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127-139 E 59th St
New York, NY, 10022
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A Wardrobe Consulting, Styling and Personal Shopping service catering to women in  the New York City area. We are the fashion solution, to save you time and empower you to feel confident in your style. We specialize in petites.


The Age Old Question of Age Appropriate.

Diane Pollack

I was recently interviewed by Shoe Retailing Today for an article on age appropriate clothing. They categorized my answer as a "definite maybe". When I thought about it, I would have to agree.  Below are some of the highlights of the article.

  • As women get older, sometimes being trendy is no longer important to them. If however, they want to keep up with the trends, I think they absolutely should. But there are someguidelines to keep  in mind.
  • As you get older, the distinction in trend is now about sophistication. For example, if a women wants to wear green nail polish as a trend, she should, but go for a greyed down shade like a sage and not a neon green.
  • If an older woman wants to be sexy; she absolutely should be. The definition of sexy changes with age. A leather pencil skirt is sexy, a cutout-all-over-the-place top may no longer be appropriate or sophisticated.
  • I do not believe in hard rules. When a woman turns age "X". She can not wear "Y". Often it depends on personality and body type. Tina Turner can rock a mini skirt way better than some twentysomethings will ever be able to .

My bottom line is - if an older woman keeps it sophisticated, she can make it work. 


To read the full article, please click here.

Not sure if what you are wearing is age appropriate? Or perhaps you have the opposite problem and your look is starting to appear old and stuffy. Need an update infusion?Stylempower is here to help.

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