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5/4/18 10:23 A

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Dress however you feel comfortable. Work it, girl!



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4/22/18 8:41 A

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Firstly what an amazing body you have especially considering your age, brilliant and well done.
Secondly ummm I wouldn't dress as you do in public BUT and it is a big BUTT (bit like mine lol) you have a right to dress exactly as you feel comfortable dressing, I see lots of people dressed differently than I do, it doesn't make them wrong or right it makes them individuals.
I certainly would never be as rude as to tell someone I thought the way they were dress was inappropriate.
If you are comfortable dressing as you do, keep on doing it.
Tell the very rude negative people to button it

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4/22/18 12:42 A

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You dress however you feel comfortable!!! You be YOU!!!!

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4/21/18 11:20 P

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Long as you have a good bra, I say go for it.

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4/21/18 10:51 P

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Dress for how you feel, not worrying about what others consider appropriate

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4/20/18 5:52 A



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This older woman isn't dressed for working out. But she clearly took a lot of time to choose this outfit. Is this age appropriate attire for say running errands ?



Playing Devil's Advocate again, I would ask,"How old is too old for a woman to show off a bare mid drift or cheeky tushie at the gym or while working out at a local park ?"



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4/19/18 7:54 P

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Whatever you feel comfort working out in is best. Age does not dictate what that is as much as weight does.

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FAETTA Posts: 56
4/19/18 7:33 P

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Not at all! I agree that in many gyms, the young fit ladies are there for more than to workout. I do my bikini workout at home and sometimes a friend might join in. I will generally just wear short jean shorts over my bottoms for the day. I will usually just put a light cotton tank crop top over my compression top, crop or bralette.This is warm weather dress. Some of my friends feel I should wear full length tank tops or t's instead of the crops, even though my abs are fit. They also feel my jean shorts should be longer. In cold weather I wear jeans and a T for daily wear over my bikini after workout. I don't go to gyms. For formal occassions, I dress in slacks and a nice top. I dress like I did at age 30. The question I posed, as you point out depends on where the workout occurs. I go for my walks out in public wearing my relaxed short jean shorts and a crop top. I don't feel this is inappropriate just because my face looks old and my hair is gray. I don't see that leggings hide anymore than tight shorty shorts. In cold weather I may go walking in tight heavier leggings and a form fit jacket that goes down to the top of the leggings band. Bottom details show just as much as with shorty tight shorts, but since less skin is showing, it is considered by many to be old lady appropriate. If it gets to warm and unzip my jacket, then I may be showing too much skin and cleavage, even with my small boobs.


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4/19/18 3:10 P



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I hope you don't mind my playing Devil's Advocate for a moment.

When asked,"what is age appropriate workout attire", I would ask the counter question, "Are you going to the gym to work out or be looked at?"

Planet Fitness has a dress code. Per your spark page picture, you'd be in violation of their dress code. Have you seen the PF commercial of an average looking woman who's asked why she doesn't like going to the gym ? Then they show pictures of young women in tight revealing outfits flashing their butts ?



Okay, well there are people who go to the gym who feel that women that dress in somewhat revealing clothing (regardless of age) are doing it for the attention instead of being at the gym to work out.

My personal opinion is that as long as your gym clothes do not violate a gym dress code, you should be able to dress comfortably in what you choose.

For myself, I dress like a bum because, the last thing I want is anyone to check me out. I look like the insides of a goat post workout.



Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 4/19/2018 (15:15)
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4/19/18 2:22 P

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Ya. Having an entire gallery of pictures of your butt is totally appropiate at any age.



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4/19/18 2:06 P

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Thanks for all the kind understanding comments. I agree, dress isn't about age but what makes one feel happy and empowered. Yes, that is my real natural body in all my photos and blog photos.

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4/19/18 12:31 P

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In my opinion, the only people who would find your workout (or any other!) attire to not be "age appropriate" are the people who have believe that aging should automatically desexualize people, and so are made extremely uncomfortable when confronted with a body type and attitude and clothing which is normally considered sexually attractive, but on somebody who they feel is "too old" to associate with anything sexual. They can't wrap their heads around this seeming conflict, so it makes them uncomfortable, and they would prefer that you "stop that" in order for them to not have to confront their lack of logic.

It can often be the same background reason behind children and grand-children having issues with clothing and activity choices of their parents or grandparents: our Western society teaches a deep discomfort with any association of sexuality in our parents (and so - by association - any "older" person) so we deem it "inappropriate" when they choose clothing or activities that we associate with sexuality.

Those of us with better manners keep our discomfort and opinions to ourselves, but there will always be some who think that the world revolves around them and so will expect others to "conform" in order for them to not have to experience discomfort.

Keep on doing "you" - and enjoy your health and lifestyle however you want!

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"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."


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4/19/18 8:21 A

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Just what everyone else says...



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4/19/18 7:41 A

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How incredibly rude. The next time someone says that just tell them that their commenting on your attire is inappropriate.



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4/19/18 7:39 A

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If it’s your kids telling you you’re dressed inappropriately, I get it. My 67 year old mother likes to wear low cut tops with her very large boobs hanging out all the time. I believe it’s time to put them away. HOWEVER I have never told her this as it’s really none of my business what she chooses to wear. I have however made a mental note not to do the same when I’m older.

At 40 I wear tight/small clothes to work out in (I want to see the muscles I work so are to get!) and I love leggings. I just make sure that where I’m wearing them is appropriate.

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4/19/18 6:52 A

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Age appropriate is whatever makes you feel good.



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4/19/18 6:40 A

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I agree with the others. Telling someone they dress incorrectly for their age in the 21st century is just obnoxious. As long as you are dressed appropriately to be in public, as in not naked, then your fine. :) And if it makes you feel good, then go for it.

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4/19/18 1:12 A

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Well, if these folks you're talking about are paying your bills or are providing you with rare herbs that are the secret to immortality for no cost whatsoever, I'd do whatever they suggest. Otherwise, I would suggest to them they take themselves a nice long walk off of a very short pier. I wear sweats and a fanny pack and say "huh" a lot even though I hear them fine the first time just to annoy those very same people. I also have been known to suggest osculation with my posterior on my cranky days. I have a lot of cranky days by choice. In fact, if you look up 'cranky old man' in the dictionary, there is no text, just my picture. I even have two pairs of those sunglasses that fit over your eyeglasses. I try really hard to keep those people chattering about how old people should dress. Living down to their stereotypes is like a hobby with me.

In other words, wear whatever the heck you want to until they kick you out and do whatever you want as long as there's no jail time and you can afford the fine. What are they gonna do, put it on my record and keep me from getting a job? Thank God for that! Just the thought of a job makes me shiver.

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4/18/18 11:01 P

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I think anything you feel comfortable in. I assume that is your body in the profile picture. I believe you have earned the ability to wear whatever you like



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4/18/18 10:37 A

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At 70, I still dress for workout like I did at 30. As a fit lady of advanced years, should I dress differently? I have been told by several that my way of dressing is age inappropriate.

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