WHAT NOT TO WEAR, FOR THE LADIES OVER 40… Discussed by a lady over 40.
Have you seen articles like this flying round the internet?
Here is my take on the standard commandments for the 40 plus women who are apparently, ‘getting it all very wrong indeed’ (insert sarcastic tone here).
THOU SHALT NOT WEAR YOUR HAIR LONG…
Seriously? We spend our whole lives trying to break, reset and perm our hair to fit in – then straighten it to death to match the trends, not to mention all the back-combing and bleaching in-between. Ladies, if you still have hair after all that suffering and abuse – WEAR IT HOWEVER YOU DARN WELL PLEASE!
THOU SHALT NOT WEAR FASHION FORWARD TRENDS…
I’m sorry, what? Are you telling me that I have finally reached a point in my life where I can actually afford to have the latest goodies I spy in the shop windows but I AM NOT ALLOWED NOW! Try stopping me. Anyway, let’s face it Ladies – at this stage in time we know exactly what does and doesn’t suit us because we have seen it all before – am I right?
THOU SHALT NOT WEAR SPARKLY EYE-SHADOW OR RED LIPSTICK…
Why not? Because apparently it makes us look older…listen… I am older! There is zero point in me trying to turn back the clock and nor do I wish to fool people into thinking I am somehow less further on in years than I actually am. I have EARNED all this fabulousness, I have EARNED the right to be proud of who I am and I am going to own it thank you very much. I actually don’t suit red lipstick – but if I did, I would be wearing it… 😊
THOU SHALT NOT SHOW LEG OR WEAR HIGH HEELS
I mean really, my legs are ageing better than any other part of me so I will be blowed if I am not showing them off (it’s the arms I need to hide!) Likewise, I have spent YEARS learning how to totter around in heels so if the mood takes me, they are jolly well getting worn, thank you very much. I will pack my flats in my handbag too because I am WISE….
THOU SHALT NOT WEAR ALL BLACK
Okay, let’s discuss this one shall we – for I am a lover of colour – and I do agree that a ‘POP’ of colour is a great pick me up at any age. On saying that I also love the feeling of a slinky all-black outfit that screams elegance and style so don’t tell me I cannot rock it any more society! I can and I will and if you keep telling me not to, I am far more likely to make it all-black leather from head to toe…so there!
Ladies, if you feel me – PASS IT ON!