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Why Don''t 20 Year Old Girls Look Like Women Today?

I swear, it's an entire generation of the Olsen twins look. These girls still look like teenagers in their twenties now. What happened? I know styles change, but their facial features still look like children.

by Anonymousreply 2811/11/2012

Well, most women's fashion looks little-girlish these days. The high-waisted loose dresses are porporitoned like a grade-school girl's dress (random example at link), and all the short shorts and flower prints being pushed can make any woman look immature, or even infantile.%0D %0D It's like the fashion industry is out to keep women from being taken seriously.

by Anonymousreply 105/03/2011

Or sound like them? Why do so many young women on TV have little girly voices?

by Anonymousreply 205/03/2011

Because they dress like 52 year old Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 305/03/2011

And grown men dress like little boys, with their baggy shorts and t-shirts, caps and sneakers.%0D %0D It's all jumbled up. Little girl clothes are like mini-hooker outfits.

by Anonymousreply 405/03/2011

FWIW, OP, you are looking at them from a different vantage point than you did when they were peers. (In other words, you are older.)

by Anonymousreply 505/03/2011

r5, I'm in my 20s, luv.

by Anonymousreply 605/03/2011

r6, riiiight!

by Anonymousreply 705/03/2011

I actually think the Olsen twins dress like wrinkled, withered old women, but they are short and small boned, so they look like little girls.%0D %0D A lot of actresses are getting plastic surgery earlier and earlier these days, so to me, quite a few look older than they are.%0D %0D But if we are talking regular girls, a lot of them dress like slobs. Jeans and a t shirt is a nice as it gets. They don't look like adults.

by Anonymousreply 805/03/2011

Right, r7, I am!

by Anonymousreply 905/03/2011

It's the age of the sexualized child, seriously. Look at some straight pornography for further evidence. It's "hot" because it's forbidden and taboo.

by Anonymousreply 1005/03/2011

the fetish for freshly-raped school girls reigns supreme.

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2011

I think a lot girls look older with their fake tans & trashy outfits.

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2011

Just look at fashion,childlike faces are considered beautiful.... top models these days are the opposite of the 90's supermodels who always looked sophisticated.

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2011

I think that was why there was such a hubbub over "Mad Men" - the guys looked like adult men and the girls looked like adult women.

Not advocating a return to foundation garments for women, but I think a lot of younger women looked at Christina Hendricks and saw something they wished they were: curves, hairdo, beautiful makeup, feminine wiles and power. Of course, it wasn't the power to get an executive office (most of the time), but she looked damned terrific.

by Anonymousreply 1405/04/2011

The Olsen twins are 20 somethings that dress like 40 somethings. What are you talking about? Did you see them at the Met ball? They look OLDER then their age. The problem is the olds like Demi and Madge insisting that they're in their 30s.

by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2011

It seems like everybody is trying to look about the same age these days. It's hard to distinguish people between 25-45 anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2011

[quote]It's the age of the sexualized child, seriously. Look at some straight pornography for further evidence. It's "hot" because it's forbidden and taboo.

Sadly it is, especially for girls. Look at all those companies marketing inappropriate apparel for children -- thongs and padded bras. And all those videos online of kids dancing inappropriately. It's gross.

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2011

[quote]I swear, it's an entire generation of the Olsen twins look. These girls still look like teenagers in their twenties now.

Really? To me, the Olsen twins look like old shrivelled-up feral crones.

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2011

It's about infantalizing women. The constant demand that they look like young boys instead of mature women is part of the problem.

The worst is anorexic women who have had fake breasts implanted so they look like little girls wearing their mother's padded bras.

by Anonymousreply 1905/05/2011

Infantalisation of women is nothing new, but I agree that it seems to getting worse. Women are not appreciated for being women - they are not allowed to age or look mature, or even look like they've reached puberty in many cases.

by Anonymousreply 2005/05/2011

You must be about 80, OP. At that age, everyone under 50 looks like a child.

by Anonymousreply 2105/05/2011

You see it men just as much, agreed that is kinda hard to tell ages, "everyone" tries to pass off as young as possible and with really childish clothes sometimes. Women wear doll dresses and hippie styled hair, guys baggy jeans and those big framed glasses. You see 40 year olds wearing this shit.

by Anonymousreply 2205/05/2011

Americans are youth-obsessed. It's tragic when you see people over 40 act like people in their 20s, but I guess Americans think this is "awesome".

by Anonymousreply 2305/05/2011

I'm 20 years old and I look like I'm twelve. I have to do my make-up a special way to look older and I still just barely look twenty. There are a lot of girls like me that don't look as old as they are. Trust me, it's more of a problem for us than it is for you.

by Anonymousreply 2411/10/2012

OTOH, teen girls and college women 50+ years ago looked middle-aged by today's standards.

by Anonymousreply 2511/10/2012

you're old thats what's wrong

by Anonymousreply 2611/11/2012

Very true, r25. Looking at my parents' high school yearbooks from the 60s, many of the 18 year-old seniors looked like they were 30. If the photos were taken out of context, I would never guess that they were high school students.

by Anonymousreply 2711/11/2012

People look younger now than they did in the past is because most people don't smoke like chimneys anymore. Even up until the 80s, people were puff puff puffing all day on cigarettes - in offices, airplanes, etc.

We're now seeing what people look like when they have adequate oxygen intake and are not inhaling smoke all day long.

I agree that the little girl outfits are bizarre. It's especially bizarre what some, not all, women think is appropriate to wear to work when men just wear suits every day. My old female boss used to complain bitterly about what her female colleagues would wear to work, but was also guilty of wearing tattered yet revealing clothing.

Men where I live don't dress "young" on their off hours, but all insist on wearing those brown flip flops. Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 2811/11/2012
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