Vacation Sundresses with Tropical Punch

Dear Deborah,

I’m going on vacation to the Caribbean and I’m looking for a dress that’s fun, tropical and age-appropriate. I want to be able to wear it on my trip, as well as at home in the summer. Thanks, Nicole

Hi Nicole,

A cheery little sundress with some tropical punch is the perfect outfit to make you look hot, hot. hot! Here are a few cute sundresses for women over 40 with a laid back island feel. Continue Reading

F4009 – Looking Good as Mother of The Bride or Groom

FABULOUS AFTER 40 PODCAST LOGOIt’s one of the most special days of your life. Your daughter or son is getting married. You’ll have people arriving you haven’t seen in years and photos will be taken. What can you wear and not wear as Mother of the Bride or Groom to look fabulous? In episode 9 of The Fabulous After 40 Podcast I discuss how to dress on one of the most important days of your life.

I’ll separate myth from fact and tell you:

  • If and when it is appropriate for the Mother of the Bride or Groom to wear black
  • What color your dress should be in relation to the bridesmaids
  • When to buy your dress and why?

Mother of the Bride ebook - Fabulous After 40Have a listen and let me know if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget to pick up a copy of my popular e-book on the topic. It has everything you need to know for this day that you will never forget!

What to Wear To A Winter or Early Spring Wedding?

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I don't know about you, but I can feel a string of weddings coming on. All of our closest friends have children and those children are suddenly all grown up and starting to get married. If you've … Continue Reading

The Boyfriend Jacket – Spring Update

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There's a good reason the boyfriend jacket has stuck around as long as it has. It's hard to find clothes that are casual and comfy, but at the same time chic. The boyfriend blazer fits the … Continue Reading

What to Pack For a Cruise


Hi Deborah, I love your site! I am going on a  cruise soon and want to bring some shorts. Can you suggest what type of shorts to bring for walking around the ship and going ashore that … Continue Reading

Off to The Movies in 2 Great Outfits


Feel like getting out to a movie this weekend and need an idea or two for what to wear? Here are 2 easy outfit recipes that are perfect for sitting back and enjoying a flick on the big … Continue Reading

Can You Wear Leggings Over 40, 50 or Beyond?

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Hi Deborah, I'm 54. I would like to wear leggings. Am I too old?......Confused in Cleveland Hi Confused, Your question does not have a  "one size fits all" answer.  The short answer is, you're … Continue Reading

9 Do’s and Don’ts For Buying Mother Of The Bride Shoes

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Finding the right shoes to wear at your daughter or son's wedding is a challenge. You want your shoes to be fine, elegant and  classy but they need to be comfy too. Here are 9 Do's and Don'ts for … Continue Reading