Margaret Manning talks with fashion blogger Patti Gibbons about the ageist belief that, after 50, women are no longer fashionable. They also discuss how mature women can change these beliefs, if they wish to.
After 50, it’s easy to see how mature women can become “invisible” to a society that is focused on (and some say obsessed with) youth. When a woman reaches mid-life, she shouldn’t feel invisible unless she chooses to. Mature women should feel beautiful and truly authentic.
When it comes to fashion for older women, many people don’t seem to realize that a lot of us are still working. We need smart clothes, and we want to look refined, elegant, and ravishing while wearing them.
What comes to your mind when you think of sophistication?
Maybe you imagine afternoon tea and sandwiches on fine china, everyone dressed in elegant garb.
If we’re talking about comfortable and stylish shoes, we need to say something right off the bat. The “slides” have to go.
How can mature women improve their wardrobe by considering which items they should keep and which they should donate or toss?
When it comes to fashion for the mature woman, the question should not be “What’s in style?” or even “What should I wear?” Rather, ask yourself “Who am I?” So says Andrea Pflaumer, author and blogger on fashion, style, and art. Shopping For the Real You, her blog and book of the same name, is helping women worldwide discover and embrace what best evokes their own personal style.
Fashion is all about being a woman and having fun with who you are. Today we talk about the four accessories you just can’t live without.
Margaret Manning of Sixty and Me and style expert Jodie Filogomo team up to discuss a great way for the mature fashion-conscious woman to punch up her wardrobe – accessories. Read on, and don’t forget to watch the interview!
Great style has nothing to do with age. It’s possible to enjoy style and fashion no matter how old you are. Sometimes, though, women who reach a “certain age” think that there’s little point in dressing up anymore. We might think, “Who would stop and bother to notice an older woman’s ensemble?”
Sounds impossible, right?! Wrong! It’s very possible. Let me explain …
As we grow older and our body takes on different forms and dimensions (we become shape shifters), we may continue to dress as we always have, not realising it just doesn’t work anymore.