Glad to be mutton

(32 Posts)
Floisme Fri 31-Jan-14 13:02:21

Right that's it. I am sick and tired of these 'am I too old to wear ...' threads. I despair that the women who ask seem to be getting younger and younger. And I am absolutely fed up of women using the word 'mutton' to keep other women down.

It is time to reclaim the word! My name is Floisme, I am 57 and I am mutton. Who's with me?

Weelady77 Fri 31-Jan-14 17:58:18

I'm 36 and dress like my teenage sons girlfriends! So what I'm happy grin

Isthisme Fri 31-Jan-14 16:42:05

Excellent!!

One of the best things on Tv last year was 'fabulous fashionista's' on Channel 4, it was so inspiring if you didn't see it try and watch it, brilliant women wearing exactly what they like, and looking bloody great in the process.

Good for you

Floisme Fri 31-Jan-14 16:35:35

Yes, it's interesting that 30 something year-olds feel it too - even though you're just babes in arms grin The pressure on women at all stages of their lives to conform to a given look is so strong. As you've probably gathered, it makes me very cross.

Missboobyvontits Fri 31-Jan-14 16:23:45

I'm 44 so the same age as Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and the pregnant Gwen Stefani so i dress as i please thank you very much.
I do agree though that in your thirties and being a new mum can be a confusing time style wise, you are still young but feel as a mum that you must dress a certain way.
I look back at pictures of myself in my thirties and I looked a real frump, in fact, my DH says i look and dress better now than i ever have done and he has known me since i was 15!.

RockMummy Fri 31-Jan-14 16:14:40

Not my cup of tea but would defend any woman's right to dress as she pleases!

ouryve Fri 31-Jan-14 15:58:00

44 year old hogget with middle aged spread, here.

There's a lot I wouldn't have been seen dead in, at any age.

Count me in. I'd rather be known as glam. I'm not really into fakery although was a bit before kids. Now, I just want to look well dressed and put together. Polished? Whether that's in jeans n dog walking or out shopping.

MyRealNamesBernard Fri 31-Jan-14 15:56:40

Love this thread! I tried dressing sensibly and 'age appropriately' for about three weeks back in the Autumn and it made me feel depressed and uncomfortable. Okay, I may look like a fashion disaster, but I feel like myself again...such a relief. Mutton rocks.

My sister tells me I dress like a teenager and I have just turned 31. i think I'm mutton in training! BAAAAAAAAAAA

squoosh Fri 31-Jan-14 15:02:17

<hi fives Kay>

Countessfosco Fri 31-Jan-14 15:01:26

Me me me! If I like it , I buy it! Baaa

KayHarker1 Fri 31-Jan-14 14:57:54

See, I've gone down from a 16 to a 12 over the past few months and have gone from wearing floral frump dresses to skinny jeans and skater dresses. And I don't care if it's what women 15 years younger are wearing, it suits my figure and makes me feel good. Baaahhh!!!

Floisme Fri 31-Jan-14 14:54:08

Wingard no need to apologise! I admit that the thread did tip me over the edge grin but there have been so many like them lately. I am just angry on your behalf that you are made to feel uncomfortable about wearing clothes that you like. I think you should enjoy your new body (congratulations on losing all the weight) and wear what the hell you want.

Sleepthief Fri 31-Jan-14 14:44:28

Muttony mutiny grin

Sleepthief Fri 31-Jan-14 14:43:16

I'm in! The older I get the more outrageous (and therefore 'muttony') my appearance becomes. I really couldn't give less of a shit what other people think - quite the opposite of the last time I had blue hair, back in my teens/20s! I'm doing it to please me, no one else grin

KayHarker1 Fri 31-Jan-14 14:34:17

I'm 37 and I wear what I flaming well like! If that makes me mutton, then so be it.

WingardiumLeveosaaa Fri 31-Jan-14 14:32:57

Apologies, it seems like my thread was the final straw for you Floisme

I'm trying hard not to be mutton but fear I may be failing occasionally.

My problem is that I spent my teens and twenties overweight. Now that I'm slim it's like I'm trying to make up for lost time and I have to hold myself back from some younger fashions and realise that I'm not 21 anymore, even if I feel it.

50ShadesOfMaybe Fri 31-Jan-14 14:29:48

Better "mutton dressed as lamb" than "mutton dressed as mutton".

Count me in!

cressetmama Fri 31-Jan-14 14:12:23

Mutton is tastier than lamb, but the cook still has to be careful not to overcook things!

BanoffeeSplitz Fri 31-Jan-14 14:09:10

Count me in too.

But on a serious note (I was going to post this on the other thread but this is better) I do sympathise with the early-30-ish insecurity because I remember being that age, post baby, starting to feel my age & not knowing how to dress for it.

In my case I ended up, actually, dressing a bit middle aged before my time & it put years on me - I have the photos to prove it.
So now I'm mutton because it suits me - but also I'm more confident just because I've reached a different stage in my life.

Floisme Fri 31-Jan-14 14:02:30

Hoggetts welcome too Squoosh (just looked the word up!) No age limits here.

eshermummy Fri 31-Jan-14 13:58:08

Another ewe in the prime of her life here!

burnishedsilver Fri 31-Jan-14 13:57:29

I'm mutton. I'm happy to be mutton. Mutton looks good. It looks confident and experienced style wise. Unsuccessfully attempting to be lamb doesnt look good. It doesnt look confident. It looks apologetic for being mutton.

If you can wear an outfit aimed at teenagers at 50 and look like you own it, like youre happy to be 50 but happen to like the outfit and know it suits you, you'll carry it off. Youre not pretending to be lamb.

Aquelven Fri 31-Jan-14 13:49:12

Count me in!

teta Fri 31-Jan-14 13:47:59

My teenage dd calls me mutton,wearing my leather look leggings.

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