As you walk down the street each day, you pass by dozens and dozens of people. Some may catch your attention; some just walk by without being noticed. Those who stand out are either odd ones or beauties. That’s how significant physical appearance is to people. It has an impact on our perceptions about an individual and it leaves a lasting first impression. But is it all that important? Are there really ideals to follow when it comes to deciphering what a beauty should look like?
Beauty and Fashion
Beauty has become one of the age-old controversies in our society. A lot of definitions have emerged and many standards have developed to explain and identify what’s hot and what’s not. It is a fact that everybody perceives beauty in a different way.
However, there are still a number of things that influence people to have this notion on what good looking should be. Take for example, fashion. It plays a major role in boosting one’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Fashion makes people feel good and look good especially when they are up to date on what’s hot in the market.
Since it is very versatile, there’s no telling when the clothes you wear today will be the clothes out of style. It’s not a matter of what you wear, it’s how you pull it together and make whatever outfit you’re wearing look great on you.
Eighty and Blooming
A common misconception is that beauty is associated with young age. A group of old Pensioners, well in their 80s, have proven otherwise and have changed the impression of people about old age in relation to being elegant and stunning. Who says oldies can’t flaunt and strutt their stuff? It’s just a matter of having confidence in yourself and never letting your beauty, both in and out, wither away as time goes by.
Daphne Selfe, deemed as the oldest model in the world, is among those aged beauties. A documentary film created for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging the retired and elderly folks to never lose that desire to be beautiful. Six ladies all aged eighty and above, took part in the “Fabulous Fashionistas” film.
They imparted a message of hope and motivation for those who think they can’t look like or be what they used to be. Age doesn’t matter, as long as there is youthfulness within you. Daphne stressed that life only passes you by once, so you have to grab the chance while it’s there. There are no rewinds or redoes so you have to live life to the fullest.
Another member of the group, Gillian Lynn, eighty-seven years old, married a younger man. Twenty-seven years younger to be exact. She advises senior citizens to shun the progression of aging and develop a habit of exercising regularly. She was a dancer before so that’s why she thinks she doesn’t look her age. Keeping your body fit and healthy through exercise will promote wellness and vitality.
Another member of the group confessed that she likes to wear miniskirts until now and doesn’t care if people stare or think she’s weird. She loves how she dresses and she’s confident about her style, that’s all that matters to her.
Bottom line is, be confident in your own skin. Don’t get too caught up thinking of what others think of you. Enjoy the glamour and fashion. There is no age limit for feeling good about yourself and showcasing your beauty in the way you dress and within your heart.