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Fashion Tips for Women in Their 40s


Lighten Up
Think about a how a new hairstyle could change your look.
Think about a how a new hairstyle could change your look.
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In the past four-plus decades, you've lived a lot, learned a lot and experienced many changes. Some of those changes are plain for all of the world to see. Gray hair and darkened teeth may show your age, so think about brightening your hair and whitening your teeth. While you're looking at your hair, ask yourself if it's time to cut those long tresses and get a sophisticated new style.

During the teen years, girls typically use makeup to look older. Now that you've achieved the look naturally, it's time to lighten up and go with more natural colors. A good concealer, lash-lengthening mascara and a sheer blush may be all you need for daily wear.

You don't want to dress like your mom, and you shouldn't dress like your daughter. See tips for creating your own style on the next page.


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