Hollywood celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and Sandra Bullock are currently in their 40s and yet continue to be as glamorous whether or not they are wearing formal clothing. But this is not solely because of their profession. What many people don’t realize is that women in their 40s who lead ordinary lives can also be as trendy as these celebrities.
Yes, even plain Janes can look as vibrant as Sandra and reduce their age in half by using trendy clothes. How? The secret lies in being selective about your wardrobe so that you look attractive and elegant despite your age.
Women in their 40s are usually expected to have better knowledge of the kinds of clothes that fit them best. Moreover, they are also expected to be fully in control of their appearance and preferences. Being experienced and exposed as they are, women of this age should already have keen senses when it comes to fashion. But then again, women age gracefully. Some loose hair luster or find their skin overwhelmed with age spots that they eventually get discouraged at looking their best, thereby, compromising their own taste and style. There are also those who, out of desperation, end up wearing clothes too young for their age.
To put a halt at the aging process, here are some fashion tips that are designed to help women in their 40s stay half their age:
It helps for those in their 40’s to choose pastel-colored special occasion dresses. If you are required to wear uniform colored dresses, at least make sure that you choose those that are in elegant hues. Choose clothes that look best with your skin color. Never attempt to wear clothes in bold colors such as rococo red and golden olive if you don’t want to be the next talk of the town.
Also, be careful with the cut and size of the shirts and skirts you use. As much as possible, buy and use tops that fit well and are not that baggy. Avoid wearing skirts that tend to show off too much flesh. Also be careful not to expose unsightly varicose veins and stretch marks. Use trousers if you are a bit heavy and if you really want to show off, wear a maxi skirt instead of a mini skirt.
Make sure you have a black pair of trousers in your wardrobe. Such apparel goes well with practically all types of clothes and may be used on any occasion. Black trousers are usually perfect with white crisp shirts, but they also go well with other colors. As much as possible, avoid matching your trousers with tight-fitting tops.
In addition, use the right makeup. Wear makeup that enhances your skin texture and color. Also choose makeup that is appropriate for the occasion or event you are going to attend. Fair-skinned women generally tend to look best on silver eye shadow which they may also mixed with a slight tinge of pink at the edge or combine with a black eye pencil for a more dramatic effect. Women with tan and light brown skin tones look best with earthly tones in bronze and gold as well as caramel shades.
Moreover, accessorize to emphasize your special occasion dresses or just about any performance attire. Make sure you use accessories that compliment both your skin tone and the kind of attire you are wearing.
By following these, you will be able to look and feel your best at any age.
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