What is a Midult? Are you one? Guess what, I am!

According to Collins dictionary, the definition of a Midult is a 35 – 55 year old female, who is digitally literate, bored by Agas but obsessed with Instagram and has a large (debatable then?) disposable income.

Well that kind of makes me one then, apart from the large income? As a freelancer my income ebbs and flows like the tide but, I suppose, what it is saying is you earn relatively well and you are not accountable,in the main, for how you wish to spend it?

Like most woman of a certain age, I still love fashion and clothes, but had been conditioned to think that after the age of about 35, fashion rules shouldn’t be broken, otherwise you would and I quote, “end up looking like mutton dressed as lamb”

The rule book has now thankfully been torn up and thrown away, due to the rise and attitude of the Midult. As The telegraph magazine recently pointed out “In a world where 20 year olds have botox and 45 year old have braces fitted to their teeth” the boundaries no longer exist.

So what to wear when you are a Midult, that’s fashionably directional but that leaves your kids still happy to admit that you are their mother?

Here is my guide to the Midult kit. Based on some research, jumpsuits are still selling in their droves to this demographic, and based mainly on my own wardrobe staples. As a 52 year old, who fits the description almost perfectly of a Midult, these are all pieces I either own or intend to just as soon as that next big pay cheque comes in.

  1. Black Jumpsuit – Zara
  2. Wide leg culottes and oversized shirt – Zara
  3. Cropped Jeans – Zara
  4. Jumper – Bella Freud
  5. Converse leather trainers – Office
  6. Dungarees – La Redoute

Are you a Midult? Do you think the term should even exist or is age just irrelevant and attitude is all that counts?

I’d love to hear from you.



  1. Lesley Smallwood
    12 March, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Well I think I still fit the bill of Midult although am “slightly” out of the time scale. This was underlined when Lily kept half the contents of my suitcase in New York!

    • karen
      12 March, 2017 / 7:14 pm

      Haha Les, I have the same problem with Amber, luckily I’m about 2-3 dress sizes bigger than her at the moment! Shame they didn’t feel the same way about our polka dot wellies when they were little 🙂 x

  2. Su Turner
    13 March, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Hi Karen, lovely to see you in The Potting Sheds yesterday, your blog is gorgeous.

    • karen
      14 March, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Hi Su, lovely chatting to you too on Sunday. Thanks for taking a look at my blog, I’m glad you liked it. I’m not as prolific as I used to be but I do intend to step it back up again so keep reading 🙂 Hope to see you next time I visit the Potting Sheds x

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