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  1. Debbie Van Straten
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    I enjoyed your article on fashion and aging. It was the first of its kind I read. Thank you.

  2. Student
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    I am an AGNG 200 Student at the Erickson School of Aging. I agree that both the fashion industry and Fashion designers do not consider the size/ body type of elderly women.I think that it awesome that elderly woman do care about what they are wearing and want to look good. In class we spoke about how when someone starts to age they start to careless about how they look but I think this post goes against that thought.

  3. Judy K
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    Once again I find myself repeating words that I heard from my mother (and didn’t understand at the time) “I don’t have a waist —my body just goes straight down. Some 15 years later, I finally “get” it. It was reassuring to find that “at least I am not alone in this dilemma” and I continue to pray for more elastic wait pants.

  4. Laura V. Duta
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    my mother, a very stylish lady all her life, started complaining about the lack of fashionable clothes to fir her after she turned 60. after a brief moment of confusion (I screamed, really! those were ugly pieces, almost didn’t recognize my mom!) she decided to have tailor-made gorgeous clothes. it’s a huge trouble, kind of expensive, but at lease she’s got back her old stylish self. oh, yeah, and she added sleeves to almost all store-bought blouses :))

  5. Peg (@ethnobot)
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    Had to laugh out loud. Last weekend I attended a semi-formal wedding and put on a dress for the first time in years. I found a gorgeous purple crepe number at Goodwill ($4.50 plus a spool of thread for shortening). Because all my other under-tops are sports bras with T-backs whose straps showed at the shoulders and back, I pulled out the strapless number I wore at my daughter’s wedding four years ago. Packed it without trying it on again.

    The stiff foam cups stayed high and perky throughout the afternoon and evening, but the bodyparts they were supposed to support slipped way down into the bodice below the cups. Fortunately, the dress was fairly loose on top, so I don’t think it was all that noticeable. But it was incredibly uncomfortable on the dance floor as I boogied the night way with the young folks.

    Next time, if there is a next time, I’ll take my cue from the Hollywood designers who do up the actresses for the Oscars: Duct tape, and plenty of it!

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