Invisibility is a super-hero power that women seem to suddenly acquire over a certain age.
If you’ve ever walked into a shop, tried to order in a restaurant or have your opinion heard in meeting, and had to flap your arms about, cough a little or put your hand up like a school girl to get attention, you know exactly what I mean.
It’s a rude shock when this first starts to happen. And sometimes it’s so gradual that you don’t even notice it but when you suddenly realise that your invisibility cloak is firmly in place, here’s how to make the best of it.
Being invisible has its advantages
- You can overhear a lot
- You can wear pretty much anything you like
- You can behave a little (or a lot) erratically
- You can poke funny faces to keep yourself entertained
- You can get quite good a shop lifting
- You can perfect the art of “surprise”
- You might be able to defeat the bad guys in the end
Not that we condone any of these things – just pointing out the bright side.
*UPDATE/ALERT Wearing the same shirt twice on national Television may break the invisibility shield. #ShirtGate #FashionPolice #LisaWilkinson
Why you need to make the most of it while you can
You should also make the most of this “invisibility” while you can because there is a movement afoot to make women over 50 more visible.
Yes, we are guilty of participating in this social uprising.
But there is also a great little project happening on instagram in Adelaide that we wanted to share with you called, the Visible Woman
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Belinda, 55, was the first Visible Woman we photographed at #burnsidevillage earlier this year Her glasses are from #NYC and her most outlandish outfit was by @tadashishoji for her son's wedding #agelessfashion #adelaidefashion #positive #thevisiblewoman #inspiration #fashionadvice #styleover40 #fashionover40