Although Vogue editor Diana Vreeland didn’t invent the term “youth quake” until 1965, clothing styles had begun changing in favor of the young and slim already by the turn of the decade. What would the not-so-young and not-so-slim woman wear now?
This woman, officiating at a bowling banquet (I kid you not—it is written on the back of the photo) wears a mix of old and new. The top of her dress is fitted like a then-stylish sheath, while the bottom is fuller and features voluminous pockets. It’s too bad that we can’t see how long her skirt is. Her hair looks dyed and elaborately permed and she has a set of pearls at her throat. She not at all afraid to show her toned, tanned arms.
She looks like someone who had a lot of fun with her clothes. Doesn’t that print look a little like bowling balls?