But despite all the elements they share, the women have quite different styles. The sister on the left is subdued. She wears a monochromatic solid color scheme and has only rolled her pants up to ankle length. With her thumbs in her pocket and her dark glasses, she strikes an elegant pose for this casual outing.
Not so her sister, with who has an exuberant, even whacky style. Standing with her hands in her pockets with a wide belt at her waist, she looks like Wonder Woman from the Planet Plaid. If you examine her clothes carefully, you’ll see that the plaid on top doesn’t match the plaid on the bottom. And what stood out even more to my seamstress’s eye was that the plaids on the bottom do not match at the seam line. Could these be homemade? She has rolled up her pants so far that they look like clam diggers.
Today we appreciate the range of styles in the dress of older women—but as you can see it’s hardly a new development!