fashion for older women
I was dreading turning 50 just a little bit. I am happy to report my teeth and hair didn't all fall out, and I'm still very much alive and kicking!! The worst of it was ... receiving an application from my friends at AARP to sign up! I am thankful for the gift of life, amazing family and friends.
Nothing can prepare us for the changes that take place in our bodies after menopause. Everything seems to happen overnight -- although, of course, the process is gradual. Our hips, breasts, legs and arms are transformed in ways that no-one told us to expect. Inside, we feel like ageless, vibrant young women, but, on the outside, we are slowly turning into our grandmothers.
Clothes should never be uncomfortable. Yet you have made dresses that we can't sit in without revealing our privates, pants that don't accommodate our bellies after lunch, and shoes that cause bunions and other foot problems. Why do you do that?
I've had more than my share of fashion faux pas. I'm the one who went to the bathroom before my court appearance and came back and pled the case for my client with my suit skirt tucked up into my panty hose. At my own engagement party, my future mother-in-law's friend wore the same dress as I did.
It is a rare day that a buttoned-up policy wonk takes time away from reading The Fiscal Times to scan Harper's Bazaar. On the whole, this is probably sound strategy. But every now and again the more sensational elements of our society expose what's really going on. Now, it appears, we can be fabulous at every age.