Anti-Aging Beauty and Style: How to Dress After 40

Style is a personal choice that each of us makes on a daily basis. Actually, we all have a certain style, so to speak and we wear clothes and use accessories to define that style. More often than not, we all tend to like certain looks and we stick to them. The problem may lie in the fact that the things that suited us in our younger years simply don’t work well as we mature. Learning how to dress after 40 doesn’t mean having to wear “granny clothes” nor does it mean we have to be completely conservative.

Instead, it is a way to say who you are with taste. For instance, the mini skirt shouldn’t be as short in your 50s as it was in your 20s. In other words, with every few years, you should add an inch to the length. Of course, it also has to do with your body’s shape and size.  The important thing is to find what works best for you with what you have been given.

The easiest way to find your style and ensure that it is the best for your age and dimensions is to look to the stars, the Hollywood stars, that is. Find a celebrity in your age group that has similar dimensions and study what they wear, not only when they walk the red carpet, but simple every day looks or more casual ones.  For instance, a woman in her early or mid forties of average height and fit could look to Jennifer Aniston who is a style icon and looks great whether she is in shorts and flip-flops or decked out for the Oscars.

Slim and tall fashion icons include the top models that have created their own looks thanks to the examples they get from the designers, such as Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and more. A more petite woman can look to Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, and so on.

On the other hand, a full figured woman in the vicinity of 5’5”  could look at Oprah’s style and learn from there.  More mature women in their 60s could learn a few things from Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Diane Sawyer, Martha Stewart and many others.

The point is that these rich and famous celebrities all have the top assistants that ensure they look their best. In other words, if you find the celebrity that has a similar build to your own and a style you like, then all the hard work is done. The professional assistants as well as designers employed by the different celebrities dress your favorite star in styles that suit her or him, so just copy the looks. It doesn’t mean that you have to spend as much as they do, just similar styles and accessories for a fraction of the cost will have you looking your best all the time, regardless of your age.