Some of my friends from The Midlife Revolution and I have got together and decided that we have had it with RULES… about what you CAN and you CANNOT wear when you reach a certain age.

Who made these so-called RULES anyway?
THE FASHION POLICE?

Who are you?

We will wear what we damn well like.

I dress quite conservatively, but I admire those who don’t. I love seeing older women rocking their leathers and ripped jeans. And I also admire those who wear beautiful elegant dresses and timeless pieces.

There have been so many ridiculous articles recently stating that women should not wear jeans after 40 or bikinis after a certain age, or short skirts and they certainly should not show off their cleavage after 50.

Ignore all this and wear what you want.

I like to try new trends in the safety of the dressing room and sometimes I embrace them with gusto. My favourite from recent years is the cold shoulder and I have purchased quite a few items.

Other trends never make it out of the changing room, simply because they do not suit me. But they look lovely on others of a similar age.

So, if you want to wear a short skirt and showcase your legs, that is your call. This is as short as I go now!

If you wish to wear a low-cut dress, it is your choice.

My over-the-knee boots, bought in Paula’s in Malahide, did raise a few eyebrows, but I don’t care.

If you want to wear a bikini, go ahead and do so. You can see that I am wearing one on the cruise I went on with GG and friends to celebrate my 60th two years ago. I have not worn one since, but if I do it will be my choice.  Notice that I did not walk around in the bikini, I always wore a long shirt or kimono, but I did sunbathe in it.

Hop over to my friends’ posts and see what rules they break, what trends they try.

Nina  Sharing a Journey is absolutely fabulous in her off-the-shoulder top.

Robin Hello Im 50ish  rocks her two-piece swimsuit.

Eugenia The Age of Grace always  so elegant, takes risks from time to time and tackles print-mixing.

Julie and Lori  Fashion Trends and Friends look amazing in their shorts.

Are you a risk taker?

I would love to hear in the comments below.

Thank you for reading. Enjoy your weekend.

Hilda