The Solution: Dark Victory
"I'm not interested in minimizing my curves, just in finding jeans that are age appropriate," says Michele, a research and policy analyst. These indigo bootcuts (Basic Editions) are sophisticated, shape-supporting and fantastically simple: "I don't need a rhinestone dragon on my fanny, she says.

Cardigan and tank, Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Earrings, Julie Sandlau. Shoes, Tory Burch, Brass bangles, Nugaard Designs. Link bracelet, Polytima.

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