Like many, I have developed an individual dress sense and enjoy to dress in my own style. I am now over 60 years of age (it’s a shock that I’ve made it this far !!) and have not only matured in my age, but also in my style.
I have a passion for 1950’s fashion and find that the elegance and grace of the era carries on into modern times as a timeless style that fit into just about any occasion. Styles from Lindy-Bop are among my favorite. Hobble dresses and ‘A’ line flared dresses have never really gone out of style and mid calf fitted dresses portray a semi-formal appearance that is chic and classy, whilst maintaining practicality and elegance. Ok. They are a bit formal to wear shopping for food, but fine for other social situations.
|Irregular Choice with a Taylor Made Dress – (a gift from my sister)|
My favorite shoes are from the ‘irregular choice’ range, whose designs are wacky yet practical and are not shrinking violets or boring black. However I also have a problem in that I had a motorcycle accident in my younger years that has left me with a tendency to walk on the outside of my foot, so tend to ruin the heels very quickly by wearing them down on one side which quickly becomes very un-elegant when walking. I have to have my favorite shoes re-heeled regularly to keep my feet flat and heels in line with my legs otherwise they can quickly start to lean. Wedges and wider heels tend to reduce this affect, I still have a large section of narrow heels that I love and wear often. Shoe makers like ‘Hush-Puppies’ are great for the wider heels and so are ‘Ruby Shoo’. When I was at school, Hush-Puppies were the dreaded shoes that your mother bought you to wear. They were practical and hard wearing, not stylish in any way. Now all that has changed. They provide a range that is comfortable and stylish in a range of modern colors, whilst still being practical shoes for every occasion.
(………And we haven’t even touched on hair and makeup!)