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When do you become mutton dressed as lamb?

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puff · 01/11/2005 20:57

I tried on a lovely skirt in Next a couple of days ago - black, just below the knee, with a v full skirt. it was really flattering and would look lovely with some black suede boots I have. But I didn't buy it in case it looks too young for me. I am 40 (I know, not that old!) but just don't want to look a twit.

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JoolsToo · 01/11/2005 21:00

I hate older women (well most women really) showing their knees - not attractive imho! Also crepey cleavages and upper arms - Nooooooooooo!

you're outfit sounds great puff! can we have a link to the skirt?

nailpolish · 01/11/2005 21:00

i bought a dress for a wedding in a style i havent worn for about 10 years, i asked my brother who is lovely, and very honest (i always ask my brother) and he said it was great

i was really surprised and relieved

i think you probably think its sooner than it is

spursmum · 01/11/2005 21:00

I find that it is when I start worrying if you can see my bum from under my skirt. I hate the really short hemlines and I'm only 26! I worry about the cellulite being on show. In my teens I woldn't have given two hoots if it was or not!!!!

nailpolish · 01/11/2005 21:01

i wish my mum would dress younger - shes 58 but looks a lot older

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puff · 01/11/2005 21:01

I've tried to find it on the Next website, but can't see it!

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Caligula · 01/11/2005 21:02

About five years ago!

cod · 01/11/2005 21:02

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puff · 01/11/2005 21:02

It's definitely completely black.

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Caligula · 01/11/2005 21:02

(I've never understood why being mutton dressed as mutton is superior)

spursmum · 01/11/2005 21:03

Np I wish my mum would dress a little older. Her friends told her the reason she had a cold was because she went out half-dressed!!!
She's now dressing worse than I did as a teenager!!(some achievement!!)

JoolsToo · 01/11/2005 21:03

loving your 'style' cod

puff · 01/11/2005 21:04

lol cod

I think part of the problem is I've lost a bit of my "clothes confidence" IYKWIM. Spent too long just trying to cover up !

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puff · 01/11/2005 21:06

Think I'll go back to Next wearing the boots and try it on again!

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nailpolish · 01/11/2005 21:07

puff why not go to debenhams and get a personal shopper

my shy mate did it and loved it, got loads of great tips and cool clothes

have you lost loads of weight recently then? treat yourself lady

iota · 01/11/2005 21:08

I remember someone saying to me that he thought that you shouldn't wear jeans if you were over 30....I'm sill wearing them and I'm in my 40's

JoolsToo · 01/11/2005 21:09

I'm still wearing jeans and I'm well over 40

puff · 01/11/2005 21:09

Ooh, that's a great idea np! Dh says he'll treat me to a new wardrobe (within reason ) when I get to the weight I want to. Not too long to go now hopefully!

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carla · 01/11/2005 21:09

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Dropinthe · 01/11/2005 21:11

Puff-a friend of mine has recently lost over 3 stone but in her minds eye she still looks as big as she ever was and is now finding it hard to adapt her wardrobe! She could get away with the "skinny jeans tucked in boots look with a sharp jacket" but thinks she too,(at only 35),will not suit it!

You only live once,girl!

nailpolish · 01/11/2005 21:11


puff · 01/11/2005 21:14

Dropinthe - I think that is more my problem tbh, nothing to do with being 40!

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doormat · 01/11/2005 21:16

you only become mutton dressed as lamb when you start showing cellulite an crepie skin
oh and alot of saddle bags

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