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Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

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.

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