As a woman 40+ it’s sometimes hard to find something that actually fits! And it isn’t helpful that catalogs have young, tall, thin models – how can I to see what looks right on someone MY age/size/shape? Plus I want to see real, authentic women – not airbrushed fantasy. I wanted to see what clothing would look good on me at my current age – not mutton dressed as lamb, or shapeless polyester. Isn’t there a better way?
Taking this question, I created a website that invited women over 40 to send in photos of themselves in clothes they enjoy that fit THEIR shape and size. Loved items already in their closet – possibly their signature piece(s), or something new that they find exciting. An added benefit: women under 40 could see what classic fashions stand the test of time so they know what pieces to invest in.
Over 40 Fashions was born.
I add blog entries as I get new clothes, but lets face it – I’m not a clothes horse. So in a perfect world, women of other shapes/sizes would collaborate with me and send in what works on their size/shapes as well.
If you’re a women who is 40 or older (or have such women in your life – a mom, aunt, friend), I’m looking for your/ their opinion on what works for you. Take a photo, write a short description, and email to share. Not only will you be helping other women with fashion ideas, but it’s fun to tell your friends “I’m a fashion model on the internet!” (So if you’ve always wanted to be a model but never thought you’d get the chance, here’s your chance!) I’m NOT looking for perfect bodies – all the other sites have those. I’m looking for REAL bodies – just like yours – showing off clothing styles that you feel fit and flatter your figure.
If you’d like to be a part of playing dress-up, go to the Be A Model page on the Over 40 Fashions website. Be the change you want to see – and have fun doing it.