I’m sharing a clothing haul for other women over 40. My fashion needs and tastes have changed in my 40s, and retailers are creating clothes with the mature woman in mind. In this clothing haul, I want you to be inspired. I want to encourage you to dress for your personality and feel confident with the tops or skirts that you do buy. Some women over 40 want to feel casual chic and not frumpy. I will show you tops that show my personality, while hiding certain trouble spots like my tummy. I found a skirt and even a bathing suit that helps me feel confident and casual chic. I will show you outfit ideas from Ann Taylor Loft, J Crew, Kohls, Ann Taylor, Chico’s and Francesca’s, that will inspire you to celebrate your fashion sense with just a bit of class, just a bit of cuteness. As a woman over 40 I should know exactly how to dress for my age and body type. And yet I keep watching other women’s clothing hauls for inspiration. Your body parts move around as you age so I think we will need to keep adjusting our fashion. And that’s okay. It’s also okay to gain inspiration from other women’s clothing hauls. We’re not comparing, we are learning new ways to dress more confidently and feel casual chic.
Red Bathing Suit: https://amzn.to/2Kayfkv
Adidas Peach Shoes: https://amzn.to/2HWKOQ0 (on sale too)
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So well put. It seems to me that if you are a 40-something woman, there are so many ways to avoid looking frumpy. I don't have the same body -type as TravelTipsbyLauriie does, but I get what she's saying. The key is to always look well put-together. And not try to look like you're in your 20s . For example, I like to wear distressed jeans, but the "distressed" parts are much more subtle than a 20 year old would wear. I can still wear a bikini, but not the same style I did 20 years ago (I like a bit more coverage).
Thank you for your post. You have given me wonderful ideas, for me, I am also in my mid-40s and I think about looking fashionable but not stealing a teen look. I recently started a site that talks about fashion and color, specifically the color red and how it can improve attitude and mood. The site name is www.rougeonfeet.com. I hope you have a chance to look at it and share your thoughts.
I do love their style but have to wait until clearance. Then I forget to go there. There's one by my house now. Don't miss my Summer Outfits video: http://bit.ly/SummerOutfitsOver40
But thank you for watching!!
I must say this is very informative i am very careful.in the clothes i wear and for me what i wear is all i can control for myself because of my condtion i have been a lady who likes to look good from a young lady into a mature lady i have to have my clothes very comfortable and i like to have my shoes bags to match i just really like to look neat tidy and looking good lol i am.not vain lol i just like to look good 🦋🌻🦋
I so enjoyed this. I just turned "50" this past December. I've had the last 5 years struggling with incredible difficult weight gain. Cause was hypothyroidism and diabetes combined. It was traumatic. The uncontrolled thyroid caused me to double in size. Seriously! It has been traumatic. I describe myself as an apple with legs. I have finally seen some results with a weight loss of 34 lbs. long story short I'm able to work and looking for you tubers who are developing videos for over 40 with fashion and beauty and hair ideas. I may never get back down to my size 8-10 but I'm feeling better therefore wanting to dress and look better for me! Please continue to share! Love from Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦
Oh my word, Jo-Ann. I didn't realize I had not replied to you. So sorry! Congratulations on the loss! Every pound is so hard! There are so many of us fighting the frumpy look. Mental confidence comes first because of who we are and who created us, then being okay with our body, and expressing ourselves the way we want to. Such fun inspiration out there. Hot and Flashy is great (YouTube), and there's the 40 Plus Style Community on Facebook. Don't miss my makeup over 40 playlist. Hooded eye looks, natural makeup looks, etc. I appreciate you watching and commenting!
This was awesome! I'm 47, and, GIRL, I feel ya! The areas you try to hide are the exact same as mine! However, you really shouldn't be concerned about your tummy; it's so flat! That bathing suit looked fantastic on you, and you don't look pregnant at all! (We are always so, so hard on ourselves!) Every outfit you showed looked fantastic, and I so wish I had it in me to be feminine and chic. I'm much more of a "tomboy", though, and I've always been that way. I'm okay with that. :)
Just a couple of things: 1) Have you ever tried dresses from Salaam clothing? They are made in Vermont, and they are so awesome!! I love them! They are one of the few dresses that I wear, and the beautiful dress you bought is very similar to the ones at Salaam. I always get the "Lucy" style because it's not low cut and it skims the body in just the right way...no "cling" at all. 2) Where did you say you got the leggings? I so need some of them in my life!!
Thank you for such a great video!!
Allyson, I'll totally look them up tonight! Thanks so much! My tummy was made for holding babies, but the Lord only gave us one. Love my tomboy friends; I'm tomboy some days...except for camping; don't enjoy it...ha. Thank you for watching and for your comments.
The way you like jewelry you shoukd check out @hopecreationsig on Instagram. She make gorgeous necklaces, bracelets and earrings. She is amazing and pirced quite reasonably. You looked great in your swimsuit and it was cute with the white polkadots. The clothes you picked are really cute! I have lost 140 pounds thr past 3 years but I have lymphadema and my upper legs are so big and misshapen. Have a blessed week!
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.