Jump to content

So you're 35 and dress like a mum


  • Please log in to reply
211 replies to this topic

#1 ~~~~!eternity!~~~~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

How do you transition from boring school mum to trendy 35 year old?

Links greatly appreciated, preferably something suitable for DD boobs so v necks always work.

#2 IsolaBella

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

I have found pepperberry.co.uk great for clothes that go over the bust.



#3 Fanny McPhail

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Gawd I need to stalk this thread...You have just described me down to the bra size!

#4 ~~~~!eternity!~~~~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

I guess what I'm asking is what do trendy 35 year old women wear? And yes trackies do sometimes make an appearance as do 3/4 length black pants *sigh*.

#5 CupOfCoffee

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 07/12/2012, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have found pepperberry.co.uk great for clothes that go over the bust.


Oh, I have never seen this online store and I just had a quick look and it is exactly the style I like.  (As a 35 year old mum).

#6 follies

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Beautiful soft chiffon style blouses and a great pair of (full length) black pants are a must. Find the styles that suit you and go crazy with the accessories.

#7 ~~~~!eternity!~~~~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE
go crazy with the accessories.


See here's the thing, I own one pair of earrings. And one ring. I'm scared of accessories!

#8 EBeditor

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

This just-turned-36-year-old mum wears dresses by Leona Edmiston, they're always very flattering. I also like Veronika Maine, Seed Woman and Sussan.

#9 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE (chubba_bubba @ 07/12/2012, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do "mums" dress LOL


I was going to ask the same question.  Well I don't dress like my mum did at the same age.

I'm 44 so definitely no bare midriff.  I dress for comfort so i wear a lot of leggings and skinny jeans with long tops which I find slimming.  I usually team them with flats or moccasin style slip on shoes.



#10 Orangedrops

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Throw out all of your three quarter pants, always wear lipstick and accessorise every day.

There are lots of affordable fun ways to accessorise. A brightly coloured necklace or bangle is always good, or a pretty summer scarf. I love Mimco scarves.

Edited by Orangedrops, 08 December 2012 - 04:46 AM.


#11 follies

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE (~~~~!eternity!~~~~ @ 07/12/2012, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
See here's the thing, I own one pair of earrings. And one ring. I'm scared of accessories!


You just have to decide what you like. I don't have "loud" accessories. I have delicate chains with pendants, tennis bracelets, pearls and I don't do dangly earrings (not just as I have a baby).

#12 CupOfCoffee

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE (Orangedrops @ 07/12/2012, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Throw out all of your three quarter pants, always wear lipstick and accessorise every day.


Oh... this is my sin...

3/4 pants are so comfy and perfect compromise between shorts being too short and long pants being too hot.  (I am so middle aged).

What should women wear instead in hot weather (where they are going to be bending over picking up toddlers etc?

#13 Schmig

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

I am a huge leona Edmiston fan in my 36 year old D boobs mum  body. so many great styles and they don't need ironing. oh the bliss. I also buy some monsoon from the UK

#14 Fyn Angelot

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Accessories don't have to mean jewellery, either.  I have a collection of wraps/scarves in a rainbow of colours.  And a good belt can do wonders for an outfit.  For example, I bought this to wear over otherwise solid black outfits (which I tend to wear a lot):

http://www.etsy.com/listing/96904634/ivory...=af_you_favitem

#15 strawberrycakes

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE
Throw out all of your three quarter pants
uh oh, thats what I planned on wearing tomorrow.  I'm 32 though so do I still have to throw them out ? LOL

#16 Jenferal

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

I'll wear 3/4 denim pants if I want!
Skirts are useless for playing with toddlers and picking them up etc. I'm also over a sz 12(well over lol) and my legs just don't look great in a shorter skirt anymore, longer skirts get in the way of day to day stuff.
I'll fancy up once my child is a bit older, I promise!!
i do make sure I wear lipstick though.

#17 vanessa71

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE (EBeditor @ 07/12/2012, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This just nearly -turned-36- 42 year-old mum wears dresses by Leona Edmiston, they're always very flattering. I also like Veronika Maine.


I always wear make up, red lipstick being my signature colour. When I wear jeans, I wear heels with them, never runners, that is about as casual as I get.

Apart from Leona Edmiston & Veronika Maine, I like Boden for separates. I try to never dress like a 'mum'.  wink.gif

#18 having-fun

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

www.birdsnest.com.au

birdsnest Styled Outfits

They have a lovely and large range of styled outfits, including shoes and other accessories.  And they are for all body types and they are reasonable prices.

Their service is brilliant - if something isn't right, then you can send it back and get a refund.  So returns are easy as.

I love their jewellery.  Have fun

#19 baxlaika

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Interesting thread - will read with interest. Not sure I'm ready to let go of the 3/4 pants though. The world isn't ready to see my legs in shorts and skirts don't work for me.

Pepperberry looks good thanks for the tip! Had a laugh at the website though: "clothes designed with your boobs in mind" nice to know someone's thinking about my boobs while they work?  laugh.gif

Earnings solve a bad hair day in my opinion. Dangly ones if you can - distracts the eye from you hair!

#20 follies

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (CupOfCoffee @ 07/12/2012, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh... this is my sin...

3/4 pants are so comfy and perfect compromise between shorts being too short and long pants being too hot.  (I am so middle aged).

What should women wear instead in hot weather (where they are going to be bending over picking up toddlers etc?


Try to find a pair of linen black pants or a pair that have a "silky" feel to them, that way they are cooling.

The problem with 3/4 pants is they stop at the widest part of the calf, I don't mind some 3/4 pants but you have to pay a lot of attention to the proportions of the outfit

#21 pumpkinpie04

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Ruby Olive have great accessories.

#22 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (CupOfCoffee @ 07/12/2012, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh... this is my sin...

3/4 pants are so comfy and perfect compromise between shorts being too short and long pants being too hot.  (I am so middle aged).

What should women wear instead in hot weather (where they are going to be bending over picking up toddlers etc?


3/4 pants are unflattering and aging.  I'm 44 and have short legs. During summer I fitted (but not too tight) capri pants (ending just below the knee cap). Much more flattering and they give a longer leg line.  You can buy them in fabric or denim.  Katies have a range which flatten your tummy too.

The only time 3/4 pants are flattering is if they are fitted (like skinny jeans but ending mid calf).

And FTR i'm not skinny - i'm size 12-14.

#23 Freddie'sMum

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

It will be a cold day in hell before I ever give up MY 3/4 length trousers !!

OP - I am short and plus size.  What suits me will probably not suit you.

What do you like wearing ??  I like 3/4 length pants because the regular length ones are too long for me.  I like nice tops - I don't really wear dresses because they don't suit me.  

Try lots of different stuff on and be honest when you ask yourself "does is suit me".

I - for one - am not buying coloured jeans this season - even though every other person / man / woman / teenager and small child seems to have them.  Short, chunky legs like mine do not suit them.

(edited for spelling)


Edited by Freddie'sMum, 07 December 2012 - 08:39 PM.


#24 *LucyE*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Ahhh, my calves aren't a problem, so I'll stick with my 3/4 pants. I have some long linen pants too, which while comfortable are sometimes too casual. I have long silk pants as well but they are strictly for when there is no toddler in sight.

I'd like to know how a 'mum' dresses too. A dag is a dag no matter the age.

I have always been a minimalist with accessories and make up. You just need to work out your own style. Not everything will suit everyone. The trick is to find what suits YOU.

#25 EBeditor

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

I recently saw a photo of myself in 3/4 pants and decided that I am NEVER wearing them again.

Some alternatives in summer - mid-thigh or knee-length shorts with sandals, skirts and dresses, loose leg pants in linen or thin cotton. Printed pants are quite in at the moment but they don't work if you have big hips and a tummy.  Normal jeans or coloured jeans with turned up cuffs are more flattering than 3/4 pants too.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Mums reveal their nappy bag essentials

Ever wondered what other mums carry in their nappy bags? We have, so we asked mums to tell us their must-have nappy bag items.

Toddler died because he wasn't given antibiotics soon enough

A 15-month-old boy would almost certainly be alive today if doctors had given him antibiotics sooner, a coroner has ruled.

VIDEO: moment a toddler falls on to train tracks in Melbourne

Shocking footage has emerged capturing the moment a pram carrying a toddler rolled off a platform and onto train tracks in suburban Melbourne.

Sold on natural birth? Read the fine print

In the excitement and anticipation of a first pregnancy, I ignored the fine print: some women, some of the time.

Child with alcoholic mum who drank while pregnant won't win pay-out

A young child is not entitled to criminal injuries compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant.

Superbugs killing India's babies, posing wider threat

A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, tens of thousands of newborns dying because antibiotics no longer work.

Can you teach a toddler to sleep in?

Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.

Keeping your relationship on track as new parents

About 70 per cent of couples experience a slump in their relationship within three years of having a baby. Here's how we tried to get back on track.

America's favourite baby names of 2014

Americans are turning to television, Netflix and sports for ideas for what to name their wee ones.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.