Win A Sensational Spring Makeover!

When we admire the way a woman is dressed, chances are her clothes and accessories enhance everything wonderful and unique about her, from her personality to her body language and facial features. No one is better than Dressing Your Truth® when it comes to giving every Type of woman the tools she needs to look—and feel—sensational. Once you’ve mastered Dressing Your Truth’s beauty and fashion philosophy, you’ll never have a bad outfit day ever again!

Now one lucky FOF will win the empowering DYT online course and get $200 to spend in its online store. You’ll discover which of the 4 Types of beauty you are and learn how to reflect it through your wardrobe. And you’ll get a head start on looking sensational for spring.

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Fashion Flash time! This week, it’s hosted by Fabulous Over Forty, a blog with practical insights on maintaining your beauty sans surgery. The brilliant blog is researched and written by FOF beauty blogger Kari Solyntjes. Check out her amazing advice and enjoy all the other links from our fab Fashion Flash friends.

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It’s Fashion Flash time! This week it’s hosted by corporate trainer and consultant Jodell Raymond, the woman behind Black Cat Plus. Her passion is finding fashionable clothes for plus-size women.  Find the best clothes for your body, and enjoy all the other links from our fab Fashion Flash friends.

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Fashion Flash time! This week, it’s hosted by glam gals Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler of Fabulous After 40a blog with simple tips for updating your style! Learn how to find your best look and enjoy all the other links from our fab Fashion Flash friends.

{Fashion} Glitter for Grownups

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No need to be sequin shy. Fashion Week was full of stylish FOFs sporting metallic embellishments and glitter galore. But all that glitters is not gold–FOFs should practice restraint and sophistication when selecting sparkle, according to FOF style expert Sherrie Mathieson. “Sequins are best in sophisticated tones like beige, platinum, charcoal and a not-too-brilliant silver,” says Sherrie. “When paired with a luxe cashmere shawl or sweater, you have a great textural mix.”

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Resist the urge to pile on–settle on one or two glitz-cessories and use the rest of your outfit as a backdrop for these star-pieces to shine.

Left to right: Dune Sparkle Sequin Fold Up Ballerinas from Asos/ $35.81, Goldie Clutch from the FOF Shop, $30/ Big Buddha Faux Leather Hobo, $95/ Eileen Fisher Embellished Whisper Silk Infinity Scarf, $158

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A blazer with sequined detail is perfect paired with a little black dress, a nautical-striped top or even a t-shirt and jeans. Sequined shirts add understated glam beneath a blazer or solid-color cardigan.

Left to right: Sequin Shawl-Collar Cardigan from J.Crew, $99/ Shimmer Sequin Tank from Talbots, $38.99/ Shiny Print Blouse from Zara, $79.90

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Pair sequined skirts with solid-colored sweaters and shirts in cashmere or cotton. The sparkle will pop against the neutral textures and tones, and you’ll avoid looking like a disco ball.

Sequin Hostess Skirt from Talbots, $148.99/ Bloused Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress by Aidan Mattox from Nordstrom, $360/ Tianna Sequined Skirt from Lauren Woman by Ralph Lauren, $59.99.

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{What do you think of this look?} Academy Awards Edition

If you were watching the Oscars, we applaud you. It took some serious commitment to stick it out to the end. We also applaud our two favorite performances–both of which came from FOF men. First, a knockout hosting job by Billy Crystal; second, the best acceptance speech of the night from Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Actor winner. As for the FOF Oscar Fashion . . . well, we weren’t exactly bowled over. Honestly, our Fab sisters made a better showing at some of the earlier-season award shows. At least, that’s our vote . . . but what do you think?

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close found her power color when she pulled on this form-fitting Zac Posen gown and paired it with a very smart, tuxedo-style blazer. Buuut, when we watched her live interview on the red carpet, things fell apart. The jacket and dress pulled awkwardly across her arms, chest, thighs and belly. In the end, it was like she was battling a green serpent. A very pretty green serpent.

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Viola Davis

We’d like to suggest a special lifetime achievement award for Viola Davis’s cleavage and upper arms, which have stolen the show in ever dress she’s worn this awards season. Her flowing Vera Wang gown is a showstopper as well and we love that she revealed her natural hair!

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Virginia Madsen

The color of this one-shouldered gown is totally grape. I mean great. But it’s just too long. Virginia, get thee some hem tape.

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Jane Seymour

Lady in reeeeed, is defying the laws of physics. Jane Seymour, 61, looks red hot in this chevron patterned gown, and her face is perfect. And by that we don’t mean Botoxed within an inch of its life. Girl’s got radiance and wrinkles. She looks real. Really beautiful.

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Meryl Streep

Meryl went gold and green in this Lanvin gown, which was part of the eco-friendly dress campaign organised by Colin Firth’s wife, Livia. Per usual, we liked Meryl’s intention, but her execution didn’t claim the gold. There’s too much fabric here! I want to whip out a safety pin and raise the neckline myself. Not to mention the woefully misguided chain link belt. Oops, we mentioned it.

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Sheila E

Prince’s former prodigy, Sheila E, 55, is clearly still living the glamorous life. Not only does she look stunning in this form-fitting white gown, but she continued to look great while she played the drums . . . . through the entire 4 hour show.  Bangin’.

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Melissa Leo

No doubt this dress will polarize the fashion press, and I admit, it looks odd on the red carpet. But during her presentation speech, Melissa looked totally cool. She was shimmery and chic but also completely in-character–which is to say, tough, street smart and cool.

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{Style Expert} What do you think of this look?

This lovely FOF was spotted outside Barney’s in Manhattan last week. We loved her hat, her glasses and her free spirit. But what do you think–is her style fab and fun or just frenetic?

Sherrie Mathieson: “Perhaps ‘interesting’ is the word…and surely she has fun with clothes. I’m sure she garners double-takes to her satisfaction. To me this look is somewhat creative and somewhat clownish. Do I dare say that her bag ‘doesn’t go’ (is there such a thing?) with this outfit–when she already has taken multiple liberties?”

Sherrie Mathieson is a leading style expert and Random House author of Steal this Style and Forever Cool.

Sandra Soich: “I wish I could say this is an example of expression, but I think it screams ‘look at me.’ Hat is great. Glasses are great. Everything to the waist seems to work and then it just simply gets crazy. I can’t even comment on the legwear and shoes in conjunction with the bag. Frenetic is most definitely the word!”

Sandra Soich is wardrobe stylist to the stars and founder of YourFashionTherapist.com.


Susan Grant: “This lady is mixing too many elements; her face, hat and bag are an ‘uptown lady who lunches’ look, while the rest is fun and edgy. I think she needs to decide which she wants to portray.”

Susan Grant is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.

Susan Hersh: “This woman really has a sense of style and humor, appearing trendy and whimsical, simultaneously. The plaid shawl collar coat makes a strong statement and the length is perfect on her. The hat is also in proportion to her face and the shape is quite unique.  My only peeve is the 2-tone polka dot hose–she should opt for solid black opaque instead.  Right now, with the animal printed handbag, the two patterns are clashing. It’s not easy to pull off this look, but she has the confidence to make it work.”

Susan Hersh is a Ford model and the host and executive producer of Meet The Experts.

Terry Gibralter: “I really like this lady’s look. At first glance she appears a bit too kooky to warrant a serious second glance. But, when I really examine her pieces I see that they are quite beautiful and Japanese-inspired.  Perhaps the mismatched socks are a bit too over the top (although I like them) and she could probably lose the animal print bag but I really like everything else. I think she can really pull off this extreme fashion look. I would love to see what else she has in her closet!”

Terry Gibralter is the Sr. Vice President and Creative Director at Grey advertising as well as a fashion stylist and the creator of these clever work accessories.

Lovey Dash: Yes, she is fab and yes, she is frenetic! The shoes are the only things that I would have changed but she is walking in New York and they are sensible and very much in fashion. She looks happy and has a fun sense of style. That red, red hair matches her bag. Love this.”

Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.

{Fashion} What Would Judy Jetson Wear?

What would Judy Jetson wear? It’d be fun to take a time machine in the future to see. Since we couldn’t do that, we did the next best thing — we asked 3 experts from top fashion institutions for their predictions on what FOFs will be wearing a decade from now… and beyond.

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What do FOFs save and splurge on?

Some things are worth a splurge, such as cashmere sweaters, sustainable seafood and tweezers, according to our most savvy FOF experts. But other things, such as drugstore nailpolish, fashion watches and eyeshadow, are better when you buy them cheap.

Intrigued? Flip through this slideshow to see the beauty, fashion, food and home items FOFs splurge and save on. Then, tell us below, do you agree? Is there something you’d add to this list?

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{History} Bras throughout the ages

If you think your breasts have changed a lot in your own lifetime — you’ll be astounded how breasts and lingerie have changed over the past century. Evolving beauty standards, technology and even historical events have contributed to the bras we wear and breast shape and sizes that we desire. Fill your cups with knowledge when you click through this visual herstory of bras though the ages.

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