"Does this dress look too young for me, Mate?"
"...Um .... maybe... a bit?" he replied, with that male look of terror in his eye, flinching as he waited for my response.
No, I didn't go medieval on his ass, (I asked the question and always want an honest answer from the males in my house) but as I changed into what I deemed as a more age appropriate outfit, I started to wonder,
"What is too old?"
"What is 'Age-Appropriate'?"
"Is it creepy for a 37year old to wear a baby doll dress?"
It's not like I dress like Brynne Edelsten...
(Who I think is supercute, by the way. And I could give her a run for her (husband's) money if I had a corset like that too!!)
With age I have learned to tame the bosoms, lower the hem and the platform heel, but sometimes I wonder if I have crossed some invisible threshold from cute and edgy to middle aged and embarrassing. Are people pointing and giggling? Am I making The Awesome Teenager cringe?
But, then I think... So What?! I don't feel 37. I don't think I act 37...
But what is 37? Who gets to say who I should be at this age, or any other? Who gets to say what I should wear or how I should feel comfortable.... Answer?
I figure as long as I don't look like Whitney dressed up as Britney, or Kylie dressed up as Miley, I'm good.
Oh, and I most definitely want someone to take me aside for a stern talking to if I ever start to look like and elderly woman playing the lead in a production of Annie.....
What do you think about 'Age Appropriate' dressing?
CAN I GET AWAY WITH THE BABY DOLL DRESS????