Clothing for mature women offers choices to fit every lifestyle, budget, and style preference.
You may remember when a mature woman was someone with the simmering sexuality of a Sophia Loren, the aristocratic poise of Catherine Deneuve, or the cosmopolitan elegance of Audrey Hepburn.
Dozens of iconic women have gone before us, paving the way for a third trimester of life that is neither dowdy nor a futile revival of clothing styles that are too young for us.
Recognizing the appeal of older women, demand for models over 40 is growing, according to Andrea Seabrook at NPR.
One starting place is assessing what styles you like.
If you have been working in a conservative office for years, you may not even remember what fashion you prefer if you have a choice.
If secretly you have longed to bust out of those dark suits and wear bright colors, now may be your time to create a closet full of Bohemian chic -- even if you have to troll resale shops to afford what you like!
On the other hand, a sophisticated Metis will have to use some wardrobe creativity if she has decided on a retirement life of gardening and golf.
We are sure to find her in a glamorous staw hat to protect her skin from the sun or figure-flattering solids that make her the best-dressed woman on the links.
Whether you want the cozy appeal of domestic diva Hestia or the practical style of Athena, Fashion After 50 tries to find clothing for mature women that will suit your lifestyle, your wallet, and your figure.
Here are a few starting places for perusing these pages.
The fashion archetype quiz is the unique property of Fashion After 50. It's a fun way to reassess your style preferences and think about how you can express your creativity and inner self with fashion.
From there, you can read about the fashion goddesses who resonate for you and be inspired to take renewed interest in having fun with clothes.
The Fashion After 50 Guide to How to Wear Clothes offers 11 do-and-don't tips for clothing for mature women.
Regular readers may be interested in the seasonal fashion updates that can be accessed under the Seasons & Trends header in the left navigation menu. These are part of our Fashion Trend Reports archive.
There are more places than ever before to find attractive clothing for mature women. Start with quality classic styles and jazz them up with colorful accessories and handcrafted items from around the globe.
Whether you want an Asian inspired exotic jacket or an alpaca poncho from Peru, your heart's desire is just a click away.
This site has been especially interested to follow innovations in women's comfort shoes provide support without being heavy-soled, as well as the historic and emergent role of fabrics as a sensual element in every fashion ensemble.
We also try to bring a bit of a historical perspective to fashion trends. Two examples are a history of wool and the background of khaki. But you will find interesting tidbits throughout the reading on the site.