Dressing Tips for Older Women
There are many amongst us who have already reached that stage of life where the latest fashion statements and trends just don’t look trendy on us anymore. Reason can be attributed to getting older with age. But that does not give you any excuse for dressing in outfits which are decades older! But again, there are those latest trends which you know you just cannot rock at this age. My suggestion: Find a balance between both! Here are a few tips to help you in dressing up as you get older:
1. Be Confident
It’s all about your self esteem. You can wear mini skirts or dresses even in your 40’s & 50’s as long as you are confident enough to carry it; of course, keeping in mind you have still have the toned legs to wear them. Same goes for bikinis, swimsuits, shorts, sleeveless tops & the likes. Do wear it if your body is in a good shape and you don’t see any signs of those ugly flabs.
2. The Don’ts
There are some dressing up sins for your age which you should just not commit unless you are a celebrity or you are just stupid to wear it no matter what others say. Avoid dressing up in pigtails, knee high socks or any trace of bright pink or fluorescent colors or any other girly fashions unless you are in your teens. They will just make others highlight how desperate you are to look young. Also overalls, leather pants/leggings, high waist jeans, gypsy skirts & patchwork are a BIG NO-NO.
3. Wardrobe Essentials
Some things are never too old for dressing up. There is some neutral clothing which can be worn by women aged from 25-60 or even more. A blazer, trench coat, cotton blouse, pencil skirt, fitted sweater are those few essentials which makes you look young and trendy no matter what your age as they never go out of fashion. Invest in these few timeless pieces and you will never regret it.
4. Power Accessories
These are those accessories which again could be worn at any age but if styled up properly would look great on women aged 40+. Accessories like a silk scarf & metallic copper, silver, antique gold chunky jewelry can take off those years especially from the upper body. If you don’t want to highlight any feature which might show your true age you can easily cover them up with accessories. A great example is Shobha De who wears a lot of statement necklaces to take attention away from her neck wrinkles.
Just because you age does not mean you start dressing in dull muted colors. But, you should avoid dressing in bright colors as they tend to highlight wrinkles more. Colors like royal blue, violet, emerald, magenta and olive are termed to be sophisticated colors which look great on older women compared to pastels and bright shades.
As you get older your feet also gets bigger in size especially in terms of broadness. This does not give you any reason to shift to flats. You can still wear heels/wedges/pumps as long as you feel comfortable in them. Buy shoes from brands like Hush Puppies which cater to older women’s feet by providing comfortable yet stylish and trendy shoes.
Everything is updated yet your hairstyle is not? Its time to cut down those old long locks because the only thing that can instantly make you look youthful is a chic modern short haircut. Avoid bright intense color for makeup as it will make you look much older than what you are. Do makeup complimenting your eyes, hair & skin tone.