'Who says grown women aren't allowed be sexy?'
Published 16/11/2011 | 06:00
Dublin based executive Róisín Ní Mhórdha head of Impression PR, is 42 and reckons it's down to the individual, not their age, to decide what to wear. She says:
"I think we can be very critical and there's no need for it. People like Demi Moore and Cate Blanchett look stunning and I thought it was rubbish when some people said Jennifer Aniston's outfit at the Elle awards was 'too sexy'. That sort of thing really annoys me, who says women over 40 aren't allowed to be sexy?
"In my area of business it's important to look your best. I get my hair and nails done regularly, I exercise, take good care of my skin and buy clothes I like. I don't feel 42 and I don't feel I look it.
"As I've got older I prefer to buy better fabrics and pieces cut on the bias.
"As you get older bodies change as hormones change but that doesn't mean having to be frumpy. I love to have fun with prints, oversized rings, accessories and leggings.
"How you dress is empowering and you want to feel like a woman. That's why I really disagree with the idea that you can be too sexy at a certain age. I see some very tired, old looking 30-year-olds and some trendy, sexy 70-year-olds.
"There's a woman in New York, Iris Apfel, in her 90s and all the designers fawn over her because she's so funky and stylish -- she doesn't care about a rule book. Age is just a number."