Wednesday, January 9, 2008

dress your age

"Dressing your age isn’t what it was in our mothers’ day. It’s not even what it was the other day... The idea that a style, an aesthetic or a single item of clothing should become out of bounds simply because you cross an invisible Rubicon was always suspect but nowadays, when women keep their looks longer than any previous generation, it’s absurdly simplistic.

"You don’t suddenly turn into a hobbit on your 36th birthday, so outlawing miniskirts for the over-35s doesn’t make a lot of sense. I have a friend who lacked confidence during her twenties. Circumstances changed, confidence soared, the body is fabulous, and at 40 she started wearing short skirts. She looks terrific."

Read the rest of this excellent article that appears today on Times Online right on the heels of yesterday's blog entry here about dressing my apparent age.

Also, don't forget to vote in my "How old does Staci / Lana look" poll!

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 10, 2008

    I couldn't agree with you more. Dressing Your Age is an overly simplistic and outmoded concept. I know when I turned 40, I didn't turn into a hobbit, and I still don't look like one nearly 5 years later. I often wonder about the deep, psychosocial underpinnings of the whole concept of peer-group dressing. Why should I sublimate my style and individuality to conform to some stereotype of the over 40 woman? Why is it of such supreme importance to people what a forty-year old wears?