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#1 ms flib

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Gosh I'd love to have the problem of being 35 and dressing like a Mum!

So tell me - what's good when you're 45+ and still feeling relatively youthful as you have young kids? How do you dress?

Links for decent clothes to cover the middle age spread please!

#2 Chchgirl

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

My mum's pretty cool, still wears jeans and has long hair at 66!

I have long hair and won't cut it till I die..

I pretty much live in jeans, except skinny jeans..I did buy 3/4 jeans but shorts should not be seen on me regardless of how much weight I lose! I also live in ballet flats..

I bought a couple of dresses (which I never ever wear normally) which are not black, and 50's style that come in at the waist and suit me (forget worrying about looking bogan, maxi dresses just make me look maxi!) from Birdsnest..

One thing I do like is being in my 40's, I wouldn't trade being in my 30's for anything..

Edited by Chchgirl, 08 December 2012 - 01:20 PM.


#3 vanessa71

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

My mum is 58 and tends to wear exercise type clothing mostly, but that's okay given that she is a fitness instructor. When she is not working she wears jeans and nice tops mostly, she has dresses and skirts, but they generally only make an appearance on a special occasion.

I know she has bought things from Boden and I have bought her things from Country Road/Trenery of late.

Edited by vanessa71, 08 December 2012 - 01:27 PM.


#4 50ftqueenie

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Surely anything from the '35' thread will cover it?  Is there really that much difference (I say this as I'm turning 40 next year). I don't think 45 year olds dress any different to 35 year olds.

As for dressing like your Mum. My Mum is 62 and buys a lot of similar things to me, except three sizes smaller!  Damn genetics, where is my size 8 body?

#5 casime

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

If I'm 45 and dressing like my mother did at 45 then I'd be pretty pleased with that.  She was one classy lady!   I've still got some of her clothing in my wardrobe (designer pieces, probably considered vintage designer these days!) because they just never go out of style.

#6 TheCeriseClupea

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

My mother thinks she is Stevie Nicks though she also thinks she's Kate Bush. Just picture those two ensembles on a withered out size 6 leathery skinned middle aged woman.I am very very different in style to my mother, according to her I am too plain too fat & not feminine enough.

#7 **Xena**

Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

My Mum dresses better than me- she's 49 though original.gif

#8 ms flib

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

It's really the spare tyre around the tummy area that you get in your 40s after having kids and heading into menopause.

My problem is that I'm a B cup but my stomach sticks out almost as much as my boobs!

Suggestions for types of clothes?

#9 FloralArrangement

Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Go to Birdsnest it has styling of outfits and recommends body types the pieces will suit. Gives you a great guide even if you don't buy from there.

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