Thursday 5 March 2015
I am livid!
This horrible, patronising advert appeared in the press today. Unfortunately this photo doesn't show these women's legs, which are clad in thick, knee-length stockings (presumably because the poor old souls haven't the strength to drag them all the way up to their thighs, or wear tights). The inference is that fashion is really for the young and beautiful, and by dressing these elderly women up in it, we can all have a jolly good laugh.
Well, as an elderly woman who never goes for 'labels', can pull on her own tights, and wears jeans most of the time anyway, I find this advert deeply offensive. and I'm, ashamed of my fellow-oldies for letting the side down.
There. I feel better now.
(Though I'll probably be sued for using this picture. And D&B are a lot richer than I am.)