Remember how annoying Bridget Jones was with her outstanding mom in every possible way? And yet, this lady deserves admiration. "Age says nothing!" - under this motto the elderly live and stylists work abroad. Many different salons, studios and even online resources are ready to tell older people how to look stylish and attractive. And we have?
And we, as they say, have gas in the kitchen. In the brain, it is as if a certain button that works after sixty: a click - and an impressive, even an elderly woman stops in a creaky grandmother from a blockage.
We are accustomed to the fact that a person of age should seem to dissolve in his children and grandchildren, become a free nanny and cook and not poke his nose out of the garden plot - this is the circle of life of an average pensioner in the post-Soviet philistine consciousness. And, of course, within this circle, a cheerful old woman in hippie jeans and bright glasses looks at least unusual. But times are changing, and let's think seriously - does life end in old age?
Stylish elderly ladies and gentlemen at home and abroad say: in no case! Psychologists even offer special courses under the general title "learning to grow old beautifully."
Perhaps the main thing that needs to be understood: there are actually no restrictions, and if today you want to misbehave, then you can and should be misbehaving. Life is short, and old age gives a person the opportunity to finally take care of himself - and allow himself what he lacked the spirit for in his youth.
Do you think this is inappropriate? Are you used to the cult of youth everywhere - from TV to advertising posters? But take a look at fashion magazines - increasingly, such transnational monsters as, for example, Vogue, invite older models, not boys and girls with long legs, to their pages.
Of course, we can say that the whole point is in small pensions or in the fact that the Belarusian light industry produces little of clothes intended for the elderly. But, perhaps, this is precisely the snag and the root of the problem. In this unhealthy confidence: with retirement, life is over, you are a human fragment, and now you only need felt chuni and a hoodie in "creepy roses." And everything that is fashionable and beautiful is no longer for you, as it were. That's really not true! And on our streets you can meet interestingly dressed elderly people.
Of course, it is physically difficult to move in high heels - well, this is not required, after all, many young women refuse heels in the name of health, but everything else is quite accessible to you.
So, what options are possible for those who are over …
First and foremost: don't be afraid of color! Who said that at your age you can only wear blue, gray and brown? Bright, catchy colors are the best way to emphasize the youth of the soul and find a cheerful mood. You can revive the image with one or two colored details, or you can roam to the fullest.
Convenience is the first and foremost task of clothing for the elderly, it is an unwritten law. The most comfortable clothes for a woman in the Age of Aquarius are trousers. And who said that the practical cannot be beautiful?
Ethnic style has been at the height of fashion for more than one year. And why did everyone suddenly decide that he was not suitable for an elderly lady?
Jeans and camouflage, sporty style or mini dress with a tight silhouette, patent sandals with a reasonable heel height - and let the whole world know that this woman is actually full of life and stunningly young!
The good old classics are always good - and never in circulation. And no one will complain that you are not dressed for your age.
It's all about the hat
Well, of course! Classic, avant-garde or turban - no one dares to call an old woman who wears a hat. And the more refined the hat, the more interesting its owner.
And if you add rings, bracelets, glasses in an unusual frame, a scarf, mitts … even colored tights to the hat! You don't have to update your entire wardrobe - just a few sophisticated accessories are enough. The image is created by little things, details - who knows this better than a woman who has been following fashion for so many years!
Cosmetics should not be neglected either - lips that have become narrow with age can easily be “corrected” with a contour pencil and lipstick, and why not make your eyes more expressive with the help of shadows and eyeliner? Someone will prefer to use colors close to natural, others, on the contrary, will decide on a bright lipstick.
Just lush curls or a classic knot, hair dyed in strands or in one color you like - there are many options. Even gray hair can be beautifully beaten. And in general, like some risky Western ladies, you can have a haircut with a hedgehog or even bald.
Anything your heart desires
One of the advantages of an elegant age is that you don't have to look back at the generally accepted canons and you don't have to chase catwalk novelties. You are already too old to run in the same direction as everyone else, it's time to set the rules that you like. Time is on your side and today you can create your own style.
If we think about it, we will understand that in fact there is no need to limit ourselves to objects and styles "prescribed" by society for those who have stepped over a certain age line - for a start, you can take a chance and just put on the most ordinary jeans, make a youth haircut, styling or a glitter manicure. In the end, the one who looks in the mirror with the thought “I'm still wow!” - he will be healthier, more cheerful, and live longer.
And for those who are shocked by elderly people who look after themselves, we have a wonderful example of, of course, the most stylish woman of the twentieth century, who remains a trendsetter in the current century - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.