Our latest Celebrity in the Style spotlight is 58-year-old American actress Annette Bening.
Bening is the star of new release, 20th century women, co-starring Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning, and like Cyndy and Jan, you probably also remember her from The Kids Are Alright, American Beauty, and the 1995 Comedy-drama The American President, one of Jan’s most enjoyed films.
In 20th century women, this beautiful, naturally glamorous and talented actress plays the mother of teenagers. And we can’t help noticing that she wears a very bad hairstyle or possibly a comedy wig. We also can’t help wondering if Ms Bening was considered too beautiful and naturally glamorous to play a mother who is supposed to be maybe 50-something, which is the reason for the bad hairstyle/ stupid wig.
But then we remembered the film was set in 1979, so we are wondering this: is there a widely-held perception that in the 1970s a woman of 50-something would have had very bad hair? We ask, because even today, in 2017, there are some (mainly people under 30) who believe that women of 50-something have very bad hair and look quite ancient, when the reality is rather different, as we know at SoSensational.
While few of us are as beautiful as Annette Bening (who has received 4 Academy Award Nominations AKA 4 Oscar Nominations and is married to Warren Beatty), we know there are a lot of fabulous women of whatever age over 50…
Steal Annette Bening’s glamorous but under-stated and un-Hollywood style with a truly great hair-cut that works for your hair, your face and your build. (By ‘works for your build’, we mean that almost anyone can wear an elfin cut, but it’s often more flattering with a bit of length and fullness to balance our silhouette).
We love the tortoiseshell spec frames. Steal her style with fashion frames. Never make glasses an afterthought. It’s a given that most of us over-50s need specs! Some of us (Cyndy is a case in point) have had vision issues since childhood; Jan only needed glasses when she turned 50. Change your glasses as often as you can afford to. They are a really worthwhile investment in your appearance.
When you go to get new glasses, make use of technology, particularly if you are too ‘blind’ to see yourself in the frames you are trying on. Ask a friend or the optical consultant to take a photo of you on your phone or take a selfie in the ones you consider to be possibilities. Then examine the photos while wearing your glasses in order to make your final decision…
We absolutely love the stunning, shimmering dress she wore to this year’s Golden Globe awards – doesn’t she look wonderful! Such a classy look for a mature woman. She has kept her look simple with minimal jewellery, a small gold bag and just a dash of bright lippy.
What do you think of Annette Bening’s style? Let us know below!
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