Yesterday my friends and I were discussing how much we hate the clothes that are/were available in the summer market this season...
It is nearly impossible to find lightweight fabrics in classic designs that are still “hip”...in an affordable price point in the Northeast. We go shopping …and come home with nothing.
Every tee shirt is fitted and with capped or short sleeves. There is nothing worse on a mature upper arm than a capped sleeve! Even the best of mature arms still look like ham hocks…or wrinkled old flabby sticks!
Low-cut, tight fitting tee shirts are another pet peeve. First of all…nobody at any age wants to wear extra layers underneath them in a heat wave just to avoid serious cleavage…and in colors that defy description!
As for other tops, they are often garish, in large unflattering prints, in stiff fabrics that do not drape. There is tendency for plunging necklines, too. I have seen some awful sights this summer: abundant spilling-over-the-top flesh, wrinkled flesh, and décolleté that would be better off covered up.
Jeans and shorts that are cut for super models and tweens and teens…another look not so good for some of us…forget the hip- huggers, holes in the knees, jeans that look like laundry room disasters!
Any good looks? We like Capri and cropped pants…perfect for mature legs. And there is an abundance of wonderful sandals and shoes this year, not to mention tote bags and handbags.
Back to the catalogs for us….and to the thrift shops... in search of wearable clothes!
It is no wonder that stores are not experiencing good sales figures this year…women of a certain age are not buying clothes because they are made for women of a younger age.
enjoy the day!