This month, more answers to your questions.
If you're in your 50s and beyond and find it challenging knowing what to wear, you're not alone, see my Grown Up Style jotting.
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Grown Up Style
I'm often asked for help by women 50 years and older who no longer know what they should be wearing.
attended a webinar for image consultants
recently, "Grown Up Style", run by the lovely Sue Donnelly. It was a great session. Mostly it
simply reinforced what I already knew about the topic.
found most interesting about the webinar was the part where Sue showed
us a series of photos of the same woman, most probably in her 50s,
dressed in different outfits and asked us to comment on each
photos were presented in groups of 3s, with 1 outfit representing too
young, another too old and the other just right.
It was fascinating because while in some
outfits the woman was clearly dressed inappropriately (either too old,
or too young). There were also photos where it wasn't so obvious, or
where we didn't all agree, or where, with just a small tweak, the
outfit could be made to work. This brought it home to me why
women can find it so challenging to dress
I saw a woman in a shopping center earlier
this week who had on a lovely, funky, spaghetti-straped zebra-patterned
dress. With lovely mid-height heels in this season's strappy, high
vamp-style. She had 2 young children with her. My immediate though was
that she was the mother of the 2 children, but looking higher at her
face, hair and skin, I realized she was their grandmother.
She was maybe in her late 50s, or early 60s.
She clearly took care of herself -- she looked toned and fit, with her
white hair in a nice medium length modern cut, that was both
appropriate and funky (clearly reflecting her personality).
However, the spaghetti-straped dress looked as if it should
be on her daughter.
She might have pulled the look off by
wearing a light jacket, modern cardigan, or shrug, over the dress, to
cover the slightly crepey skin on her upper arms and neck area. Instead
the overall impression I had was of a woman who had not come to terms
with her age. She looked slightly ridiculous.
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