Women's evening gowns bared the shoulders and the tops of the breasts. If you or someone you love is over 60, then please read this! Sleeves of bodices were thinner and tighter, while necklines became higher again. If you need more formal or professional looks, focus on the Office Wear category.
Share Facebook Pinterest Twitter Tumblr. Logomania Is Here—Embrace It. Originally published December Click through to see the most stylish women between the ages of 45 and Model Carmen Dell'Orefice Age: Actress Tilda Swinton Age: Crew President Jenna Lyons Age: Kylie Minogue, pop star Age: Cate Blanchett, actress Age: Iman, model and businesswoman Age: Actress Diane Keaton Age: Bergdorf Goodman executive Linda Fargo Age: Actress Helen Mirren Age: Designer Diane von Furstenberg Age: Actress, singer and French style muse Charlotte Gainsbourg Age: Designer Isabel Marant Age: Actress Julianne Moore Age: Designer Carolina Herrera Age: Producer and environmentalist Livia Firth Age: Fashion icon Daphne Guinness Age: Supermodel and designer Elle Macpherson Age: Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns Age: The fashion arena for mature women that once included muumuu dresses and ugly grandma sweaters is fortunately long gone!
Today's mature woman feels, thinks, and looks younger than her age. They seek out fashion-forward clothes that allow them to portray a confident, youthful, and vibrant image.
I say, hooray, we can finally look as young as we feel. Follow these fashion tips and you can too! It can be hard to branch out and wear styles of clothing, hair, or makeup that might not be familiar to you. Here are some ways to bridge the gap:. Go shopping with a fashionable friend and get their opinion on what you should wear. Though you might think something is too over-the-top, they'll be able to give you real input on what looks good.
If you've been wearing the same hairstyle for a few decades, it's time to change. Go through some magazines and find looks that you like. Ask your friends or hairstylists and try something new. Don't overdo it though! Go get a makeover at a cosmetics store to try new looks and get feedback from your fashion friends. Go through all of your clothes.
What have you been wearing and why? What haven't you been wearing and why? Looking at your current habits in detail will keep you from making similar fashion mistakes when you go shopping this time. Don't forget to check even at places like Target, or online at Amazon or Zappos. You might be surprised at what you find. Invest in quality clothing and tailored clothes that will flatter your figure.
At 50, a great fit is everything. You should opt for quality because you will find better fabrics, better cuts, and therefore, better fits.
Great style can happen over 50, even if you're on a small budget. Your wardrobe can be smart and super stylish on every level, whether you're dressing for the office or your home office. Go from frumpy to fabulous with modern pieces that your grandma wouldn't have ever dared to wear! It's fair to say that I never owned as many cardigans as I do now that I turned Some women prefer layering with blazers or jackets, but I prefer a pretty sweater.
Today's styles are feminine, modern, cozy, and make a perfect addition to your wardrobe any time of year. It makes a woman feel good to complemented at any age, but especially when you're over This is one more reason to choose beautifully tailored clothes. If you're looking to achieve great style and want to be comfortable at the same time, a draped cardi might just be the answer to your fashion woes.
Perfect for layering, stylish cardigans can be worn over a top, blouse, or dress and can give a boost to your entire look. The jeans from NYDJ are an easy staple that every woman over 50 should have in her closet.
Both comfortable and classic, the boot cut jeans offer a cool silhouette and waist control. They make dressing a breeze, too. Just toss on a cute top and you're ready to go! I think you'll agree that being comfortable in your jeans is something that you demand at this age and here, you have the tummy panel that keeps you controlled but comfortable. Choose luxurious, rich fabrics like buttery leather, soft fur, or cashmere and you simply can't go wrong. These kinds of coats and jackets are eternally youthful in spirit.
Since they're such an important part of your look, it's best to think designer brands when it comes to your jacket.
Unless you're a woman that spends countless hours working out in a gym, and who does that, unless you're a rich celebrity , your best plan of attack for shaping and sculpting the old body is going to come from wearing shapewear that offers firm control.
I know you'll like shopping for shapewear online. Shop for shapers, bras, waistnippers, and panties with brand names like:. Heels shouldn't be too high.
Instead, opt for strapped sandals, wedges, or stylish flats. High-quality brand name shoes makes much more sense now than those spiked shoes from hell we wore in the 70's! Of course, our bikini days are over now, but there are some really high quality one-piece swimsuits and tankinis that can make you feel attractive in a bathing suit again. The key word to remember when shopping for a swimsuit now is quality.
Don't run out to Walmart and get something that is cheaply made that any year-old would look good in. Go for quality now—you have to. I mean, it isn't cute anymore when one of your straps break or the bottoms slide off when you're swimming. I have a Miraclesuit swimsuit that has gotten me plenty of compliments this year.
They are on the expensive side, but are well worth the extra cash. I really like the way all the models featured in More are women that are actually over 40 not twenty-somethings to remind you that you're not so young anymore.
The beauty care and health products featured are geared towards women my age and it has interesting articles that allow you to stay informed of the latest medical advancements affecting your generation and gender.
The featured stories and memoirs are thoughtful and so inspirational. More also contains articles on finances that are beneficial to women looking to invest, retire or just manage personal income, too. Are there any celebrities over 50 that you feel really have a great sense of style? What do they wear? Follow them and their pattern of clothing, accessories, hair, and makeup to get ideas for yourself. What do you think should be in your closet when you're over 50?
Maybe a favorite dress that is spectacular? What kind of jeans would you recommend? Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I have been a lite boho for years. Though i have toned it down to suit my age. Why should i change the way i like to dress because of a number!
I always get compliments on my clothing so i will continue to be a boho lady. Less make-up, possible permanent eye liner helps, with mascara and natural lipstick. Leave the puffy coats for the thin, and chose a tailored coat with a fur or faux fur collar.. Jewelry and accessories should match the size of your features. Large features or large people can wear larger size accessories, than small or petite women usually. Warm and comfortable feet makes one relaxed and happy. I feel that less is more, I do not agree with bold prints, I leave that type of print to a wonderful scarf.
Easy on the makeup, natural grey hair, Find your style and live it! Great tips, what I believe is Fashion never end up with your young age moreover clothes don't make a man, they only make an impression and even then, you dress to suit the occasion. Seems counterintuitive for a woman to put so many restrictions on other women and claim they are being supportive and helpful.
Why are we still so bent on telling women what to do? Are we so jealous of the hot 50 year olds in bikinis that we have to use peer pressure tactics in order to compensate for our own insecurities?
We should be celebrating each other! Can I add, what the heck is wrong with florals??? Will be extraordinary if people think of you as been 20s now that is a 30 year difference and that is amazzzzing!
I just turned 50, I wear a size 3, or 26", I am very active, run a horse breeding farm, burns a lot of calories. I love wearing short skirts, low tops, and heels, plus bikinis. My favorite jeans are by Miss Me. I have had a couple of plastic surgery procedures, most people guesstimate me to be I am updating my wardrobe, adding some leather pieces, and nice sweaters, but I will dress young as long as I can!
I found that some of the comments are a little offensive. Just because I am a senior citizen doesn't mean I am fat and have body issues. I don't need elastic waistbands or long dresses as my shape is fine.
I wear a size 6. Petite outfits that are age appropriate is what I was looking for. I have no role model in celebrities over fifty. They are slim and have people do their hair and makeup. None of these tips quite worked for me. I gained fifteen pounds this last year. No, I guess not! Who doesn't wear jeans? Stopped wearing them after age I just don't like them, and neither did Coco Chanel.
I'm 50 and my bikini days are not over. I also love florals. While I appreciate guidelines, a list of no-nos box a woman's creativity and expression.
Was always the youngest in my group, and just like that, I'm the oldest. So I can't ask my friends and don't live in an area where I can look to what others are wearing, nor spend a fortune, even on a classic piece. I also made a commitment to myself to shop American, so thank you for the head start. I agree with Catherine below. As a 51 year old, I like to wear what I want and that includes shopping at American Eagle Outfitter for jeans. I avoid low -waist jeans, but find they have a great variety of mid-rise to high-rise casual jeans at reasonable prices.
I also own two pairs of Doc Martens shoes that I adore - one plain black and one floral - they are fun. Don't think it really matters - I say wear what you like and feel comfortable in. I'm almost 51, have great skin thanks to genetics, have been active all my life, have long dark hair in great condition with minimal greys I still wear bikinis and short skirts and get compliments from both genders.
I do think 50 and over should avoid florals, too much lace, and hair accessories with the exception of a barrette or hair band for a low ponytail.
Much of the advice is okay, but in my opinion the need for advice is greater among younger women. Where I live, most women past 50 look far more stylish than many women in their twenties and thirties. And why do you say that "of course, our bikini days are over now"? I know women in their seventies and even eighties who still look great in a bikini.
Interesting comments regarding 'appropriate' dress. I'm finding at 62 I can still pull off the occasional tight, low cut, etc. Also shapewear is a must have as gravity will have its way! Loving many of the tips and advice on this forum. Whether we like it or not there are situations and places that require a certain way of dressing. Although this site is directing the issue toward mature women, I often see younger women who dress shabbily, inappropriately, and too provocatively.
Some people in the name of freedom of style proclaim that a person should be able to wear whatever they like, wherever they like. But this is not only an irresponsible attitude, but also wishful thinking. We all know that we dress one way for the beach, another way for church, funerals, weddings, etc. One would hope that as a woman matures, so does her sense of style. Gracefully say good-bye to the micro minis you wore at 16, skimpy half tops and very low rise pants that expose your midriff, seductive plunging necklines and sausage tight clothing that desperately cling to the bygone days of your youth.
When you were four, you dressed like a four-year-old. When you were twenty, you dressed like a twenty-year-old. And now that you are over 50, explore the selection of beautiful casual and elegant clothes available for this age group. Cultivate a style that makes you look attractive, comfortable, and chic. Be a role model for the younger generation. Let them see how a mature and confident woman should present herself.
You'll look and feel so much better. I totally disagree with previous comment. Women over 50 say they feel invisible - maybe that's because they dress to be invisible. I see a lot of women dressing dumpy which ages them more and I see a lot of women who try to be young by dressing too young. How you dress I forms people's first opinion - either confident, elegant, fun, full of life or dumpy, old, tired, desperate to be young, etc. There's nothing shaming in thinking about if your style makes you feel good!
This whole thing makes me cringe. Wear what you want! Your old enough to know what You like. So what if I have crapey skin. It shows I've lived. I'm not going to cover up my age because it makes the young people uncomfortable. It's where we are all headed. Might as well get comfortable with it. Maybe we should learn to focus on the things that matter, like how we treat each other and stop shaming people about their appearance. Ladies NEVER wear these as our 'girls' are not where they used to be, they have gone South, and wearing a tube top or strapless top simply makes them go More South!
Thank you for the great tips. I know woman is n their 50s who wear bikinis and it makes me cringe. Fashion never end up with your young age, this post on fashion tips for women helps to know how to turn up fashionista over I'm in my 70's, still look good but no more short sleeves. Gravity is taking over. Now, I want a beautiful wrap dress for granddaughter's wedding.
Any suggestions of where to shop? Don't have a large budget but have good fashion sense. Oh boy, do I ever need an over makeover. I'm actually over 60 and still wearing things I had in my 20's. It's a good thing I spend most of my time in the wilds in clothing designed for adventure. But your hub has helped me decide to take a good look at my closet and switch out a few things.
They hide a multitude of sins. I like your hub because it has the most important information on how to wear beautiful clothes when you are in your fifties. It is nice to wear attractive beautifully clothes. It feels good wearing the satin or any soft comfortable fabric.
You are great for sharing what you know. Thank you for spending your time and writing about what to wear at the age of 50 years old. A tip from my side I find I have a much harder time finding clothes I enjoy wearing these days. I do need a bit more help than I did when I was younger. As a French woman, I would recommend scarves as accessories But, I suppose a 30 yr old woman like me, can also wear such stuff. Why to wait till 50? Definitely must pass this along to my mother! I feel that women over 50 just need jeans that are not too baggy; many women at that age need jeans that are fitted, not too skinny or too loose.
As a woman over 50 myself I know how important it is to always look your best.
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