Style Icon Monica Bellucci gives tips for dressing in the 40s

The gorgeous Italian model and screen siren, Monica Bellucci, says the right attitude is what matters when it comes to looking good in the 40s. She has managed to keep her allure and hourglass figure well into her 40s and says the first thing to do is to get your attitude right and then carry that style with confidence. A woman in her 40s should be more sensual than sexy. A former Elite model, at 45, she is still of the sexiest stars around.

Here are some of her style tips:

First start by creating a bold look. The old saying, “less is more” doesn´t apply here. She says, “be brave with your make-up” and if red lipstick suits you then wear it.

Keep things simple. Find clothes that fit your basic shape then work with colours and patterns. “Wear the dress, not have the dress wear you.”

Don´t be a slave to trends. Make sure the trend is flexible and you can adapt it to different styles and make it your own.

Last but not least, be yourself. She says she does not like perfection. It is so boring. Try not to fit yourself into a certain mould. Being stylish in your forties takes confidence. So walk tall and be who you are. The rest will come naturally.

The 5´9” Belluccini is the new face of Dolce and Gabbana´s cosmetics line. Famous for her full lips, flawless complexion and expressive eyes Gabbana said, “She expresses perfectly the Dolce and Gabbana woman.”

At 47, she is still a favourite in mens´ magazines and shows no sign of losing her looks. Not yet anyway.

T. J. Mueller