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Message Board > Sewing Techniques and Tips > What's the age-limit for hoodies? ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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What's the age-limit for hoodies?
Am I getting a bit past it?
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Date: 1/7/05 2:08 PM

I love hoodies! Sure, everyone is probably sick of them as they've been everywhere the past few years. Even I have to walk quickly past the Juicy Couture displays! But, they are comfy and look cute with jeans or casual pants and the neckline is flattering. I've lately been wonderfing if I'm a bit past the max. age for wearing a hooded top (43). Do you guys see ladies like me and roll your eyes? I don't want to look silly.

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Date: 1/7/05 2:17 PM

WOW Gigi
if you are past the age of Hoodie (43) then I am way over the hill (53) and should even consider them. I do not see any reason why we can't wear them if we like them.
and they look good and fit well.

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Date: 1/7/05 3:11 PM

I'm 36 and I wear hoodies with kittycat ears.

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Date: 1/7/05 3:13 PM

To me (at age 53), a hoodie is just another type of neckline treatment, one that is not particularly limited to any age group. Actually wearing the hood instead of letting it hang might, IMO, be more restricted to younger people (I keep thinking of Eminem and his companions). While I own a number of hoodies, I only wear the hoods from my raincoat and down coat briefly while racing between the car and office on bad weather days. Otherwise, I think I would look like Grandmother (badly) disguised as Little Red Riding Hood.

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Date: 1/7/05 4:39 PM

I am also 53 and wear them. My dd, 12, who gets very upset if I do anything she considers to be teen turf, doesn't seem to mind this.

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Date: 1/7/05 5:31 PM

my soon to be grandmother in law wears em..and shes in her high 70's...only the zipper kind..its easier to get on and off..i see it as if you like it,and its comfy, wear it..

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Date: 1/7/05 6:38 PM

Go for it, Gigi! I wear 'em (55) and so does my mom(82)!

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Date: 1/7/05 7:02 PM

I think it's fine. If you are even concerned about it, then I'm sure you are wearing it tastefully.


As long as you are not wearing it with matching velour pants that say "Juicy" on the backside. If that is the case, you must stop immediately!

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Date: 1/7/05 8:01 PM

I really like hoodies--I don't thing there is an age limit. They are a nice change from regulation jackets and cardigans. In fact, Gigi, I think you were the one who made a hoodie twinset I really liked, and I'm thinking of doing that myself once I can see my toes again.

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Date: 1/7/05 8:44 PM

I have to admit I've nver been a big hoodie fan - but that's probably because I don't like hoods, just a personal preference I think.
But I did pick up a "hoodless hoodie" at Target this fall that I really liked. When you brought this question up (and I'm 46), I started thinking about it and what was it that I liked about the Target faux hoodie. Well, it turns out that its the fitted nature that I like. It's not tailor fitted, of course, but it has some shape. The Target version actually had a princess seam but I think this Kwik Sew 2615 jacket would give similar results.
As I've gotten older, I think I'm starting figure out that fitted, or shaped, garments allow me to wear more youthful fashion without looking like I'm trying to recapture my youth. I haven't mastered this - especially with my casual wardrobe, but I can see something like the above KS jacket in a yummy microfleece looking nice on us 40 chicks.
I have to say that I'm pretty lucky to have a 17 YO DD who makes it her mission to save me from middle age fashion disasters - she has a great eye but doesn't expect me to dress like a 17 YO. She is my best shopping partner and I don't know what I'll do when she leaves for college...

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