Ok, folks. I’m going to be letting my hair down a little here. It’s time to talk bluntly and opening about leggings and skinny jeans. Yes, I’m old enough to remember wearing these in high school and the fashion rule of thumb that I’ve heard is that if you’ve worn it in the past, you are too old to wear it again.
WTF!!!! Leggings were some of the most comfortable things I can possibly remember. Unfortunately, instead of looking like this
I would look more like this
Muffin top central! Believe it or not, I used to be skinny like the girl in the top picture and could wear anything and look great. I think we can all say that we looked great when we were younger. But, I really did! However, old age and sitting at a desk five days a week have taken their toll on my figure and I’ve – er, um – filled out over the years.
I’ve been a fan of the British version of What Not To Wear. Those ladies really know their stuff and I’ve tried to keep in mind their tips for fuller figured women. So, I’ve kept to wearing boot cut pants to give me a better silhouette, used v-necks to lengthen my torso so I don’t look too dumpy, etc. But, I see these skinny jeans and leggings and I’m so tempted to try them to see if I can get away with it.
My biggest fear is not the muffin top. Oh, no. My biggest fear is that I would be trying to look younger than my years. Personally, I think that is a fate worse than death and I pity women my age who work out and tan and get their nails done and get facials everyday in a desperate attempt to look younger. They would look fantastic if they just dressed appropriately for their ages but mostly, they wear these younger fashions and think they look good. I’m happy with my age and comfortable with getting older. I don’t want to look 20 years old again because I’m not the same person I was at 20.
Ok, I think I just answered my own question. I would look like a desperate older woman trying to hold onto her youth.