22 Jul Fashion Pet Peeves- What Are Yours?
I am sure by now, in midlife, you have a few fashion pet peeves. I’ll share mine and I’d love to hear yours!
You are “TOO OLD” to wear that.
This has to be #1. How often do we see articles or hear someone say, ” You shouldn’t wear that at your age.” ” It’s not “age-appropriate” I read an article a few years ago that said women over 40 shouldn’t wear jeans! Let’s stop the insanity! How does a garment like jeans have that kind of power over you!? It’s denim. You shouldn’t wear a bikini at your age. And the list goes on.. You look up over 40 or over 50 fashion and so on, and you will see many blogs and articles that tell you what you “shouldn’t wear” after a certain age.
I always feel that confidence is the key to wearing what you want. Whatever it may be, it doesn’t have a age tag on it. I wear mini dresses and skirts on occasion as I like my legs. Whatever you decide to wear, wear it proudly!
Image credit- Glamour
AH-OHHHH I am wearing a mini-skirt here over 50! What’s going to happen??
With skin care (“fashion leeway”) marketing skin care to 40+ using models in their early 20s or photoshopped.
No wonder there is insecurity in our skin or skincare, if the person selling it hardly has formed their first wrinkle.!
Companies not making garments long enough in the sleeves or hem.
For some taller ladies. ( I am 5 foot 9) I wear either an XS or S and find that if I order a coat or shirt, at times, the sleeves are too short! Taller women can wear smaller sizes, but I think the industry doesn’t consider ladies over 5 foot 5 when designing smaller garments for taller ladies. I often find sleeves on shirts, sweaters too short, but everything else fits.
Going into a store and seeing either “dowdy” clothing (for “older” ladies) or Teenie bopper styles.
(yes I said, “Tennie bopper”! )
Where are the fashionable clothes?
This just justifies the notion that women “of a certain age” should wear certain types of clothes.
Sports socks with sandals!
It’s just a No! LOL.
Ok. I am not talking about cute feminine , thinner socks with a pump or sandal that shows on the runway or seen here at Anna Sui’s exhibit.
I am talking about tube socks or socks you would wear to the gym.
These are adorable floral socks with a menswear shoe. I like this!
Clunky, Unattractive “orthopedic” shoes. –
I know there are foot problems, my mom has bunions and is extremely hard to find shoes for. Back in the day, when I was growing up, there certainly wasn’t the selection you have today as far as “comfort shoes”. Now, there are many shoe companies catering to ladies with bunions, wide feet, or problematic feet. Perhaps just want support and cushioning in a shoe, as well. These are just some of the companies that offer better selection of ‘comfort shoes” that are nice looking too- Jambu Ecco, Dansko, Naot, Vivaia, Vionics to name a few.
When a store has a “sale”, but their prices have increased, so the sale is really what you should pay in the first place!
That drives me a bit bonkers! Certain popular retailers over the past 5-7 years have significantly increased their prices on garments and have not improved the quality. When they have a “sale” it really isn’t a sale.
Shipping over $10
Before you even put anything in your cart, the shipping is $10 or more.
I honestly don’t like to shop at places where there is no free shipping. If I am going to try on things at home, I want to be able to ship back without paying more money to return.
Some of my favorite shops are Mango, Zara, and Nordstrom for free shipping.
There are some retailers who make buying on-line difficult! Namely, when I read the reviews and the sizing information is all over the place! It runs big, it runs small, size down etc. I will still always order on-line as i love the inventory choices, but there should be more consistancy when it comes to a brand. Some brands will offer size charts, so it is best to know your measurements.
Do you agree with this list? I’d love to hear your Fashion pet peeves! Let me know what yours are in the comments.
Have a great weekend!