A collection of vignettes based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.
Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A starry cast of five women enrobed in chic black sit on stools and tell funny, wistful and universal memories about their families and loved ones through the prism of their closets. The throughline is narrated by Gingy, a wise older woman who reminisces about what she wore at milestones in her life—complete with sketches of the styles. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation meanders from a bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her husband’s late wife (to the dismay of the children) to a couple’s musings of what they wore on their wedding day to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse. With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that makes mothers cringe, Love, Loss and What I Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way.
What is Love, Loss and What I Wore Like?
Lighthearted and witty, Love, Loss and What I Wore is perfect for a girls night out or date night. Some have called it a chick flick for the stage, and it’s a fair assessment. It has all of the qualities of a great chick flick: relatable characters, quotable comedy and the right amount of sentimental moments mixed in.
Is Love, Loss and What I Wore Good for Kids?
A good choice for a special mother-daughter event, Love, Loss and What I Wore is appropriate for teens. Younger children will not be interested in the material any more than they would want to listen in on a catch-up conversation with your old college roommate. On the other hand, there is nothing offensive in the show, so if your children are interested, take them!