Like fine wine, women only get better with age. One of the key secrets to being "Fab Over Forty" is to dress your age. No, not the dowdy, over-the-hill matron look, but the sophisticated, confident, mature, and stylish woman look. Try some of these tips on for size.
It's wiser to invest in classic, timeless shoe styles and colors that can mix and match with your wardrobe than to attach yourself to fads. If you can’t wear the sky-high stilettos of your youth, downgrade the heel to a more manageable kitten heel, stylish ballet flat, or loafer.
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Choose Fits That Flatter
A common fashion faux pas is to wear loose, baggy clothing that hides one's flaws — and assets. In fact, this only makes one look frumpy and unkempt. Instead, embrace your good and bad sides by choosing cuts that accentuate your assets, versus drawing attention to your not-so-flattering bits. Choosing the right fit can trim inches and years off.
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Make sure you choose wardrobe colors that make sense for your skin tone. Avoid stark primary colors that are often too bright or harsh. Black is Fab Over Forty's secret weapon for chic style that hides unsightly bulge and goes well with nearly every skin tone.
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Hair With Flair
Style doesn’t end with what you are wearing. Hair and makeup, along with great accessories, always complete the look. Wear age-appropriate hairstyles that work with the condition of your hair, its type, and your face shape. And contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t mean short styles are for everyone.
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Make a Statement
Probably the safest and most sophisticated way to put a bit of pizazz into your look is through statement-making bags or purses. Invest in beautifully crafted and colorful choices that are classic enough to last you season after season.
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