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Exploring the history and current state of style options for mature women.
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Fashion director: industry must step up for full-figured women - The Virginian-Pilot

Fashion director: industry must step up for full-figured women - The Virginian-Pilot | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
The average clothing size of American women is 14. It's just a flat-out farce that plus-size fashion catalogs routinely feature models who are sizes 6 and 8.
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There's some overlap between the over 50 market and plus sizes, and I would argue that it's that niche that really gets the cold shoulder.
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How to Feel About Getting Older - Jezebel

Like treating a fear of heights with exposure to heights, the universe will also desensitize you to a fear of aging by continuing to apply time + gravity.
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Aging gracefully a beautiful thing says Vt. advocate - Bennington Banner

Aging gracefully a beautiful thing says Vt. advocate - Bennington Banner | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it

Feature article on a local businessman who blogs and speaks about aging. 

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"You can do one of two things," Funk said. "You can embrace aging, like a river taking you down a stream, or you can fight it. Believe me," he continued, "You will eventually lose."

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Movie Review: Frances Ha (15) - The Journal

Movie Review: Frances Ha (15) - The Journal | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
While most coming of age comedies focus on the teen market, this one feels more mature because it has the human equivalent of built-in satellite delay. Greta Gerwig plays Frances, a dancer heading towards 30.
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My year of modesty - Salon

My year of modesty - Salon | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
It's easy to say that age and appearance don't matter when you're young and beautiful. Facing evidence of my own aging, I had found (to my disgust) that I was just as panicked about my looks as other women.
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Lady of Style. A Fashion Blog for Mature Women.

Lady of Style. A Fashion Blog for Mature Women. | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
I recently got this light blue printed maxi skirt on sale and immediately fell in love with it. The upper part is a stretch waist and it can also be worn as a strapless dress, which I would probably do when I am on vacation at the ...
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Priscilla Warner: Why 60 Is The New 60

Priscilla Warner: Why 60 Is The New 60 | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
When I was ten I wanted to be thirteen. I wanted unfrizzy brown hair down to my waist. When I was thirteen I wanted to be sixteen. I'd discovered how to iron my hair, but now I wanted to drive all my friends to the beach.
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Dita Von Teese Tells All, Takes No Prisoners:...

Dita Von Teese Tells All, Takes No Prisoners:... | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Dita Von Teese Tells All, Takes No Prisoners:... SF Weekly (blog) There's been quite an evolution of your own career, you've taken on a slew of projects... but most of them are about being beautiful.
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The nouveau stripper contemplates aging and sexual appeal, pointing out that, at 40, she's the same age Mae West was when she made her film debut.
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Must-see photos celebrate real moms' bodies

Must-see photos celebrate real moms' bodies | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
“The project is intended to redefine beautiful,” she explains. “Our bodies. Ourselves. Our World.
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On-trend, over 50: Embrace fashion and your best features with tips to help

On-trend, over 50: Embrace fashion and your best features with tips to help | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
A fashion stylist with over 40 years in the business shares tips for the over-50 woman.
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Feisty Side of Fifty/Baby Boomer Women Anti-aging? This Marketing ...

Feisty Side of Fifty/Baby Boomer Women Anti-aging? This Marketing ... | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Gone is the frumpy tightly permed coif worn by aging women of the past. And hair dyed a soft shade of blue? That's out, too.
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'70 is the new 50!' Martha Stewart on aging gracefully and 'maintaining a tiny ... - Daily Mail

'70 is the new 50!' Martha Stewart on aging gracefully and 'maintaining a tiny ... - Daily Mail | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Martha Stewart on aging gracefully and 'maintaining a tiny ...
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So your waist should never be bigger than your head? My head is 21" and my waist hasn't been 21 inches since fifth grade.
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Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged Hippie - Huffington Post Canada

Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged Hippie - Huffington Post Canada | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
I know that true beauty does come from inside. It radiates out from the soul.
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Very thoughtful post about being yourself as you age. For example, updating your headshot.
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Mature fashion: Pulling off stylish look for women in their 30s, 40s and beyond - Tulsa World

Mature fashion: Pulling off stylish look for women in their 30s, 40s and beyond - Tulsa World | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Some women may shop that section for financial reasons, but more retailers are paying attention to what Dobbs says used to be a neglected market and...
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Aging Creatively: Bill's Stone-Balancing Routine - Huffington Post

Aging Creatively: Bill's Stone-Balancing Routine - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
He works gracefully, navigating the awkward positions necessary to hold a multifaceted boulder in his right hand while he readies and steadies the rocks already in place with his left...
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Beauty Chat: Rodial Founder Maria Hatzistefanis on Your Body's Summer ... - Elle (blog)

Beauty Chat: Rodial Founder Maria Hatzistefanis on Your Body's Summer ... - Elle (blog) | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it

What's the best way to fight signs of aging in this area? This is very true: Women's knees are prone to sagging as we age, but there are ways to combat this.

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Oh noes! Sagging knees! I don't usually post this sort of article (anti-aging treatments or advice) but this one was too funny to pass up.

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Legacy of the 'swinging 1960s' still corrupts the values of today - Irish Independent

Interview with sixties singer Sandi Shaw.
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Aging gracefully with Brooke Shields - USA Weekend

Aging gracefully with Brooke Shields - USA Weekend | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
The actress is thriving at age 48. Here's how she does it: Jul. 4, 2013 |. Comments · Tweet. Email; Print; Share.
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Aging gracefully: Germans grow gray together - CNN

Aging gracefully: Germans grow gray together - CNN | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Aging gracefully: Germans grow gray together CNN (CNN) -- In a spacious, sunlit apartment on the outskirts of Potsdam, Germany, eight roommates between the ages of 80 and 100 share a kitchen, a living room -- and 24-hour nursing care.
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Women & Aging: Quotes, Positive Affirmations, Beauty, Wisdom

Women & Aging: Quotes, Positive Affirmations, Beauty, Wisdom | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Women seem to struggle with the psychology of our aging, appearance, and bodies. The change from youthful vixen to wise crone isn't always celebrated in our culture. Yet for me the woman I'd want to have lunch with is the ...
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Aging Gracefully, Not Rotting

Aging Gracefully, Not Rotting | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Today I read a post from my friend Sarah on UrbanMoms titled I'm Officially Old and it got me thinking about aging gracefully vs becoming decrepit.
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The view from 40-ish.
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Women Are Most Comfortable In A Bikini At What Age? Really? No! Really?

Women Are Most Comfortable In A Bikini At What Age? Really? No! Really? | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
However, between this study, which clearly represents everyone, and the promise of even better sex at we get older and older, maybe aging isn't so bad after all.
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Older women are challenging textbook beauty - New Zealand Herald

Older women are challenging textbook beauty - New Zealand Herald | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Alexander joins a growing number of designers and fashion labels choosing to feature more mature models in their shows and marketing campaigns, from 82-year-old model...
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true fashionista on wardrobe oxygen - Lady of Style. A Fashion Blog ...

true fashionista on wardrobe oxygen - Lady of Style. A Fashion Blog ... | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Women have plenty of resources for fashion when younger, be it magazines, TV shows, and yes blogs. But blogs – quality blogs with quality photos and quality style aren't as easy to find when you're over 40.
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Makeup Tips for Boomers: Enhance, Don't Camouflage - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

Makeup Tips for Boomers: Enhance, Don't Camouflage - Huffington Post - Huffington Post | Aging Well, Looking Good | Scoop.it
Boom! by middle-aged model Cindy Joseph, a line of pro-aging beauty products.
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Useful tips from a pro.
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