We Hear You! Letters from Our March 2013 Issue

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by MORE • Editors

I adore clothes but in the last few years my fashion confidence has been shaken. Sky high double platforms and skinny jeans left me on the sidelines in ballet flats and cardis thinking I'd reached the end of the fashion line.  I love being my age and I don't want to dress like I did in my 20s or even my 30s which, for me, was like a decade dressed in  variations of a black uniforms that travelled well.  The "DYD" article proved that there's a way to be chic, sexy and appropriate and above all that that fashion is for everyone at every age. 

One final thought... if you run the article again (and I really hope you will) I'd love to see your readers in different ages and sizes.

Great issue and great magzine. I will be back for MORE. 

With best regards,
--Julianne Fitzpatrick

I've loved your magazine for years. Recently I had the March issue with me when visiting my mom. She was looking @ the article about fashion in your 40s, 50s, & 60s. She said to me "I thought you said this magazine was for older women. Where's the advice for my age group?" She's 84. It made me realize that women even in their 70s & 80s are more aware of fashion now than they used to be. I hope I'm like that when I'm her age.

Thank you for a great magazine. Keep doing what you're doing.
--Lisa Swartzendruber

I couldn’t find the survey on your website, but wanted to let you know my feelings about your magazine.
I am just hopping over the 60 age divide and find that many things I thought were important in my youth…just aren’t.
Dressing, just right, or looking just right or even behaving just right, don’t carry as much meaning as they once did.
So frankly, I skip over all the ads for the latest beauty products and ignore the latest fashions finds highlighted in More.
I head straight to the stories of women who, like me, struggle with our daily lives. Women whose stories, in every issue,
make me cry. Women whose stories, in every issue, make me think about my life and the changes I need to make. Women
whose stories, in every issue,  fill me with hope and pride and thankfulness that I am part of this incredible tribe.
I understand that advertising pays the bills. But it’s what’s in between those glossy pages that appeals to me and
makes me tear off the covering of More the minute it hits my mailbox.
And it’s why I am currently a subscriber until 2017.
Thank you for a meaningful magazine.
Sincerely,
--Sheri Smith

I have subscribed to MORE for 10 years. It was a gift when I turned 40. Boy, was I disappointed to see this month's cover WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU ARE 30, 40, 50. I guess I am in that last category now. This magazine is supposed to appeal to 40 and older. Sure on this inside, you have a page for those in their 60's, but the spread is lacking. I want to SEE real women in their 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's looking great doing amazing things. I have suspected for about a year or more that the demographic you are intending to reach is an audience including younger women. By appealing to this broader base, it seems you at MORE have watered down and compromised what was a great intention for a magazine. Looks like you are selling what all the other women magazines are selling. I hope you will reconsider the direction you are taking this magazine.

Kindly,
--Angela Montano

I am 65 and when I'm not in my blue jeans I live in leggings and big tops.  I especially love my Eileen Fisher slouch sweaters over a pair of leggings--so there goes that rule!!!!

I do dress up on the rare occasion when I need to, but give me my leggings (and shorts in the summer) and I'm one happy woman.
--Linda L. Elman

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Comments

Lynn Cadogan04.17.2013

I have never written a magazine before but you are always asking for comments and feed back, so I felt compelled to write. I enjoy reading MORE and share it with friends when I finish. The articles are appropriate and very informative but in looking at the ads I find a big discrepancy in the age of women you are "writing" for and the appearance of the models. Except for maybe Diane Keaton, I couldn't find a model that looked "mature" and had any wrinkles. I would like to see more advertising with vibrant, more mature realistic looking women since that is the demographic your magazine is written for. Thanks for letting me share my comment.

04.05.2013

I read More cover-to-cover every month and have never written in before, but the article on the pills we can't kick was a major eye-opener. I was prescribed Effexor 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was supposed to stop the hot flashes brought on by suddenly stopping HRT. After reading your article, I began to research Effexor and found that it causes hot flashes(!) and many other pretty nasty side effects. I started to taper off a few weeks ago and stopped taking it completely 6 days ago. The withdrawals are awful--really, truly awful--but I know eventually they will stop and I will no longer be putting my health in jeopardy taking a drug that isn't even meant to do what it was prescribed to do. If I still have hot flashes, I will suffer them naturally. I already take Black Cohash and will add other supplements or vitamins to help. Thank you so much for such an important article.

Carol 03.21.2013

No no no.....no 30 somethings in More! You promised a magazine for women over 40 - please honor that! And while you are at it, it wouldn't hurt to add "This is what 70 looks like". I read More front to back and back to front. I used to shop your ads for products I knew would be for me at my age.....but this is uncomfortably becoming more of my daughters' magazine. We deserve the More original market - I am waiting to spend....

03.07.2013

I love More, and I love Connie Britton. And believe me, I am no prude. But I did not love the girlie-mag photos that accompanied an otherwise very good story on this very interesting, strong and intelligent woman. Did I pick up the wrong magazine? Have I turned into my Great-Aunt Lila Lee, who would have been shocked and appalled by the overtly sexy display of Ms. Britton's bits, barely covered with scanty scraps? I believe in celebrating our fabulousness. But I have to wonder -- to what audience were you playing with those photos? Has More decided to be Maxim?

Julie 03.04.2013

I have become very disillusioned with MORE. It seems you are trying to reach a younger demographic (already more than well served) by including the 30s, whilst paying less attention to women in their 60s and 70s. I am 51 and have nothing in common with women in their 30s with regards to skin care, lifestyle, etc. Reading other womens' comments, I see I am not alone in this point of view. I would love to hear from the Editor on why the 30 somethings are now included.

Kate Dockham03.03.2013

I enjoy your magazine, but often think it is geared to women of a different lifestyle than my on-the-go mom and teacher life. I was looking through the Stylebook: Dressing for the Decades, and found a pair of shoes I had to have whether in the teacher budget or not. So I went to the Vince Camuto site to find the studded black sandals shown and nothing! How disappointing that I finally take the plunge and follow a piece of information from your magazine only to be unable to even find a picture of the same sandals. It is only March 3rd, hard to believe the season/trend/moment has eclipsed me already. Just another lesson for this everyday teacher to learn.
Sadly Shoeless,
Kate Dockham

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