Why Women 50+ Are The New Black


There has never been a better time to be 50+…a time to confidently embrace and enhance the style, spirit and succulence of aging. From talking to mature girls it is like it’s time, time for us…. we have raised our families, done our bit for the community, been or still doing the wife scenario (and make no mistake I loved being in my 31 year marriage).

Confident Colourful mature women collage

With that considerable life experience behind them Coco Chanel’s quote comes to mind – ‘You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40 and irresistible for the rest of your life’.

Coco confident gorgeous at 30 charming at 40 and irresistible for the rest of your life

Women 50+

They are a force to be reckoned with… What is it about mature women that sets them apart? It was interesting when I Googled it, it went all religious or to dating sites.

Uumm I thought let’s try a reframe Di…let’s try ‘older gals that rock’ that brought up a Pinterest board  http://www.pinterest.com/athcrete/older-gals-that-rock-it/ which reminded me you might like t try Marvelous Mature Women http://www.pinterest.com/dimr47/marvelous-mature-women/

What did I see? Lots of colour, lots of confidence, lots of women being who they are…

And, we are so much more…watch us roar!  We are definitely no where near as matronly as our Mums and Grandmothers were at 50. I see and hear of mature women flaunting a bodacious style and spirit. They allow their confidence and sensuality to surface…and those I meet are enjoying life to the fullest.

Myself, my Mum and my Grandmother at 50+

3 generations of women at at 50+

Are the new, are the new, are the new….

We see the phrase in every aspect in life, in adverts, on TV in papers and magazines. I think we are the ‘new breed’ because we have lived through stages of massive societal changes in relationships, family, the workforce and community and have emerged as exquisitely amazing women.

Amid the euphoria of aging graciously, as we meet life’s challenges we may find ourselves feeling vulnerable. And that is OK, allowing that vulnerability to show (we don’t need to prove ourselves) makes us softer, wiser and more authentic. As a woman matures, she does not lose her beauty she simply transfers it from her face to her heart.

Black? The new Black?

Why are women 50+  the new black? I am likening it to the LBD ( little black dress). Now don’t get all antsy with me and say we are not all size 8…and the traditional LBD does my suit me.

I am suggesting you take a different point of view. You have not got to this age without knowing your positives, your assets and what you look great in. What is your representation of the LBD? It will be different for everyone.

Whatever it is, use that as your basis… and build on it. Fly into maturity thinking, feeling and looking fabulous.

strat witht eh basics confidently add your styledd

Again I referred to Mr Google. He tells me the ‘new black’ is ‘colour’.  Your current LBD may be colourful… whatever it is let it represent you as you fly into your mature years. Embrace all of your sense…give your sensuality full reign. You can do it!

I would love to hear your thoughts… are we the new black?

I am a modern thinking woman, much more than 50+ who has lived, loved, lost and developed…. and I realise my gift is my ability to simply and graciously help women 50+ when they say… ‘its time… its time for me….to guide them as they enhance their confidence, spirit and sensuality in their world.

Would you like to know more?

Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/

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8 comments to Why Women 50+ Are The New Black

  • Ceinie Grudnoff  says:

    Fantastic blog Di. That LBD comes in styles for everyone, maybe people think it’s a safe bet and maybe not? Audrey Hepburn did the LBD in various styles throughout her life but she did in COLOUR too. As you have stated Women 50 and over (still spring chickens) and even those who lost who they might be in their 40s have every avenue now to look and feel sensual and fabulous. Just take one look at you and I see “Wow Factor” as you have fully embraced your confidence, spirit, sensuality, beauty along with an amazing feel of excitement as you embrace life with your heart and soul.

    In Audrey’s own words “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
    ― Audrey Hepburn

    Thank you Di for this inspiring reminder that will no doubt “Fly into maturity thinking, feeling and looking fabulous”. Love your work and all you stand for, blessings Ceinie xo <3.

    • Di  says:

      Thanks beautiful Ceinie for your words…you bring out the best in me…and I love he Audrey Hepburn quote. You are one amazing woman and I love having you in my life. Much love and hugs Di xxx

  • Priska  says:

    We’re going to live longer healthier lives than any previous generation so I am very sure that we’re about to invent a totally new life stage.

    • Di  says:

      We are indeed Priska and part of that life stage is the connections we have with other women…wonderful positive supportive women…before we start on the rest of life!

  • Suzie Cheel  says:

    Love it Di, that LBD I no longer have and as I sit here today with black on I know that colour always lifts me 🙂

    yes to 50+ a time to shine and let one’s hair down as we play, love and still learn while making a difference to the world

    namaste Suzie

    • Di  says:

      Thanks Suzie for your beautiful words…I think it is fabulous that the LBD does not have to be black… it is what the LBD represents to every woman…and if that is colour fantastic!

      My thoughts are like yours at 50+ we are ready to really get out there and have the life experience and confidence to do it with style.

      Cheers and warm regards Di xx

  • club dresses sale  says:

    Hi there fantastic website! Does running a blog simiilar to this take a massive amlunt work?
    I’ve very little understanding of coding but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyway, should you have any suggestions or
    techniques for new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic nevertheless I just wanted to ask.
    Thank you!

    • Di  says:

      Hello there, thanks for your comments and questions… being a WordPress site it is very easy to manage and writing a blog is rather like writing an online journal. For me, extra time is involved in creating images to support my words…however I find that I love being creative and in all things our skills develop as we use them.

      I would urge you to simply have a go….best of luck and cheers Di xx

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