SHE once edited British style bible Vogue, but now Alexandra Shulman has committed the ultimate fashion faux pas – by blasting 50-year-old model Helena Christensen for wearing a sexy lace bustier on a night out.
Alexandra, 61, said the Danish beauty – who has appeared on the cover of British Vogue six times – only wore the top “to show she’s not past it,” adding the bold claim that “no stylish young woman would ever dream of wearing” the racy style.
Ex Vogue voss Alexandra Shulman blasted model Helena Christensen for wearing a sexy lace bustier on a night out[/caption]
Helena’s model friends leapt to her defence, with Naomi Campbell calling the comment a “cheap shot”.
We couldn’t help but agree with Naomi – so we asked four women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s to prove that bustiers have no age limit.
It seems that celebs agree – and on the right we rate some famous names for busting out the bustier, plus our Fashion Editor gives her view.
‘I’m still wearing it when I turn 50’
Freya doesn’t see anything wrong with a glam look that includes a bustier[/caption]
SINGLE Freya Wilson is a customer service adviser who lives in Greenwich, South East London.
She says:”I’ve worn something similar for my birthday, and don’t see anything wrong with Helena glamming up in one.
Plus, it is surprisingly comfortable and not as scary to wear as it might seem.
There shouldn’t be an age limit to what we wear. I wear things like this now, and I don’t plan to stop when 7 I turn 50.”
The customer service adviser was scared to wear the bustier at first[/caption]
- White bustier, Ann Summers, £60 – buy now
- Skirt, Primark, £12 – buy now
- White heels, Dune, £53 – buy now
‘The outfit is stylish and sophisticated – I love it’
Aleesha says she is glad Helena isn’t rushing to cover up[/caption]
ALEESHA HANSEL from Birmingham is single and works in TV production.
She says: “I wouldn’t have worn something like this before but I love this outfit now — it’s styled in a sophisticated way.
I don’t think Helena’s bustier was tacky, like Alexandra Shulman said it was.
She looked fantastic and those comments about her were simply unnecessary.
Aleesha says she wouldn’t have worn an outfit including a bustier before[/caption]
If a supermodel still gets slated for her outfits, then what hope is there for the rest of us?
I’m glad she hasn’t paid any attention and isn’t rushing to cover up 7 because of one person.”
- Nude bustier, H&M, £19.99 – buy now
- Slip skirt, M&S, £35 – buy now
- Brown heels, New Look, £19.99 – buy now
‘It’s so glam I feel like I’m in Sex and The City’
Amanda says Helena’s bustier outfit gave encouraged her to give it a go[/caption]
ANTIQUES dealer Amanda Holly is married and lives in Hadley Wood, North London.
She says:’Sometimes I don’t feel brave enough to wear something like this, being nearly 50.
But seeing Helena wear a bustier has encouraged me to go for it. When you’re older you know what works for your body, and she can wear anything. I’m an advocate for women empowering other women, instead of being negative about them.
I feel like I could be in Sex And The City — the bustier is very glamorous. Why shouldn’t we be 7 able to wear it?’
The antiques dealer says you can wear whatever you like when you get older[/caption]
- Purple bustier, lovehoney.co.uk, £39.99 – buy now
- Trousers, Topshop, £30 – buy now
- Heels, Dune, £53 – buy now
‘You can’t go wrong, it’s a confidence booster’
Wendy says everyone should give the bustier trend a go[/caption]
WENDY ABRAMS is a care worker from Bermondsey, South East London. She lives with her partner Ben and eight-year-old son Henry.
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She says: “I would absolutely wear something like this. Helena looks fabulous and proved you can wear a bustier at any age.
Wearing it makes me feel confident.
It’s a timeless, chic look — one that you can’t go wrong with.
Some women my age may feel worried about wearing a bustier, but I hope that after seeing this shoot they are encouraged to just bite the bullet and give 7 something new a try.”
The care worker says a Helena’s look it timeless[/caption]
- Navy bustier, lovehoney.co.uk, £39.99 – buy now
- Jeans, French Connection, £75 – buy now
- Red heels, Office, £65 – buy now
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