballets/converse/loafers.
Shorts with tights, vest tops, camis with cropped cardi.
Only wear heels if using my wheelchair.

KanyesVest Fri 19-Jun-15 17:10:27

I'm almost 36 <gulp>. I work part time from home so my work/home wardrobe are mainly interchangable. Most days it's something like skinny/slim jeans, 7/8 length slim trousers with a top of some sort and fitted cardi/jumper. I have some fit and flare or pencil dresses, but they feel a bit more dressed up and I'm just getting my head around wearing them for every day. I have a couple of mini skirts, but I'm not sufficiently confident about my legs to wear them without opaques and it's finally got too warm for that malarky. Shoes are wedges, ballet flats and converse at the moment, boots (biker and knee high) in winter. I have specific work shoes though that aren't garden/playground compatible confirmed by leaving a heel shaped hole in the bouncy tarmac at the playground. Today I went straight from a client's office to the playground and I am wearing a floral fit and flare dress with black cardi and black wedge sandals. I don't think I look out of place in either location!

Finding tops is really hard. I am about a size 10, 5ft2 but I have a real jelly belly and ample norkage so although the current boxy/floaty style should cover all sins, they just swamp me. Most t-shirts that are more fitted are too thin to hide the lumps and bumps and shirts never button in the right place. Pepperberry isn't worth the money and even if it was, never seems to actually get the fit right.

Twinklestar2 Fri 19-Jun-15 20:38:08

Looks like we all dress kinda similar then!

I wanted to know if my style was too old or too young. I'm usually in fit and flare dresses with tights and shoe boots, skinny jeans with top and jacket with flats. Occasionally for work I'm in trousers and a top.

Thanks for all the reponses!

Kennington Fri 19-Jun-15 21:03:42

You sound age appropriate if there is such a thing! I am 36 and wear uniqlo, cos and the outnet.
Ankle boots alway from m M +s with skinnies, fitted silk or cotton or merino wool tops. Cropped jackets either khaki or leather. I never deviate I am super boring like that. Imagine myself as a chic n grumpy Parisian!

NotYouNaanBread Fri 19-Jun-15 21:07:41

I'm 36, size 8 - 10, flat-chested.

My current style role model is Capuchine Safyurtlu. Ditch the high heels, obv (if you're me, anyway), and switch for Stan Smiths or sandals.

About 20% of the time I (try to ) channel Kate Lanphear (aged 40) instead. Black ripped jeans etc.

Taking my lead from Capuchine, I look way more together since I ditched everything from my wardrobe that was not black, white, grey or denim. It's not boring at all (as I had feared) - I look really well put together in practically anything. She has also shown me not to fear the white jean!! Or t-shirts.

Chambray goes with everything, especially white or grey denim.

My Topshop leather biker jacket is a staple. I wear it constantly (cheaper and finer leather than the ubiquitous Whistles one).

I have 1 smart pique pin-dot Whistles suit that I wear as separates to dress things up.

Stan Smiths have been a great addition to my wardrobe. They're a huge blogger cliche, but they're also incredibly comfy and they don't seem to get dirty. I wear black Ash trainers in winter or black Ash biker boots. Or my beloved leopard ponyskin slippers.

Fave brands = Topshop (for jeans), Asos for t-shirts, but plan to stock up in JCrew in the US this summer, Whistles when I can afford it. Jack Wills for jeans and chambray shirts.

Kennington Fri 19-Jun-15 21:15:27

Naan bread I like this look a lot. I am taking notes. Please continue to expand on this please!

OuchLegoHurts Fri 19-Jun-15 21:19:45

I'm 36'and Size 14, talking. I'm a little bit rock chick/boho...I mostly wear skinny jeans with blazers (think Kate Moss, not Kate Middleton), converse, ankle boots, and in winter dresses with tights and slouchy or biker boots.

Lovelydiscusfish Fri 19-Jun-15 21:25:56

I'm 37, size 14ish and shortish - want to lose a little weight, and get back to my comfortable size 12.
In winter I tend to wear tweed skirt, wooly tights, suede boots and a relatively figure-hugging jumper. I have. Tweed skirt from Joules that comes just above the knee - it's ace!
For casual, leggings, and a denim or corduroy mini-skirt, same boots, same on top. Sometimes wear denim or tweed hot-pants over leggings, too.
For summer I like dresses - my favourite are Seasalt (when I can afford them), also like Boden, and some unbranded stuff I pick up at markets etc. Always ballet-pump style flats, in Summer.
Oh, and I also love Boden casual trousers - have these in numerous colours, as they seem to fit me so well. At my height and weight, if you find a trouser that suits, you go for it big time!

HelenF350 Fri 19-Jun-15 22:22:09

I think I must be the only person on here that has never bought anything from Zara, Cos, Uniqlo or Boden! I like the clothes in Zara but my boobs won't fit in them, I've never really looked at any of the others for clothes. Am I some sort of mn outcast? blush

AmelieinOz Fri 19-Jun-15 22:33:28

Jeans - skinny, distressed skinny, boyfriend, distressed boyfriend, flares

Shirts - t-shirts for summer and turtleneck fleece Uniqlo Heat Tech for winter in plain black/white/grey; band shirts, statement shirts

Shoes - Dr Martens (I have a small collection), Converse, Nike trainers, sandals during summer

Accessories - none except for bags, I like crossbody and totes, a Herschel basic backpack, I normally go for non-expensive bags.

AmelieinOz Fri 19-Jun-15 22:35:39


Shorts for summer, usually, in breathable fabric

Outwear - H&M military green parks (Spring/Summer); denim jackets; UNIQLO UltraLigh Down vest; Esprit wool coat; BLK DNM leather jacket

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