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Friday, May 13, 2011

Too Old for Bikinis, Miniskirts, Stilettoes?

The Today Show reported on a survey of women’s thoughts on age-inappropriateness when it comes to fashion. Here’s a summary of what they had to say.

No woman should wear a two-piece bathing suit after age 47, and 35 is the cut off point for miniskirts and bellybutton piercings. If you’ve reached mid-40s, ditch the leggings and just say “no” to knee-high boots. In your 50s? No more high heels, ponytails, or long hair. And after age 61, no bathing suits allowed — in fact, just stay away from the pool!

The Today segment continued with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford saying they’d received viewer criticism about wearing sleeveless tops on their morning show.

Putting a Number on Age
Age is a series of physical and mental milestones. And while aging is inevitable, keeping body and mind fit and youthful is possible. But it will take a little work. Health and fitness guru Pamela Peeke, MD, chimes in on this idea consistently on her popular WebMD blog.

Living Up to the Hollywood Ideal
The images you see — taut bodies in bathing suits and squeezed into skintight frocks — splashed across magazines, online, and on the tube are not necessarily the norm. Remember, for those whose life is in front of the camera, looking good and defying age in front is their job. It’s an ideal that breaks rules of nature and is, quite frankly, unattainable by most.

Tell Us What You Think
You must have thoughts about what you see, as well as what it takes to live up to the Hollywood ideal. Share your comments below.

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