When I was a teenager in the 1960s, my grandmothers were about my age today. They dressed like peers their age. As I recall, here were the key items of their wardrobe:
- Ankle-length, flowing dresses that left everything to the imagination, usually in a dark color or a floral pattern.
- Black sensible laced shoes with short, thick heels.
- Black sensible bags.
- Hats festooned with flowers.
- Little or no makeup or jewelry.
- No pants. I never saw my grandmothers wear pants. I doubt if they owned a pair.
Fifty years later and I am old enough to be a grandmother, but I dress nothing like my grandmothers (does anyone?). If anything, I dress like my mother when she was in her 40s and 50s. But sometimes I wonder if I should dress more like the old lady I am rather than a middle-aged woman.
After reading Rhonda's post "Feminine Differential - Body Image," I am convinced I am good.
Rhonda's post is a good read and I urge you to see it for yourself. In it, she refers to a recent post about body image from a blog called Haute Business Fashion and Finance written by that blog's author, Helen.
After perusing Helen's post, I added her blog to my Blog List for future reference. Helen is about 10 years younger than I, but we have some things in common... wouldn't you say?
|Helen and I|
|Wearing Veronica Beard blazer.|
|The beautiful Terence Stamp femulating for the 1994 Australian film|
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.