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Debra Rapoport from Advanced Style.

In 2010, I was in NY in a room full of women wearing mostly black, conservative suits, and in walked an attractive woman in a bold, striped pantsuit, red shoes, and a hat! Naturally, it was hard not to stare!

I quickly learned that this amazing woman was Debra Rapoport a visual artist and a contributing writer for Advanced Style.

Advanced Style is a site that celebrates creative dressing no matter what your age. What a wonderful surprise to run into one of their writers! Here’s what I learned about her outfit that day.

Debra told me she shops exclusively at resale stores including the Salvation Army and rarely spends more than a few dollars for anything she wears. This jacket is vintage Karl Lagerfeld, (she even showed me the tag) that she snagged for under $5.00. Her tip of the day was that she often replaces the buttons to make things more interesting! While her outfit was too out there for my taste, I loved that she went for it. I think it is really important to dress to express who you are and to do it on a shoestring…well that’s even better!

Advanced StyleDebra is just one of the many amazing women at Advanced Style, which was founded by photographer Ari Seth Cohen. Ari has done an amazing job showcasing stylish fashionistas in their senior years. There’s also an Advanced Style book and a much-loved documentary.

Advanced Style has some of the most imaginative and entertaining fashion on the internet, so  if you are a creative dresser 60+ looking for inspiration (or just want to see some fascinating style photos) then be sure to pop over and take a look.

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Here’s a sample of what you’ll find on @advancedstyle Instagram and the Advanced style website.











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8 thoughts on “Advanced Style

  1. What a fantastic inspiration this website is!!! I live in South Africa and since seeing all these wonderful, stylish dressers on Advanced Style I’m walking around with open eyes to see what’s on our streets. It’s quite amazing.

  2. I believe that you should dress for yourself. When I was young, I loved to experiment. I just don’t believe that you should stop once you hit a magical age. It is the same thing with bikinis. Helen Mirren was caught in a bikini at the tender age of 60 and she looked great. If we feel comfortable in our own skin and we like to wear crazy outfits, good for you. Thanks for the insight. I love it.

  3. They look kooky. The Sartorialist finds lots of older men and a few older women (he should look for more) who look great without wearing costumes.

  4. Advanced Style had some interesting photos! I like some….others seem over the top! It seems like the men were all very debonair! I really like this subject. I dress too conservatively! I would LOVE to have my own style! I just haven’t found out what it is! But I’m learning! It’s never too late…I hope! lol

    1. Hi there Lavender Dreams,
      Yes, finding your own style can be challenging and sometimes it just evolves as our life does. Did you see the post about Dressing Your Truth? That book is a great way to explore your sense of style! Just type it in the top of our search box and you can read more about it! Good Luck!

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