It can definitely seem that way, but it’s not necessarily true. Sure, the majority of the people involved in fashion are young, but the real trend-makers, the people who run everything, are much older than the models who are the “face” of the industry. For instance, I can’t think of any fashion magazine editor who is under 30. Most designers are well past 30, as well. I think Vogue is for all ages, because it’s a pretty serious fashion magazine. I would also try W and In Style, although In Style is sometimes more lifestyle than fashion. My favorite though, has got to be Harper’s Bazaar. They’ve got a a regular section dedicated to fashion for all ages!
I’m not 30 yet, but I am blogger-friends with a wonderful group of women who have started a blog community for women over 40. I’m not sure how old you are, but you may fit in with the group! Here is a link to the blog roll: 40+ Blog Rollposted almost 3 years ago
I think fashion has no age. if a person is after 30 and decides to wear boring clothes, it’s their fault. I’ve seen even a short movie or something on youtube that featured ladies over 60 dressed really fashionable(some might say that it was not appropriate for their age) . I’m 22 and I’m planning on looking at my best at 30(hopefully by then I will have the money to wear what I like)posted almost 3 years ago
hi!im 36 …when i was in my 20s i didnt have time for fashion so this is my reboundposted almost 3 years ago
I would probably agree that ephemeral trends don’t translate as easily for older women (if you’re 50 you probably won’t wear high-waisted frayed jean shorts)—but you can still use them as inspiration for your own outfits. I feel like most powerful women in the fashion industry are older.
fashion and style—separate from trends—are ageless. it’s always inspiring to see much-older women with impeccable taste in apparel.posted almost 3 years ago
No one is too old for style! As long as you wear what is flattering, follow the trends to your heart’s desire :)posted almost 3 years ago
It’s for everyone!just look at celebrities even the older ones are always fashionable. Just think about Madonna who is 50 somethingposted almost 3 years ago
If one has the looks for younger fashion than it is fine.
I think fashion and style are dictated more by what flatters one’s figure and not so much age.
When you hear people criticized about their choice of style, it is usually cause they just do not have the body for certain things.
I think only in extreme cases should one avoid styles common for the late teen and 20 something crowd. Well like you would not want to see your grandmother wearing stuff she found at Forever 21.posted almost 3 years ago
Of course not! I see women in my age bracket (50
60’s) shopping ALL the time at stores like Anthro and H & M and Old Navy, as well as the traditional shops like Macy’s.. I think the biggest obstacle to older women getting into fashion is body size - unfortunately middle age usually brings weight gain and that precludes wearing a number of styles. HOWEVER, if a woman is trim and well groomed, there’s a lot she can do! That’s why I love Chictopia — I’m 60, but seeing all kinds of looks that I think I can wear without looking pathetic…. come visit and give me your opinion?
There’s no age limit for Fashion. You can look as glamorous however you want to be whether you’re 20 or you’re 60. For once, people in the Fashion industry are embracing the grace of aging – Lanvin used diverse-age women in their H&M collaboration promotional video, Gaultier did a collection where the models are styled maturely and editorials now a days are including women of all ages, shape and color (some of them, at least).
However, it might seem like that just because of the media we have today. If you think about it (stereotyping a little bit here, by the way), majority of the people that has time and actually knowledge to maneuver around the internet are young people. Why would media companies spend that much time and energy on an article that caters to their least number of demographics? However, that doesn’t mean there are no blogs that features and explores fashion and style for those who are not 20 or under.
And I agree with CatieBeatty. If you think about it, the brain of Fashion are the people who has been in the industry for years and year with their experiences that speak for themselves. Designers, editors, publicists etc. are definitely those people who are not under 20’s.posted over 2 years ago
Age definitely does not matter in the fashion industry. It’s about how you perceive yourself in your own fashion. I mean women of their 30’s have developed their own sophisticated style that most young adults have adapted to. You can always play around with your wardrobe and see what fits you well and maybe it won’t be as boring anymore.posted over 2 years ago
i don’t know about you but when I dress “nice” I feel good about myself….and there should be no age limit on feeling good about yourself!
just think sophistication – some of the fashion items can be used for the mature woman. For example blazersm wrap dresses etc.
yes, & being intimate with your spouse should stop at the same age as well
PLEASE, girl! you really have to ask this question? go out there and buy whatever you like and that flaters your body! just take a look at all the fashionable celebrities! if you have the legs, there’s nothing to stop you from showing them off…you’re young, still, take advantage of your age: if you don’t you’ll probably be sorry later.posted over 2 years ago
Well I guess even women in their 60’s can look more fashionable than some girls in their teens just wearing jeans and shirt. There are a lot of trends right now that also work for the mature audience.
I think it’s more about elegance if you’re 40+, but if you still have the body, why not elegant shorts or a sexy little dress? Fashion for 40+ doesn’t have to be boring. There are a lot of awesome examples out there. Just think of all the actresses that aren’t 20 anymore.
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30 is young. You can have fun with clothes especially if you have a hot figure. I know so many women who are in their 30’s and are truly enjoying it.posted over 2 years ago
You should dress how you feel like dressing. Okay, it’s true that if you’re 65 and you’re wearing mini-skirts, would be considered less interesting, but if you’re 30 and you want to wear studs, or you want to mix bright yellow with bright blue, I don’t see why that could not work… ^^ Like Senta says, there are so many actresses over 40 who are style icons! So, no worries! :Dposted over 2 years ago
You are not alone and this is the year of the older fashionable woman! With Lanvin, American Apparel and other lines featuring +50 year old models, with Iris Apfel on the cover of Dazed and Confused, fashion is making room for ladies who have seen the north side of 21. Here’s a list of some of the best older fashion blogs around. I hope you find some kindred spirits! http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com/2012/02/six-40-fashion-blogs-i-cant-live.htmlposted over 2 years ago
I think popular culture has an age bias, where movies, TV, and magazines focus on youth and therefore it seems that fashion is for people under 30. But as many have stated above, style is much more than following trends – it’s about dressing yourself so that you look great and feel comfortable at ANY AGE. There are style icons for women over 40, such as Nicole Kidman and Julienne Moore.posted over 2 years ago
In past, I remembered Scott Schuman of Sartorialist captured plenty of people around that mid-age range for street fashion blog. I think they look great.
Wow, catiebeatty, nice collection of blogs!posted over 2 years ago
Fashion is for everyone of all ages. Take a look at Betty White; she looks fabulous! Joan Rivers has her own show called the “fashion police” and she looks good as well.posted over 2 years ago
Women who are in their 30s usually are more mature and know what they want. They know what kind things they like and they have had more time to “refine their personal style”. Style gets better with time, so no I don’t think that fashion is only for people under 30.posted over 2 years ago
I just watched Norisol Ferrari’s SP RTW 2013 show (here) and she used older models :). one of them is literally 80!
I thought it was really refreshing, I feel like it would set a great example if more mainstream designers did the same. not to mention, her models don’t walk like robots lol.posted about 2 years ago