I know better than to comment on women’s style choices, since we are now in the era of “anything goes.” If I’m honest, however, I think this woman is dressing a little young for her age. Everything about her outfit and hairstyle is coded young, including her ankle bracelet. However, judging by her face I think she might be well into her fifties.
The photo isn’t dated, but bolero jackets were a popular style in the forties and fifties. Her high heeled open toe sandals look to come from the late 1940s, and I found plenty of sewing patterns from that era in that style. I’m wondering if she didn’t make the outfit herself, inserting the cut out pattern on her bolero to match her dress. The fabric in the fashion drawing is even similar to the gingham of the dress. Everyone wore gingham in the forties, but older women were more likely to choose smaller patterns.
I would love to hear your comments on this photo. Do you think the woman is as old as I think she is? And are there any clothing styles that you think older women should avoid?