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Old 02-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #41
 
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I'm posting this from the perspective of a 31-year-old... But I've always been "cute" rather than pretty. Well, now I'm starting to get the face I've earned, instead of the one I was born with. And I'm starting to get closer to pretty.

I hope by the time I'm not mis-posting by posting on this board I can pull of pretty. And maybe by 50 I'll be able to pull off beautiful.


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Old 02-25-2009, 09:02 PM   #42
 
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... And clothes! Why does it seem like everything is for teenagers, "red hat" ladies, or strippers?
I'm late to this, and you're probably gone, but I must tell you I LOVE this observation! The "red hat lady" part depresses me more than the stripper part. It's like, HELLO, ok, I'm over 40, but that doesn't mean I want to wear a mumu and look like a big shapeless box! Working hard to maintain the figure, ok? Give me some clothes that aren't tents!!!!

ok, rant over. And no disrespect to the Red Hat Ladies. And of course, as we get older, we might want things a little looser. But some of these retailers geared toward "mature" women assume that we all have the same body type. In reality, slightly fitted clothes are often more flattering than the "Maude" outfits.

And yes, I second Ann Taylor.
ITA with the bolded. I'm busty and hippy, and I need clothes that prove I actually do still have a waistline.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:22 AM   #43
 
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I went to the grocery store yesterday & saw a woman in her 60's who looked like a clown. Her makeup was horrible. False eyelashes & lots of blush. It made me sad to look at her. I think she was aiming at pretty, but missed the mark.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #44
 
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Both Pretty and Presentable!
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