Dressing Your Age – A Rant About Clothes

Madonna in satin shortsDressing your age in America is near impossible. When I go shopping for clothes, everything I find is geared toward youth, and not just youth, but Disney performance-oriented showbiz youth.

I don’t want to wear cropped jeans with bedazzles on them. I don’t want to wear spaghetti-strapped camisole tops without a bra. I don’t want to wear shorts that sit below my belly button and just under the cheek of my behind.

People over the age of 12 do not look good in this attire. If most people in the U.S. are overweight — actually, more like obese — who are these clothes for?

Madonna has been criticized lately for dressing age appropriate. I think she looks great. She is turning 50 years old this year and is in fantastic shape for a woman half her age. But that doesn’t mean she wants to walk around in a cone-shaped bra. She probably just wants to look pretty and feel comfortable. She knows how to separate her stage life and real life.

But apparantly, the department stores do not. I don’t want to dress like Miley Cyrus and I suspect she doesn’t want to dress like me.

Can we have a little more variety, please?


2 responses to “Dressing Your Age – A Rant About Clothes

  1. I love Madonna she really is classy when she’s not on stage 🙂

  2. I find it ridiculous a female celebrity cannot even wear sweats walking down the drive to her mailbox without getting lambasted in the press. Madonna’s fashion sense is impeccable and if someone wants to see her stage persona they should buy a ticket to her show.