Menopause & Style: Is This a Real Thing? EP | 188

Welcome to this week’s vivacious episode of the Fashion Crimes Podcast, your go-to hub for all things fashion, style, and shopping, brought to you by Holly Katz, your favorite personal stylist and the ultimate fashionista over 40 (way over, but who’s counting?).

In this episode, Holly takes the leap into a topic that’s buzzing in the fashion world and on everyone’s lips – Menopause and Style. Yes, you heard that right.

This week, we’re talking about navigating the changes our bodies go through before, during and post-menopause and how to keep slaying in the style department.

Introduction to Menopause and Style:

Holly bravely crashes into the realness of styling through menopause, a phase that might not be glamorous but is definitely significant.

She explores how to prepare and adapt to our changing bodies without sacrificing style.

Need some inspo? Try out our weekly pinterest board for a spin…you might be surprised. Menopause does NOT mean dressing too old. It does not.

Common Fashion Mistakes to Avoid:

1. Undergarments are the Foundation:

Holly stresses the paramount importance of wearing the correct fitting undergarments during menopause.
An ill-fitting bra can not only ruin the look of a fabulous outfit but also cause discomfort.
She discusses how to find the perfect bra that offers support, including tips for getting professionally fitted.

2. Function over Fashion, or Both?:

Learn about the technology behind modern bras that ensure you don’t have to choose between looking good and feeling good.

3. The Fashion Crime of Ignoring Fit:

• We address the common oversight of clinging to past sizes and styles that no longer serve the evolving menopausal body.
• Holly highlights the importance of embracing current body changes and choosing clothes that fit well now, rather than holding onto an outdated self-image.

Dressing According to Your Body Type:

1. Top-Heavy Tips:

For those who carry their weight in their chest, we cover how to select tops and dresses that bring balance and elegance to your silhouette.

Emphasize the necessity of a well-fitted bra to uplift and support, creating a more defined waistline.

2. Midsection Mindfulness:

For women experiencing weight gain around the middle during menopause, discover styling tricks to camouflage and flatter.

Learn about the magic of high-waisted jeans, the art of tucking in tops to create an illusion of a waist, and why monochromatic dressing can be your best friend.

3. Accentuating the Lower Body:

For those with fuller hips and thighs, we dive into the benefits of structured clothing and how certain cuts can create a harmonious balance.

Unpack the power of A-line skirts, flare jeans, and the strategic use of patterns and colors to draw the eye and enhance your natural beauty.

Expert Advice and Style Evolution:

1. Skin Deep with Monina Wright:

A reminder that in Episode 186, we took a deep look into skincare and makeup adjustments that cater to the menopausal skin’s needs with Monina Wright, a seasoned esthetician and makeup artist, where she shares her top tips for keeping your skin glowing and youthful, addressing common concerns like dryness and sensitivity.

2. Hair Today, Gorgeous Tomorrow with Valea Ramson:

Hair texture and volume can change during menopause. In Episode 174,  Velia Ramson shared her expert advice on managing these changes.
Discover haircare routines that nourish and styles that adapt to your hair’s new characteristics.

3. Embracing Your Style Evolution:

Menopause is not just a physical transition but also an opportunity for style reinvention!
Holly encourages you to experiment with new trends, rediscover your personal style, and learn to dress the body you have today.

Closing Thoughts:

We hope you found this week’s episode to be candid, empowering discussion on embracing menopause with style and confidence.

Remember, fashion and style are your friends – not your enemies – during every stage of life.

Whether you’re entering menopause, in the thick of it, or beyond, it’s all about making your outside match your vibrant inside.

If you’ve ever felt lost in the style department during these changing times, consider this your roadmap back to fashion-forward living.

Stay stylish, stay empowered, and remember, you’ve got this!

Thank you for tuning in to the Fashion Crimes Podcast. Share this episode with someone who might need that extra nudge or a friendly reminder that menopause and style can indeed go hand in hand.

Here’s to looking fabulous at every age! See you next week for more fashion insights and fun.

Love you all!

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Holly Katz,

Your Favorite Personal Stylist, the Hostess with the Mostest AND the only Holly you need to know!

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