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There comes a time in every woman's life when mini skirts, spaghetti strapped tank tops, daisy dukes and low rise jeans are not viable options.
There are two things that in life that can curtail your closet in such a way:
1. Becoming a mother
2. Turning 40.
As much as our society likes to push the idea that age is nothing but a mental construct used to evaluate our relative time on earth, you can't deny that there's something to be said for this very statement of fact. There is time and place for everything.
1. Do not, I repeat DO NOT shop in the junior's department
At any stores, not as long as you're shopping for yourself. To put it plainly, this section is designated over all others in the store, to be for teenagers and very young adults only. It's understandable that you don't want to become matronly once you have kids and or hit 40, but going in the opposite direction will give you a different kind of undesirable look. Low rise jeans and sparkly screen print T's aren't going to give you a youthful, hip look—they're going to make you look ridiculous.
2. Less is more.
This rule applies to makeup, ostentatious and revealing clothing, and formalwear. Let's tackle makeup: the more you put on, the more years you add as well. Remember that weird aunt who you mistook for a clown at a family reunion when you were 6? I guarantee you it was because she packed on the foundation, blush and eye makeup. Don't make a spectacle out of yourself. If that little memory doesn't hit it home, then think about how little makeup you wore as a younger woman. Youth is beauty, it's been said, but maybe a more accurate statement is: the appearance of youth is beautiful.
3. As for flashy attire
Casual and formal, you don't want to stick out like a neon thumb. For formal dinners, banquets etc., stick with classic colors like black, brown and champagne. Avoid strapless and spaghetti-strapped gowns; despite what your intuition says, this style ages you.
The next tips are just for moms.
1. No pajamas outside of the house.
No bathrobes, underwear, lack or underwear etc. When you take your kids to school in the morning, it's early, and chances are you didn't get a full cup of coffee before hustling out the door. Frantic morning are no excuse not to get dressed, or at least put on sweats instead of pajamas.
2. Don't borrow your daughter's clothes.
You're a full grown adult, remember? Your teenage daughter is entitled to her set of fashion rules, and you should stick to yours. If fun clothes are what you want, try asking a sale's associate at a department store for some pointers. You can look young and with it without having to plunder your daughter's closet.
3. Though not necessarily exclusive to moms, please wear bras.
After kids, your girls aren't in the condition they once were and going outside without a bra just isn't appropriate, or flattering. If anything, more supportive bras will give you your old figure back without the expense of surgery.
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