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Just saw a 60 plus woman looking great.

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randomer Mon 09-Nov-20 16:57:44

in a dropped waist black dress, black boots, chunky but not ridiculous nice scarf( not frumpy), short funky grey hair. Cross body bag.

I have lost it, if indeed I ever had it and look like a sag of spuds. Yes a sag of spuds. Just that.

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HollyandIvyandallthingsYule Mon 09-Nov-20 16:59:32

It’s never too late to do things differently! If you want to look more put together, you absolutely can.

justanotherneighinparadise Mon 09-Nov-20 17:01:52

She’s probably in her 50s 🤭

clary Mon 09-Nov-20 17:05:37

I always wish I could take a pic of ppl who look great, but it might look a bit odd, so I don't.

Op I am sure you bear no resemblance to spuds. How old are you? What would improve how you feel about your looks - hair cut and colour, some new clothes, new shoes? Tricky arm but still sort of possible!

clary Mon 09-Nov-20 17:09:10

tricky ATM fgs

Floisme Mon 09-Nov-20 17:39:24

Yes we walk among you.
What can we help you with?

JMAngel1 Mon 09-Nov-20 17:42:01

I have a 62 year old neighbour who I am agog at whenever I see her. She is sooooo cool. Really tanned, gorgeous curly asymmetric hair cut, tan leather accessories, leather wrist bands, voluminous skirts/dresses with teeny tiny cropped leather or denim jackets. Cross body bag always. Stompy boots. No make up to speak of except a statement lip.

JMAngel1 Mon 09-Nov-20 17:43:33

Of course you walk among us - some might say, stride ahead grin
Especially you @Floisme

gindinner Mon 09-Nov-20 17:43:54

@JMAngel1 I wan to lol I o neighbour so much. I'm in my 50s and wear dms, cross body bag, but some how never quite look cool. Just dishevelled and harried

gindinner Mon 09-Nov-20 17:47:22

I want to look like your neighbour....I don't know what happened there hmm

OwlOne Mon 09-Nov-20 17:48:36

That outfit sounds very unflattering!

Was she very tall?

Bluntness100 Mon 09-Nov-20 17:49:52


She’s probably in her 50s 🤭

Weird, I’d have said likely in her seventies but as she looked great she looked younger

Why would you think a woman looking great must be looking old for her age? That makes no sense, unless you’re being mean. And I can’t understand why you’d be mean just at the thought of a woman looking great.

randomer Mon 09-Nov-20 18:11:43

@OwlOne, I'd say maybe 5'7"?

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OwlOne Mon 09-Nov-20 18:17:03

Ah right yeh tall.
It is harder to look stylish when you're short.

I wear lovely clothes but they only ever look "ok" 😭

16purplecolour16 Mon 09-Nov-20 18:20:13

I just turned 58 and I’m looking the best I ever have, not ground down or harried. No stealth boast here. I’m able to eat a healthy diet so have lost 10lbs; stopped eating refined sugar after a lifetime’s addiction so lost my jowls; left a key worker job which was so stressful; left my DH and I’ve let my hair grow in lockdown style. If I could tolerate wearing a bra (34k), I would feel positively Amazonian.

randomer Mon 09-Nov-20 18:21:50

I think it is harder to look stlish when you are short, unless you are doing that elfin thing.

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Terralee Mon 09-Nov-20 18:36:00

My NDN is nearly 70 but still works nearly full time.
She's also a biker.
She's a size 8-10, olive skin & long dark hair, wears mini skirts or long floaty hippy skirts with biker boots & vest tops; or skinny jeans, or leather trousers, cropped denim or biker jackets & plenty of silver jewellery.
She always looks great. She always has men chasing her...
I would be jealous despite being 30 years younger but she's a really nice person too!

OwlOne Mon 09-Nov-20 18:39:33

Yeh i think kylie minogue who is only 5'0 looks v stylish but i once read that she was 7 stone. 😮

Im a more robust 9 stone 4 and 5'1"

Hardly overweight medically and im not complaining much but it takes a lot more thought and trying on and sending back to the shop and trying with a different belt or higher heeled boots etc

randomer Mon 09-Nov-20 18:55:13

robust? Yes thats one word for me.

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Craftycorvid Mon 09-Nov-20 19:36:08

I shamelessly rubberneck at anyone I spot looking great - and if I get caught, I smile broadly and tell them I couldn’t help but look at their fab’ outfit - never offended anyone yet!

I’m short and, I like to think, still stylish. I’m also over 50. I think enjoying getting dressed and having fun with your clothes is the place to start. A little more than ten years ago I was carrying too much weight for a shortie and dressing in various versions of a linen potato sack. There was a day of reckoning when I thought ‘what I project is what I’ll be’ and promptly started wearing more fitted clothes, acting as if I felt confident even when not. I did lose weight and, post-meno’, seem to be keeping it off. I think my (rambling) point is wear what makes you feel great and the rest will follow.

OwlOne Mon 09-Nov-20 19:47:42

Yes, i enjoy clothes and make up and earrings. Not in a vain way, but it's an expression, a signature.
One of my favourite times of my day is making my coffee and the putting on my makeup! 😍👸💃

AsCoolAsKimDeal Mon 09-Nov-20 19:53:50

I often see older women looking very stylish, though I suspect they always have. I aspire grin

Gatekeeper Mon 09-Nov-20 20:02:50

this was me in Aldi the other day....women in front of me feeling the apples looked so bloody good I almost crooned over her. Iron grey hair, light tan, fab lipstick, trench coat, gorgeous silver earrings and battered brown leather boots

I'm just too tubby and jowly to look good sad

KatharinaRosalie Mon 09-Nov-20 20:12:40

The women I know who look great when in their 60s-70s are all massive fitness fanatics. If you're in shape and have a great posture then that makes a massive difference when getting older.

Janegrey333 Mon 09-Nov-20 20:14:37


in a dropped waist black dress, black boots, chunky but not ridiculous nice scarf( not frumpy), short funky grey hair. Cross body bag.

I have lost it, if indeed I ever had it and look like a sag of spuds. Yes a sag of spuds. Just that.

Sack of spuds?! I like sag, though.

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