As we get older, we hear more people tell us what we can no longer do. It's like when we hit retirement age, instead of having the freedom of not having to go to work every day, we have more restrictions on our movements and what we should and should not wear.
Society seems to always be telling us that we are too old to do certain things. From the way we dress, to getting tattoos, even when to cut our hair, there is a time for everything according to a new study.
One study surveyed 2,000 people, and even though it's based on popular opinion, people responded with judgmental answers that really have us fired up.
People believe that you're too old for tattoos by the age of 38, so I guess inking your grand kids names on your arm isn't a thing. We'll see about that!
We all enjoy listening to music, but apparently the cut off age for attending music festivals is 45. Whether it's the heat exhaustion or the excessive amounts of beer consumed, this is no longer the place for you to be. I guess even if it's a band that's older than us, there's no exception?
Long Hair, Don't Care
There's also a cut-off for when you should be cutting off your locks. Apparently by age 46, you're officially too old for long hair and you should be looking at a shorter more "age-appropriate" style. I think I will stick with my giant hippie braid, thanks!
Wearing a Bikini
So apparently you should be kissing your bikini body goodbye once you hit the age of 46. Which is completely ridiculous because who wants to deal with tan lines!?
Wearing Skinny Jeans
The apparent cut off to wear skinny jeans according to society is 47, but what about jeans in general?
Apparently when we should ditch the denim, however, is way before we even are considering retirement.
While denim pants are a staple in people's wardrobes because they come in all shapes and sizes, many people don't consider that there will come a time when jeans should not be part of our shopping trips.
A new study suggests that after the age of 53 you should stop wearing jeans.
“It’s surprising to see our research reveals that many people think jeans are the reserve of the younger generation, suggesting that we should all put denim back on the shelf at the age of 53,” said the study's marketing director Catherine Woolfe. She added, "Denim is such a universal material, and with so many different styles available, it’s a timeless look that people of all ages can pull off. This is highlighted by the fact that 55-year-old George Clooney came third in our list of most inspirational male celebrity denim-wearers."
So why 53?
As it turns out it's not because you look bad in them, but because it's harder to find a pair that actually fits properly.
The survey revealed that the stress that people experience while shopping for a new pair of denim pants reaches its peak by age 53. The study also showed that people were spending as much as five days looking for the right fitting pair of jeans.
“It’s disheartening to see how hugely overwhelming and seriously stressful finding a pair of jeans to fit can be," celebrity stylist Alex Longmore told Yahoo! Style.
In spite of trying their hardest, a quarter of participants surveyed had yet to find the right pair and 29 percent had given up on their search completely.
The good news though? Once you find the perfect pair of jeans, most of the people surveyed didn't need to buy another pair for 3 years.
What do you think? Is there such a thing as too old to wear jeans?
Source: Rebel Circus