Don’t Look Down…There are wrinkles on your chest!!

This F..f..f.fifty season is getting more shocking every day!  Just about the time I’ve adjusted to a change that this ‘gracefully aging’ seems to bring, something new develops!

Not having read the manual on aging (that by the way, I believe one of my daughters gave me), I am constantly surprised.  Today, I’m standing in front of the powder room mirror, applying the anti-aging cream (or was that wrinkle repair cream?) when I was just shocked.  I looked a little closer, adjusted my magnifying reader glasses, and “oh, no!”…”there are wrinkles on my chest”!  Now mind you, I don’t’ often wear plunging neck lines, but a little rounded neckline is nice occasionally.  And I have wrinkles on my chest.

Now that I think about it, I don’t know if my grandmother had wrinkles on her chest.  Face…yes, hands…yes, but chest?  I don’t know.  She wore house dresses, remember those?  The cotton numbers that came in a variety of floral prints, and usually had beautiful pearly snap ups on the front.  Buttoned up to the chin.  Never thought about it, but now I know…she was covering up her wrinkly chest!

I’m no fashion diva, but lately I’ve been contemplating what to wear considering my “age”.  I love my little knee-length jean shorts with holes torn in them…but, just maybe they’re to “young” for me?!  I want to look cute, sassy, spunky…but, a low-cut neckline or pants that button on my hips just don’t flatter my attributes (especially now with this newest revelation)!  Which, has me thinking about my grandma’s wardrobe…

Lordy, Lordy…if I figure out why she wore support hose, or my mother wore panty hose…I’m just gonna flip!


About 49andcounting

Hi! I'm a mom, wife, grammy, sister, friend at that ALMOST 50 age!! (Okay, since I started this a few years ago...well, add a bit to 49andcounting!) How the heck did I get here so fast?!? I love, love, love- my girls, antiques, rural America, history, Jesus, junkin,the lake and my Big Boy...not particularly in that order. It's about time I change this profile a bit. After a year or living in our 5th wheel in beautiful Pennsylvania, My Big Boy and I are back to the Kansas Prairies. And there's just nothing like "Home Sweet Home". Hitting the Big 50 has its own unique, well...let's say...blessings :) So come along, laugh with me...cry with me...praise God with me...and let's do this 49andcounting thing, together!
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8 Responses to Don’t Look Down…There are wrinkles on your chest!!

  1. wittybizgal says:

    Stacy and Clinton from What Not To Wear always say to never shop in the junior department–that seems to be their #1 tip for 40+ dressing. Oh, and just above the knee for skirts…NO “Mom Jeans” either. Thanks for your blogs, I’m loving them…And for the tips on what to expect as I approach 50…lol Wrinkles on the chest-FUN!

    • I’m sorry, but I just can’t take fashion tips from a chick with a zebra stripe in her hair! My biggest problem is that my wardrobe has usually consisted of my daughters hand-me-downs, and it’s starting to be age “inappropriate”…guess I’m going to have to break down and shop! Thanks for reading…have a great weekend.

      • wittybizgal says:

        LOL! My biggest gripe with Stacy, and Clinton for that matter, is that they insist upon dressing women in outfits that are around $800-$1,000+ a piece. I don’t know anyone who can realistically afford such outfits. Oh, and the HEELS that all their fashion subjects must teeter around on to look “fabulous”. So not practical for every day! Not to mention really, really bad for the feet. Other than that, I love their tips on dressing for your shape, and clothing color advice, along with the makeup and hair done on the person at the end of the show by Carmindy and the hair guy.

  2. notquiteold says:

    You have a choice with chest wrinkles. If you stay pale you will look very “grandma”. If you tan, then you look very “leather”. Take your choice!

    • Okay, I’ll have to admit. I’m probably on the “leathery” side! But with a little bronzing powder…waalaa…I glisten…wrinkles and all!

    • wittybizgal says:

      I looked around me when I was about 10 and saw the leather in everyone 30+, younger if they were real sun goddesses…nobody was talking about the fact that it was caused by a breakdown in collagen due to everyone baking themselves in the sun, a la “all of those tourists covered with oil”, but I made the connection, even at 10. So, I made the choice right then and there that I wasn’t going to do that to my skin. It’s been tough to be in the out crowd all these years, especially during the 80’s and the big tanning bed craze, being the only pale face in a sea of golden glow. But now in my 40’s, pushing 50, I am so glad I bucked the system. I’ll be just very grandma–gladly…lol

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  4. Ya! Thank goodness for retinol, yes? Having just turned 50, I’m with ya on this. Q? What do we do about the wrinkly knees? 🙂

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