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Are you ageing gracefully?

Are you ageing gracefully?

Ageing is something we can't escape from and to be honest if it wasn't for the media preoccupation with saggy skin and wrinkles, then I probably wouldn't be so conscious of it.

According to the latest research, the age women choose to grow old gracefully and shun expensive beauty products is 59.

I'm not quite there yet, but I'm already beginning to embrace my natural beauty, focusing more on high quality moisturisers than having five different eyeliners at my disposal.

Apparently, according to the Nurture Replenish Skincare study, women think they should adopt a more natural look, ditching things like false nails, red lipstick, high-heels and tight-fitting clothes.

Respondents said that miniskirts should be banished by the age of 41, while knee-high boots should be banned at 45 and baseball caps are best for those under 40.

They also agreed that women over the age of 41 shouldn't be wearing leather trousers and tight tops should be avoided past the age of 45.

I don't really like the idea of being told what not to wear to be honest, and it very much depends on the individual as to what they can still get away with.

Take Dame Helen Mirren, for example – she can certainly still rock tight tops and even miniskirts if she wants to.

Also, what about Joanna Lumley? She's 66 and I reckon she could still look stunning in a pair of brown leather knee-high boots paired with a long-sleeved winter dress and faux fur collared-coat.

It's all part of the country casual trend right now, which I've been enjoying myself.

These two celebrities were highlighted by the poll for growing old gracefully, and I'd certainly have to agree.

Other stars to make the top ten include Judi Dench, Twiggy, Nigella Lawson, Lorraine Kelly, Honour Blackman, Lulu, Fern Britton and the Duchess of Cornwall.

How do you age gracefully?

Posted by Margo Hunter

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