The latest tidbit from Chloë Grace Moretz, from her September cover interview with Flare magazine, surprised me. The seventeen-year-old starlet has spoken out about how tricky red carpet dressing can be for young starlets and around this office, she’s got a serious group of admirers who (just yesterday) were discussing how her style’s so timeless.
“Just put me in whatever is fun and interesting, things that I won’t be able to wear when I’m 30,” she told the magazine.
This is where I’m torn. I’ve believed the same maxim before (i.e. just wear the minidress so that at age 80 you’re not regretting your wasted legs), but has anyone told her that thirty’s not all that old? With my twenties nearly behind me, I’ve fully grasped that lesson, and am here to say: acknowledging some poor style choices in the earlier part of the decade, I don’t see any real reasons I can’t wear the same sort of stuff I always have.
I wouldn’t be shocked if her words came from Selena Gomez (22) or Bella Thorne (16), two ladies who appear to love fashion, but often pick the sort of red carpet and off-duty outfits I could see girls their same age in the real world gravitating toward. The surprise is that it’s Chloë, who just yesterday wore a sophisticated red lace Valentino dress, and told Glamour that she had problems with designers refusing to dress her until she turned 20, citing that people who create pieces falling on the super-luxury side of things (and are consequently bought and worn by people who can afford them) don’t want their customers to see them being worn by a high school-age kid.
The vast majority of this girl’s outfits are so spot-on, I wish more women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s were dressing the same way.
“People say don’t judge a book by its cover, but if someone wears a crazy outfit, they’re automatically a crazy person,” she said. “If you wear a tame outfit, you’re automatically a prude. You can be whoever you want through what you wear.”
Hear, hear, CGM! Now, how about we all agree to stop judging whether an outfit is age-appropriate and just say if it looks good, it looks good.