Stefanovic was rightly praised for his experiment and the suit has sold for$6,500 AUS which he has donated in full to an anti VAWG charity. So what have we learned from this little amusing stunt? Well considering Annabel Cole is in the Daily Mail complaining about 45 year old performer Jennifer Lopez's stage wardrobe. Under the headline Where's your dignity, ladies? Cole wishes Ms Lopez and other stars of a certain age would put it away. Apparently once you are a mother you should only perform in a poncho and mom jeans and you can forget any time wasted building up a specific image if it was in any way glittery or sexy.
Cole also feels disappointed in Cher, Madonna and Mariah Carey who go on stage in skimpy, sparkly STAGE outfits and feels they should take advice from her teenage daughters who take a more conservative attitude to women above a certain age's dress: "My daughters don't like me to wear skirts that they consider too short, or too clingy, and recoil if I dare to show any cleavage at all.
Actually, I think they are right. Looking sexy in your 40s is not about showing as much skin as possible; it's about dressing with style and sophistication."
Of course there's no harm in occasionally re-evaluating your wardrobe. This does not mean however 'what can I wear to make me invisible' but 'does this still make me feel great?' Teenage girls envy the confidence older women have, it's what makes them so uncomfortable, not because they look like 'mutton dressed as lamb.'
Only speak if you're about to critique another woman.
The thing is it would be peculiar if any of these women changed tack and started trying to dance and sing in a pussy-bow and orthopaedic shoes. You can't high kick in a pencil skirt and not many people can high kick at 15, let alone 45 so forgive Jennifer Lopez for choosing to wear a leotard which actually makes a lot of sense to her act.
It is yet another example of women reinforcing the idea that men only want to see young women. Or young ladies. Step aside, you're now irrelevant and aren't entitled to make a fuss or be yourself. To speak out is to let the side down apparently. To express a personality is to be peculiar. Only speak if you're about to critique another woman.
Valerie Trierweiler has released a memoir in which she describes her marriage to France's President FranÃ§ois Hollande. The memoir has been criticised for giving too much detail about Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet. In it she clarifies the rumour that she attempted suicide upon learning about the affair and having sleeping pills snatched from her by Hollande: "I just wanted to go to sleep. I didn't want to go through those moments, to see the photos, to face up to this new reality".
Quite why she should not discuss a pretty pivotal moment in her own life is confusing. As Trierweiler says herself: "These people want to say that the dignified woman is the woman who shuts up...Is that how we serve the cause of women? I don't think so. Is it OK to be mistreated by a man without saying anything? No."
We are wasting our time speaking up over finding certain women unattractive. Speak up about bad behaviour not bad dress.