Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fashion for Old Ladies (Like Me)

I am an old lady (65 years old and counting).

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
Helen and I

Source: Intermix
Wearing Veronica Beard blazer.

Terence Stamp
The beautiful Terence Stamp femulating for the 1994 Australian film
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.


  1. both look fabulous!

  2. Two lovely and chic ladies. I love that dress!


  3. Wow, Separated at birth. Lol

  4. It sounded like you were talking about my grandmothers

  5. Adore the dress - who wore it best??? BOTH OF YOU! And yes, Terence is beautiful.