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OK so I'm 60 - By Pauline, Founder of Covered Perfectly

It happened quite suddenly. One minute I was in my 50’s and then POW! I was 60! How on earth did that happen? I didn't even have time to obsess about it.

Has it changed my thinking or my life? NO! I’m still the same person, in fact, I laugh every time I think about being 60. I still feel the same as I did when I was 30.  I’m still a workaholic and work 14-16 hours pretty much every day. I’m totally married to my business and I love it. I’ve always been this way, whether running my own business or working for someone else.

I still wear high heels pretty much every day, no matter what I’m doing, sometimes they are wedges, but they are always high. Occasionally they are kitten heels, however; I hate flats. Yes, I find high heels comfortable, when they stop being comfortable I will stop wearing them, not because society says so…it will be when I decide.

Makeup is not my thing. If I have a meeting or I’m going out socially, I wear it, however; for everyday life, not so much, no mascara, no lipstick, nothing!

Something that has changed over the years is my eyebrows. They pretty much disappeared, chemo, too much plucking, you know how that works…so I had them tattooed. That was my gift to me for my 60th birthday. I love them!

eyebrows-3-stagesBefore, directly after and two months later (with professional makeup but no color added to the brows). I also had eyeliner tattooed. ouch but so worth it.

One thing I have noticed, the tighter my pants/jeans…the worse my muffin top. The tighter my top…the more it clings. Choosing the right size is vital, even if I have to surrender and go up a size. When I was 50, I was a size 4, at 60 I’m not, nor do I want to be, I’m happy with my size and I now have clothes that cover me in all the right places. Hence; Covered Perfectly was born.  When most people are thinking about retirement, I started a business. Have you read My Story?

Then there’s my hair. It’s long! Not as long as it was, but it's not short. When I hit about 45, I started growing it. I tried cutting it a few times, but I like it long, so why not! Now, I am growing out years of bleaching and letting my gray come through. So many beautiful gray-haired women inspired me to do it, blame them.

Update...I tried letting my hair grow out and go gray but it didn't work for me. I still have way too much brown, so back to blonde. I will try again at some point.

I love wearing leggings, they are comfortable and I wear them a lot. The length of the Covered Perfectly tops work well with them, especially in the winter with high heeled boots. I recently purchased some thigh high boots. They are very sexy! Everyone wants to know where I got them. It's my secret...

I even push the envelope and wear patterned leggings. Oh no, not patterns lol.

I’ve had people post on Facebook that 60-year-old women shouldn’t wear Cold Shoulder tops…Colleen is in her 60’s and she looks hot in the Cold Shoulder, as does Mary Ann.  Who doesn’t want to look hot? We are older, not dead! Showing some skin makes you feel sexy without revealing too much and let’s be honest…feeling sexy is good at any age.

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Another said the keyhole cutouts in the Allyson were too revealing. Come on, it’s just a little bit of skin, let’s not be a prude.

There are a lot of mean people online who have nothing better to do. If you want to know how I feel about people that leave mean comments on Social Media, check out an article I wrote, click here.

Because I advertise to women over 50, I sometimes get women who say, you shouldn't have to cover yourself up because you are a certain age. They are absolutely right. You should dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable. I choose to cover my arms and cover my stomach. You choose what is best for you.

I started Covered Perfectly as fashion for women over 50, then it changed to fashion for women over 40 because they didn't want to be left out...I guess we can say that Covered Perfectly also provides fashion for women over 60 and beyond...

Of course, it's only my opinion, but just because we are getting older, we don’t have to dress frumpy. We can be who we want to be, dress how we want to dress after all…we have earned it!

Thank you for being part of my journey.



Pauline Durban

Founder/President of Covered Perfectly

Because Looking Beautiful Never Gets Old!

#womensupportingwomen - makes the world a better place.

15 thoughts on “OK so I'm 60 - By Pauline, Founder of Covered Perfectly”

  • Jennifer

    Bravo! At 60 we deserved to dress and look however we want. We've earned the right to march to our own drummer and critics need to be nice or be quiet!

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  • Barb Roy

    Hi Pauline,

    Keep up the good work! You don't have to defend any decisions you make about your hair style, make up, or clothing style to anyone!

    I love your Covered Perfectly clothing and I own several pieces. I am also sixty years old ( how did that happen?). I saw the negative comments posted and your responses and wondered if you get tired of negativity! You have to remember that those people that are known complainers are always more likely to post than NICE people like me with only positive things to say!

    Love your Micromodal, but will try the other cotton tops sometime. The color choices are making them hard to resist.

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  • Carol LaRochelle
    Carol LaRochelle November 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    PAuline, you are to be congratulated!! I had ordered two boat neck tops many months ago. However, I had emailed you because I found the white one "pilled" and really just wanted to let you know in case there was a problem with the fabric as I did follow washing instructions. To my astonishment you emailed me with apologies and a couple of days later, BOOM, there was a new top in my mailbox. I never asked for a replacement, nor did I expect to get one.
    Your customer service is beyond expectations.
    I am a 5'10" slender woman, over 60 and love fashion. I would love if you would expand your line to some tall pants and those fab dresses a little longer, as we taller ladies don't want to show our knees.
    Keep up your fabulous work!!

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  • Barbra

    I love the style and elegance of your clothing line and the models. At 60 I discovered one of the best parts of getting older is knowing what you want and think matters more than the commentary of others particularly when you don't know them!

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  • Karen

    I couldn't agree with everything you said more! It's my life and I intend to enjoy every minute of it. I even ride my own Harley - you can imagine the looks! Go for it!

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  • Marcia

    I turn 60 in April. Can't wait! It's a great time in life! Thanks for your support of us baby boomers?

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  • Pamela

    Pauline that's a fabulous article. Happy Birthday to you - your joie de vivre and energy is infectious and encouraging to all us oldies. You have moved mountains to establish your business and deserve every success and certainly all the praise from happy customers. I had to give up my obsession with color when I was divorced and had a child to support and only began my website on official retirement, so it's never too late. I too have a birthday soon and find that each one is now a milestone - one we're privileged to be sharing with each other. xx

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  • Pamela Graham

    That's a great article Pauline and Happy Birthday to you! Your energy enthusiasm and joie de vivre is infectious and so encouraging to all us oldies. You sure deserve every bit of success and praise from your happy customers. I had to give up my obsession with color at 50 when I was divorced and had a child to support only picking it up again once I officially retired. I have a birthday soon and find that each one is a landmark now - but a landmark that I keep reminding myself I am privileged to enjoy! XX

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