Lesley Jane Seymour is putting together a piece for MORE Magazine about what women should wear (or not wear)when they are over 40. She asked a pile of friends for their stories. While I couldn't give her specifics on anyone telling me to "dress my age", because I am pretty sensitive about what NOT to wear, I offered Lesley my thoughts on this subject. I thought I would share them with you as well.
Let me start with the positive first: If you have a nice body part, whether it is your legs, your shoulders, your arms or even your stomach, I'd say, "Show it!" On the other hand, certain things just look silly on a woman over 40 and my rule of thumb is this: Don't do too much of ANYTHING; too much skin, too much jewelry, too many layers, too big of hair, too much perfume, too much make-up, too trendy, too conservative, too much cleavage (especially if it's too saggy or too fake).. the whole wonderful thing about being 40 is that we don't need to try too hard to prove anything. Subtle with a touch of surprise is my motto.