Clinton Kelly of "What Not to Wear" is happy to tell over 40s what not to wear ….ever.
Yesterday, he told us about holiday glam, but today it's time to get to the nuts and bolts of dressing when you're a midlifer.
Are we too old for short skirts?
Should we watch out for v-necks that dip too low?
Can we follow the trends?
Clinton had all the answers along with some fun holiday entertaining tips.
MIDLIFER CONCERN 1: IS MY SHIRT TOO LOW CUT?
Clinton's Over 40 Fashion Tips: "There is a time in every woman's life when she asks herself, 'Am I too old to wear this?' If you start to ask yourself the question then it's time to start to take stock of your wardrobe and your image. I have four rules of fashion over 40.
First, don't show too much cleavage during the day. You're setting yourself up to have a competition between your breasts and the breasts of a 25 year old standing next to you. Guess what? She's going to win because her breasts are newer.
A woman shouldn't have to lead with sex after a certain age like a 25-year-old woman might do. You don't have to do that after a certain age. At a certain age, you've won. You're a beautiful woman who knows what she's all about. She has something to offer the world other than her breasts. At night, if you're going out with the love of your life you can show some cleavage, but do it for yourself."
MIDLIFER CONCERN 2: IS MY SKIRT TOO SHORT?
Clinton's Over 40 Fashion Tips: "Don't go too short when it comes to flashing leg. Stick to the top of the knee over 40. That's as high as you will go. Once again, a lot of women say, 'I'm 45 year old and have incredible legs, but less flashing is better.
"You might have the best legs of any 45 year old woman, but if you're at a wedding waiting at the bar for a drink and a 22-year-old comes over showing her leg, you've just set yourself up for a competition you won't win."
MIDLIER CONCERN 3: CAN I WEAR ALL THE HOT TRENDS
Clinton's Over 40 Fashion Tips: "Never participate in any trend that involves the naval when you're over 40. There are women over 40 who wear those super low rise jeans and a top not long enough. You have this flesh belt sticking out, which just isn't good.
"That isn't to say you can't wear trends, but look at the trends. If it's any trend a hooker might use for marketing then that's a trend to avoid over 40. Pick the trend that works for you. Just don't pick a trampy one."
MIDLIFER CONCERN 4: WHAT SHOULD I NEVER WEAR IN 2013?
Clinton's Over 40 Fashion Tips: "I just can't stand the cross trainer worn as casual footwear. It's been bugging me for years, so let's nix it in 2013. There are so many comfortable shoes and boots out there. Wear cute sandals, low boots or ballet flats for casual comfort. Why are people running around town in a shoe that's meant for a step class?
MIDLIFER CONCERN 5: HOW CAN I MAKE OVER MY OVER 40 MAN?
Clinton's Over 40 Fashion Tips: "I think the American man is a lost cause! If you want to try, buy your man a beautiful pair of suede loafers, grat jeans and even a velvet jacket for the holiday season. In that outfit, your man will look better than 99.9 percent of men out there."