Here is evidence that mother daughter style disputes can last a lifetime! The daughter on the left, maybe in her fifties or sixties, shows an interest in the current fashion. She wears a dropped waist dress with a long slim line. Her shoes are a popular twenties style, and she wears them with flesh colored stockings. Note that she has also bobbed her hair.
The mother, maybe in her seventies or eighties, has a more tenuous relationship to the prevailing styles. Although her dress has a dropped waist, it is very full at the bottom and also quite long. Her hair is gathered up on the top of her head, a style she might have worn for decades. She has on sensible black lace-up oxfords, long beloved of older women, worn with heavy black stockings.
I’ve imagined a conversation between the two. “Mother, you could look more up to date if you just changed your shoes.” And the mother’s terse reply, “I don’t take advice from someone who has cut off all her hair.”