Yesterday, Sandra of La Pecosa Preciosa and I were talking about being plus sized and in our forties. We talked about how the stereotype that older plus size women have no style, wear moo moos and are uninterested in fashion continues to prevail. I’ve seen the clothing options for the supposedly “mature” plus woman and it makes me cringe! We like our younger plus size sisters, want access to quality, fashionable clothing too. Our style doesn’t suddenly disappear once we hit a particular age. If anything our style evolves because our views about how others see us changes. I can say without hesitation that I dress a thousand times better now at 42 than I ever did in my 20s & 30s. I don’t subscribe to “dressing my age” philosophies and I’m open to trying new things. Fifty percent of that is due to my self-confidence and the other is from the wisdom that comes with age. I would like to see brands acknowledge this and reach out to us too. Ask us what our lifestyle needs are so the clothing reflects that. Don’t just assume its stretchy pants, shapeless dresses and garish floral prints. We want to look good as we pursue our passions, help our children steer through adulthood, start or finish that degree or make a career change. Wanting to look good doesn’t change no matter what age we are. After all, style is FOREVER!
Here are a few plus 40+ size bloggers that smash all those stereotypes to pieces! If you know other 40+ plus size bloggers let me know in the comment section.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Delilah from Pumps & Studz
Jaye from Curvatude