The people over at Daily Mail UK sure do love those surveys, and according to a recent one, 8 out of 10 women think they stop being attractive after 50. And 7 out of those 10 “feel overlooked by the fashion industry.”
With New York Fashion Week in full throttle, I can’t help but agree with them. Not only is every show riddled with prepubescent girls (with the exception of Adrienne Vittadini’s show on Wednesday), but the majority of the styles remain too difficult for most body types to pull off. No wonder a woman in her 50s and beyond feels passed over by designers. She is.
To be honest, I have no neat tie-up or one-line solution to offer at the end of this post.
All I can really say is, a.) there is some comfort in numbers, and knowing you’re not alone in feeling this way. And b.) this doesn’t have to be the case! We may not be able to change designers’ minds (yet) but you sure can change your own. Whether it’s with my help or someone else’s, please take some time to realize you can change the way you feel through your wardrobe. It can do wonders.