Dress Your Age?
What is that supposed to mean? I dress how I like, I wear what I want to. We should choose clothes that make us happy, that make us feel good and that suit our personal style and the occasion. Clothes that are eco-friendly is very important to me.
Health is more important than age and more important than what we wear. I’m another year older and another year closer to where I’m going. Another year of memories made and another year of breaking fashion rules.
With every year I gain more confidence and break silly rules. I’ve read so much ridiculous advice since I started blogging, for example: women over 40 shouldn’t wear shorts or mini skirts because our knees are ugly.
My daughter Jean wrote an excellent article Youth, Body Image and Aging. Here are ten of the forbidden things we shouldn’t wear after a certain age according to the list somebody made up. BTW I’ve broken all those rules.
- Bikini, 47
- Mini skirt, 35
- Stilettos, 51
- Knee high boots, 47
- Leggings, 45
- Swimsuit, 61
- Tight vest, 44
- See-through chiffon blouse, 40
- Long hair, 53
- Ponytail, 51
Here’s me at 66 breaking three rules and lovin’ it:
- knee-high boots
- long hair
What matters to me, no matter our age, is to buy ethical and cruelty-free clothes. People should have good working conditions and animals should not suffer for fashion.
Which fashion rules have you broken?