Posted By Jennie Chancey on July 28, 2011
From Mariette Ulrich at Mercatornet:
When it comes to fashion advice, it seems the young are leading the way.
The study of more than 300 mothers and daughters found that adolescent girls have a powerful influence on the make-up, clothes and hairstyles chosen by their mothers….
The desire to look one’s best isn’t new or strange; it’s a normal human aspiration. The alarming part is to what extent women are going: these days celebrities are not the only ones spending tens of thousands on cosmetic surgeries to turn back the years. And some folks certainly need to regain a sense of good taste: when one looks around the average mall or city street at what people are wearing, it’s obvious that our capacity for self-delusion is fairly deep when it comes to what we believe enhances our appearance….
And on another level, it really doesn’t give a good example to the young. It suggests, somehow, that growing up is something to be feared and avoided, instead of fully lived.
Read the entire piece HERE. What are your thoughts? Is there such a thing as age-appropriate dress that our culture has forgotten?