i have seen older women with dreads that look amazing. i think if they look like mutton, it's coz they already do, not specifically coz of the dreads. i have always thought about dreads but it would be a bit culturally misappropriate of me and i also dont ever want to have to cut my hair off and that is the only way out. mine would dread pretty well too.
i only really have 3 hair styles lol out, up ( bun on top all messy lol high pony tail, low pony tail ) or plaited somehow ( french, dutch or just a plait ) actual no! 4 as sometimes i do it half up and half down. so front half up, back half down. but usually it is either in a high pony tail or loose.