40 Over 40: 40 Things Every Woman Over 40 Needs to Know about Getting Dressed

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Council Oak Books, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 184 pages
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It's tough to be a woman over 40 in a world where fashion is dominated by youth and unnatural body images. But help is on the way! With generous doses of humor, '40 over 40' speaks to the 40-something woman, helping her develop style and expression through her clothes with 40 helpful hints and strategies. The book provides compassionate support for the busy woman who, already befuddled by fashion, may be really lost now that she imagines she's over the hill fashionwise. While acknowledging the changes time brings, '40 over 40' promises to help a woman create a closet of clothes that provides deep satisfaction and makes getting dressed an enjoyable experience. Tackling scenarios such as shopping for a bathing suit, dressing for a high school reunion, and exploring alternatives to plastic surgery, '40 over 40' dissects the fashion and beauty business, pulls out what works, and shows the reader how to toss away what doesn't.
 

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Solid advice for the middle-aged crowd in search of style. Just enough personal anecdotes sprinkled in the humorous and warm suggestions for dressing with panache. I enjoyed this book and have incorporated some of the suggestions. Be sure to notice when you see me next. Read full review

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User Review  - nancymadlin - LibraryThing

I've been using this book as a guide to improving my wardrobe for several years, and I just love it. The exersizes in it help me each year refine my style, make my shopping a rich experience of ... Read full review

Contents

Have Expired
6
The M Word
11
Organize Your Closet and Have More Time for Sex
15
Update Your Attitude
20
Reasons to Get Dressed
25
Dress for the Body You Are Currently In
31
Paint Your Life
35
Stop Whining and Go Do Your Homework
40
The Better to See You With My Dear
111
Alternatives to Plastic Surgery
115
Learn a Thing or Two from Men
119
Friendly Forgiving Fabrics
122
Fit Fat or Fake It
126
Dressing for Your High School Reunion
129
Dressing for Divorce
133
Accessorizing Jammies
136

Love Is All There Is
44
To Thine Own Self Be True
51
Look Like Yourself
56
Clothes Are Like Food
61
Take an Inventory
65
What to Buy
70
What Not to Buy
74
When to Walk Away
78
Sales Will Getcha
83
Clothes Are Like Boyfriends
88
Good Marriages
93
Get Creative Get Messy
98
Accessories Go to the Movies
102
A Scarf Is a Very Useful Thing
107
How to Buy a Bathing Suit
140
Bringing Beauty Back
144
Where to Get a Clue
148
What to Do When Current Fashion Sucks
153
Do Something Different
157
Get a Tuneup Twice a Year
161
Tricks of the Trade
165
Hair Dos and Hair Donts
169
Breaking Mothers Rules
173
Be Kind
177
About the Author
180
About the DesignerIllustrator
181
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Brenda Kinsel is an image consultant, author, and the owner of Inside Out--A Style and Wardrobe Consulting Company based in the San Francisco Bay Area where she matches people's clothes to their personalities, passions, and lifestyles. In 2009 she founded Brenda Kinsel E.T.C.--Education, Training and Consulting for Image Professionals Worldwide to provide training, coaching, and marketing support to stylists and consultants in the industry. She is the author of several books, including Brenda's Bible, Brenda's Wardrobe Companion, and In the Dressing Room with Brenda. Her style solutions have been featured in InStyle and Real Simple, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR, among others.

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