Researchers from a small non-governmental organization based in the Busoga region recently polled 2,000 men and women in Uganda and discovered that the majority believe discos should be avoided after the age of 44, and women should stop wearing mini-skirts after the age of 39.
According to the Senior Citizens Benefit study, the age of 38 is a key milestone for ‘growing up,’ as this is the point at which people should stop acting like teenagers or early twenties.
“As you get older, many people believe there is a dress code that works for you and one that doesn’t. Mini-skirts are not for the elderly, so anyone over the age of 38 should avoid wearing them unless they have Tina Turner’s legs “According to John Kiyimba of the Busoga-based NGO The Senior Citizens Benefit.
“When it comes to dressing, society expects us to be mature as old people and choose a more parental style,” he added.
The study also suggests that those over the age of 50 should avoid going out after midnight, and those over the age of 49 should consider permanently logging out of Facebook and Instagram.
Piers Morgan, the ever-controversial journalist, wrote a hurtful article a few years ago, telling the Italian-American singer Madonna that she’s “too old to cavort on stage like a hooker,” after she was seen “dressed with less” from head to toe.
Morgan’s scathing attack revealed society’s global insecurity about age and aging, particularly among women.
Is society, however, the one who decides what to wear or how old one should be to wear one piece of clothing or another?
This isn’t an age-old question.
Although GH, asana UNAPOLOGETIC feminist, I would have offered an opinion, that is not what we are here to discuss today.