If you’re a woman, have you ever heard anyone tell you you should dress your age? I’ve heard people say this to older women, and I used to agree with it, until a few weeks ago.
I was on a tram when I saw an old woman, at least seventy years old, dressed in a light summer dress and having her hair styled like a typical Norwegian teenager. Her face was aged and saggy, the skin on her arms was wrinkly and had aging spots, yet somehow she looked very good and I would say hot. It took me a while to realize why she didn’t look ridiculous dressed like a twenty year old – it was her youthful figure. This gives me an idea of what to strive for when growing older. It seems as long as you keep a youthful figure and don’t get out of shape, your old face won’t matter as much. Face skin ages faster anyway, since it’s more exposed to sunlight than other skin (which is protected by clothes), so women shouldn’t forget they have other sources of attractiveness, and stop worrying about their face so much*.
And now, to the point of this post. If you have a good figure, dressing your age just because you are told to do so would be a crime against yourself**. Don’t dress fifty when you’re fifty, it’s unnecessary. (Not that dressing like a teenage tramp is good. The idea is to dress young, not trashy.)
*Not worrying about your face doesn’t mean stopping taking care of it. Just remember to take care of your other skin, and figure. After your face gets old, those two things will save your looks 😉
**But of course, if you want to dress your age, or you have to keep an appearance of a serious person or because you don’t want any male attention, you can do it, more power to you.