1. A term frequently thrown around on E!‘s awards show fashion wrap-ups to describe the dresses worn by Helen Mirren, Sigourney Weaver, Glenn Close, etc.
2. A backhanded way of saying “this is what old chicks should wear.”
2a. “Old chicks”: Women old enough to remember life before the VCR.
2b. “VCR”: A useless box collecting dust in old chicks’ parents’ basements.
3. Something that apparently does NOT apply to mini-skirts on women over the age of — GASP! — 30, according to “age appropriateness” expert Glamour magazine (also the gospel in “What to Wear in Your 20s, 30s & 4os!”).
Sentence usage: “See? Now that high-necked, long-sleeved, full-coverage muumuu that Phylicia Rashad is wearing is age appropriate!” (Often from the mouth of somebody such as Jay Manuel, a 37-year-old man who does not wear anything appropriate.)