Warning: Your mother may not approve...
“When you’re a teenager or in your twenties or thirties, you can wear just about anything and get away with it,” my mother once told me. “But once you hit 40, it’s time to step aside, cover up, and let the younger generation enjoy their time in the spotlight. That’s the secret to aging gracefully.”
Just thinking about that conversation now makes me chuckle.
Yes, those were the rules one upon a time. Back in the days when the main reason many women went to college was to find a husband, and the only three careers open to women were secretary, teacher, or nurse, women apparently came with some sort of expiration date that rendered them "old" upon their 40th birthday. Hollywood in particular was blatantly guilty of this, often shunting aside older actresses to pair their former leading men with starlets half their age. No wonder so many women hated turning the "Big 4-0!"
As times and attitudes changed – albeit slowly -- those old dressing guidelines now seem as distant as dime stores and $25,000 mortgages. The reality is that no one looks good in everything, regardless of her age. Everyone has her best and worst styles and age – and/or a terrific figure – doesn’t change that.
But there are definitely some styles that work better on younger women and some that work better on more mature bodies. The trick is in learning which is which and when it’s right to make the transition. Get it right, and you’ll look years or decades younger than you are. Get it wrong, and you’ll look years or decades older – even if you’re still in your 20s.
So how do you know which is which? And when should you trade one for the other?
It can be a difficult call.
Fashion magazines often run features about dressing well at any age with pictures that show what women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s+ should wear. But they often do it using clothes with no models or slim models in their 20s. It’s kind of hard to relate.
Then we hear stuff like “40 is the new 30” and “60 is the new 40,” but what does that mean in terms of clothing? Does it mean that we can wear miniskirts and cropped tops until sometime after menopause? Should we still embrace every trend like a teenager? Should mothers and daughters shop together in the same store?
For while our attitudes toward aging may have changed, our bodies haven’t necessarily followed suit. We may look younger than our mothers did at our age – or not – but we can’t always fool “Mother Nature.” Gray hair and wrinkles still appear. We lose muscle tone. Gravity takes its toll.
The difference is that where our mothers may have accepted these changes and resigned themselves to matronly styles for the rest of their lives, baby boomers and their daughters refuse to follow suit. Women born after WWII enjoy a higher level of education, employment, and income than their grandmothers could have ever imagined, and they’re not about to let pesky little things like gray hair and cellulite slow them down.
So what’s the trick to dressing your age?
It’s really quite simple, once you know what to look for. Once you understand the true power of clothing, you begin to see how you can use your clothes to create all sorts of illusions to look:
My seminar, Ageless Style: The Secret to Dressing Appropriately at Any Age shows you how. In this fun, fast-paced 60-minute audio, I pull back the curtain on some of those old myths about dressing, hair color, heel height - and more - to help you figure out what's right for you.
These are the questions that hit my inbox on a regular basis from women all over the world who want to look their age and age gracefully, but don’t want to see variations of their mothers or daughters when they look in the mirror. Fortunately, they don’t have to. The secrets are simple and the rules are easy to remember. You’ll learn them all in Ageless Style: The Secret to Dressing Appropriately at Any Age.
I loved the tele-seminar last night. Excellent advice. Thank you for helping make women feel and look more beautiful."Ellen Cohan, Kensington, MD
Whether you’re 20, 50, or 80, have a great figure or a not-so-great one, a meager clothing budget or a generous allowance, you’ll see how easy it is to master the “dressing your age” conundrum. And as the years roll by, you’ll never tire of watching in amusement when, as people learn your true age, their eyes widen in surprise and they say, “Really? I would never have guessed!”
This information was originally presented as a tele-seminar. The phone lines were packed with callers from all over the world, but several who were unable to make the call begged me to make the recording and transcript available so they could learn as well. After some thought, I've decided to do just that.
You'll get to listen in as I dispell some of the myths we hear about getting older, offer guidelines of what to consider for each decade of your life, and give some examples of women who are doing it "right" --turning heads decades after most of their contemporaries have bothered trying. Armed with the information in this seminar, you'll see how ridiculously easy it all is.
So if you’re ready to put the “age issue” to rest in your mind once and for all, download a copy this seminar. By the time you finish listening to the recording and reading the transcript, you’ll know exactly how to dress to achieve the results that you want, whatever your age.
This package includes the fill-in-the-blanks handout that was used during the tele-seminar, the recording that you can listen to at your leisure on your computer or Mp3 player, and the transcript of the call. I also include pictures and other resources for further study.
So if you’re ready to look great at any age, download a copy of the Ageless Style: The Secret to Dressing Appropriately at Any Age seminar right now, for just $24.
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