Four successful women, ages 33 to 65, reveal their thoughts on aging.
Ada Polla, 33, president and CEO of skin-care company Alchimie Forever
"When I get dressed in the morning, I think what my godmother, Dominique, would say about what I'm wearing. At 63, her style is simple and elegant; she looks like Jackie O when [Onassis] was older. We both are Swiss, and in Switzerland, women don't go out wearing yoga or gym clothing. My idea of a casual outfit is jeans, heels, a fitted T-shirt and pearls. I only wear
real jewelry, and I'm partial to pearls because they're classic and understated. As I've gotten older, I keep my skirts knee-length, but in general I prefer well-cut dresses in interesting fabrics that don't wrinkle. Because I travel and go to meetings frequently, I find it easier to wear dresses that will work for all occasions. My typical business attire is a Diane von Furstenberg dress
(not a wrap style) with Delman sandals and gold earrings. My big splurge is high heels. The right shoes can make or break a dress. Four-inch heels are for every day; I wear five-inch heels if I'm going to a party"
Dustin Fenstermacher/For The Washington Post