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I was told this top was "ageing", is it true?

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WatercolourFlower Fri 02-Feb-18 20:42:26

I was shopping with my friend today and was having a look at the new stuff in Joules, as they ususally do lovely patterns.
I saw this top and immediately loved it (what a gorgeous and delicate pattern!). I said this to my friend...and she immediately said how ageing it would be. Here's the link to the top, in the cream botanicals print www.joules.com/Women/Tops/Harbour-Print/Jersey-Top/Cream-Botanicals?id=Y_HARBOURPRINT%7CCREMBOT

Is my friend right? I'm not ususally affected by stuff like this and wear what I want, but a man recently said I looked much older than I was and now I'm overthinking things. For the record, I'm 20 years old.

Any advice much appreciated 😊

Greensleeves Fri 02-Feb-18 20:43:23

It is a bit frumpy, I'm afraid.

Badgoushk Fri 02-Feb-18 20:44:06

If you like it, buy it!

Personally I'm not keen. I'm 40 and it reminds me of clothes of much older ladies.

CoconutAmericano Fri 02-Feb-18 20:44:52

Im forty and think I'm too young for it, sorry blush

Cynara Fri 02-Feb-18 20:45:03

It's a pretty top, but if I saw it in a shop I'd think it was far too old for me. I'm 34.

Mouseville65 Fri 02-Feb-18 20:46:23

I love it and would wear it - I’m 31

OuchBollocks Fri 02-Feb-18 20:46:51

That would look nice on my MIL, but she is 70.

falang Fri 02-Feb-18 20:47:25

I'd wear it to work. But I'm old enough to be your grandmother. But if you like it buy it, sod everyone else. It is pretty.

NerdyBird Fri 02-Feb-18 20:47:25

it's a nice top, but it's something my mum would like. She's over 60.

Cheekyandfreaky Fri 02-Feb-18 20:47:53

I really think it depends on how you wear it, your colouring and shape. I think I would look frumpy in it though.

60sname Fri 02-Feb-18 20:47:56

I find Joules too old, and am 35 and probably look every day of it Their stuff just seems very 'blah' to me.

For me, a top needs to have some 'edge' if flowery (cut/neckline/print) to offset the frilly aspect of it.

60sname Fri 02-Feb-18 20:49:06

Or offset it with a leather skirt or something

Redrosebelle Fri 02-Feb-18 20:49:37

It’s a pretty top and worn with super skinny dark jeans and some cute ballet pumps could be a fab outfit. Buy it but be careful what you wear with!

Scaredofthegym Fri 02-Feb-18 20:49:41

Age 20? You should be wearing boob tubes love!!
Seriously though it's a pretty top but I'm 37 and I find a lot of joules stuff boring, it's a bit middle class middle aged mum isn't it.

However, you should buy whatever clothes you like and feel comfortable in - not what others think you should be wearing at age 20. I wore mainly miniskirts and tight tops age 20 but then I look back at pictures and think I looked like a bit of a slapper!

WatercolourFlower Fri 02-Feb-18 20:49:42

Oh dear...I think I need to update my style 😂 Any advice for a 20 year old?! I don't want to look older than I am!

Bluntness100 Fri 02-Feb-18 20:50:14

I'm 49 and would expect someone in their seventies to wear it. It's at best as mumsy as it gets.

I've a 20 year old daughter.and without asking her I know there is no way she'd wear that out in public.

WatercolourFlower Fri 02-Feb-18 20:50:20

If I did buy it....what COULD I wear it with, to make it look less old, frumpy etc etc ?

youngnomore Fri 02-Feb-18 20:50:26

Depends how you wear it.
It’s cute.

redastherose Fri 02-Feb-18 20:51:02

Yes sorry, I'm 47 and I think the pattern looks a bit 'old lady'. I appreciate the irony btw 😄

WatercolourFlower Fri 02-Feb-18 20:52:15

Oh dear, when's she said it would be ageing, I thought she only meant 40ish (not that I think that's old, but it's older in the context of my age)...not 70s 😂I really do need a style re think and change my hair etc

youngnomore Fri 02-Feb-18 20:52:44

I would team it up with a great fitting pair of jeans and blazer type jacket on top and heels (If you wear heels ).

Fairylea Fri 02-Feb-18 20:52:51

I think all of Joules is a bit frumpy to be honest. I’m 38 and I wouldn’t set foot in there. blush

At 20 - or any age looking to be fashionable!- I would try ASOS, New look, h and m, topshop, River Island, even cheaper brands like Boohoo, pretty little thing etc. I would go online and have a look at their “new in” sections and see what’s about, then mix and match different things to suit you.

namechangedtoday15 Fri 02-Feb-18 20:52:53

Why are you shopping at Joules if you're 20? I know it's a sweeping generalisation but it's one of the brands I lump together - Joules / Boden / Fat Face / White Stuff that are firmly in the "middle aged mumsy" bracket to be avoided if there's any prospect of looking young(er).

I'm 45!

Bringmewineandcake Fri 02-Feb-18 20:52:56

That would look really nice on my mum...she’s just turned 65 grin

EllaHen Fri 02-Feb-18 20:53:00

I gasped when I opened that link. I'm a few decades off wearing anything like that and I'm 41.

I can see that it is a beautiful print though.

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