Who Do You Dress Up for? 7 Inspiring Fashion Tips from an 83-Year-Old Model


Many older women believe that the common term which should describe their dress-up style is “age-appropriate.” However, this would mean that fashion has a certain set of rules and that women of a certain age can’t “get away with” following the trends anymore.

But are these rules actually relevant?

In today’s video, Margaret Manning interviews Dorrie Jacobson, an 83-year-old former Playboy Bunny who is now a makeup artist and a certified expert on aging stylishly. Dorrie shares her top [number] tips on how to embrace an ageless sense of style that questions the phrase “age-appropriate.”

Dress It Up for You

No doubt most people are immediately curious about Dorrie’s experience as a Playboy Bunny, and that’s quite understandable. However, more relevant is the question of how that kind of career can influence one’s overall style.

In Dorrie’s words, “insert quote.” It seems that being a Bunny means striving for an all-time state of perfection. And while that may be a huge pressure for many, it actually can teach a woman to be conscious of her body and demeanor.

The constant effort for perfection can certainly enhance your self-confidence and enable you to be the best you can be.

It’s not surprising then that self-confidence and attitude make up more than half of what it means to be a stylish woman – that special lady that everyone turns to see when she enters the room.

While looking your best certainly takes more effort, it becomes beneficial when you make it an everyday habit. Don’t save your makeup and pretty clothes just for special occasions. Whether you’re doing your chores at home, have somewhere important to be, or are just running the usual errands, you can learn to always put your best foot forward.

Pushing for the best in older age may take a little more effort, but you are doing it for yourself, and that’s what makes it worthwhile.

Developing an Ageless Sense of Style

Age undoubtedly brings wrinkles and body changes, but we can harness self-confidence and body positivity no matter how long we have been on this planet.

One easy step we can take is start wearing sexy lingerie. This approach has a dual purpose: it eliminates pesky muffin tops and bulges, giving you an improved body shape, and, at the same time, it can make you feel alluring.

Another tip worth exploring is to wear only clothes that make you feel pretty. And this makes sense – why dress in things that don’t boost up your self-appreciation? Even though no one can see your lingerie, what they do see is your self-confidence projecting through.

When you walk in your closet, make sure you focus on versatile pieces, or clothes that can look both dressy and casual.

Accessories, such as a hat, a piece of jewelry, or a striking pair of shoes, will be what adds the wow factor, explains Dorrie. One or two pieces that make a simple outfit special can make all the difference in terms of how you carry yourself.

Fashion doesn’t really care about being “age-appropriate” and neither does Dorrie.  What’s important is that a great sense of style can inspire women of all ages. Dorrie simply proves that aging doesn’t equate to being boring or invisible.

Indeed, age is just an attitude. Fashion is boundless, and so is your potential to look fantastic each day.

What are your thoughts on keeping an “age-appropriate” wardrobe? Is there a specific trend you think can enhance your sense of style? Please join the discussion below! Click “like” and share this article. Let’s Have a Conversation!

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