Should Women over 40 wear sequins and leather?

An issue that I have seen popping up in blogs, social media and talk shows a lot over the last few months, is “Appropriate items for women over a certain age to wear”.

Some of these articles are supposedly helping we 40-plus women choose what is right and appropriate for us. Amazingly, most are written by 25 to 30 year olds.

I have read very ageist statements such as “Women over 40 shouldn’t wear tight jeans, short skirts, leather or sequins” Okay, we hear you! There are some styles that do look better on the...