We've all heard that that 40 is the new 20, but not quite. Even though most styles that worked well in the 30s will continue to look good on a woman in her 40s, it's time to forget about micro-minis and leave them to the 20-somethings. Still most women in their 40s will be able to wear a dress a few inches above the knee, but if that length doesn't look good, drop the hems to the knee. Begin paying more attention to accessories that will really punch up your look as a confident, mature woman.
Petite Salma Hayek looks elegant in a simple dress with just the right amount of glitz for a special occasion dress worn by a woman in her 40s. Her necklace adds to the sparkle factor without detracting from her overall look, and her sleek pumps make her look taller.