Fashion for Women 50+ – Wardrobe Tips and Style Guide17.12.2021
Is it true that fashion is not something you can do when you’re in your 50s or near your 50s? Have you ever seen Salma Hayek and Sandra Bullock? Halle Berry? Sarah Jessica Parker? We could go on and on. Women age gracefully and, like wine, only gets better over time. While distressed jeans aren’t exactly exciting, it doesn’t mean you have to wear ripped clothes. Let’s forget our worries and look at the fashion world from a different perspective. We also have a look at fifty-something women who inspire young and old women. Let’s get started. Here are some outfit ideas, tips and blogs that will help you find the right fashion for women over 50. Let’s go.
Top Fashion for Women Over 50 – Outfit Inspirations
1. Striped Sweaters and Ankle Length Trousers
Replace your boring oversized sweaters by striped knit sweaters. You don’t have to claim that stripes are inappropriate for your age. Take trousers which are ankle-length, so ditch your sweatpants. The trousers are casual but stylish. They don’t feel too tight or loose.
2. Add Layers – Scarves, Cardigans, Etc
50+ women assume fifty is frumpy. However, it can also be a wonderful age. It’s all about the little things like smart patterns, asymmetrical cuts and jackets. Scarves can also be a great way to spice up your style. Not only are women in their 50s and plus-sizes able to wear sophisticated scarves with class, but so can everyone else.
3. Colors and Prints
Bold, bright clothing has never hurt anyone. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. Keep one bold color and tone everything down. The same goes for florals and prints (smaller or larger depending on your body type). You can take inspiration from street fashion and give your home a makeover.
4. Bohemian Dressing
Boho can be achieved by wearing printed palazzos and tanks with bandanas. You can keep it sophisticated with a red coat and accessories other than fine silver jewelry.
5. Denims For Fifties
The perfect pair of jeans are dark wash, breathable denims that don’t dig into your stomach. Bootcut is a great choice for older women. It looks just like mommy jeans, but ditch the outdated versions and choose brands that continue to innovate to appeal to women over 50 and 40. Brands like Levis and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans are a great help, seriously.
6. Summer Dressing
Summer reminds us that winter is coming and we need to dress up for the next few months. Wear flowing dresses, below the knees, and wrap them well. It’s not about the bodycons. Choose chiffon or cotton pants to enhance your silhouette.
7. Leggings and Skinny Jeans
Leggings are not something you should be ashamed of. Leggings can be worn with tops below the hips. You can also add scarves and blazers to the ensembles. You can also wear skinny jeans with linen, chambray, or satin shirts.
8. Beach Fashion
Your beach vacations should be all about flowing tops, breathable pants, sarongs and one-piece dresses – without worrying or flinching.
9. Little Black Dress
The little black dress is a great choice. Who says it’s not appropriate for your age? You can tweak the style, but still wear that black dress.
10. Fashion for Fall
Let fall be all about what excites you. Warm conversations, red jackets, fashionable boots, cozy evening walks, and a pumpkin spice latte are all part of fall. Even if you are in your 50s, don’t change anything.
Style Guide and Wardrobe Tips for Women Over 50
- Bold colors should not be avoided. Balance them.
- Instead of wearing loose, sloppy jeans and trousers, opt for well-fitting pants and jeans.
- Choose dresses that wrap around you instead of clingy.
- Instead of wearing oversized tops, choose cardigans.
- Don’t underestimate the power and beauty of right lingerie and shapewear.
- Choose patterns and prints that fit your body type.
- Accessories can and will continue to be game-changers.
Fashion Blogs For Ladies Over 50
1. Accidental Icon
She’s known as the rebel. Lyn Slater, who has a unique career path, is well-known for her #ageisnotavailable hashtag. She doesn’t feel like she is breaking any barriers, but she believes in dressing for your own pleasure and not according to what others think.
Instagram Handle – https://www.instagram.com/iconaccidental/
2. Not dead Yet fashion
Patti Gibbons believes fashion doesn’t have a set style because you’re too old to wear low-cut, low-skirted or bodycon clothes. Patti discovered fashion blogging late in her life after taking inspiration from twenty-something bloggers. Patti began her career with so much passion, she was able to take off at full speed. Her style is simple to adapt and real without being too extravagant.
Instagram Handle – https://www.instagram.com/notdeadyetstyle/
Blog – www.notdeadyetstyle.com
3. Not dressed as lamb
Red hair, fedoras, distressed jeans, long skirts and formal dresses are all her style choices. Catherine began this blog after her 39th birthday. She didn’t want to succumb to the notion that your style must be dull because you have grown older.
Instagram Handle – https://www.instagram.com/notlamb/
Blog – www.notdressedaslamb.com
4. The Middle Page Blog
Cathy loved fashion and was always trendy. However, after spending some time following 20-year-old bloggers, she realized something wasn’t quite right. The latest trends didn’t match her age so she started ‘The Middle Page’ blog. She wanted to provide something for women her age, and modify millennial trends accordingly.
Instagram Handle – https://www.instagram.com/themiddlepageblog/
Blog – https://the-middlepage.com/
5. Senior Style Bible
Senior Style Bible is run by Dorrie Jacobson (83 years old fashion blogger). She has a style philosophy that encourages you to consider your options. It is amazing to see how she mixes colors, cuts and patterns with modern fashion to suit her age.
Instagram Handle – https://www.instagram.com/seniorstylebible/
Blog – http://www.seniorstylebible.com
Many women over 50, and sometimes 40 find shopping daunting because there is no one size that fits all. Contrary to popular belief, the fashion industry can be volatile and proliferating. All major brands are changing their strategies to target all age groups, reminding us that age is just a number. There has never been a better moment to discover all there is. Keep your confidence high, no matter what.