5 Things Women Over 40 Should Never Wear | Fashion Over 40

5 Things Women Over 40 Should Never Wear | Fashion Over 40

I’m sharing 5 things women over 40 should never wear, plus some chic pieces you SHOULD be wearing instead. Don’t forget to follow me over on Instagram for more style inspiration: @soheatherblog. Thank you so much for stopping by today! XO, Heather

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  1. Nerida Shae on April 17, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Love the crop top and high waist jeans outfit. You look so classy. x

  2. Nichols Roderick on April 17, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Glad you have the full video up now! 😉 really love the colorway of that💗 It has been on my wishlist but just can’t find the perfect one. My friends always buy replica bags @ gurep.com . Also interested in the backpack/convertible model if I can find one~~

  3. bogus adresse on April 17, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    huuuuewww what the hell is that

  4. Rebecca on April 17, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Absolutely fantastic and right!

  5. Alpha Fé on April 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm


  6. Coco K on April 17, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I’ll wear what I want.

  7. Pop and Corn on April 17, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    This video is suitable for me cause I’m 48 👍👍😀😀

  8. Renee B on April 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Heather ! I’m a new sub. 😀 Found you and enjoyed all the over 40 tips today. My favorite is a love for white jeans in summer , white capris and glad you mentioned brands that may work for us. I will try Frame as you suggested. I’m just not comfortable wearing shorts out and about . Nordstrom is an hour away at least from my small town here in NC. I know I can find them there. I love your style on clothes, shoes and handbags . I spend the least amount on clothes, nice quality shoes on sale and the most on my handbags. From my young shopping years I always wanted leather purses or a quality bag. I just couldn’t do anything less. Lol. My other obsession is sophisticated casual earrings or nicer costume earrings. Thanks 💕

  9. John Fairweather on April 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Heather, you would look beautiful dressed in a paper bag.

  10. Rebeca Perez on April 17, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I must confess I was about to give you heat about the whole what when should wear about age but you do have great taste thanks for the tips .

  11. Isä Matteo on April 17, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    This is too funny.. Ladies let it go. You old

  12. Emily C on April 17, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Crop top tips – long pair of elegant trousers with a blazer . J lo wears it well.

    It really sucks approaching 40 . You really still love fashion and trends but you just can’t wear it bc of your age . These tips help :)-

  13. Y. Ford on April 17, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    First time watching your video and it was exactly what I needed to motivate me when I go shopping. I don’t get to see my girlfriends very often so having a females input with great taste is what we all need. You have great advice, my favorite was the one about worn out shoes and bags. Very smart. Love your YSL bag, very chic.

  14. Bscotz on April 17, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Beautiful purse and girl

  15. Morisadatu Moridiva on April 17, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    me I wear anything that suits my body

  16. Erin chill music on April 17, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you!!! This is awesome. Just turned 40 on Oct. 13th! This is just what I need…. P.s. you look amazing, forever 29 :}

  17. Bscotz on April 17, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Loved everything

  18. CookingWithRuthy on April 17, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I like your videos the only problem I have with you is your smacking when you’re talking that is so gross like learn to talk without smacking

  19. Tamara Kennedy on April 17, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Pssst another tip go outside now and again get some daylight 20 minutes a day recommended to boost immune system. And keep your body healthy if u dont get color easily then use a bronzer mixed into your body lotion..and ease up on the shimmering body highlights when it is over done over applied the person begins to look like the tin man from the wizard of oz or that gold street performer…too much …like you were getting your car painted white metallic and you walked right in front of the sprayer………twice……….too….much…just…a …little

  20. Tata on April 17, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    The acid wash dress is not really age appropriate for women in their late 40s. Or even 40 and over. At least not to me.

  21. Nathalia Dennis - Priganica on April 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Love this video.Great tips. I Love the YSL bag…just perfert with the gold chain strap. 💖💖💖

  22. Linn on April 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I suppose tube tops are out too? J/K 😂 Love your channel.

  23. Snow Leopard on April 17, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Only Women 25 and under and 120 lbs and under, can wear mini skirts and yoga pants and as far as baggie baby doll dressed above the knee, those are for females under 4 years old.

  24. cornelia smith on April 17, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    You do not look 5’4…you look taller! You must have long legs! Great looks.

  25. alana whiston on April 17, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    This is what is wrong with the world

  26. Teri Rempel on April 17, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Hi! I’ve so enjoyed your videos. I’m 5’2” . I have short arms unfortunately. I tailor all my clothes but I recently bought a size 2 petite blazer and the arms were still too long . Rather that wreck the integrity the buttons on the sleeve and the opening, I pushed them up and it looks really cute. My question is, is there anything out there in the fashion fix it world that I can use to keep the sleeves scrunched up besides a stretched out hair tie?
    Maybe you can do a video about those kinds of things,ie 2 sided tape, and other fashion hacks. Thanks for reading this and I hope you can help me!

  27. Brandon B on April 17, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    im 46, male, from canada. Just checking this out. Glad your "keeping it classy"

  28. Daphne E. on April 17, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful video! I’m 59 and try to stay on point since I’ve retired to a retirement community in Florida from San Francisco. It’s hot down here, so I try to do what you have on your video ie, wearing a longer crop top or tank with linen palazzos and thin long cardigan of different shades. Lots of long white non see through linen shirts with cuffed cargo shorts or denim skirts with long cardigan or cute fashionable shirt that covers my bottom. If I wear a tight T I wear a long blousy button linen shirt I keep open. Little floaty dresses. I will not wear flowered shirts and golf shorts! Fashion Forever!

  29. Shazlynn Fazlynn on April 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Love your video n good tips… New sub here from malaysia

  30. LIVING IT UP WITH KEILA KEE on April 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    I love the tips given. These are some really classy looks that I do often. I’m 45. I definitely think that
    As long as things are done in good taste women over 40 can Bend the rules a little. We don’t have to act like old ladies just mature women. The way I dress has changed a lot since I was younger and there are some things I will not wear at all anymore but I also have a youthful appearance often being mistaken for 30 so I will rock a short but not TOO short tight dress every now and then it’s not a
    MIDI either but it’s usually dark in color and tasteful. I do have the body for it but I don’t overdo it. I also wear crop tops always always with high waisted jeans so thumbs up on that. If you want to know what bending the rules is in a sexy but
    a tasteful manner over 40 watch jlo I steal a lot of her looks. Ultimately this is a great guide but you should know what doing too much at 40 plus is. So wear what looks good on you and makes you feel beautiful just keep it tasteful and classy!

  31. Bessie Holmes on April 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    OMG – that bag is DOPE! I must buy it.

  32. CHILD OF THE MIGHTY on April 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    New here and I love it. Am 42 and want to continue feeling sexy but respectable.

  33. Janice Clemente Logan on April 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    I love today’s topic

  34. You Tuber on April 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    I’m 46 and wouldn’t wear a dress that short to be honest. I think just above the knee and longer is more tasteful and age appropriate for the over 40s.

  35. Trin Murray on April 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Reading the title…I say….🖕🖕🖕

  36. Deborah A on April 17, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I’m sitting here like “why is YouTube recommending this to me” and then realize 38 is pretty damn close to 40. Great info!

  37. Nicole S. Taylor-Terry on April 17, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I’m 46 and I love your style. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  38. Dare To Be Different Ministries ABQ on April 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    What about the 60’s and 70’s year old

  39. Denise Angers on April 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    You look fabulous in the black dress!

  40. Darina Kalinova on April 17, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Lovely, great black dress I am going to make it in navy blue. And the kimono is great idea as well. I should start to crack on if I want to have it for a next week. Thank you. 👍

  41. Afrothentic F on April 17, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    I agree with the cheap thin white jeans! No one ☝️ should wear them!!!amen!!!

  42. Snow Leopard on April 17, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Heels and Daisy Dukes and tight halter tops, definitely fall under the approach, “if you got it, show it off” peek a boo blazer or jacket adds a touch of modesty. Classy, sexy for sure, plus a whole lot of other things.

  43. Snow Leopard on April 17, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Being thin is essential to look and feel good in clothes that show off the shape.
    Heavier women can look great in clothes too but they should not wear form fitting or short tight anything.

  44. Sharon Collins on April 17, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Remember ladies look what a new pair of shoes did for Cinderella. Great tips.

  45. Let's Talk Academy on April 17, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I’m 29 and I do everything you’ve mentioned here. So I don’t know, am I prematurely classy, or just weird? 😂

  46. ㊗️Fine China♥️ on April 17, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Stone washed? Too trendy the oversized dress…even belted does nothing for your figure…the short outfit is trying to hard to be 20’s…boobs way to low and loose for a crop top…love FRAME

    I guess how you dress depends on the outcomes you’re looking for…your body type is your foundation

  47. Ava Crawford on April 17, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I like your video I wish there were more like this for women over 40s and would love to see classic feminine preppy style like Reese Witherspoon who is 46

  48. Sue AA on April 17, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Talk too much

  49. Kathryn P on April 17, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Sorry, that denim dress is giving me my 80’s days, not attractive 👎🏻

  50. Trina Gallagher on April 17, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    My honest break-down
    1.) Forget that! ALL dresses should be tight AND short! My dresses fit my 42 yr old body like a perfect little hourglass glove ☺️ I can’t see myself looking too…. mature to still pull it off. But I know the day will come 😔
    2.)Short & tight shorts- completely agree! Never ever!
    3.)Crop top w/ cardigan- hot! Love ur style ideas as much as ur implants!
    4.)Light jeans- yes! The fit it perfect. Looks great!
    5.)Hmmmm…. Shoes & bags. Got shoes covered 😂, but I haven’t bought a new bag in decades! They’re ALL worn-out! Re shoes, my #1 priority is comfort… so no heels for me! But I should totally buy a new bag.
    Thanks Heather!