What I Wore to the Kentucky Derby and More

My readers have great style over 40 and these photos prove it. Thanks ladies for sharing some of your favorite looks with me.

Derby Darling

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Everyone knows the Kentucky Derby is cause for celebration. Whether you are part of the crowd at Churchill Downs or are celebrating at a private party, the ladies wearing the dresses and hats are the real winners.

Donna shared a photo  taken at a Kentucky Derby themed wedding anniversary party that was held on the same day as the Derby. She says, “Hats were required, which instantly adds sophistication to any outfit.”

Guests donned their “most dapper attire”, which included brightly colored cute party dresses for women and pastel shirts and ties for the men. And of course, there were lots of  traditional derby hats! Donna, you take the prize in that dress and hat!

Getting Leggings for Women Over 40 Right

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One of the things I’m always cautioning about leggings for women over 40 is that leggings are not pants. Leggings are an accessory, and should be worn accordingly.

Sheri, 49, from Midland, Texas gets that message. While searching for a top to wear with capri leggings, she came across this little dress which paired perfectly with the leggings.

Sheri also let us in on a little secret, “Of course, the dress was too low-cut for me in front, so I used the “Cami Secret” I bought to cover that area.”

Great idea, Sheri!

Check out more great tips on how to wear leggings over 40.

Balancing Black with Color

Cute black party dresses

If are addicted to black then you likely have ABD (Abundant Black Disorder).  You can’t stop buying or wearing it because it’s a safe color, so you think!

The problem is black  is harsh against aging complexions. It casts dark shadows and emphasizes  our little wrinkles.

Adding color to your wardrobe is a great way keep you from looking like you are tired and drained.

Sheri sent along another picture of herself in one of her typical work outfits. She wanted to perk up the black  so she added a colorful, patterned scarf, and voila! Her entire look was transformed.

She says, “The open jacket and scarf actually seems to draw attention away from my middle!” A fabulous look for you, Sheri!

Read more about ABD and how you can easily cure it.

I would love to meet more of you FAB Ladies. Don’t be shy! 

Please send in your photo, your age, where you are from, and any details about your outfit to: [email protected] . You’ll be featured on the Facebook page as well as in an upcoming What I Wore. I love hearing from you and cheering you on, Glam Gals!



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  1. Tanya H. says:

    Sheri’s pix are really helpful. I would’ve thought the dress (with the leggings) would be to busy for much jewelry, but the piece she picked looks perfect with the dress!

    And the black jacket with the scarf is really nice. A great inspiration for me, as I am a definitely have ADB!