June 8, 2016

"24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear."

A good list... responding to a ridiculous "Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30" list.

I identified with #13 (on the should-wear list).

By the way, I saw an old man today who was wearing socks that were yellow with black silhouettes of horses all over them.

28 comments:

Earnest Prole said...

wow, Cruella de Vil and Miss Piggy have never looked better

PB said...

it's been a sign of advanced civilization and men's respect for women that they don't have to dress in drab colors to better conceal themselves from predators.

William said...

merchandising note: When you point out a really cool item like yellow socks with black horse silhouettes, you should link to the item on the Amazon portal.......I have never seen a woman wearing yoga pants, who shouldn't be wearing yoga pants. I have seen bare midriff outfits sported by women who shouldn't be wearing such outfits, but there's something about yoga pants that discourages the delusional.

Sydney said...

Helen Mirren is a beautiful woman, I will say that

Michael K said...

Is that like the Polish man with yellow socks and a rusty zipper ?

Michael K said...

"Helen Mirren is a beautiful woman, I will say that"

She was excellent in "Eye in the Sky" a pretty good movie.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Levi's jeans, v-neck tshirts purchased at Gap Outlet, undies and matching pushup bra from Victoria's Secret, a touch of mascara, sandals, cute pedicure, cute inexpensive jewelry in silver tones, unpainted fingernails, my antique wedding ring, natural blond hair with highlights from the sun and not a single gray yet (my hair is the one thing I'm a bit vain about), Olay moisturizer, and big tortiseshell sunglasses. Almost every day. I'm 36. I think I look nice and can't be bothered beyond the above.

mockturtle said...

Love it! As a woman quite a bit over 30, I already know that.

john said...

1. Is she aware that those large glasses encourage people to drink more?

jacksonjay said...


Old ladies looks smokin in whatever the fuck they want!
Old men looks like children in short pants!
Got it!

What the fuck?

Leslie Graves said...

Those were great. I love 21.

TA said...

To IHMMP, sounds good to me. But at 36, you're just a kid.

Anglelyne said...

Of course, nobody is stopping any "woman over 30" from wearing whatever the fuck she wants.

What articles like that are really trying to say is "nobody should ever snigger at whatever women wearing whatever the fuck they want are wearing".

Anglelyne said...

Though some of those women are well-dressed.

Kate said...

Great point, and the rant is appropriate. But I will never look like those women because I shop in my middle-class department store. Queen Helen of Fanfuckintasticka has a stylist and a couture deal. The retort to the snotty article has a bit of an attitude all its own.

JCCamp said...

Although generally, I'm pretty much live and let live, if my wife or my 94 year old mother arrived dressed like #23, on the right in the striped pants, I'd consider either a drug test or a psychological evaluation.

Maybe an eye exam.

My personal favorites would probably be #22 or #13. But any number strike me as pleasing to the eye, because the subject seems at home in the clothes.

Big Mike said...

Number 7 is always a good look for a university professor. Androgynous look works well for either gender.

David said...

Most of those women were a lot older than 30. And some pretty good outfits.

LYNNDH said...

Old Men get to wear whatever they Damn Well Want Too. Shorts, yellow socks, whatever.

J. Farmer said...

Clever twist. On the other hand, whenever I walk around my local supermarket, my reaction never seems to be: "wow these women are putting too much effort into their appearance."

Roy Lofquist said...

The old man with the socks? He likes them. Next time you see him say hi. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Jeff Teal said...

I thought one of the good things about feminism was the popping of societal expectations about fashion.For everyone
Currently(9:30PM) the temperature here is 82F and humidity approx 85%.My Wrangler hybrid cargo shorts and Aloha shirt feels very comfortable.Come visit Florida in the summer and see what works for you.

Jeff Teal said...

My 105 yr old GM looked great in her track suits.The fashionistas probably would have thought that gauche too.

glenn said...

Like the writer said. "Whatever the F**k they want". Then the rest of us can make our own judgment about their intelligence,and taste. Not that taste or intelligence count for much in BoomerWorld.

Michael K said...

Oh, Oh. My Polish joke got deleted.

traditionalguy said...

Vive La Difference! Making Women Great Again.

fivewheels said...

"Women in today’s world are hit from all sides."

Waah, waah, waah. Yeah, thank God I'm a man and no one ever, ever expresses opinions about what I should or shouldn't do or say or think or want. Men never get criticized or evaluated in any way by anyone! Woo-hoo!

"Wear what you want, do what you want ... don’t give a fuck."

Yeah, I'm all for that. So, is writing a long whiny article about someone else's silly article giving a fuck or not giving a fuck?

Freeman Hunt said...

Judging by this list, they should wear whatever they want--as long as its incredibly expensive!

(I did like the clothes though, even the stranger ones.)