I’ve just read an article about women who’re borrowing their daughters clothes to wear. I can’t help but think that this is a bit sad and pathetic really.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for looking after myself but I think a line needs to be drawn when you start wearing your kids’ clothes. For one, saying that out loud, just sounds plain wrong and secondly, nobody wants to see mutton dressed as lamb, do they?

I’m not saying that when you reach a certain age, you should begin dressing and behaving like a granny. No, far from it in fact. What I’m saying, is that with age, comes grace, inner beauty and a level of self-respect. Just because you’re ageing, doesn’t mean you have to dress all fuddy duddy, but sometimes lowering your hem and letting your dress out will do you more favours in the long run.

Let’s be honest or rather, brutal here. Most of these women who try to emulate their younger selves (or compete with their teenage daughter) look a mess. Even though women are looking great as ever thanks to hitting the gym and botox and the rest of it, no amount of any of these enhancements are going to turn the clock back and make you look like the 19-year-old you were in your prime.

My thoughts? Give it up. In the words of Coco Chanel, a woman should be classy and fabulous.

Dressing in your kids’ clothes or clothes that are inappropriate for your age is just wrong and sad and you should be slapped for thinking that it was ever a good idea in the first place. So if you’ve any thoughts on doing either, don’t.

Instead, remember to be classy and fabulous. And if you see me ever donning Harry’s dungarees, you’ve my full on permission to slap me, hard, in the kidneys.

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