Gorgeous blogger Patti from Not Dead Yet Style is rolling her eyes over the latest “women should wear this, not that” story. This one is titled “59 is the Age Women Should Stop Wearing Red Lipstick, Heavy Makeup, Study Finds.” According to Nuture Skincare‘s survey of 2,000 women age 45 and up, once you hit 59, it’s time to give up “high heels, red lipstick, tight clothes and false nails.” But you don’t have to wait till 59 to be dowdy! Did you know that knee-high boots and “even conservative tight tops” should be retired by age 45? I thought boots were a basic! And I guarantee that 99% of women, no matter what their age or size, look better in fitted (not tourniquet-tight) clothes than in shapeless tents. I’ll grant Nuture the heavy makeup thing, but only because that doesn’t look good at any age unless you’re at a photo shoot/going on TV/performing on stage.
I was enjoying Patti’s sassy reaction to the survey even before I saw she included my own photo as an example of unapproved mini-wearing after the age of 40. The new version of WordPress isn’t allowing me to share that or any other photos here at the moment, so you can see which skirt should get me ticketed by the fashion police by popping over to Patti’s blog. Don’t forget to tell her what you think about Nurture’s survey, which I’m sure was totally scientific. As for me, I am sticking to “Wear What You Want” as my personal style philosophy.
UPDATED TO ADD: This is the right attitude.
UPDATED AGAIN TO ADD: I had dinner with a rule-breaking woman.