Holes and more holes are all over the most popular garment in the world – our jeans. And the way things are going, one day there will only be little bits of fabric holding the holes together.
Years ago this look caught on and then faded away but now it is back with a vengeance. From designers to mass market brands, jeans are full of tears and holes and the biggest rips get the highest prices – which makes me wonder – if I wanted to wear ripped jeans why could I not rip them myself and save some money?
But being over 60 ripped jeans won’t do anything for me. The appeal the young find in the holes – I think it is sex appeal – might give the wrong image for us more mature women.
While my friend Marie, well over 60, was visiting me, she wore a pair of ripped and torn jeans. At one moment during the evening Betty, another friend took me aside and asked with empathy in her voice, “Doesn’t Marie own a decent pair of jeans? These look so sloppy.”
Jeans are here to stay. If you are a child or 100 years old. but the fads applied to them might not be something to follow after 60.
And Never forget – A Smile changes Everything!
They can make us feel good; they can give us confidence; they can make us look younger; they can make us look slimmer; they can make us look and feel sexy. But to achieve all of this or even just some of it is getting harder and harder. No, not because we are getting older, but because the fashion industry is becoming less and less helpful.
Unless we spend more money or buy a designer label, the quality of clothes on the rack is dropping further and further – the fabric is cheap, the cut is bad, the construction shotty , seams are uneven and the fit – what is that? A little too big – a little too tight – not a problem. Unfortunately many younger customers have never known a well made garment, and therefore, don’t mind if the hem is longer on one side than the other, or very uneven.
I went shopping today in Bloomingdale’s Outlet store here on the Westside. Yes I know it is an outlet, but a Bloomingdale one which have a certain reputation. Yet I could not stop thinking that all these clothes I saw looked like rags – already worn, second-hand. – Here are some images of the racks displaying their ‘latest arrivals.’
It must be a generation gap on my part which makes me more aware of what I have to look out for and what it takes not too to look like I slept in my dress, or that I am wearing a hand-me-down. Here are a few things to watch out for if you still remember how clothes were made way-back-when:
- The fit
- The Quality
- The coordination of colors
- The condition
With a little extra time, and a little extra money remembering these points will help you avoid the already worn look!
And Never Forget – A Smile Changes Everything!
For a very long time companies like L’Oréal and Revlon have helped women hide any sign of white hair – a reminder of aging – and who wanted anybody to know that they were getting older? “I must have my roots done” my friends used to say while pointing to their scalp.
Well, having your roots done is the past, because the latest fashion fad is Gray Hair! And not only for older women, but for women of any age. As for me it is just happening at the right time because lately I have noticed my hair turning white and since I have never colored my hair and didn’t like the idea I was wondering what to do.
But seeing Helen Mirrem looking so beautiful I found the answer. I am now looking forward to having my hair turn white. And so can you!
Never forget – a smile changes everything!