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A short black dress at 50?

Updated on June 1, 2011

The over 50 fashion police!!! Now I really find issue with the fact that over 50 we are subjected to such in the first place. Who do these people think they are to stereotype all women over 50 like we are clones,and not the individuals we should be allowed to remain. Geez, just because we happen to be born in the fifty's we must adhere to a sterner dress code? why do you think?

What if our legs still look as good as someone half our age? lets ask the fashion police if we may take this into consideration ..Its not bad enough we aren't suppose to have worn sleeveless anything for the past decade now we gotta lower our hemline..

I don't think so, at least I'm not giving in without a fight!  How about you?

This is the deal.. some of us have short legs, now if you take a hemline past my knee, I look like my legs are missing!  (this is what they want isn't it not to see old legs)..LOL

I am of the opinion that if you are comfortable showing your good looking legs and better yet if you have someone willing to be seen in public with you doing so ...why can we not wear it as if it were our own decision to make!

Age has taken as much as it has given to me over the years,  and yes there was a time I turned heads when I walked in a room and OK.. not so much head turning going on at age 55 I'll admit.

I just don't think it is up to the over 50 fashion police to tell me that I no longer may turn a head because they want I should hide the little something worth looking at I have left to show off!

Lets face it did the men in my age group all go blind or fall off the face of the earth? Some of us women over 50 no longer have a partner in life. Could be we would like to let one know we are still spunky and fun enough we deserve a look.

I'm not ready to lower my hem line in everything I wear just yet. I am not positive it is really up to the over 50 fashion police to tell me when I am ready..

Guilty as charged


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    • jorja kick profile imageAUTHOR

      jorja kick 

      7 years ago from southeast georgia

      Thanks I really needed something nice said at this moment...LOL

      thanks for reading and the comment...also the follow and I shall do likewise!!!

    • Nikki49 profile image


      7 years ago from Woodruff,S.C.

      Gosh you look stunning Jorja!:D As far as dressing is concerned, always dress to please yourself first and foremost. If you feel good about yourself it'll show in your outward demeanor. Confidant and Happy!!!


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      7 years ago

      You can definitly be on my arm with or without the black dress.However could I hold further comments until after I see them in person.

    • jorja kick profile imageAUTHOR

      jorja kick 

      7 years ago from southeast georgia

      You are so good for my soul!! You should really write a book about how to feel good about certainly are capable if such insight and have an uncanny knack for saying just what one need to hear!!!

      thanks so much for taking the time to comment and read it of

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      Jaye Denman 

      7 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Chronological age is only a number, jorja, and it's how you look, feel and think that define your true age. As they say these days, "50 is the new 40."

      I've known some people in their 30s who seemed old before their time. I've also known a couple of vital people in their 90s who simply ignored the number of years they'd racked up behind them and enjoyed life to the fullest.

      During my 30s, 40s and most of my 50s, I looked, felt and thought like a younger person. Then a stressful divorce, followed by a bad fall that left me with physical issues and chronic pain seemed to age me quickly. Both stress and chronic pain will show up on your face and in your behavior. Insomnia did its bit, too.

      Now, I look and feel older than I actually am, but I try to keep my mind flowing in an ageless groove. I'm not always successful, but the attempt is good for me.

      Don't worry what others may think about the length of your dress. No one has the right to police your attire unless your workplace has a dress code. Wear what makes you feel good about yourself.

      After all, Tina Turner is 72 and still has great-looking legs that she doesn't mind showing. Why shouldn't you?


    • jorja kick profile imageAUTHOR

      jorja kick 

      7 years ago from southeast georgia

      You are so are the only one brave enough to post a comment on this one..LOL

      thanks what a kind thing to say..

      Hey I'm doing all I can to attract me a man of my

    • Ashantina profile image


      7 years ago

      Jorja, if I was a dude Id fancy you!!! You must share some tips on how you keep your stunning figure - amazing!!! :)


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