(Closed) Did you change the way you dressed when you turned 30?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m 41 (and feel a bit OMG everytime I type this fact!). I found that over the years I gradually changed the way I dressed but some of that had to do with changing fashions as much as my age. I still wear tasteful crop tops. I wear dresses with cut out parts occasionally. I never wore short shorts anyway as my legs are short and rounded! Around 30 -33 I probably wore my most ‘sexy’ outfits to be honest. I didn’t have the confidence in my early to mid 20s and my teens were all about 90s grunge! These days I would avoid certain things- basically any brash logo t-shirt, anything too similar to what I wore in my late teens (you can’t do the same fashion twice…cringe- I even drew the line at chenille sweaters and there’s nothing inherently young about them!!) And any short skirt that’s too fluffy frilly and girly (that is the only thing I miss as they suit me and I still have a few I love grrrr). I wish I’d been more adventurous when I was younger with hair and make-up but I had fun with clothes and still do. 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

Yes, although it was less about age, and more about my career trajectory.  I’m 40, and work in a male dominated industry.  It’s hard to be taken serious as a woman in my field, so my work wardrobe is designed to help me shatter the glass ceiling.  I wear mostly black and grey, higher-end fabrics. I tend towards clothing with architectual design.  It’s also hard because I have a fairly large bust.

My non-work wardobe has gotten a bit less interesting and funky. Partly because I spend most of my waking moments at work rather than socially, so I prioritize spending money on my work wardrobe. Also, as I’ve aged, my ability to wear things like stiletto heels has sadly declined.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

I’ll be 30 next year and I don’t plan on changing how I dress. It’s not like I have my birth date tattooed across my forehead so the fashion police can find me and put me in jail for the crime of wearing a crop top. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I woke up and just put on pearls. It was weird.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think I might have dressed older in my 20’s because I was trying to look older. I wear what looks good on me above all else.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

First of all, 30 is still YOUNG! I don’t dress the way I did when I was 21, but not because I am some old hag. Trends come and go…there was a time when I thought my pink terry Juicy Couture track suit was the height of fashion! Styles change….I’ve been wearing skinny jeans for the past few years, but I hear boot cut is coming back. Lifestyles change….I have an extensive “professional wardrobe” now. Bodies change…I’m actually in better shape than I was in my early 20s (no more binge drinking and late night pizza/easy mac) And, honestly, I have the money now to afford more clothing and higher quality clothes. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m nearing 40 and while my style has evolved a bit over the years,  I tie it more to my current weight (I need to lose a few more lbs to feel super confident) and my career (I’m a teacher so I’m mindful of what I’m wearing if I’m somewhere I might see students). That being said I still look for things in the juniors section.  Maybe I’m in denial.  Haha.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m about to be 30 and looking back I do dress more conservatively now. Back in my early 20 my dresses showed a lot more cleavage then I’m comfortable with now. My transformation started with work though, in my chosen career I had to dress more professionally and I think over time that also transitioned into my my outside work life as well. 

 

I do do have to say that I do have a 31 year old friend with a baby girl who is dressing like her daughter. I mean it just feels weird with the hair bows and butterfly clips in a 30 year old woman. She also tries to match with her daughter often which is even weirder Imo 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Nah I think that’s stupid. The older I get I buy more quality designer brands and because they’re more expensive I think about the longevity of the garments more so buy slightly more classic clothes but I can’t imagine I would suddenly from one day to the next decide a certain type of clothing is banned from my wardrobe: it’s all about how you wear it and pair it.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

I didn’t change what I wore when I turned 30. I never wore crop tops to begin with lol, I still wear short skirts and tight clothes a lot of the time. I have noticed over the last few years that I go for comfort over anything else nowadays.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

annelise210516:  I tend to do the same now. I buy good quality staples and classic items over ‘fast fashion’.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had a baby right after I turned 30 so I went from wearing clothes that were relatively modest to wearing things where I could pull my boobs out any place and time. 

My clothes have evolved over the years but I don’t base what I wear on the number of years I’ve been alive. My mother once asked me how long I planned to wear short skirts and I responded “As long as Tina Turner is still doing it.”

I actually don’t wear short skirts all that much anymore but I’ll wear the hell out of some short shorts!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

carmens:  Nah. I’m almost 37 and I didn’t change the way I dress when I turned 30. Which would probably explain why I have alot of the same dresses in my wardrobe still 🙂 

Wear what you like, and what makes you feel good. There doesn’t have to be an “appropriate” age attached to clothes you can or can’t wear.

If you feel awesome, that’s what you should be wearing. If other people don’t like it – it’s not their body, and they don’t have to comment. 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee

Nah, no way! If anything recently I’m going through a phase of dressing even younger than I was, incorporating lots of distressed denim, baggy sweats and runners into my wardrobe and matching back to designer leather and jewellery – I look like complete mutton dressed as lamb as my nan would have said haha! 

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