Fashion, Age, Budget …Can I Still Look Fabulous?

As we grow older, we like to know that the styles we are used to wearing are still available and at a reasonable price and the fashion world is including us. My mother wore the same style and brand of bra for the 60 years I knew her.  For one thing, some of us are retired and paying over one hundred dollars or more on a couple of bras is really outrageous because it really eats into the budget. I want my style bra at a reasonable price…is that too much to ask? That’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Some of us are accustomed to wearing underwire  bras with no padding.  Stop in at Wal Mart for a buget buy and most of the bras are the thick molded kind.  If I wanted to look that endowed it would be perfect, but please show some Bali minimizer knock offs…or anything but Playtex!

This seems like such a god awful thing to whine about, but at 70, I am getting a bit overwhelmed with the young market.  Short, short skirts and belly-showing tops are great for the 40 year olds, but that plane has taken flight.  Where are the fun fashions for my group? We neither want or need the criticism for dressing like the kids, but we are young at heart and on a budget.

If you have an in with any designer, let them know we are not OLD, but we are sensible and even a little modest.  We do not have money for top designer clothing, but appreciate a good buy from the discount stores…that includes Kohl’s and Goodys.  Give us color and fresh prints…not the Sears’ prints from my grandmother’s day.  Remember our waist got lost, and our hips didn’t always grow with our belt size.

We want to look fabulous to boost our spirits.  Afterall, being in our seventies has enough challenges! We have earned some fashion respect and self respect.

Asking for all of this, I realize that I am asking alot from the world of fashion. Let’s have a magazine or two that shows us our options.  I often see make up ads for “mature” skin…looking great in your 50’s.  Wow, who didn’t love their 50’s! However, living in the reality of the situation (being 70+), we need the attention of the world of beauty and fashion.

Let us look fabulous!

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