July 21, 2012

Dressing For My Age

The problem with all the patterns in my stash is that they have a waist! I used to have one too!!!! But not anymore. The whole belly fat, no waist effect of age has hit me. If I lose weight, will I gain it right back? Am I going to have to start watching everything I eat so I can fit into my vintage clothes? Or do I just change decades and go for the loose fitting clothes of the 60's and 70's? But then I run the risk of even gaining more weight.

I am not 25 anymore. Have you ever seen a model on a pattern envelope whose hairdresser really does know for sure that she is all grey? That she is what the media would call 'past her prime'? Whose skin on her knees is starting to do things she never knew skin could do? I can't wear the above patterns and get away with it! I can't wear most patterns and get away with it! In my mind I am still 25...maybe 30. Much wiser, so much happier, but want to feel less aged. I am not one who would ever go for injections or false aging products. I don't spend any money on skin care. I think water is the best thing for skin. What do I do about the clothes?


  1. How about the Twenties? Those beautiful, flowy, chemise dresses? You'd rock those, Sassy!

  2. Unfortunately there are clothes that I can't wear anymore either. I tried on the cutest dress that came a few inches above my knees. Not too short or anything, but yes, I was left glaring at the skin above me knees. I guess I'm paying now for all those suntans.

  3. I agree with Peter, and also your thoughts about 1970s styles. Over the time I have followed your blog your sense of style has evolved, and you have a great sense of style, so I am certain you will be able to continue to wear vintage designs.

  4. I have run into this, as well. I'm about the same age and my waist is increasing for the first time in my life. I find that many "vintage" styles, while I like them, just don't look good on me. As for the 20's, as Peter suggests, they don't have a waist, but often look like one is wearing a sack. The straight, drop waiste "flapper" look is one of my favorites on paper, but it usually doesn't translate to a 3 d body very well. I'm not sure what to do about it, but I just wanted to say, you are not alone. (Even though it seems there are many more of the under 50's than the overs.)

    1. thanks Victoria! I am in the process of shedding a few of the pounds around my middle. I will then fit into the clothes, but it doesn't really solve the problem of dressing for my age. i haven't figured the whole thing out yet. In my mind I am still 21. I am getting an idea though and may post in the near future. Stay tuned.


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