After decades of hard work, you’re approaching retirement – or maybe you’re already there, congrats! It’s going to be great – you’re already daydreaming about all you’ll do. But what about all your business attire? Will your clothes retire too?
As a woman over 50, finding your fit in the fashion world can be a major struggle. This is especially true for plus size women.
Have you ever seen someone wear an outfit that matches too much? They meticulously planned every piece of that outfit. They were going for a constant flow of style. But it’s just too much.
Do you like to be compared to fruit? Or a geometric form? How do you feel when you hear “pear shaped” or “rectangle”? It doesn’t exactly instill positive feelings.
Fear holds us back. It holds us back from saying what we feel and doing what we want. Fear even controls what we wear.
Ever feel like your wardrobe is in a rut? You grab the first thing you can reach and throw it on. You look… OK. But you’ve been wearing the same old outfit for years.
Sure, it’s a classic look. You really can’t go wrong with a classic. Right?
You just stepped off the runway. A soft breeze gently sweeps your hair back. You gracefully glide down the stage to a sea of flashing cameras. Heads turn to see you decked out in a tulle gown with crystal Gucci tassels…
If your clothes could speak, what message would they be sending the world? Hopefully it’s something positive, like:
“Take me seriously. I’m a force to be reckoned with.”
“I love life and live every day to its fullest.”
Plus-sized women often deal with a barrage of unsolicited advice. Opinions on what to wear, what not to wear, the right colors, the wrong colors, unacceptable styles and cuts, etc. Even when those suggestions come with the best intentions, they can be downright insulting.
How would you describe yourself? A copy cat? A sheep, blending into the herd, indistinct and dull?
Didn’t think so.