What to wear? That is the question!
I love fashion and wish I was twenty (or even thirty) years younger so I could try out all today’s wonderful trends. But one thing I’ve discovered as I get older is the difficulty in finding reasonably priced fashionable clothes for the more mature woman.
This is compounded by the fact that I’m neither tall nor skinny, so I find it almost impossible to find a high street store that has solutions.
The problem? I love the style, but the material is too thin. One thing we mature ladies need is heavier – and therefore more expensive – fabrics…and that is reflected in the higher cost of such items.
Firstly, let’s come clean on my size! I wish I knew – I’m 5ft 4 (and a half!) inches tall and range between sizes 10 and 12, depending on what shop I’m in! I do have a size 8 Marks & Spencer jeggings in my wardrobe, though!
So follow me on my quest for the ‘holy grail’ – the perfect clothes for the perfectly average fashion-loving (still-wanting-to-feel-sexy) but don’t want to be mutton-dressed-as-lamb older woman!
What to wear to a wedding abroad?
Recently, we attended a wedding in Malta. As temperatures were hitting the high 30s, I opted for a short dress (but covering the knees) by Apanage, bought at half-price (€95) in Arnott’s sale. It was the ideal choice for me – not too tight, kept me cool and was perfect for dancing.
While I would usually wear tights to such an occasion, Malta was a tad hot for that option, so instead I chose to use Dove Summer Glow gradual self-tanner, built up over a few nights.
Footwear was a pair of Clark’s sandals with a medium-height heel, another half-price sale bargain! That I was one of the few females to keep their shoes on all night speaks wonders for their comfort.