It is true that most trends are geared for the young and the vivacious. However, it is the seasoned fashionista who exudes real style which has nothing to do with what is trending now. Here are a few things that women over 60 can do to look fashionable and stylish.
Dos and don’ts for fashionable women over 60
There has to be certain clothing items that you do not and should not wear anymore. These are the apparels and accessories that you used to carry when you were younger. Find the things in the list given below in your closet and toss them:
- Floor-length dresses in floral prints
- Muumuus (keep it if you are using it to lounge around the house)
- Long, ankle length and unstructured A-line skirts
- Unstructured suits and pants
- Pants with elastic-waist
- Oversized, large t-shirts
- Unstylish dresses that look like jumpers
- Mauve/khaki-colored grandma flats
- Sweaters with appliqués, embroidery, etc.
It is time now to rebuild your wardrobe. The safest way for you to dress up is in monochromes. Start wearing simple colors like red, blue, black, green, khaki, and white, one at a time. Do not think it has to be boring because monochromatic clothes give a slimming effect and fashionable look to women over 60. If you are looking for something more interesting, look for textured fabric in the same color.
Fashionable clothes for women over 60
It is best to keep patterns to a minimum and focus on wearing clothes in solid colors. It is not that you cannot wear patterns but it is best to keep it consistent and simple.
Say it with accessories
Women over 60 tend to go wrong with accessorizing themselves most of the time. Instead of wearing everything out of your jewellery box when you go out, it is better to wear one single piece that would stand out and go well with the outfit. Do not shy away from wearing trendy accessories. If women over 60 are wearing basic clothing, it would not matter if they wear fashionable jewellery. Nobody would think you are trying to be young by wearing them.
Go for denim
Denim looks great on older women. Go for wide leg or straight leg, trouser cut jeans. If you are heavier on the bottom, go for boot cut or trouser cut jeans. The flare would draw away the attention from your midsection and make you look taller as well. Also, buy jeans with at least 2% spandex/lycra fabric. This would help the jeans to stretch a bit to fit you properly and manage any problem areas. These styles look very fashion-forward on women over 60.
Yes! Older women can wear skinny jeans as well, provided they are slender on the bottom. Even a little tummy would not matter. In case, you have a bit of a tummy, you can try skinnies from various old-school brands. If you have gray hair, go for dark navy color in jeans.
Wear lots of colors
There is no reason for you to not wear colors just because you are 60 years old. Wear color to complement your skin tone. For people with fair skin, wear colors in the shade of your eye color as it would look very flattering. Women with darker skin complexion can opt for bright vibrant hues to look fashionable in their 60s.
Show a bit of cleavage
Whether you are 16 or 60, if you have it, flaunt it. Gone are the days when older women were asked to cover up. You can definitely show cleavage but in moderation. It will not only make you look sexy but thinner too.
It is absolutely possible to look fashionable even if you are in your 60s. Include apparels like a leather skirt, tailored black pants, fitted t-shirts and heels in your wardrobes, and you are all set to rock in your 60s.