One common assumption about older women is that they are much less likely to keep up with current clothing trends. I notice this in my own dress. There are lots of explanations for this phenomenon. Usually older women have discovered styles that they feel comfortable in and are much less likely to want to change them. They have reached a point in their lives where impressing others with stylish clothes is not as important—if it ever was. And since poverty often rises among women as they age, perhaps they just don’t have the money to stay in style.
But of course every generalization is just that—a blanket statement that cannot cover everyone’s experience. Above we have a case in point, a woman I’m guessing to be in her late forties to early fifties who is experimenting with 1940s styles. The photo on the left is even dated—1941. The others came from the same batch of photos purchased from a favorite eBay dealer. She has clearly taken up the trend for bifurcated garments—I’m betting that what looks to be a short skirt on the right are in fact a pair of culottes.
This woman, whoever she is, has a body shape praised in contemporary films and fashion magazines, with ample breasts, a small waist, and long legs. She has decided to show off these assets through her clothes. Note how her head is tilted in the same direction in all the photos.
And how about you? Do you keep up with current styles?