One of the most common complaints that I get when I post a fashion article is that I don’t focus enough on plus size clothes for women our age. Typical comments include things like, and, I’m paraphrasing here, “I applaud these women for their boldness, but, frankly, I don’t have a 28 inch waist. How about showing us some plus size women?” Take a quick look at the comments on this article and you’ll see exactly what I mean.
When I was in the midst of my corporate career, I felt a lot of pressure to continue to dye my hair. My thinking, at the time, was that, in order to be taken seriously, I needed to avoid any associations with getting older.
After decades of older women being ignored by the fashion and advertising industries, we’re now seeing a positive new trend: increasing numbers of mature models are gracing the catwalks and pages of billboards, magazines and websites. Does this mean that the fashion world is more enlightened and age-friendly than they used to be? Not really. Fundamentally, it comes down to economics.
When the weather begins to cool (and you’ve stopped reminiscing about summer and evenings by the beach), you’ll usually find that there’s actually quite a lot to look forward to.
As women over 60, we have experienced more fashion trends than most. Some of them we are proud of – I still LOVE my 1970s hippie photos! Others, we wish we could leave behind.
Regardless of how you look at the fashions that you adopted over the years, it’s clear that things have changed a lot since we were kids!
Not so long ago, the only time when we needed to “pose” was when someone took a photo of us. Older women today interact with technology in so many ways. We talk with our grandchildren on Skype. We take part in family videos. We may be asked to participate in video job interviews. Other women, like me, record videos for our blogs.
There are many good things about being over 60. Feeling more confident in your own skin is one of them.
While you will still want to look your best, the days of fretting about the size or shape of your body are behind you. Beauty, like wisdom, comes with age. Those aged over 60 can still enjoy their favourite beauty regimes to help them look and feel great and shaving is a big part of that.
So, how should shaving for women over 60 be approached?
By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us are perfectly comfortable in our aging skin. We have even learned to embrace, or at the very least accept, our wrinkles. At the same time, while we may be comfortable with our bodies, we still want to look and feel our best.
In a recent interview with celebrity makeup artist, Ariane Poole, I sat down to discuss how to embrace positive aging, while keeping our aging skin as healthy and vibrant as possible. I hope you enjoy the show!
Over the years, we have done all kinds of things to our eyebrows. We’ve shaved, plucked, waxed and threaded them. We survived the various “brow trends,” from super-thin to wild to full.
Now, in our 60s, we have a more balanced approach to makeup, but, we still want to look out best. This leaves many of us asking, “What’s next for our brows?” and “How can we create the look that we want, using the latest makeup techniques designed just for older women?”