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

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Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

carmens:  I don’t wear crop tops and booty shorts, and I’m not 30 yet (but not far off). Personally, I noticed a change in the way I dress at a younger age, probably 20/21. It’s nothing to do with being older or wanting to dress more conservatively – my body shape changed a lot between the ages of 18-21. When I was skinny I was confident wearing anything, but now that I’m a pear shape I get very touchy about wearing shorts.
I also used to be a goth teenager so while I do wear predominantly black, red and navy, I don’t do the fishnet stockings and leather/PVC skirts bit any more.

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

cher wears whatever the fuck she wants and kills it and shes 70

 

I plan on growing old disgracefully lol, ill be the cool granny in leopard print and leather

 

I did change how I dressed younger though, in my teens I had TOO much confidence (wearing things that could make a whore blush ) but now its not as crazy, cant imagin it changing much from here though

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

That article was ridiculous. 

I’m 29. Over the last couple of years I’ve definitely started dressing more conservatively, but that is out of personal preference rather than because I feel I have to. Most of my dresses/skirts are knee length as I find it flattering and also classier; however I do also have several dresses that are a few inches above my knee. I’ve never worn crop tops as I’m an apple shape and bloat easily, so they aren’t flattering on me. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I didn’t realise clothing had age limits! I thought the idea was to wear what you feel suits your body and what makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. Guess if I read those dreadful magazines that target women’s insecurities whilst trying to sell them ridiculously overpriced items that they just have to have I might have been clued in. What a fool I have been 

 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I’ve always been really modest so I’m pretty sure most of my clothes would pass for “mom clothes” or the 30+ clothes. I started shopping at stores like Loft, Ann Taylor, The Limited and Express when I was in middle school/high school. I’m only 24 but I bet my closet is a lot more modest than most of my fellow early-20 somethings.

But I think as long as something is appropriate for the event, why not flaunt it?!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

It wasn’t a conscious decision – it just happened.  I didn’t say “I’m 30 – I no longer wear mini skirts” I just started buying less of them.  I also started buying more expensive items that will last longer than buying fast fashion (i.e. Forever 21).

Post # 38
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Helper bee

I’ve never allowed my age to dictate my sense of style, which has nothing to do with fashion trends, and I’ve lived 30 years twice (I’m 60). My wardrobe was a pretty nondescript black and grey during my working career. Beyond that, I’ll wear whatever I’m comfortable in, whether it be cutoff jeans & halter top, leggings, or a shapeless mumu. Being an old hippie, I do lean towards long flowy dresses of the casual sort and avoid bras as much as possible. My hairstyle has also been the same since I was about four years old . . . long and straight. There’s now a tinge of grey, but that’s about the only difference.

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I haven’t really thought about it until this thread but I guess I’ve kind of changed what I wear a bit. In college I used to wear micro mini dresses when I went out to a club/lounge/party/Halloween etc. Now I’m probably just more casual in general when going out. Not that I don’t dress nice, it’s just feel like I don’t need to go “all out” like I used to.

but I still shop VS Pink (mostly because of comfort), wet seal (for mostly basics) and juniors sections sometimes.

I notice now that a lot of my clothes can double as work clothes/going out clothes to make the purchase more “worth it” I guess. When I was younger I used to shop A LOT and spend a TON of money on designer shoes, clothes, jewelry and now I’m definitely more careful with how much I spend bc I have a mortgage and bills!

Post # 40
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Sugar bee

My shorts are just as short at 38 as they were at 18. Yet I will never, ever, ever wear a crop top. It has nothing to do with my age. I think the biggest difference in how I dressed after 30 was simply whatever was in style then and better quality because I made decent money.

Post # 41
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Bumble Beekeeper

My style didn’t change going from 29 to 30, but I’ll admit the style has morphed a bit compared to 5 or 10 years ago. It should be a natural change rather than an obligation. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Cheekie0077:  Same here. If I can’t wear it to work as well as on weekends, it often isn’t worth it.

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I guess like many others my life gradually changed as did my style…. it wasn’t like I packed up all my clothes on the eve of my 29th birthday and gave them all away but I did start a new job that was more professional around then so I started working more on building my professional wardrobe. I obviously still wear jeans and t shirts and stuff when I am hanging around but I try to buy them at nicer places so that they are better fitted and higher quality vs just something cute to wear once. I still wear mini-skirts but usually only in the winter so that I can wear them with tights but I was never a crop top wearer (just not right for my body – I carry all my weight in my stomach) and I was never really into graphic Ts or logos or things like that so that didn’t really change….. if you catch me around the campfire or something on the weekend there is a chance that I will still be in a hoodie but I wouldn’t wear something like that out around town (unless I was on the way to/from the gym) and would more likely have a boyfriend style sweater on with skinny jeans

if anything has changed its probably my shoes….. I stopped buying a lot of the crazy color, cheap, trendy shoes and now I invest more in nice but rather plain “sensible” shoes – still heels and such (and definitely not like orthopedic shoes…though I do have a few pairs with special insoles!) but not the cute little stillettos with cherry print fabric or something like that which was sort of my signature in my 20s

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think that when I was in my twenties I wanted to look older and so I was dressing to look older. Now, I turned 35 a few days ago, it’s the opposite! I use skinny jeans, leggings and dresses just above the knee (not exactly mini). On the top I wear cardigans, hoodies, and woolly jumpers. I don’t wear blazers, suits, skirts below the knee, etc. In summer I tend to wear more short sleeves instead of spaghetty straps, but I think it’s just because spaghetty straps are not so common nowadays. I try to follow trends to some extend, always trying to suit my own body, for example, last winter I bought a leather jacket, which I think it had a very youthfull look. 😉

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

misskate18:  yes! That’s how I think now too! 

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