The photographer did these two women no favors by capturing them from the bottom up. They are obviously related, but I wonder how. Judging by the clothes, the woman on the right might be the daughter. Looking at their faces, though, they might be sisters separated by about ten years.
We can say without a doubt that the woman on the right has decided to follow fashion to some degree. Her skirt isn’t short, but she wears a sheath dress in a fun print. Her glasses are up to date and her accessories stylish. While her shoes aren’t go-go boots, they do not scream “old lady.”
Her companion, on the other hand, has decided against current trends. The shirtwaist dress in a reserved print might be from the fifties. Her glasses are also a fifties style. But it is her shoes, the sensible oxford so beloved by the elderly, show that comfort and stability are more important to her than an up to date look.