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

(311 Posts)
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

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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