F – Femme d’Certain Age

Femme d’Certain Age

femme certain age

This title taken from a blog of the same name is our attempt to deal with the issues we have as we age, hopefully gracefully. More than 50% of transgender women are over the age of 50 and as crossdressers we have  unique challenges, do we want to blend in or do we want to stand out, all within the context of that ill-defined standard of what is “age appropriate” Just as with genetic women, our issues change from  those earlier years in our 20s, 30, and 40s to our 50s and 60s and beyond. This section talks to those issues. It is a broad brush approach that deals with our feelings about aging, the how to’s of presenting as a  mature woman to  the health  and welfare issues of being an older woman.

  • The Invisible Older Woman posted on September 16, 2018.
    The average older woman is still struggling with feelings of invisibility, but being made to feel invisible is not a good thing. Tasi talks about how to overcome this problem More
  • A Visual Record of the Joys, Fears and Hopes of Older Transgender People posted on August 23, 2018.
    This article deals with a largely unseen part of being transgender, that being the joys. fears and hopes of older transgender people. The photographer Jess T. Dugan and the professor Vanessa Fabbre have created a road map, archive and remarkably moving body of work about a group almost entirely left out of many narratives. More
  • Older. Wiser and More Stylish posted on June 4, 2018.
    You would think that being older, wiser and more stylish would be a given, but not so. In discussing fashion faux pas’ of trans women, high on the list was the perennial favorite of not dressing your age. We show you how older women can dress stylishly without looking like a millennial. More
  • The Best Disguise for Older Women is a Beautiful Dress! posted on November 3, 2017.
    What has happened to the feminine appearance of older women? Unkempt and slovenly. They need to set the example for younger women and this article discusses the role they need to play for the younger generations. More
  • Fixing Those Styling Problems for the Mature Lady posted on April 9, 2017.
    Styling problems become endemic as we grow older. Our bodies sag in the wrong places. We hide the areas we don't want seen. THe greatest of these problems is the Mid-Section, Here is What To Do More
  • Lessons Learned from Ageless Fabulous Women posted on March 27, 2017.
    Lessons learned from the women that prove age is a trivial matter, indeed. There is no copyright on style, and as long as it suits you, I say go for it. To get you on your way, these ageless fabulous women have given us their list of the most helpful, universal styling tricks you can steal that will work for just about every body More
  • Age Is Just A Number for Beauty Queens posted on September 10, 2016.
    Age is just a number which is why older people are great. They’ll tell you about the war, they’ll deliver you an old Werther’s Original from their purse and they’ll listen to you practice the trumpet even though you are terrible and need a lot of practice. But old people are more than just storytellers, candy-givers and listeners. They’re people, and they like to have fun like everyone else. Yep, you can be over 60 and be a beauty queen too More
  • Can You Be Fashionable After 60? posted on December 8, 2015.
    Can you be fashionable after 60? Definitely yes. Despite the ravages of aging, your sense of style gets better and more refined as you grow older. Some of the most fashionable people I know are over 60. More
  • The Challenges of Being Transgender and Over 60 posted on October 17, 2015.
    Transgender people and the issues that affect them have never been more visible. But life can be difficult for over-60s who transition gender. These real life stories highlight the struggle. More
  • Be Surprised About "Age Appropriate" Style posted on June 14, 2015.
    “I don’t believe women over 50 should be worried about what is appropriate and what is not. Obviously it’s important to be aware of what flatters the mature figure and what no longer works. Style has nothing to do with age, it is understanding what flatters your body, how to accentuate your best assets and deciding what makes you feel pretty. More
  • The Mature Woman posted on March 8, 2015.
    A look at the issues of the over 50 woman relating to aging and to style. A ongoing subject so check back often. More

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