The other day I went to a meeting. The participants sat across from each other and I noticed a woman that I have known for at least thirty years. This woman is hardly overweight, although I would imagine she’s put on between 5-10 lbs. in the last thirty years. She is also a little older than I, up to ten years. I really don’t know.
She looks great for her age and she deserves no criticism of any kind.
Yet…..I noticed that she had those new low cut “jeans” and a nice springy top with it. They were fresh and lovely….but the design showed what little rolls she has in certain places.
|A true friend will tell you the truth.|
At the weight I am currently at, I am the last to throw a stone. It’s about the styles today, not about her or me. It’s one thing to see a late-teenager or early twenty-something standing in front of me in a line, pouring out of a pair of pants because she thinks that’s cool. (And it’s so NOT!) I did stupid things as a young adult also. But it’s another thing to see a fairly slim, well-proportioned senior citizen, who has the blessing of a healthy body just not fit into the clothes, even I would presume she is wearing the correct size for her.
She’s just not the type to pour herself into anything.
|Where is this girl's mother?|
So, I wear “Grandma Jeans” and I am darn proud of it! They COVER the rolls that I am working very hard on reducing, but as I write this, they ARE THERE, and I don’t feel like sharing the image with anyone. IF I WIN, I may wear something else, but it won’t be until that day arrives.
I don’t wear tight tops although I do wear dressy t-shirts for the summer. I like blouses as “jackets” too.
The problem is, you go to any department store, and Grandma Jeans are almost impossible to find. We are at the mercy of someone in the fashion industry, and that someone is just darned not telling me that I am going to wear something that is unflattering. I still have my LLBean, although they have all different styles, they do have what I need.
I am just amazed at how many women wear clothes that are at least one size too small. I sympathize with the new mother who hasn't got the baby weight off, but WILL, and I certainly sympathize with that person who is in the process of losing and hasn't QUITE arrived. As a social worker, I know I NEVER know the whole story, and try to give the benefit of the doubt.
But it certainly seems to be an epidemic out there! And when it actually involved a pretty skinny person, I had to wonder if it’s the fashion….
……or it was just a bad winter.