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I try not to look, when i do look i think i'm not as bad as i think, if i lost a stone and didnt have spots i think i would actually be quite pretty. If i had some money for nice clothes, hair, make up and nails i would look amazing but as i cant hardly pay the bills im not in a position to do anything about the state of me. I'm 25 btw.
What age do you thbink people become invisable? I'm hoping when i'm 35 i will start looking nice, might get me some matching underwear and handbags the same colour as my shoes etc.
excellent mslucy ! I was talking to a friend,same age as me (late 40s - so lots older than you whippersnappers) and she was sad that when some mid twenties colleagues were discussing clothes,style etc she was excluded from the conversation, despite being very stylish and cool - she said she felt as thougfh her opinions and ideas weren't valids any longer.
Personally I think I've lost my spark having been really quite adventurous when younger (lots of colour and vintage clothes). I long to get some of that back but am a bit frightened of lokking as though I'm trying too hard - definitely don't want to be seen as a saddo trying to look hip ! Plus I hate looking in mirrors,am hyper critical and sitting in the hairdressers is torture (though I love having my hair done) I just feel like a poile of cack in there !
Nicky Hambleton Jones's answer to avoiding Middle Age Invisibility seems to be high heels, red lipstick and pencil skirts. Not for everyone though is it and whilst might be ok for work not so good down your local park (unless you're looking for that sort of work of course )
littleapin - I am exactly the same, can feel quite good about myself when I look in the mirror at home, but damn those shop windows, make me look about two stone heavier, short and very very frumpy, as whoosh, my good mood has gone.