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Is Your Dress Too Short – A Mature Woman’s Guide To The Right Hemline
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Is Your Dress Too Short – A Mature Woman’s Guide To The Right Hemline

You're over forty. Can you still wear a short dress? For some women, a short hemline is perfectly fine but, for others it is a definite fashion offense. A dress that is too short can make a mature woman look like she is trying too hard to look young. On others, it can expose those areas on your body that are better left hidden. Here are some basic tips for finding the hemline that is right for you. 1. Consider your age Age is very important in determining the correct hemline for you. A sixty-five year old woman might have beautiful legs but, a micro-mini skirt would look totally inappropriate for her. Generally speaking, hems that stop at the knees are acceptable for every woman. Women in their forties may wear their skirts slightly above the knee. Women fifty and up should not go sho...
How Women Dress For Other Women
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How Women Dress For Other Women

“If you can’t be better than your competition,” Vogue editor Anna Wintour once said, “just dress better.” Indeed, new research suggests that women don’t just dress to be fashionable, or to outdo one another when it comes to enticing men. They also dress for other women. But Wintour’s quote misses some of the nuances that go into the outfits women choose with female friends, co-workers and acquaintances in mind. It’s not just about dressing better. In fact, my colleagues and I found that women can be motivated by another factor: avoiding the slings and arrows of other women. The psychology of women’s wardrobes My social psychology lab explores how women navigate their social relationships with other women. With my co-authors, Oklahoma State graduate student Ashley M. Rankin and Arizona ...
Upending Sexist School Dress Codes – Lawsuits, Complaints And Protests
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Upending Sexist School Dress Codes – Lawsuits, Complaints And Protests

One reason Riley O’Keefe prefers 10th grade to ninth is that she can dress more comfortably. That includes wearing tank tops, a style of clothing that was, until recently, off limits to girls at her high school in St. Johns County, Florida. “School’s a lot better this year because I love wearing tank tops,” said O’Keefe, 16. “I love wearing shorts. It’s hot in Florida. Freshman year, it would be burning hot outside, and I would be in jeans and a big T-shirt, and I was burning up because half of us eat lunch outside because there’s not enough space inside, and especially with COVID, I don’t want to be inside eating lunch; no one’s wearing a mask, and everyone’s squished together at tables.” Last year, Bartram Trail High School’s dress code banned girls from wearing “revealing” or “distr...