Frumpy in your 50's?

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  • #10454

    I know what she means. Does anyone else feel like this? Have you ‘let youself go’? I guess to some extent we all do. Kids and life in general happens and time to worry about clothes, hair and such takes a back seat.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4394130/Help-ve-frump-50s.html

    #66106

    Actually no. I often get compliments.

    Though often they are rather pathetic, like “Aren’t you lucky to be so slim?”

    I often would love to reply, “Yes, and aren’t you lucky to be able to call a king sized pizza with all the extra toppings a snack before lunch!” :p

    But, occasionally I am told I look elegant, or something looks particularly smart on me. That makes the dietary care worthwhile. 🙂

    #66147

    When I was pregnant and the following 2 years I had really bad hip and pelvis problems due to my pregnancy hormones.

    It was really hard to keep active. I’d vacuum then couldn’t get out of bed for days until almost recently. It was the pits.

    I’m finally back to normal and can work out again but it was some dark times balancing what I could do, eat or not. I hated it and the way I felt so I can relate in that way.

    Hormones can suck it.

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    #66155

    Things really did go downhill when the kids were at home.

    I think the first thing I did when they left was have a spending spree with clothes that may well have been a bit young. Short skirts and even jeans on the hip (I have slim hips so not as bad as it sounds 😆 ).

    Nowadays I have settled down and co-ordinating outfits a little better. It would be nice to lose my podge as I like close fitting clothes. To me there is nothing worse than a podgy tum and a bodycon dress.

    #66179

    I think I am okay. Our kids are in their 20s, schooling in East Coast, just hubby and I are home so I can take care of myself.

    #66195

    I’m in my 30’s and plan to be a rich woman of the world in my 50’s. I just get more stylish with time! Life gets better for me the older I get.

    #66196

    I’m in my 30’s and plan to be a rich woman of the world in my 50’s. I just get more stylish with time! Life gets better for me the older I get.

    KitKatKitty, I love this attitude. Go for it!

    #66284

    I think it’s important to feel good about yourself. Dressing well and holding your head up high is something that all people should do. Who wants to look awful? I bought myself a new pair of shoes at the weekend and they definitely are not frumpy. They are wedge, flower shoes and I shall be wearing them to a wedding this June. I shall be wearing a gorgeous pair of pale pink trousers, as well. My positive attitude means I’ll have a wedding of my own someday.

    #118024

    I think everybody is capable of ‘letting themselves go’ regardless of age to be honest.

    I agree with the context of the article…it can be easy (especially as a woman/mother/wife) to forget about yourself in the midst of trying to look after a family and home life.

    At the same time, it is so important not to forget about yourself. It’s important both mentally and physically to look after yourself/pamper yourself.

    #118713

    At the same time, it is so important not to forget about yourself. It’s important both mentally and physically to look after yourself/pamper yourself.

    Very true Jay. This reminds me I need to get a pedicure soon. I rarely splurge on going out for one so it is a nice treat and break from life.

    #118725

    I think it’s important to look after yourself and not let yourself go. Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re 80 years old. I am nearing my 40’s yet I still wear funky earrings and lipstick and pluck my eyebrows. I also still read fashion magazines and enjoy browsing through clothes shops. I’m 36: not 90.

    #118820

    At the same time, it is so important not to forget about yourself. It’s important both mentally and physically to look after yourself/pamper yourself.

    Very true Jay. This reminds me I need to get a pedicure soon. I rarely splurge on going out for one so it is a nice treat and break from life.

    Tell me about it, i’ve just lost my last gel extension. Need to get them done again lol

    #118834

    I think taking care of yourself can easily take ten years off what you would look like if not. There are many famous women who get it wrong, but there are others who get it right and look ageless. Much of it seems to be keeping fit and trim and dressing without extremes.

    #118871

    I did neglect myself a bit when I left work but now I wear what I feel good in. If you feel good I think you look pretty much OK. It’s all down to confidence I think.

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