I usually enjoy the features in More magazine, although I feel like I was their target audience ten years ago. There’s not a lot in there for the 55+ woman. But I still appreciate the fashions and some of the financial/career articles.
This slide show had me howling, though, with its list of fashion “mistakes”. I’m going to highlight a few of the most egregious here, and await your feedback:
- Boxy Jackets. These “create a boxy silhouette. Today’s chic jacket shape is fitted and shrunken.” Um, maybe, but I love a boxy jacket too, and find the “boyfriend” look kind of youthful. I wear it with straight jeans and booties and a scarf, and feel great.
|Not fitted or shrunken, but very appealing. Michael Kors, $110|
- Flannel Night Gowns. “Unless you are sick with the flu and sipping a steaming mug of tea, the flannel gown is not your friend in the bedroom.” Sorry, editors of fashion magazines, there’s nothing wrong with a cozy nightgown on a frosty night. I think they’re adorable. And I have a friend in the bedroom already, and it’s not my nightwear.
|This one is flannel-backed. And I’d wear it any cold night, and be tres happy.
Carole Hochman, $42.
- Stockings With Sandals. “It is a crime against sandals everywhere. They’re sandals, and they’re meant to be worn with bare feet.” That’s pretty bossy. I like the look of tights peeping out of an open toe, but amiwrong?
|Cute enough? From the blog The Shoeologist.|
- Your Husband’s Anything. “Get over the sentimentality of wearing his college sweatshirt. Not flattering, not fashionable, not necessary.” OK to the sweatshirt; it’s probably not flattering. But I love a man’s shirt with a pencil skirt, sleeves rolled up and collar popped. And Megan owned the menswear look this week when she borrowed her husband’s sweater.
|And I did it too, not too gruesome.|
There are plenty of items on the list that no sane woman would disagree with: Clothes that are too tight, chipped nail polish, and micro-mini skirts. But they also included the color orange as a never-wear! These are restrictions up with which I will not put. How say you all?
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