Looking Fabulous at Every Age

Working at a clothing boutique in Hampstead I constantly I hear women saying “I can’t wear this, I’m too old!” They have a set of rules they have laid out for themselves such as, “I don’t show my arms”, “This skirt is too short”, “These jeans are too skinny”, etc. Yet there will be a women ten years their senior saunter into the shop right behind them and rock the same ensemble, loving the reflection staring back at them in the mirror.

Why is this? A couple of things.  Yes, there is something to be said about “age appropriate clothing”, but it more has to do with assessing your own personal body at whatever age you are at and being honest with yourself about whether you are comfortable and confident in what you are wearing.

This weeks styling focuses on looking fabulous at every age.  Jumpsuits by Nicole Miller and DVF, dresses by Rag & Bone, Essential, YFB and much more!

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Three looks for your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s…whilst there are arguments for what types of fashion/clothing is “age appropriate”, the counter argument can be made that as long as you’re comfortable in what you choose to wear and “own it”, age is but a number in fashion!

High waisted printed trousers to look fab in your 40’s!

I styled Chrissy in highwaisted “Montreal” trousers by Essentiel, and an amazing top by Rag and Bone.  The arm cutouts are perfect for a glam evening look.

Plunging neckline floral jumpsuit by Nicole Miller
Plunging neckline in your 30’s with this  floral jumpsuit by Nicole Miller

For myself I chose a floral lace jumpsuit by Nicole Miller with a plunging neckline and mesh open back…no bras with this baby!

Nicole Miller does it again with this bardot style dress
Nicole Miller does it again with this bardot style dress

My makeover of the week was the lovely Marcia. Marcia has an “apple shape” figure and great care needs to be taken in order to  choose clothing that will flatter.  Here Marcia models a fabulous orange Bardot style dress with Sam Edelman wedges.  Being in her 20’s it’s Marcia’s time to experiment with clothing, colours, styles, her time to develop her own sense of style.  She does a wonderful job styling herself and has come such a long way from where she was at.  Listen to her story in the video segment above.

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Make-up (Cynthia): Sofia Carvalho/Maegan’s Makeup

Hair(Cynthia): Davide at Gary Ingham Salon Hampstead

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired on Sky203 June 29 2016, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire



One thought on “Looking Fabulous at Every Age”

  1. Hi Cynthia , I had 2 boutiques in Dublin Ireland and constantly came across the same issues with clients , too old for that ! too fat for this!hate my arms ! hence I designed Canopi secret sleeves to arm them with confidence, and solution their woes . It may be worth knowing for you as a stylist . I’ve just been on Dragons den and got a large investment and Canopi secret sleeves will be available all over the world , just like Spanx , Canopi now in Fenwicks Bond Street London
    Call me if you wish to chat
    Sandra Walsh 00353876885960


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