Our hairstyles have reflected our sense of style since we were little girls. When I was 6, I loved my pigtails. Then, as a young woman, I had a perm – please tell me why no-one stopped me!
Style can be a hot button issue at any age and this is definitely true when it comes to fashion for women over 60. I’m not sure that I really understood this simple fact until this week, when I posted a few questions to our community Facebook page.
Like many women in our community, I have worn glasses for most of my life. For most of this time, my glasses lived in perfect harmony with my makeup. In fact, I didn’t really think about how to wear makeup with my glasses until I was well into my 50s.
Although older women are becoming more visible in the world of fashion, I fear that we are also becoming somewhat fetishized in the press and on social media. I chalk that up to the enormous popularity of Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style Blog.
As we get a little older, we need to think carefully about the makeup techniques that we apply. This is especially true when it comes to eye makeup application, which is a delicate process at any age.
Fashion over 60 is a tricky business. On the one hand, by the time we reach our 60th birthdays, we have (mostly) learned to love and accept our bodies. We also don’t really care what other people think of us, even if we still enjoy fashion, makeup and style.
Do you ever wonder how some women just seem to “get it” when it comes to fashion over 60? How to they seem to always look put together?
If you were to ask a group of women what part of their body they like the most, many of us would say that we love our eyes. There is something about the eyes that we find fascinating. They are more than just colorful globes. They are windows into our soul. At least, that’s how many of us think about them.