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MIL - why does she do it?!!

(42 Posts)
sassy Sat 28-May-05 08:42:03

Went round to see her yesterday and she answered the door in a matching cropped trousers and stripey top combo. Now, I know it was v hot yesterday, but MIL in nearly 60 and a good size 20 - and it did not look right. Added to that, I love cropped trousers and have several pairs, and its put me off them - they can't be that young/trendy if she wears them! She put me off combats a few years ago, wearing a 'tailored 'pair.
I know I'm being a meanie, but REALLY!

Louise1980 Sat 28-May-05 08:54:48

LOL i have an aunt who is 55 and she buys same clothes as my sister! If my sister sees her she wont wear them again either!!!

Pinotmum Sat 28-May-05 09:23:04

My mum's in her 60's and we often wear similar things. She is a very trendy 60 yo but still sometimes it annoys me

hercules Sat 28-May-05 09:26:19

Good for her!

fin54 Sat 28-May-05 12:09:41

OK don't all shout at me at the one time but can you tell all of us ( over 40's ) what you expect us to wear, I for one don't wear belly tops or miss sixty's gear,but nor do I wear twin sets and pearl beads.

jampots Sat 28-May-05 12:15:02

my friend who is v trendy doesnt really get on with her MIL and a few weeks ago I saw the back of my friend whom I hadnt caught up with for a while and called "Lizzie" she turned round and it was MIL dressed exactly the way my friend dresses. She was thrilled to bits but my friend was horrified!!

Gwenick Sat 28-May-05 12:18:06

Fin - you're supposed to wear baggy tracksuit bottoms, flowery dressed (just below the knee) and blouses

Pruni Sat 28-May-05 12:18:14

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cod Sat 28-May-05 12:30:04

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Louise1980 Sat 28-May-05 12:35:18

Fin when you get to 40 you start to shop at places like Bon Marche, not New Look and Dorothy Perkins.

To be hones I dont really want to dress like my mam when Im older. She hates trousers and I never weaer skirts unless Im on the pull!

hercules Sat 28-May-05 12:43:41

maybe your shops change due to your budget but i think you should wear the style you want to.

fin54 Sat 28-May-05 12:54:28

Louise 1980. Not a chance of me shopping in Bon Marche for myself, I work with the elderly ( over 70's)and shop for them in Bon Marche, I hate to see women dress up as mutton, I have a daughter of 26 who would tell me ASAP if I looked ridiculess in what I am wearing, but I do wear cropped trousers and sandals, jeans & tee shirts etc etc. BUT baggy tracksuit bottoms, flowery dressed NEVER

Gwenick Sat 28-May-05 12:55:40

have to confess I have shopping in Bon Marche ......but only for plain T-shirts

Chandra Sat 28-May-05 12:56:17

I'm with COd on this one...

fin54 Sat 28-May-05 12:57:04

Louise forgot to say , I was out last night and had on a pr of black trousers and a black and white blouse and strappy sandlas " blouse out of Dorothy Perkins "

cod Sat 28-May-05 13:36:51

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cod Sat 28-May-05 13:37:34

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Chandra Sat 28-May-05 13:40:38

... and considering that salaries get better with time, probably she even has more money to spend on clothes

cod Sat 28-May-05 13:42:25

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compo Sat 28-May-05 13:42:27

louise1980 - I can't believe you say that once you're 40 you can't shop in Dortothy Perkins I can understand New Look because that is full of cheap tat but I have a very trendy 40 year old friend and she puts my 30 year old sense of style to shame!

WigWamBam Sat 28-May-05 13:42:27

I agree with cod. That's the second time this week

Windermere Sat 28-May-05 13:43:36

I thought DP was a shop for old people

compo Sat 28-May-05 13:44:17

but Windermere do you think 40 is old?

cod Sat 28-May-05 13:45:51

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Windermere Sat 28-May-05 13:48:41

No 40 is not old (I'm 32) but if you are 22 then I guess 40 is pretty old.

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