masquerade per age (1)

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20s – There’s nothing wrong with showing some skin if you do it with grace and elegance. At an older age, you might have to pick either the short hem or the exposed shoulder, but for now, go all out like Beyonce and Blake Lively. Dress a little more modestly if that makes you comfortable, but remember, now is the time to dare to bare! (from: Instyle)

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50s – With age comes the authority to wear polished clothes that younger women often can’t pull off, like pencil skirts and embellished button-down shirts. At the same time, don’t be afraid to show off the parts of your body of which you’re most proud, like Sharon Stone does in this sleek halter dress. Getting older can work to your advantage. Years also bring increased confidence and conviction, so let your clothes show off those qualities! (from: Instyle)

Masquerade can be a wonderful tool to change and play with identity or isolate oneself from others. Having a closer look at mass media these characteristics often undergo an unreflected use, are used to claim and reproduce stereotypes and put a curb on the freedom of expression.
Appropriate clothing like the so often seen beige-colored uniforms worn by older people emphasize the association of decay and lead to disintegration, separation and depersonalization.
Lifestyle magazines promote younger girls in short and sexy clothes, while elderly women and men are supposed to wear classical pieces: At an older age, you might have to pick either the short hem or the exposed shoulder […], or, […] pencil skirts and embellished button-down shirts […], advices The leading fashion, beauty and celebrity lifestyle site Instyle its female readers.
Restrictive concepts regarding older people can also be found when it comes to proposals for appropriate behaviour, life style and life praxis or the separation of older people through special buildings.




2 responses to “masquerade per age (1)

  1. i think your’ew right. although there are also a lot of young girls who think being sexy is just showing skin – the more, the better!
    well, but you showed good examples of how to do it right!

  2. carmen

    thanks kiki for commenting.
    but I think the problem is to tell people how to do it right or wrong. why not wear mini skirts when you`re 65? why not wear classical pieces when you`re young and feel like it?

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