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What not to wear after 50 :-)

On the lighter side: Michelle Combs writes the definitive guide to what not to wear after you turn 50.

You guys of the male persuasion probably imagine there’s nothing here for you, but you might want to have a look, anyhow.

Language is NSFW. Thoughts are more than safe for anybody.

Cheers. 🙂


  1. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 16, 2015 10:47 am

    Absolutely wonderful advice. I was never much of a fan of other people’s expectations, and become less so as I get older. 🙂 False guilt and shame are one of the most destructive things people “wear,” but probably worse for women because that’s the role that’s been imposed on them for eons.

    Love the pictures of those older ladies.

  2. SnowyMtnKnitter
    SnowyMtnKnitter February 16, 2015 1:07 pm

    Too freakin’ funny! I love it! With -20F temps this morning, I’m wearing my big purple wool/alpaca sweater that I knit, along with my purple wool socks and Merrill mocs. I’m not fashionable like my office mates, but unlike them, I am warm and toasty. The post-50 hot flashes are also a help this winter.

  3. Paul Bonneau
    Paul Bonneau February 16, 2015 5:52 pm

    I don’t pay a lot of attention. I just wear whatever is on top when I open the drawer; usually blue jeans and some variation of a T shirt (or some long-sleeved shirt I got for $3 at Bargain Box). I don’t shop so my wife gets what I need, although last time she brought home hip hugger jeans for some reason, and the time before that she brought home 32-34’s when I asked her for more comfortable 34-32’s (and I sure ain’t getting taller lately). So now I have jeans like John Wayne used to wear in his early movies, with cuffs that catch a lot of garbage as the day goes by. It’s always an adventure to empty out those cuffs before throwing it in the wash, which I do when my jeans can stand up by themselves.

  4. Karen
    Karen February 17, 2015 5:33 am

    I vaguely recall having some of those things to wear but they either got lost in a move or they’re still boxed up in the attic. Now I settle for t-shirts with funny things written on them. I guess that at age 64 those silly shirts might qualify as jester hat material. 🙂

  5. Michelle
    Michelle February 17, 2015 6:49 am

    Oh wow!! Thank you for this! I am so glad people are reading my article!

  6. LarryA
    LarryA February 17, 2015 4:48 pm

    There are “reality” shows on the toob that will redo your wardrobe. I keep resisting the urge to sign up.

    I just want to get to the part where I tell the “experts” that everything they select for me has to conceal a handgun.

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