5 of My Favourite Posts About the Over 40 Woman

5 of My Favourite Posts About the Over 40 Woman | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 fashion blog

As time is once again so short for me this week (meltdown city…), I thought why not direct you to some of my favourite posts that you may not have read before?

Or even if you have read them, I’m sure it was ages ago and you’re simply DYING to read them again, aren’t you…?! Older women always make great subjects to talk about so I’ve picked five of the best about us 40 plus ladies.

I’ve challenged myself to write this post, from start to finish, in one hour or less. [Note at the time of hitting publish: it took two and a half.] You may have seen in Monday’s post that we’re in the process of selling our house so it’s all hands to the wheel to get the house ready for viewings which I’m hoping will start as soon as the house has been valued and measured (tomorrow). It’s crazy the amount of rubbish and unseen dirty corners you collate over the years (or is that just us…??) But it’s easy to be ruthless when strangers could be trudging through your home and judging whether your house is suitable for them live in.

I’ll keep you updated – meanwhile, enjoy these posts and have a Happy Wednesday!


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1. Why Do Some Women Lie About Their Age?

“To be honest I like being asked my age. I feel just as proud saying I’m over 40 as I did when I reached the age of 10 and could say “I’m now in double figures!” Sometimes I have a mind block and totally forget exactly how old I am.”


Straw hat & side bun

2. Why It’s Great Being An Over 40 Fashion Blogger

“Readers are more intrigued by a 40+ blogger – you stand out amongst the sea of 20-somethings. No one’s expecting high fashion, so in effect you have free reign to wear whatever you like.”


Dressing without the fear of "What will others think...?"

3. Dressing Without the Fear of “What Will Others Think…?”

“We’re doing a lot to let people know that it’s okay to break the rules because, You know what? Wearing a crop top at the age of 40 doesn’t really have that much of a consequence for other people. Wear skirts above the knee if you want.”


To All New 40-Year-Olds: Why Age Has Nothing to Do With Your Style | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blogger

4. To All New 40-Year-Olds: Why Age Has Nothing to Do With Your Style

“There just seems to be something about the age of 40, more than any other milestone birthday, that sends women everywhere into a major panic. They worry about how society will perceive them if they dress a certain way or continue to wear certain types of clothing, for fear of being called mutton dressed as lamb.”


50+ blogger Mel Kobayashi (Bag and a Beret) modelling for Nuage by Claire Cormeau

5. Why More Brands Should Be Using Over 40 Fashion Bloggers As Models

“The average woman who isn’t involved in the crazy-ass business of sharing her outfits on the internet is affected far more by advertising – and sees not herself, but a lot of 22 year olds modelling clothes aimed at the 35 or 40+ market. If I go to the shopping pages of most brands that have an older target customer, I’ll very, very rarely see someone of the same age staring back at me.”

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  1. 21 February 2019 / 9:52 am

    It’s free rein, please, not “free reign.” Are you secretly a millennial? My eyes!

    • catherine
      21 February 2019 / 12:13 pm

      Please, I’m sure your eyes aren’t smarting as much as my surprise, Ann: If that’s all you had to say after reading all of the content above then don’t fret, I get that the topics are probably too taxing for you… I understand if a small typo was all you could come up with – I know not everyone can be as smart or as interesting as the other women who have commented here. Don’t worry about it, the keyboard warrior community will forgive you I’m sure!!

  2. 7 April 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I recently turned 41 and am having a bit of a confidence wobble, this post made me smile, so thank you.

  3. 28 March 2018 / 11:10 am

    Very interesting blog!I’m over 40 and really enjoyed this..Have a good Day!!

  4. 26 March 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Thanks Catherine..as always I love your posts and look forward to reading these again. Also good luck with the house.

  5. 24 March 2018 / 8:54 pm

    You write well about this theme and have so many examples of what you mean (thanks, for including me in some of them!). As a result of all of this coverage there appears to be inroads in marketing beyond just tokenism. That’s fantastic.

  6. 24 March 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Such a wonderful collection, love every single post – for making us 40plus women feel just as stylish and sexy and cool and young as we want to!
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. 22 March 2018 / 7:06 pm

    It’s great to see all of these posts again!
    I’ve read them all but I’m off for another look… bad lady, I had ironing to do.
    Oopsy :oP

  8. 22 March 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I just want to let you know that I really like your blog.

  9. 22 March 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I’m 44 and have recently been diagnosed with CFS so my body shape has changed as I can not be the active person I once was. This is something I find really annoying as so many of my clothes don’t fit the same, and what once suited me doesn’t quite work now!
    I love looking at over 40’s bloggers as it gives me hope that if I keep experimenting my new style will become obvious. Can I ask have you always felt confident in your outfits, or do you ever have wobbly moments (like me).

  10. 22 March 2018 / 6:20 am

    Dear Catherine. I started blogging a few months ago and in my bio I state that I am 40+ (and petite and a teacher). After a while I realised that being petite and a teacher both have got much more influence on what I wear than being over 40. It’s what you stated in one of these posts: dress so you feel confident, wear what you like and make it appropriate for the occasion. You will understand that the petite and teacher factor play a role there and the 40+? Who cares about that when I stick to the above 3 tips? Thanks for sharing these blogposts with us. Love, Lieske

  11. 21 March 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Very insightful blogs. I haven’t gone the fashion way on my blog, as this isn’t what I’m about, and, being quite a bit older than forty….. I really don’t know what direction to take here regarding fashion & blogging. When I’ve got it sorted….. I shall join your wonderful inkup

  12. Sue I
    21 March 2018 / 8:15 pm

    So many of your statements are true
    Over 40 we are pushed into a preconceived idea of how we should and shouldn’t behave and look, but we should be expressing ourselves and living each day as we want not as society demand us to!!
    We should feel wise and mature, but liberated by our age!!

  13. 21 March 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Ooh, thank you for reminding us of these abd good luck with getting the house on the market xxxx

  14. 21 March 2018 / 7:54 pm

    It is so much more interesting to be over 40 then under!

  15. 21 March 2018 / 7:03 pm

    I hadn’t read no 4. before, geez what an insightful & positive post! Thanks for re-publishing these Catherine xx

  16. 21 March 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Love it! Shared on my Facebook page. Good luck with the house ❤️

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