Saturday, 8 February 2014

After the clearout...

...it is possibly time to plan my spring wardrobe. Ha. I have never, ever had a spring wardrobe, but this year, apparently, shorts with Wellingtons are in, as are flat shoes, smaller bags and...I've forgotten the rest.

Does anyone actually take note of all this advice? In my time, skirts have gone up, down and midway. Trousers have gone in, out (flares, then. How my children howled with laughter at pictures of me wearing those; until, that is,  they came back in as "boot cut". Boot cut were apparently okay) and cropped. Knickers have got smaller and smaller, until they reached the tortuous-looking thong (don't ask*), plus there are the naughty crotchless ones, which sound lazy and draughty.

And then there's the face. Now, apparently, Big Brows are in, and models are photograped with what look like two enormous black artoropods cawling towards each other across their brows.

None of this advice seems to be directed at people like me (Older Women); we are the lost, the forgotten, the ignored. I wasn't going to take any advice anyway, but an offer would have been  nice.

(PS the girl in the photo isn't me)

*okay, if you insist. No.

19 comments:

  1. I just wear what I like and what's comfortable. If it's timeless, I wear it until it wears out. Fashion repeats itself, so I figure sometimes I'm in and sometimes I'm not. And that's okay. I never was a clothes whore. They say nobody is more invisible than an older woman.

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    1. I think you're a woman after my own heart, Yvonne.

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  2. I believe the fashion is twin set and pearls or else a nice cable knit sweater, tweed skirt and stout sensible lace ups. A croched hat and wheeled shopper basket are optional extras, Frances. Does that help?

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  3. If you try the shorts and the wellingtons, you might at least get noticed, Frances :) The bare bits between them are likely to get either red or blue though, depending on the weather (hot sun or cold winds and rain).

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    1. I can think of much more comfortable ways of getting noticed, DT.

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  4. I could tell the girl in the photo is not you Frances: she is talking on a cellphone (and probably just about to get run over). Given that 'older women' may be in the majority category I would have thought that marketing people would have given lots of consideration to them. Mind you it's much easier to target the fickle.

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    1. True (the bit about older women). We're supposed to be the wealthy ones, too. Oh well....

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  5. I once heard it said that if you wore them first time round you shouldn't second time round. I won't be wearing mini skirts or hot pants again!

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    1. I never wore hot pants, L, and now it's too late. But I did the mini skrts. Oh, happy days...

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  6. I always knew the Paula Rego look would eventually come into fashion

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    1. We know a Supermarket checkout girl that we have named 'Daughter of Paula Rego' for obvious reasons.

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    2. Paula who? I've - seriously - never heard of her. Should I have?

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  7. You've made me feel young again! As soon as Spring is in the air again, I return to shorts. And, yes, I do occasionally wear gum-boots with them. Sounds as if I'm cutting edge.

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    1. Sorry, CM. I don't think it applies to men.

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  8. So far, all of this winter I have not needed my wellies, and I have not been wearing my winter-shorts, either. Yes, such a thing does exist in my wardrobe; they are made of a tweedy dark grey material and look very nice with a pair of woolly tights and sturdy boots. At least I think so!
    By the way, your clearout has me want to do the same with my wardrobe, if only to rearrange things a bit more sorted into business and casual.

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    1. Business...? Casual...? Your organisation puts me to shame, Meike,. And just when I was beginning to feel smug, too.

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  9. Actually wellies and shorts seem a quite practical choice in the West Country , at the moment !

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