The theme for this weeks #iwillwearwhatilike linkup is bold prints, and so I thought, oh no, that’s not me, I never wear bold prints, I won’t be participating then.

P1010842Because if there’s one thing I can’t abide it’s the photos in women’s magazines of clothes apparently suited to those of us over 65 that invariably feature big flowers or big zig-zags or big anything – no, no and no again!

Surely, I thought, I’m a wearer of plain, block colours.   For instance, this isP1010831 what I like to look like when I go up to London.  It’s a photo taken two years ago when I went up for the conference, Mirror, Mirror, where I saw the wonderful women who participated in the documentary the Fabulous Fashionistas, including Daphne Selfe, possibly the oldest working model who is an amazing 86 years young.  The coat is no longer in my possession, but there’s the hat I featured in last month’s #Hat Attack.  Underneath is a charity shop skirt and top featured on the right.

But I went back over my photos and there they were – dresses and skirts with bold prints.  What about this one?  A dress bought earlier this year for just £3 but so vibrant it makes me happy just to look at it, and note the bold prints are not flowers but hair-dryers and cameras and brushes and combs!


My maxim is be a little different as you age – go beyond flowers, which I think is a print for the young.  Here I am with Mr Frugalfashionshopper thirty years ago (!) wearing a flower print dress which, if I remember rightly, I made myself.


But what do you think about wearing bold prints?  I mean, don’t accept anything that people say you should be wearing at a certain age (including me).  What suits you?

That’s all for now

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper


One thought on “Bold prints – no, that’s not me, or is it?

  • 26th November 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Love that print !
    I love bold prints but rarely wear them feeling that they “wear me”, saying that I have a sundress printed with lemons that makes me feel very happy.

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