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

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
1104 posts
Bumble bee

carmens:  i’m 29 and i don’t plan on changing how i dress when i turn 30. i like short skirts and shorts, form fitting dresses, and i show cleavage from time to time, of course i also wear longer skirts and dresses and covered up stuff, i like it all!

that said, i think my style has evolved naturally over the years, but it has been gradual. when i was teens-early 20s i used to wear more graphic tees, super loud mix and match prints, thrift store finds, that kind of thing. i feel like now my style is a bit more put together looking, even though i work from home. i used to just grab random crap and throw on super loud prints together, crazy layers, leggings all the time, not really do my hair or wear jewelry, etc. now i pay more attention to buying colors and styles that actually flatter my skintone and body, wearing accessories, etc.

it’s not really because i’m at a certain age that i changed how i dress, more just that my tastes changed. kind of like how i don’t go clubbing anymore, i mean, i could if i wanted to…it’s just not really fun to me anymore! plus, my husband went from labor/service industry jobs to a professional desk job and HE started dressing soooo much nicer. i was like damn, i need to up my game, lol. i still definitely rock funky styles, i just try to go for more of a pulled together look that makes sense rather than hot hipster mess.

basically it’s like this in terms of equivalent outfits:

21 year old me wore this to the bar: painted on red leggings, neon green halter (cropped) with purple bra straps showing, glittery gold boots, a backpack, chipped nails, and a messy ponytail, zero makeup, zero jewelry

29 year old me wears this to the bar: black skinny jeans, dark grey halter (full length, with no bra straps showing), black birks, my neutral canvas leopard purse, painted and (gasp) matching finger and toenails, hair down and actually soft and taken care of, maybe a little eyeliner and mascara, sapphire earrings, thin gold chain necklace, tortiseshell bracelet

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  mrshomemaker.
  • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  mrshomemaker.
Post # 48
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

carmens:  some of my friends reckon i did but I dont think so. 

(credits to Snog, Marry, Avoid)

Post # 49
35 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

Did I turn 30, go to the mall and buy a new wardrobe? No. 

Have I evolved in the way that I dress? Yes. But it’s been gradual. 

I remember being about 31 and sitting in a fitting room sobbing because I felt stuck, I felt like I SHOULD be dressing more…ugh I don’t know a word for it…older??? But, I didn’t know how to do it. Then I realized, I should wear what looks good on ME and what I feel comfortable wearing. 

Funny thing, last night my Darling Husband and I were at a baseball game. A woman was a few rows ahead of us, she was wearing booty shorts, a cropped tank, blingy belt, wedge heels, and had every “trendy tattoo you could think of (wrist tattoo of infinity symbol, etc). We overheard her tell the aisle usher she was 69 (then giggled when she said it). Oh my, I HOPE I have that kind of attitude when I’m pushing 70, but the wardrobe…nah…I wouldn’t wear it at 35. It just looked like she was TRYING too hard. That’s not attractive. So, I told my husband, please, don’t ever let me walk out of the house looking like that – now or ever!

Post # 50
767 posts
Busy bee

oh, whoever wrote that was on a deadline from their editor.

I didn’t change my dressing ways much when I turned 30, but when I turned 40 I did. Thinking I needed to dress more like my age. Then someone I knew who didn’t know my age (I assumed they did) told me ‘we need to take you shopping, you like you are wearing your mom’s clothers’ turned out they thought I was about 10 years younger than I actually am. score! So I just changed it to more of what I like and got a lot of compliements 🙂


Post # 51
281 posts
Helper bee

carmens :  I don’t know how I missed this thread. I love these topics. During my college years, I wore short skirts when I would go out and tight fitting clothing. When I look at those skirts now (yes I kept a few lol), I cringe at the thought of wearing them now…I would never. I kept them for sentimental reasons I guess. When I go shopping now, I have to admit,  I consciously say to myself, “Is this suited for my 31 year old self?” I’m in shape and look good, but I dress pretty modestly compared to most people.

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