If you don’t know Dorrie from the Senior Style Bible you need to get to know this vivacious 83 year old force of nature.
She is a vocal advocate against ageism in the fashion industry and a huge inspiration for me.
She describes her personal style as,
“Whatever the opposite of Granny chic is.”
I adore her candour and sense of humour.
Oh…and let’s not forget, her incredible style!
She refuses to be told by anyone how she should dress or behave. Bravo!
Senior Style Bible – Stop Being Age Appropriate
It’s not what you wear, but how you wear it. – Dorrie
As fashion becomes more inclusive, I think it’s important for older consumers to speak out against the ingrained ageism still lurking within the fashion industry. Women of a certain age are smart, sophisticated and savvy enough to determine what looks good on them, and what doesn’t. We’ll shop where we like, and wear what we want. – Dorrie
She recently was featured in a pro aging video on the BBC…
Below are some of my favourite quotes from the video.
Stop being age appropriate. In the way that you dress in the way that you act. – Dorrie
I read recently that one way to stay young was to take things less seriously and act silly. No need to keep acting your age.
Hell no! I’m not happy to grow old! Nobody’s happy to grow old. But you can still be enjoying life, starting new chapters… – Dorrie
I can’t tell you how refreshing it is for someone to finally come out and say this. Every time I’ve proclaimed a similar sentiment on my blog I’ve gotten loads of flack. Of course I know growing old is better than being dead but it ain’t for sissies either. Learning to accept the changes in life that aging brings may actually be the key to living our fullest lives as we creep further into our later years. That and being blessed with good health.
It’s going to end but you can still have a good time before that. – Dorrie
We’re all heading to the same destination…it’s the journey that counts.
If you want to catch the full video go here.
I highly recommend it!
Thanks for being such a brilliant role model for positive aging in style Dorrie!
You can catch up with Dorrie on her blog or on her Instagram.
I was happy to be featured by the Independent Fashion Bloggers for
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She has a good message. Happy to see you echo it and hope others will, too. We need to change people’s attitude toward aging.
I love Dorrie! She is so cool and such an inspiration.
She is the coolest woman! If I were to go to Vegas, it would be to visit Dorrie. And check out those shoes she wears. Oh yeaaah. What an exceptional person to lead the way toward enlightenment. This is a great piece, Suzanne.
fabulous women with cool style!
but while most older women around here are wearing tight jeans, tee & sportswear, i prefer a bit “granny chic” in the form of neat skirts, elegant flat shoes and a proper coat for myself from time to time ;-D
Dorrie always looks so chic; I would never guess her age if I didn’t already know what it is. She is definitely an inspiring dame, and I would love to meet her. She has a great badass attitude.
Marilee Gramith says
A woman for all seasons. Dorrie brings a smile to my face, hope to my heart and a fiesty spirit to emulate.
She’s awesome! Thank you for introducing me to her!
Thank you for introducing me to Dorrie, she is one fabulous lady, and an example to us all! xxx
Love this attitude and state of mind! No rules to dressing, just what makes someone happy! Thx for the introduction.
Have a great day!
No Fear of Fashion says
That is nice, featuring Dorrie. She is an inspiration to us all and a fighter against ageism for sure. We owe her.
About acting silly instead of your age… I score highly in that department haha.
Señora Allnut says
I think she’s a fabulous woman with a fabulous attitude, she totally rocks and looks gorgeous!
And I love her sense of humour. As we age, humour becomes our best friend!
Anna Parkes says
Dorrie blasts all preconceptions about growing old right out of the water and I love her for it! She totally rocks every outfit she wears and just oozes confidence – oh if she could bottle that she’d be rich! I’m off to watch that video now, cheers!