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On Dressing Age Appropriate

Friday, September 9, 2011

Many people feel that women of a certain age shouldn't dress up, express themselves, wear bright colors, and even show a little skin. From my experience, the ladies I feature, feel more free to express themselves as they have gotten older. They care less about what other people think, and rely more on their own instinct. I asked a few of my favorite ladies how they feel about dressing "age appropriate", what an older woman should never wear, and if one can dress sexy as they age. Read their responses below and please comment with your own opinions.
Beatrix Ost- Age appropriate I would say is silly, but please look in the mirror.Do not populate airports , places of sightseeing ,churches,any of such in foreign countries, wearing shorts like a teen.Sexy is in the eye of the beholder--be sparse with showing your flesh.


Zelda Kaplan- I think the important thing is to try to maintain one's figure, so that the cloth lies properly on the body. I think one’s figure is more important than one’s age. I don’t believe an older person should wear short shorts, but whatever they feel good in works for me.
Mary- I think that saying women can’t wear color at a certain age says step back and die. Most important is to develop a sense of objectivity. I go by an instant reaction--if it's negative that I don’t do it. Obviously you shouldn’t wear super short skirts. You don’t want to look like a crazy old lady.In short avoid those baby jane moments.Rita Hammer- If you look in the mirror and it offends the eye then don't do it. I don't think women of a certain age should wear hot-pants or miniskirts, but they can wear skirts an inch or two above the knee. That can look very elegant.It's up to the woman to know what's she's doing and see if it feels right. It's personal taste.