There is an odd time when you have a dawning moment. In media we are assaulted by power dressed female high achievers, in their smart suits, never mind gorgeous young women in whatever apparel they choose to wear, at times quite unflattering. All blokes have to do is put on their normal suit, that disguises their fat gut, small penis and saggy arse.
I saw her in Swanston Street. She was wearing a subdued floral dress, with a pulled in belt and smart slightly raised heel shoes. She may have been mid forties, maybe fifty. I don't know if it was an expensive dress or if the shoes were expensive, but by golly, she looked all class. If you were a watcher of Keeping Up Appearances, think a bit younger Liz in similar clothing, except the Swanston Street lady was perhaps a bit wider hipped. I can't judge sexy with women, but she looked just great.
I was recently on the other side of the river, translated as the other side of tracks, but in a trendy grunge area and I started noticing girls and women who were wearing proper dresses. How nice they looked, and I don't mean dresses with a waist line under the bust or anything else silly.
I'll ignore blokes in this post, as apart from some gay guys, most older blokes dress very badly. I often puzzle about blokes; how they can step out of a $300,000 Mercedes wearing clothes that look like they came from Target. I may well have some clothes in my wardrobe with a big red circle on the label, but I don't step out of a $300,000 car.
Big or small, skinny, svelt or fat, every woman can wear flattering clothing. Very few women over a certain age can get away with denim jeans. There are exceptions, take a bow someone, but truly not many. They may be able to get away with jeans, but are they flattering? Mostly not.
Another female blog mate who I have met, is not Twiggy. Yet she wears clothes that look good. The focus becomes the overall picture, rather than her size. It is kind of like seeing a work of art, an effective creation.
I can only recall seeing another friend by way of blog in black slacks. I don't think she is fat, but truly, I don't know. Apart from the slacks, I don't really recall what she wore. If I did not notice, then obviously she did dress in a flattering way, at least appropriate to her age and shape. Perhaps I was more focused on her, than what she was wearing.
I often see the posh ladies in the posh suburbs and yes, tailored looks good, be it a suit or slacks and a shirt with a jacket but I must say, slacks without an overhanging top look the least flattering.
While the Swanston Street lady inspired this post, I am now recalling the last time I took Mother out to her local shopping centre in her far eastern suburb. Mother was the odd bod there in a dress. Nearly every woman was wearing something that was not flattering. Yes, ok, we all like to be comfortable, but isn't a dress comfortable to wear?
The right dress, and it does not have to be expensive, can really make a woman look so good. Ok, I will wear the argument that dresses are not always practical, but I like to see women in dresses.
PS, another very old post that needed heavy editing, but I am so time short at the moment, so it this or nothing.