I’m a big fan of award shows and love to see a parade of glamorous stars on the red carpet. This year’s Emmy’s had many of Age-Amzing™ over 40 women!
If you are going to attend a formal affair or on cruise in the next few months, then here are some great examples of how to (or not to) dress for a formal affair.
Trying to wear strapless after 40
Here’s a women with curves that is just rocking this dress! Love the plunging “V” and bold design at the bottom of the dress. If you are going to wear strapless, make sure the dress is cut so that it is not straight across.
Many strapless dresses tends to push the breasts up and squish them. She has kept her accessories simple with just a necklace and earnings and no bracelet. Great job!
Lesson: Curvy women can wear strapless!
|Say No to the Bat WingsLLet’s not put a number to age, but here’s a reality check. I don’t care when your birthday is or what the tag on your dress says, the bottom line is make sure to look in the mirror before buying a dress. Here you can see that this dress is just not flattering with her skin bulging out under her arms.
Look at yourself in the mirror front and back to make sure nothing’s pouring out!
|You will always look elegant if you go simple Look what happens when you try to make the dress the star and not you. Black shoes, with that dress? Even though the heel matches, the black pump is way too heavy for this flimsy dress – a sandal would have worked much better. (And the red nail polish is clashing too!)
Lesson: Look for a dress that does not overpower you but plays up your best features.
|Black can look harsh on aging skinBlack can help make you look thin, but it can also age you… I think the style of this off-the-shoulder dress is quiet flattering and lovely, it is just that the color (or rather the lack of it!) makes Glenn look harsh.
Lesson: Black is too easy of an option. Take the time to try to find a dress that is a pretty color!
|Use color to stand out and have fun: Sigourney rarely strays from dresses that are more streamline yet feminine. Yes, her body is a temple, but her taste is great too!Lesson: Simple lines and simple accessories equal class and elegance!
Don’t forget the proper undergarments can make a huge difference, Shapewear from Sassybax or Spanx is our favorite secret weapons!
If you need more detailed info on how to choose the right gown for a wedding or formal affair, get my eBook, Tweak Your Chic: Mother of the Bride!