Dear Snarky – My Mom Is Dressing Like a Teenager

Dear Snarky,

 I feel like my sister and I need to do an intervention about how our mother dresses. She is almost 60 and wears clothes that our way too young for her. It’s like she’s trying to be us. Skinny jeans, half boots, blouses that are off the shoulders – she’s wearing it. My sister and I joke that our mom dresses younger than we do.

 How do you think we should approach this topic with our mom? Should we offer to go shopping with her and help guide her choices or just sit her down and tell her the truth?

 Signed, My Mom Needs Help

 Dear Needs Help,

 Here’s my advice – shut up.

 Your mother is allowed to dress anyway she wants and if you don’t like it too bad. So, she’s strutting her stuff and looking fashionable. What would you like her to do wear loose-fitting garments and orthopedic shoes? Just because she doesn’t want to go into that dark hole of Chico’s roomy black separates with elastic waist bands (not that there’s anything wrong with that) is no reason for you to become the Fashion Police.

 And have you been into a store lately – it’s all skinny jeans and those goofy “cold shoulder” tops. If you want to get all up someone’s clothing choices than send a mass email to the designers.

Maybe, just maybe, your jealous because your mom is working a fierce style? I suggest you look in the mirror and ask yourself what’s lacking in your life that you’re so obsessed with your mother’s clothing choices. 


8 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – My Mom Is Dressing Like a Teenager

  1. Jeanine says:

    Sounds to me like just plain old jealousy. Does mom look & dress better than they do? Are they forty and frumpy?
    I’m 62, dye my hair, and don’t wear dresses as short as I used to. But I’m not dead yet, fashion is fun, and my kids are happy for me.

  2. irreverendt says:

    I’m torn…however I do agree the daughters should stay out of it. Being a decade older than their mother I have to say given the appropriate body type the tight jeans can be appealing. However, regardless of age I like to see both men and women that maintain a certain personal style rather than mirror a style that is quickly becoming so 2016………….

    • Jeanine says:

      Good point. I do choose looks that are “me” and sigh over the ones that are “me” but that I don’t think I can “pull off” anymore,

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