Friday, September 9, 2016

Who should wear skinny jeans

To wear or not to wear

It took a while before I decided that I could wear skinny jeans.
Am I too old?

I believe if they are made in your size......try them!

If you’re over 50 and have lost that perfect shape………..wear a LONGER top

This striped cotton knit top is from Polo and was purchased a while ago.  Notice the length!  It was actually a dress and since I am tall; it was way too short.  I hemmed it up a couple of inches to make it the right length.
And the fact that it is A-line makes it perfect for camouflaging the extra pounds at the waistline.

Coco Chanel was one of the first designers to use cotton knit jersey fabric.   Because of  World War I fabric rationing, she purchased and designed with knits that were previously used for men’s underwear.  The knits were practical and fit with her idea that women’s clothing should be relaxed and comfortable.

Similar length tops may be found here

The jeans are from Chicos, but it seems the season for 

buying white is over, so switch to blue .  I like the jeans from 

Chicos because they come up higher on my waist (that is, 

they are not hugging my hips)

I found this pair at Nordstrom.

just a suggestion...............If you think you are too old to wear the trendy tattered jeans with holes in the probably are.

Should you wear white after Labor Day?

By the 1880’s in order to tell who the wealthy women were, it became necessary for them to create fashion rules that everyone who was “in” followed.  Not wearing white outside the summer months was one of those silly rules.  When Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, high society adopted it as the natural endpoint for summer fashion.

By the 1950’s, women’s magazines made it clear to middle class America:  white clothing came out on Memorial Day and went away on Labor Day.  These days the fashion world is more relaxed about wearing white.  You can wear white all year long.  But you may still hear people say that white after Labor Day is unacceptable, all thanks to some snobby millionaires over 100 years ago.

If loving fashion is a crime, I plead guilty

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