Wendy first created Goodbye Crop Top in response to a profound lack of women her age across the media landscape. 49 years old at the time, she noticed it was a rare thing to see women over 40 portrayed in a positive way in print, on television or across social media platforms. Even worse than stereotypical representation, it seemed to her that women over 50—and even women over 40—were largely erased out there and made irrelevant. She feels so great about getting older, that she felt insulted when she didn’t see the full dimensions of her experience reflected.
She decided to plant her flag as a kind of age-activist. It became her mission to be that which she wanted to see. She is grateful for the privilege of growing older and rejects the narrative that women should stop wearing red lipstick or long hair or mini-skirts or—gasp!—crop tops after some arbitrary birthday determined by a bunch of dudes in a boardroom way back in 1950.
Goodbye Crop Top is a place where women of any age——but particularly those with a few crow’s feet—can go for camaraderie, validation, information and style. Of course, style is about so much more than the clothes you put on your back: It’s about who you are underneath—about what you say, what you do, the company you keep and how you move in the world. Style is a feeling…a feeling of being comfortable in your own skin, of living in alignment with your inner and outer worlds.
In this episode, you will learn:
- How to approach fashion in midlife
- Why you shouldn’t give up on looking good at any age
- What goes into picking your fashion