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LateStyle

One of the best things about being over 60 is that you no longer worry about what people think.  And, you dress to impress YOU.   Many women my age believe that being fashionable after 60 means "looking younger," "buying designer brands," or "focusing on how we feel, not how we look".  Not True.  I shop all brands that fall into the clearance rack and they get into my closet when there is an extra + discount applied. I wear what fits my personality, budget and take care to cover up the jiggly bits and varicose veins that have taken up residence on my body.  Celebrities in my age group have the money for nips & tucks and stylists to dress them, but not everyone has a lickle sumting, sumting done. Look at these fashionistas:
Cicley Tyson, Helen Mirren & Rita Moreno
In our 60s, we are all facing new changes. Many of us are retiring, our bodies are changing and, some of us are dealing with new financial realities. All of these factors influence how we think about fashion for our bodies and we do not want to be Invisible. We want our clothes to represent our passion for life. But, with fashion designers firmly focused on the young adult market, it's hard for women over 60 to find inspiration. So, we must have the desire to look good to find clothing that fits the style we have developed. When you are a plus size older gal your options are not as plentiful so, you have to shop all over town and sometimes over into the next county. If you love to shop like I do, this is exhilarating. But, if you hate shopping you may end up with a closet full of matronly goods that you find online or from your friend's closet. Believe me when I tell you, nothing is better than a twirl in the fitting room mirror when you find an item that you love.
This dress covers the parts I want to hide, worn to two weddings and ready for the next.  We all have clothes we love to wear and those we expect to wear when we lose a few. . . Women my age live for the here & now. If it does not fit me right now, it has to go to family or Goodwill.  What say you?

"If you're not comfortable in your own skin, you won't be comfortable in your own clothes," :: Iris Apfel, Age 93 ::


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