Don’t make me come over there in my stilettos!

I was online doing something innocuous the other day (the online equivalent of minding my own business) when I saw a little headline that said, “Women Too Old for Minis at 35, Bikinis at 47, Survey Says.”

Say what??

Further investigation was warranted.  The article, written by Erin Donnelly, addressed a survey of 2,000 women commissioned by Diet Chef (for the record, Erin was not necessarily in support of the survey conclusions).  The women surveyed allegedly said that 47 was the age at which women should no longer wear bikinis.

They also said that tiny skirts should not be worn past the age of 35; women should stop wearing tube tops at age 33; leather pants age out at 34; forget about belly-button piercings after 35; no more sheer chiffon blouses after 40; sneakers and tight tanks have to go at age 44; leggings and UGGs have to go the following year at 45; knee-high boots should be no more after age 47; stilettos are a no-no beyond age 51; and swimsuits are completely out of the question at age 61.

Well, I am apparently defying the age attire laws on a number of fronts.  Damn, I knew I should have gotten that belly button piercing years ago.  I will not complain about any restrictions placed on tube tops and leggings beyond age 12 – that is something that needs to happen to protect mankind. But stay away from my tiny skirts, tight tanks, Converse sneakers, knee-high boots and stilettos or I will take you out.

I thought it fairly presumptuous of the women in this survey to dictate age limits for attire, but to be fair they did add one qualifier in the end with a note that half of the  respondents endorsed the notion that “women who are slim, healthy, and attractive in their 50s and 60s can get away with anything.”  I guess when you turn 70 all bets are off no matter how you look.

It is a good thing the article qualified that there were some exceptions to their silly little age restrictions as I was all ready to put on a tight little skirt and stilettos and kick someone’s age appropriately attired fanny.

Day six hundred and eighty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

 

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to Don’t make me come over there in my stilettos!

  1. Avatar of Mac Mac says:

    This list is sexist and a pity for all women. In man world, there are just a few rules, none of them tied to age: a thong is always wrong; you cannot wear shorts if your legs are thinner than your arms; a shirt with a waistband does NOT make you look trim; and the number one rule: you must have muscles to wear a muscle shirt.

  2. Stan says:

    And again a totally worthless post without pictures :)

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