Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fashion Faux Pas for the Fifty Plus Crowd


This was in my email today. Author Unknown.

So, I thought I'd share it to help give a little fashion help to some of my 50 or soon to be 50+ friends here in bloggy land. (yes I have taken notes for when I am there in a few years)


Dress code no no's for 50+



Many of us over 50, WAY over 50, or on the way to 50 are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to conform to current fashions.

Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:


1. A nose ring and bifocals

2. Spiked hair and bald spots

3. A pierced tongue and dentures

4. Miniskirts and support hose

5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads

6. Speedos and cellulite

7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar

8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor

9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge

10. Pierced nipples that hang below the waist

11. Bikinis and liver spots

12. Short shorts and varicose veins

13. Inline skates and a walker

And the ultimate 'Bad Taste' in fashion! for the 'Older folks'.....................

14. Thongs and Depends


Please keep these basic guidelines foremost in your mind when you shop.

Author Unknown

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37 comments:

chele said...

Darn and I was totally planning to rock the inline skates when I hit 50

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Queenie said...

I did not see you at the motel this weekend.. so how did you get my picture? And please don't show it to Cletus..since that is NOT him with me..

Thanks..

the queen

Rachel said...

I'll have to pass this one along, one or more of these may apply to my mom, but I won't embarrass her by saying which.

Okay, it's #7.

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ReformingGeek said...

Those are hilarious! Here's one for men in general: permed hair and a comb over.

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Douglas said...

Now wait just one damn minute! It sounds almost like you're saying that a pierced tongue and removable teeth are a bad thing. Do you understand men at all?

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darsden said...

Hilarious!! All of them so true! yikes at the thought of some of them.. because I have actually seen some of Do NOTs...

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Quirkyloon said...

LMBO!

But (pun intended) will youse people stop making fun of Depends? They are a wonderful good thing.

So I hear.

Ahem.

Marissa said...

Hahah! I was hoping Depends would come out in thong-style by the time I need it.

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Shawn said...

#9 goes for anyone, even if you're 18.

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Slyde said...

thongs an depends? yuck!

p.s. thanks for the voice comment... you rock! plus you sound sexy! :)

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Stacy said...

I'm turning 45 this summer...what a relief to see I haven't embarassed myself. Yet.

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Skylers Dad said...

You didn't mention anything about tricking out your hoverround, so I going for it!

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Riff Dog said...

"Thong and Depends" is classic!

I'll add "iPod earbuds taped to hearing aids."

Commercial Hate said...

Speedos are a no-no for anyone. There's always some old foreign jerk trotting around the beach in one every summer

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dizz said...

somehow chele.. I am SURE YOU of all people could pull it off easily

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dizz said...

I have my spies ;) $1000 keeps me from telling Cletus

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dizz said...

I have printed them and gave them to my mom.. so far so good!

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dizz said...

good one! I should add that

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dizz said...

nope.. and I never will!

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dizz said...

I have been lucky NOT to see any of them.. where's my wood?

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dizz said...

Sorry to have offened you QL.. did they get messed up in your purse too? LOL Just teasing

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dizz said...

blech.. maybe you should write them

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dizz said...

this is very true shawn.. how observant you are

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dizz said...

You're welcome, and thanks for the compliment

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dizz said...

please print it out before it's too late! Save yourself

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dizz said...

That's a great idea! I'm sure you could really trick it out.. or whatever those young whipperschnappers are saying now

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dizz said...

OH good one!

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dizz said...

Very true... nasty

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Lady Sarcasm said...

Ok that was gross! LOL

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Otin said...

Bare Midriffs with a bulge? You are talking about NC, right? It is accepted dress down here! LOL!

MadMadMargo said...

Ahem, as someone over 50, I need a little reminder from time-to-time regarding my fashion sense. However, I have found that wearing the thong under the Depends is a more comfortable fit.

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dizz said...

yeah well... did you expect anything else from me?

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dizz said...

Here in Florida too.. The "Retirement State"

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dizz said...

TMI Margo TMI

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surveygirl46 said...

Yeah, depends and thongs was one i haven't tried yet...thanks for reminding me....(great post; maybe we should add those disclaimers to my senior online dating site) :)

Bee said...

Well, I guess I should reconsider my fashion then. ;o)

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Funny Videos said...

Very good post

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