Diane Vadino: Do Style Rules Change Once You Turn 35?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
My birthday is in a couple weeks. I have generally considered it an opportunity for counting up my number of "birthday wishes" on Facebook and comparing it to the tally from previous years, but lately, I have devoted a portion of it to confronting the bane of my fashion existence. If you watch the opening credits of TLC's venerable styling makeover show, "What Not to Wear," returning in July for its final season, you will see a sign that warns "No miniskirts over 35." This sign haunts me.
Now clearly, it is ridiculous. Without miniskirts, 44-year-old Jennifer Aniston would have to go outside in her underwear and 67-year-old Debbie Harry would wear nothing but leather pants. But I am an inveterate rule-follower, and I have never been able to forget that sign, as much as it has been dissected and dismissed online. At 30, I thought: five more years. At 35, I thought: I am disappointing someone, every time my hem fell closer to my upper thigh than my knee. I still wore short sk
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