In this day and age of throwing out all of the fashion rules, what does it mean to dress appropriately? Is what is appropriate determined by age? Who decides what is appropriate? Women do!! Today’s women want clothes which represent their lifestyle, are made of high quality materials, have a flattering fit, and are a good value for the money.
Ellen Davis, Senior Director of the National Retail Federation, a trade organization serving the retail industry says, “Women are changing fashion to make what they are currently wearing become age appropriate. Take today’s baby boomer, for example. She doesn’t want to be pushed into the styles her mother wore as she aged; she wants her individualized style to stand out” (Women’s Wear Daily, 13 Dec. 2007, page 2). A perfect example of lifestyle dressing is apparent by the number of pairs of jeans a woman owns. How many jeans do you have in your closet? I just counted. I have six pair of jeans that I wear in the winter time and add another four pair of lightweight or crop jeans that I wear in the summer time!
For example, our Kiyonna dressy wide leg denim trousers have a great fit that flatters and gives us the opportunity to dress them up and wear them to work or wear them for play.
http://stores.blackcatplus.com/Detail.bok?no=84. These jeans have a great fit, look great and are comfortable which is exactly why I have worn mine to teach college this past week! I paired them with a jacket and t-shirt and no one really knew they were jeans!
Dressing appropriately simply means choosing clothes that make us look great and make us feel confident in whatever activities we are engaged in!