You’re too old for that sort of thing

Pushing sixty? You’re supposed to be pushing these items away:

There is a time to start aging gracefully, and UK beauty product company Nurture Replenish Skincare surveyed 2,000 women age 45-plus and found out that most of you think that’s at age 59. This is the age that women thought it was time to ditch high heels, red lipstick, tight clothes and false nails and try to look “more natural.”

Further particulars:

Women shouldn’t wear baseball caps or apply a fake tan after age 40, respondents said. Miniskirts and leather pants are off the rack at 41, knee-high boots and even conservative tight tops should be retired by age 45. And tattoos start to look bad by the mid-50s.

Except in winter, tattoos start to look bad by 6:30 am.

And if you’re 59 and despairing, here’s Dolly Parton right around her 66th, gleefully ignoring all of this:

Dolly Parton at the premiere of Joyful Noise January 2012

Although I admit I’ve never seen Dolly in a baseball cap.

(Via Not Dead Yet Style.)



  1. Jeffro »

    18 December 2012 · 9:59 pm

    I loves me some Dolly, but she has had (and willingly admits to) some help.

  2. CGHill »

    18 December 2012 · 10:39 pm

    But of course. Even Porter Wagoner probably suspected as much.

  3. Roger Green »

    19 December 2012 · 5:13 am

    Some people have too many rules for other people.

  4. Tatyana »

    19 December 2012 · 6:50 am

    You men are so gentle (said she, again. Meaning totally different thing this time). You should read women’ comments@that article – they are much more direct. F.i., someone named “firefly” writes:

    “as long as you don’t try to look like Barbie doll, and think twice before you get your face stretched to look like a burn victim on rehab with big lips”. [and not just lips, says I]

    Chaz, tell the truth, you had that comment in mind when you went in search of appropriate illustration?

  5. CGHill »

    19 December 2012 · 7:06 am

    Bad examples of the plastic surgeon’s art abound; we don’t need to look at them here to know they’re bad.

    And it is a known fact that women judge women more harshly than men do — in matters for which men can’t be blamed, anyway.

  6. Tatyana »

    19 December 2012 · 7:57 am

    Here’s where you’re wrong: in this particular matter men are definitely to blame – if indirectly. Because they are the reason women are willing to make a caricature of themselves (illustrated above). Men certainly didn’t ask for it, often they are the ones who point and laugh at the spectacle, in especially outrageous cases – but they should remember: their attention is the reason…

  7. McGehee »

    19 December 2012 · 8:06 am

    If men didn’t ask for it, how can they be to blame? Intent is what matters, and in this case the intent is that of the person who chooses to do it.

    There’s a reason why two nouns in a sentence are known by different words: subject and object. The subject does, the object is the innocent bystander who always gets the undeserved blam from some woman.

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