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An Appropriate Wardrobe for Late 20's

risosrisos Posts: 218Registered Users
I am in my late 20's trying to figure out what is age appropriate at this point in time. For example should a person in their late 20's wear short shorts (they go above the knee)? If not what shorts are appropriate, or should shorts not be worn at all?? :confused3:
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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    As long as nothing is hanging out of the back, I see no reason why you can't wear short shorts in your late 20s. I'm approaching my mid-30s, and he only reason I don't wear shorts is because I'm very self-conscious of my weight. Granted, if I did wear shorts, I would probably look for a 2-3 inch inseam, but again, I'm pretty much in my mid-30s.
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm 30 and if I had the legs for it, I'd wear short shorts. If it's flattering, I say go for it! I do think there is a limit - ie don't wear cropped shirts, but that goes for any age over 3 ;)
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    risos wrote: »
    I am in my late 20's trying to figure out what is age appropriate at this point in time. For example should a person in their late 20's wear short shorts (they go above the knee)? If not what shorts are appropriate, or should shorts not be worn at all?? :confused3:
    Aw, you can wear shorts! I wouldn't suggest wearing booty shorts outside the club, but that goes for any age.
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  • FoxyCleopatraFoxyCleopatra Posts: 412Registered Users
    Tina Turner wears mini skirts and she's in her 60s now? Late 20s is still the 20s, so there is nothing wrong with wearing "short" shorts if you want to. I still wear graphic tees & I'll be 28 in 3 days. It's what I like to wear. Probably why I get carded all the time too.
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    I only became concerned about dressing too young once I hit 33.

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  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    46 and still rockin' the short shorts, not to be confused with booty shorts. Not tight, no cheek showing, and never with a tight or revealing top or high heels. I mostly just wear them at home, though.

    Depends upon where you're going and what kind of image you want to project more so than simply your age. Also, it depends on what is flattering for your body specifically and your comfort level. I work hard on my legs, and they're my best feature, so I'm not hiding them because someone somewhere thinks I should because of my age.
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  • NorahBuggNorahBugg Posts: 134Registered Users
    I'm 30, and like most 30-year-olds, I work. It isn't that I think certain things are inappropriate once I turn a certain age - it's that most workplaces are very restrictive on dress. Even on my days off, apparel like strappy tops and short shorts that I wore in my early 20's do not seem appropriate because I'm used to wearing dress pants all the time and feel a little silly with so much showing. I don't really have any major changes in my body yet from age so I suppose I could still pull those things off, but I feel like part of being an adult is leaving the fun wardrobe behind. I guess it would be different if I worked in a less conservative environment, but how it is now, I try to look at least semi-conservative 95% of the time. By that, I mean I wear shorts but most of them are longer than mid-thigh, and I usually don't wear any strappy tops or sleeveless things. I've never worn sleeveless styles anyway unless it is strappy or an aerobic-type shirt because of my skinny arms. I may wear those if it's really hot out and I'm doing just errands or going to the park, a fest or something. I sometimes think it's a little unfair that I can't express myself through my dress as much as I'd like, but that's life.
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    NorahBugg wrote: »
    I'm 30, and like most 30-year-olds, I work. It isn't that I think certain things are inappropriate once I turn a certain age - it's that most workplaces are very restrictive on dress. Even on my days off, apparel like strappy tops and short shorts that I wore in my early 20's do not seem appropriate because I'm used to wearing dress pants all the time and feel a little silly with so much showing. I don't really have any major changes in my body yet from age so I suppose I could still pull those things off, but I feel like part of being an adult is leaving the fun wardrobe behind. I guess it would be different if I worked in a less conservative environment, but how it is now, I try to look at least semi-conservative 95% of the time. By that, I mean I wear shorts but most of them are longer than mid-thigh, and I usually don't wear any strappy tops or sleeveless things. I've never worn sleeveless styles anyway unless it is strappy or an aerobic-type shirt because of my skinny arms. I may wear those if it's really hot out and I'm doing just errands or going to the park, a fest or something. I sometimes think it's a little unfair that I can't express myself through my dress as much as I'd like, but that's life.

    Sounds more like it's a choice...You said that you dress conservatively because of your job, but then you said you dress conservatively outside of your job too. (let me interject and say that I'm not really sure what "conservative" means here...I get business professional, but when people say "conservative" I think Amish..heh).

    I don't think adults should have to leave "fun" outfits behind--but that's just my opinion! You have to do what makes you comfortable, of course. It would just suck if you're restricting yourself because of what you think other people think you should be wearing.

    I'm 22 and I know how to dress for a fun weekend, or a weekday happy hour without compromising my professional, "office" attire. They're not really tough to separate!
  • NorahBuggNorahBugg Posts: 134Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »
    NorahBugg wrote: »
    I'm 30, and like most 30-year-olds, I work. It isn't that I think certain things are inappropriate once I turn a certain age - it's that most workplaces are very restrictive on dress. Even on my days off, apparel like strappy tops and short shorts that I wore in my early 20's do not seem appropriate because I'm used to wearing dress pants all the time and feel a little silly with so much showing. I don't really have any major changes in my body yet from age so I suppose I could still pull those things off, but I feel like part of being an adult is leaving the fun wardrobe behind. I guess it would be different if I worked in a less conservative environment, but how it is now, I try to look at least semi-conservative 95% of the time. By that, I mean I wear shorts but most of them are longer than mid-thigh, and I usually don't wear any strappy tops or sleeveless things. I've never worn sleeveless styles anyway unless it is strappy or an aerobic-type shirt because of my skinny arms. I may wear those if it's really hot out and I'm doing just errands or going to the park, a fest or something. I sometimes think it's a little unfair that I can't express myself through my dress as much as I'd like, but that's life.

    Sounds more like it's a choice...You said that you dress conservatively because of your job, but then you said you dress conservatively outside of your job too. (let me interject and say that I'm not really sure what "conservative" means here...I get business professional, but when people say "conservative" I think Amish..heh).

    I don't think adults should have to leave "fun" outfits behind--but that's just my opinion! You have to do what makes you comfortable, of course. It would just suck if you're restricting yourself because of what you think other people think you should be wearing.

    I'm 22 and I know how to dress for a fun weekend, or a weekday happy hour without compromising my professional, "office" attire. They're not really tough to separate!

    By "semi-conservative," I mean what I said - no short shorts or strappy, low tops. I don't dress how I dress at the office to go shopping or biking, for example. It's not so much a choice as a responsibility I feel I have to maintain a certain image in public. In case I run into clients or co-workers, which in a small town, I often do, I don't want to wear something that I'm going to feel uncomfortable about in front of them. They're older, I look younger than my age already, so I want to give off a mature image. For me, it is "tough to separate." :)

    22 is also much different than 30. I'm not trying to sound condescending, and it is hard to explain, but I think young 20-somethings have different expectations put on them in general. More weight has been put on my shoulders in the past decade or so, in work and family life mostly, and that has transferred over to all aspects of my life. I still gravitate to a lot of the same clothes I liked 10 years ago, and probably would look fine in them, but I feel my dress should reflect who I am today even if I'm not entirely happy with my life right now (I'm really not, but I have no way of changing things now.).
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I'm 32 and wear shorts and the same stuff as before but better brands and quality since I have more money. My style is pretty much the same. I don't believe in age rules. You can look good in it or not regardless of age.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Norabugg- like the other poster said, it sounds more like a choice. I am older than you, have to dress professionally at work and I do hate it, it doesn't represent me likee u said. But outside work my wardrobe is very different and I have no problem separating. I shop at forever 21, guess, etc and then banana republic etc for my boring work clothes.
  • amandamarieamandamarie Posts: 240Registered Users
    I'm 23 and for what it's worth, I wouldn't look at someone older than me wearing "revealing" clothes and think, that's inappropriate, dress your age!

    Though, for the record, I do sometimes think it's a tad obnoxious seeing women in their 40s and 50s wearing the same clothes as their teenage daughters ... Not so much because it's not age-appropriate as because it's probably not cute or classy on the teenage girl either, but the adult is supposed to know better! :laughing8:
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  • AmazinnaturalAmazinnatural Posts: 755Registered Users
    I think you can wear shorts at any age as long as it looks tasteful on you. For example I don't think nobody in there right mind would intentionally put on booty shorts (butt all out) unless you are trying to attract attention or at bike week in Myrtle Beach, SC. None the less I'm almost 25 and I still like to were shorts, but make sure they are not too short, which is pinky length for me. Also I like my outfits to have balance, so if I'm wearing shorts, I'll wear a top that's not revealing. But those are my thoughts

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  • lelebellelelebelle Posts: 12Registered Users
    I'm 26 and I'll wear shorts and tank tops for as long as I live in Texas! I think "age" appropriate starts becoming more of a big deal after 35 or so when you're not quite young but not quite "old" either. My sisters are 19 and 20 and we all dress pretty much the same and no one would call us trashy looking and no one would call me out for my age either.
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    Shorts... I think they can be tastefully worn at any age. I don't wear them just because I prefer skirts or a dress. But I've seen women of all different ages wearing shorts that look very tasteful (no private areas hanging out) they look just fine. Just find some that look nice on you and are comfortable..that's all.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I don't like shorts. I stopped wearing them when I hit about 28 or 29. just didn't seem right anymore
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm 38 and I still wear shorts...and yes, sometimes shorter than mid-thigh. I'm starting to get a little cellulite on the backs of my legs so I keep that in mind and check the mirror from multiple angles before I leave out.

    But I see no reason to stop wearing shorts.

    I've read experts saying women should stop after they hit 30.

    That's crazy! Thirty is still young!

  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    I will still wear my short shorts when I am in my 30s and beyond. I'll only stop wearing stuff like that when I start to feel uncomfortable doing so. I'm 23 and I would never walk around in a crop top or a bralet like some of my friends do, even though I could. I think how you dress depends on how you feel and what you think looks appropriate on you, no matter your age.

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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    I'm confused by the definition of booty shorts. All this time I thought I wore booty shorts but my ass definitely does not hang out!

    Just my opinion but shorts that are not very short look very unattractive to me. If I stop wearing short shorts, I'm definitely not wearing mid thigh to knee short, maybe if im 80 who knows, by then I may have given into pleats as well.

    I only wear shorts on vacation when it's very hot or at bbq/pool activity/party type scene. I wear them at night at bars/clubs as well. In the summer I hardly wear shorts out in the day for any other reason although sometimes I do when the mood strikes and I want to show a bunch of leg...I'd rather wear dresses.
  • *Marah**Marah* Posts: 8,032Registered Users
    I thought booty shorts were those shorts that barely come down past the crotch area and hug the butt really tight right under the cheeks. I've seen quite a few teenage girls and young ladies wear them. It looks kind of weird to me.. LOL!
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    *Marah* wrote: »
    I thought booty shorts were those shorts that barely come down past the crotch area and hug the butt really tight right under the cheeks. I've seen quite a few teenage girls and young ladies wear them. It looks kind of weird to me.. LOL!

    Hmm I believe have some of those, and some are a bit longer. But the cheek doesnt hang out.
  • NorahBuggNorahBugg Posts: 134Registered Users
    Some of you all are making me want to buy some short shorts now! :-( ;-) Not booty shorts. I'm not quite that daring.

    My explanation of "booty shorts": I think of booty shorts as short enough to have stuff hanging out. In 1993 when I was in 7th grade, we called them daisy dukes. I know it was a 70's thing, but the term must've made a short re-surgence at that time for some reason.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    93' was my senior year in high school :) The song Daisy Duk's (look at them girls with the daisy dukes on) was popular around that time, and most the short shorts were cut off denim.

    I think your wardrobe should be whatever you feel comfortable wearing. If you are feeling the need to change a few things, do. If not, that's fine too. I felt the need for my "look" to change in my late 20's, but I previously wore some outlandish stuff.
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  • LisaLisaLisaLisa Posts: 42Registered Users
    I just turned 30 in February. I have been having some thoughts about thus as well. I am pretty petite and live wearing short shorts because I feel the longer ones make me look stumpy, especially with flats. Sooo, when I went spring/summer clothes shopping, I tried the longer shorts because "I'm 30 now.". I looked the same. Stumpy. So, I went right back to my 2.25" inseam. And I feel better. Also, if my 50 year old sister in law can still wear short shorts and look appropriate and beautiful, I can wear my shorts!!! So, I say all that to say if it still looks good and you like it, go for it!
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    NorahBugg wrote: »
    My explanation of "booty shorts": I think of booty shorts as short enough to have stuff hanging out. In 1993 when I was in 7th grade, we called them daisy dukes. I know it was a 70's thing, but the term must've made a short re-surgence at that time for some reason.

    Come on baby.. Kick them daisies... Look at them girls with daisy dukes on!! I want you to... Look at them girls with daisy dukes on... Everybody...

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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    Sorry I have nothing productive to add other than wear what your comfortable wearing. I wear shorts of various lengths, and I'm older than you.
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Josephine wrote: »
    I'm confused by the definition of booty shorts. All this time I thought I wore booty shorts but my ass definitely does not hang out!

    Booty shorts:
    Look-Girl-Daisy-Dukes.jpg

    Short shorts:
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    goldy wrote: »
    NorahBugg wrote: »
    My explanation of "booty shorts": I think of booty shorts as short enough to have stuff hanging out. In 1993 when I was in 7th grade, we called them daisy dukes. I know it was a 70's thing, but the term must've made a short re-surgence at that time for some reason.

    Come on baby.. Kick them daisies... Look at them girls with daisy dukes on!! I want you to... Look at them girls with daisy dukes on... Everybody...

    :)

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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Thanks for the pictures! Definitely short shorts here, although I have 2 booty shorts that I wear rarely.