I have google alerts set so everyday I receive emails alerting me to articles and blogs on various subjects to do with clothing.
One of the alerts I have set is for articles on dressing middle aged women.
And there seems to be a common theme amongst these articles.
They are not helpful.
Instead, they just seem to be a list of things the author/blogger/journalist thinks middle aged women should NOT wear. And almost invariably, the author/blogger/journalist is NOT a middle aged woman.
From these articles, I've made a list of some of the garments that apparently middle aged women should not wear:
Especially ripped jeans.
Anything your daughter would wear.
Clothes with logos.
Tee shirts with messages.
What an absolute load of rubbish!
The best thing any woman, regardless of her age, can wear, is confidence. So if you feel great when wearing something, even if it is on a 'list', you are probably going to look great too.
I love working with middle aged women. I love helping them learn to choose flattering clothing and colours that make them look and feel wonderful. I love seeing the relief on their faces when I tell them that "yes, of course you can wear that!"
My job is to make your wardrobe easier for you, not harder.
And these ever lengthening, confusing and conflicting lists just make things harder.
Here is the ONLY RULE you'll ever need to know:
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