As The Body Changes . . .

Age appropriate dressing . . . So, what exactly does this mean in this day and age?  I live in jeans and heels and  I am Une Femme d’Un Certain Age.  Should I be rockin’ my Ladies Who Lunch heels and dresses daily given my age and station in life?  Like some of you, I live in a city where youth is celebrated and 50 is the new 30.  If I need to look like a grown up, I certainly can and do.  However, my downtown jetset lifestyle doesn’t always require that I look anything other than hip and cool.  However, the other day my husband challenged me to embrace my age and dress the part.  I have neither accepted nor rejected his challenge.  I’m mulling it over.  What would this stylish septuagenarian advise?  What do you do?  Can someone tell your age by the clothes you wear?  I can tell you this much, when I’m her age – I want to be as fabulous as she is!

[photo courtesy of Advanced Style]

4 Responses to “As The Body Changes . . .”


  • I have always had a problem dressing my age. When I was in my 20s I dressed like a schoolmarm. 30s I went into some hip hop, casual, unfortunate moment. Now in my 40s, I am completely confused. Hip and cool has been elusive. Luckily, my tolerant friends and acquaintances are still willing to go out with me in public. I understand where you are coming from, but the best part about your blog is your insistence on personal style. I love that idea! Be yourself no matter what, but attempt to make it the best “be yourself” possible.

  • As a woman of even more of a “certain age” than Kalyn my advice is to wear what makes you feel good, but take notice when folks stop telling you you look good. : – )
    I will say that gravity is a real issue, and sagging bits aren’t cute no matter what age!

  • I love this photo! What makes her especially stylish is not just what she is wearing but her smile and that confidence. I think you have to find what works with your body and your personality rock that. It is, however, possible to dress too young or too matronly for one’s age. It’s all a matter of knowing yourself and your personal style, which as Brina says above, you preach to all of your readers.

  • Now well into my 50′s but routinely taken for 10 years younger (or more!), my best advice is to stay mindful of the critical difference between being “stylish” and being “trendy.” Trends come and go, but as we age, I think we should evolve into a more and more stylish version of ourselves. The foxy lady in the photo has style to burn! Her look is fashionable, stylish, but not the least bit trendy; 10 years from now, she will look just as hot and not at all dated. That’s what I’m aiming to do, too!

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