Monday, April 11, 2022

Can I picture Helen Mirren wearing it?

Girls like us receive a lot of flack about how we dress. Specifically about how we don’t dress our age. That girls like us dress like girls half our age (and look ridiculous doing so).

I plead guilty of not dressing my age. In my defense, I claim that I don’t look my age – that I look younger than my 71 years, so why not take advantage of that fact and dress like a 50-year-old woman.

And when considering whether I look good in any outfit I am wearing, I use the following checklist:

1. Do I look good?

2. Do I feel good?

3. Does it say something positive (and perhaps truthful) about my rank in life?

4. Can I picture Helen Mirren wearing it?

In my opinion, question number 4 does it for me! If I can imagine the 70-something Ms. Mirren wearing the same outfit that I am wearing, then I believe it is perfectly appropriate for this 70-something femulator.

Source: Joie
Wearing Joie

Femulating in the shower
Femulating in the shower


  1. Dear Stana,

    I couldn't agree more. We are of a similar age I dress conservatively and age appropriate.
    With hair and makeup I believe I drop about 15 years from my real age and have only had positive comments about my attire.


  2. When I was a lot younger, "dress your age" was a much bigger deal. Women over 40 and 50 and 60 were supposed to wear their hair shorter (and shorter, and shorter...) and to dress, well, like Grandma! Hell, just try to find some of those clothes now! You can't do it. The internet has swamped us with photos of "famous people", some of whom are like those "Dancing With the Stars" stars. The ones most people ask, "Who the hell are they"?? But as the legitimate stars and the so-called stars age, they don't follow the rules -- so why should any of us do so?

    I wear women's clothes with skirt/dress lengths that hit around my knees, +/- an inch or so. If I had legs like Stana you can bet I'd be showing them off -- even being 80! I don't wear, "Oh, look at me" clothing, just the kind that encourages fitting in with the crowd. My size already guarantees I don't fit in with the crowd. I LOVE the "If Helen Mirren would wear it....." approach. I'm going to carve that in stone and use it whenever Mikki shops for clothes!

  3. I am in total agreement. And I love who you have chosen as an example. I think she is the epitome of beauty and femininity. I am 74, but when I am in "Paulette" mode I've been told I look at least twenty years younger. Of course, that's because of face lift tape and a lot of makeup, but then I have also worked very hard to get down to a size 12 dress (now working on a 10). I guess what I am trying to say is I sure don't want all that hard work to go to waste so I intend to 'flaunt it' as long as I can!