Forties are the new thirties and 30 is new 20 so when it comes to dressing for your age, are there really any rules that are still relevant? Junior Fashion Editor Alexandra Venison answers the age-old questions…
Q.) I love the mid-length trend that’s everywhere at the moment, but every time I try to put an outfit together I end up looking like my grandma. Are there any tips on how to stay looking 20 instead of looking like I’m from the 1920s?
A.) Look to asos.com for some great pieces and inspiration. It’s all about pairing the skirt with a structured, and preferably skintight, top unless your flashing a bit of midriff and an elegant strappy shoe, with the same is for dresses. Also consider your height as some pieces may fall a little too close to your ankles if you’re on the shorter side and vice versa.
Q.) At what age should I stop wearing shorts?
A.) It’s not a question about wearing shorts, it’s about the length of shorts when it comes to the age game. As soon as you finish university you should hang up the Daisy Dukes, after all they don’t really suit anyone other than Victoria’s Secret models. Instead opt for shorts that are tailored and fall mid-thigh or just above your knee for your safest option.
Q.) I know I shouldn’t be wearing six-inch stilettos at 40 but I hate kitten heels. What are my options?
A.) At 40 it’s all about the classic shoe. A sky-high stiletto can still work just avoid a big platform and over-the-top embellishment. The barley-there stilettos, which have had a major come back over the past few seasons and are still going strong, are the happy medium. As for kitten heels there are some elegant and fun options, such as Gucci’s cap-toe sling backs in bright colours.
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