Friday, May 13, 2011

Time to stock up on muumuus?

If women of a certain age (i.e., moi) didn't have enough to worry about come late spring, now MORE Magazine, a magazine that supposedly "celebrates women over 40" -- HA! -- has to go and do a survey of how old is too old to wear a bikini -- or mini skirt or leggings or sexy tops. (What, no mention of shorts, MORE Magazine? Now that's what I call shoddy editing.)

To save you some time (though I encourage you to click on the link to see the full results of the survey), if you are 45 or over, you may as well kill yourself start shopping for muumuus now -- and stock up. Also, those of you 50 or over, if you haven't already done so, chop off all that hair NOW. (Seriously, could this survey be more depressing?)

Interestingly, on the TODAY Show site, where I found the MORE survey, the majority of people (of which I am one) when asked "Should age be a factor in what women wear?" replied "No. Rock it if you got it," which jibes with the comments I received on my related post on this topic, titled "Can women of a certain age wear bikinis?" (All I can say is, God bless you kind readers -- and Helen Mirren.)

As for me, as long as my abs stay as flat as my chest and I can cover my butt, I'm sticking with bikinis.

Rock it if you got it!


Anonymous said...

Rock it if you got it!

A magazine meant to left up doing the beat down???? So disappointed.

J. said...

My mother, who offered to get me liposuction for my 21st birthday, just emailed me this comment: "Believe me, you look better in a bikini now that you ever did at 16 or 26." I don't know whether to be happy or sad.

Ange said...

I am NEVER trading my leggings for a muumuu!

J. said...

@Ange, will you be wearing your licorice all sorts costume over them? ;-)

TLEC said...

I think it is about what makes you happy. Wear what's comfortable for you. There's no cut-off.

In general, however, I take the attitude that I may not look as good in a bikini now as I did at 20-something, but I look better now than I will in 10 years, so do it while I can. Today, I am the youngest I will ever be!

J. said...

Amen @TLEC, amen.