Do you ever feel like nothing looks good on you?
I get that feeling almost every day. I’m a mature woman and am never quite sure if what I’m wearing is age appropriate. I’d always been tall and thin, and after two surgeries a decade ago, my body has gone south and there’s more of me than ever before. I have a stubborn tummy and my back problems make me walk like Mrs. Wiggins in the old Tim Conway/Carol Burnett sketch. Nothing I put on really looks good anymore. And then there’s the issue of thinning hair and inability to find a flattering hairstyle.
Do you have these issues? If so, how do you deal with them. Please share.
Aging is not for the faint of heart, but it’s much better than the alternative. :womanfrustrated:
Great advice, ladies!
I do have a marvelous collection of wigs, but don’t wear them much in warm weather months because even the lightest weight ones still can get warm on hot days. I also have many wigs that didn’t work for me. Am looking for a place where I can donate them as most are new with tags.
I adore hats and have several, but I think they look silly on me because of my age, especially the winter hats. :womanfrustrated:
The solution is to just be happy with yourself, I guess, and let your personality shine through even if your clothes don’t quite fit the way you’d like and you have more bad hair days than not. Try as I may, I cannot recall what my departed loved ones wore in their lifetime, but I can recall their twinkling eyes, great smiles, and kind words. :heart:
I’m 63 and was in pretty bad shape after I first got sick. Then started watching HSN and started buying the skin care products….they really do help…they will not get rid of all the wrinkles and lines but they really help.
The ones I use the most are Serious Skincare and Prai.
Then started purchasing new clothes, Antthony, Slinky, and Iman jeans.
Then came the jewelry purchases, oh my they are nice (not expensive, but affordable).
Each new item I buy here helps me look and feel good.
I also color my hair and sometimes I put in pink or purple or blue streaks.
My newest goodies are the:
1. Carols Daughter Monoi Sacred Strength Hair Serum…I give it 100 stars..my hair is baby fine and curly and was thinning at the temples..with the first use hair is breaking less, it is starting to fill in again, and can comb thru the hair even after sleeping.
2. LaVaque Shine Nail Shiner. I don’t have the patience to polish my nails anymore and this is a lifesaver. And it files off the ridges without breaking thru the nail.
3. LaBelle ultrasonic skin scrubber for exfoliation….wonderful.
Basically what I’m trying to say is feel and look good for yourself first. I take care of my skin every day, I wear makeup almost every day, I wear jewelry every day. And I very rarely go anywhere, I’m home most of the time. The nice clothes that fit well (even tho I’m overweight), finish the picture.
I have recently had several people I had not seen in a while tell me how good I look. If you take care of yourself and feel good, you will look good.
And don’t let anyone tell you you are not dressing your age, or wearing makeup for your age…that’s garbage. THERE ARE NO RULES ON AGE!!! FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF!!!
My hair has thinned quite a bit. I never thought I would lose my hair. Both my grandmothers had such thick hair, and kept it into their 90’s! I recently started wearing a wig, which I’ve never done in my life. It’s a very realistic looking wig, even though it’s synthetic. I like the look of it. It certainly looks better than my real hair. I also think it helps me to look a bit younger (although, that might just be my imagination. Ha! Ha!).
I have to say, it’s very lightweight. I thought it would feel like I was wearing a bear on my head, but it doesn’t feel heavy or hot at all.
There are lots of different grades of wigs (units). And a unit can be expensive, depending on the quality. My hair unit is synthetic with a full lace cap and a silk top. Considering the beauty of the hair and the engineering of the cap, it was very inexpensive.
Anyone can find beautiful wigs at great prices online.
Many years ago I learned from watching my dearly departed first MIL in action. She wore VERY inexpensive clothes and had very few clothes but she had the most incredible jewelry. She wore absolutely no makeup except for lipstick on major occasions. I only saw her wear lipstick twice in 30 plus years. She didn’t even color her hair but always had a perfect pedicure. Wherever she went, she stopped traffic with her amazing bling. She always told me that no one noticed how she looked because they were too busy looking at her jewelry and she was right.
At age 81, I can empathize. There are times, especially on Sundays when I dress up for church and all, when I don’t fel right about my looks. DH will usually give me the OK. Best yet when others give me compliments. Guess I’m doing something right.
Yep, getting older is not for the faint of heart! When I go out I wear shape wear to hold in my tummy (I have thin arms and legs with all my weight in my midsection). I also wear more tunic style tops as they are comfortable and cover up a multitude of sins. As for thinning hair, you may want to check out stylish wigs or hairpieces – a lot of my friends use these. Putting on make-up always boosts my morale even if it’s just mascara and tinted moisturizer and blush. Wear colors that you know look good on you. Wear whats comfortable for you. Most importantly – wear a smile! That makes everyone look and feel better. :womanhappy:
Oh yes indeed! On those days I wear more eye catching jewelry, and make sure my make up is done with extra care. I don’t know if I’m dazzling others to where they don’t notice ME as much but it sure helps me when I catch my reflection and tend to not focus as much on body and hair flaws. It’s windy where I live so I can’t always wear a hat. Chin strap hats don’t always look nice when the gusts are 25 and higher. Get some nice Heidi douse sets and dazzle ! Silly but it works
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09.02.15 1:58 PM