Now, although I’m only 42, I’m always interested to see what the ‘older woman’ is wearing as one day in the not-nearly-far-enough-distant future – that’ll be me.
Several people talked about Jane Fonda’s cream dress at Cannes in last week’s Frock It posts, and she caught my eye again this week wearing this fabulous black number.
She looks amazingly well groomed and glamorous – and is once again completely appropriately dressed for somebody of 73. 10 out of 10, Jane.
And I also noticed Wilnelia Merced this week (Bruce Forsyth’s wife and former Miss World), modelling in Naomi Campbell’s charity fashion show.
For every elegant woman over 50, however, sadly there are also many for the whom the expression ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ may have been invented. This week that prize has to go to Ivana Trump, who just goes to show that having vast wealth simply cannot buy you good taste.
At the age of 62, Ivana, that dress is extremely ill-advised: wrinkly knees, saggy arm skin, and nipples on show – nobody wants to look at all that, love. Seriously, nobody. If you were 22, rather than 62, possibly. But no – it’s all wrong.
And while I’m at it, a word of warning to Victoria Beckham, who was snapped in an airport this week in this get-up:
Victoria – you are a mother of three, soon to be four and despite having the figure of a 12 year old with a boob job, you are pushing forty. Forget the glittery tights for daywear, and dresses made out of a dustbin bag edged with leather are NEVER, NEVER a good look.
That’s it for this week – get yourselves over to Mid-30’s Life for more Frock It.