Embrace Your Curves
Just because you’re now on the other side of 50 doesn’t mean you need to switch to baggy clothes to hide. Embrace your curves and flaunt that beautiful body of yours.
Switch to slim-fitted blouses and jeans that sit on your body beautifully. The accentuated shape of your body will only draw eyes and make you appear vibrant and youthful!
Pay Attention to Your Legs
As a woman over 50, you don’t need to opt for baggy trousers to hide your legs. They might be the optimum choice for some outfits, but don’t make them your go-to bottoms.
Skinny jeans are a great way to get your legs to look longer. Even wide-legged trousers are a great and chic way to show off your leg length! Mix it up and show your legs to your advantage.
Show Off Your Shoulders
Shoulders are an essential and defining part of the body. A fitted top that skims your shoulders perfectly and gives them definition can make you look younger, sleeker, and more fashionable.
Fashion is all about doing your best to enhance your assets. Your shoulders are one such asset! So ditch those padded tops, and opt for ones that either show them off or define them better.
Change Up Your Footwear
We all have those favorite stilettos or slippers that we wear year after year, and when they look like they’re falling apart, we only buy a similar one.
But switching up your footwear every once in a while can positively impact your overall look. Instead of stilettos, buy some wedges. Opt for fashionable boots under your jeans instead of the same old pair of slippers, for example.
Look for Quality Clothing
The better you dress, the suaver you look. One of the benefits of getting older is the confidence to repeat clothes as much as you want — no more having to keep up with the daily things that come with fast fashion.
At an older age, the more you opt for quality instead of quantity, the better you’ll look and feel. Instead of three tops, buy that one silk shirt because it will make you look like a million bucks every time.
Stock Up on Staples
Having certain staples in your wardrobe is essential for chic and sophisticated outfits. You can reach for these items on good days and rainy ones.
These timeless items include a cream shirt, a white blazer, a black turtleneck, and more items along these lines. Looking well-turned out doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a few trusted items and a bucketload of confidence.
Minimalistic Jewelry Is Helpful
You might think big, chunky jewelry makes you look fashionable, but sometimes the opposite is true. The older you grow, the more critical it becomes to adhere to style over everything else.
Minimalistic jewelry helps add a little bling to your outfit without overwhelming it. A unique and simple necklace or a dainty bracelet adds sophistication to the outfit! Adulting also means having some dough to spare, so get some pretty jewelry.
Get a Statement Bag
Having lots and lots and bags is fun, but that one statement bag can make all the difference in taking a plain outfit and making it fabulous. Having a statement bag boosts confidence and adds power to your outfit, too.
Thankfully, now there are enough designer options for you to choose from, and you can choose between different sizes and patterns. Having a good tote bag by a well-known brand in your wardrobe can also be game-changing.
Embrace the Colors
As you grow older, you start shying away from the bold and the bright, sticking more to neutrals, white, and black. While these might be safe options for you to indulge in, what’s wrong with a little color once in a while?
Jane Fonda rocked the colorful pink Brandon Maxwell gown to the 2017 Emmys and looked brilliant. The color made her look young and fab in all the right ways. So add a splash of color to your look to feel like a star.
Get a White Button Down
Expanding on the idea of having certain staples in your wardrobe, let’s talk about the classic white button-down. It’s the perfect addition to your wardrobe and is a versatile garment that is timeless and chic, sporty and casual, all at the same time.
Depending on your styling, you can wear a simple white shirt at any time of the day. Wear it with simple jeans and a hat to run errands in the afternoon, and switch it up with some wide-legged trousers and dainty jewelry for a night out around the town.
French Manicure It
It’s not just about the clothes and the bags, every little detail matters when you’re trying to make an impression. Just because you’re above a certain age doesn’t mean those things stop mattering.
Having manicures and well-maintained nails shows that a person is well-groomed and out together. Who cares how old you are when they notice those flashy French tips on your nails?
Mind Your Knees in Your Skirts
Wearing midi skirts when you’re over 50 can be a bit of a hit or miss, but mostly a miss. After a certain age, wearing above-knee skirts or minis can look like you’re trying too hard to recapture your youth.
Even when you have a beautiful, leggy physique, sometimes the best thing to do is to opt for a more mature and sophisticated look. Wearing skirts that end below your knees gives you a youthful glow without compromising your adulthood.
A Good Watch Can Tell More Than Time
It’s true what they say — a classic timepiece can make or break a person’s look. A watch is an iconic accessory that is always constant, even with changing fashion styles.
A good timepiece is essential in your extensive wardrobe to elevate your outfit. Even if you can’t afford a vintage Cartier, you can still buy something that screams class and sophistication.
Chose What Area to Highlight
As you grow older, you might start growing conscious of certain areas of your body. It might have made you feel insecure all your life.
Knowing what area you want to highlight and what you want to hide can be a significant advantage. If short legs aren’t your best feature, focus on showcasing your shoulder. Compensate correctly to get the best results.
Shapewear Is Shaping
Even if you’re above a certain age, you can still use some external help to ensure that you appear your best self. Proper shapewear can go a long way in helping keep everything smooth.
Especially if you’re wearing anything form-fitting, shapewear can be the key to making that outfit look its best. Otherwise, having lines can be a huge issue overall.
Safe and sound might seem like the best way to do things, but that’s not always the case. Your age gives you more experience and confidence to go a little wild sometimes.
Bold prints here and there, color, and a new style of pants are all options you can try. Refrain from letting anybody tell you that you can’t experiment — taking risks is part and parcel of looking glam and finding a new favorite.
Silk Scarves Add Class
A Silken scarf in your wardrobe is a great way to amp up the maturity and sophistication of your outfit. After all, you must have seen all the country club ladies wearing a scarf over their shirts for some added color!
You can tie these around your neck or drape them over your shoulders. The multi-purpose accessory is a fun addition and easy to play around with.
Play Mix and Match
Outfits in your wardrobe mostly follow a similar routine. You know you wear a T-shirt with shorts, tops with jeans, and a dress with a scarf. But it can be good to change it up once in a while.
Pair that shirt with a pleated maxi skirt and some boots for a playful look. You can make a style statement at any age, and playing mix and match is a must for some new inspiration.
“Bigger — Better?” Not for Hair
Many older women love to puff up their hair in giant towers and walk around with a little mound on their top. It might have been all the rage back in the day, but today the fashion trend is long gone.
Now, the bob or the pixie cut is super in fashion for mature ladies. Easy to maintain, sophisticated and chic. It’s the era of short hair, and everybody loves it.
Textures Are Your Friend
Sometimes you want to help guide the attention of the person looking at you away from certain parts and towards a particular one. The stomach and the arms are two of the more popular body parts many of us wish to camouflage.
Opting for textured clothing can help you cover it up beautifully. Scrunched up, pleated, ruffled, or draping are all multiple ways you can manipulate the looker’s vision to show your best self.
Ditch the Oversize Lifestyle
We all know that young women are all about the oversized lifestyle. Extra baggy jeans, shirts a little big, hoodies taken from their boyfriends — it’s all about relaxed and casual.
But, growing older also means ditching the two sizes too big shirts. Maybe you can wear it to a theme party, but otherwise, it’s a big no-no for your everyday style.
Define Your Waist
Another tip talks about the importance of showing off your curve and leaving the sanctuary of your baggy T-shirts. To somebody looking at you, your missing waistline will only make you appear baggy and unkempt.
With maturity and confidence, there also comes a need to define your waistline in the clothes you wear. It’s flattering to your figure, and you’ll appear gorgeous.
Have a Staple Black High Heel
Wearing a skirt or pants? Are your bottoms skinny or wide-legged? Are you opting for blue or black denim? Regardless of the answer to these questions, you can always pair them with a good pair of black heels.
A pair of black stilettos are a must-have in your wardrobe. They’re classy, voguish, and look perfectly good whether you’re 20 or 50.
Embrace the Prints
Older women can feel the need to hide behind plain clothes. Even when it comes to prints, they usually stick to minimalistic or boring prints that are almost invisible to the eye.
Wearing prints not only makes you stand out but also shows off your confidence. Embrace your inner fiery goddess, and wear the prints with panache.
Hair Care Is a Must
If you’ve seen Fleabag, then you know that hair is everything. It’s the difference between a good day and a bad day; it can provide you with a boost of confidence and power.
Taking good care of your hair is essential, no matter your age. Go for a hair spa occasionally, and be regular with your oiling and shampoo. Protect your hair from dirt and heat. After all, hair is everything.
Pack a Peplum
This is one of the styles that can benefit an older woman’s wardrobe. Peplums are a favorite in the fashion world and have been a regular part of it for many years.
With a fitted, waist-defining bodice, peplums are an excellent option for women. You can easily switch from casual to dressy in a matter of moments when it comes to peplums. Pair them with some fitted pants and some high heels!
Every Detail Matters
When dressing up for the day (or the night), keep an eye on the details. It’s not just a tip if you’re over 50, but everybody who wants to make a good impression should keep this in mind.
Wearing the right colors, ensuring that your clothes are clean and pressed, and adding touches like jewelry and accessories — these details can make a wealth of a difference and can change your final look completely.
Choose the Correct Lip Color
Remember when matching your lipsticks and your top color was a thing? Yes, even today, there needs to be harmony between your clothing and lip color, but there’s no need to match them exactly.
A purple top only sometimes calls for purple lipstick! If you need help deciding what shade to apply, go for neutrals or a color a few shades lighter! Many YouTube channels and influencers can teach you to pick the best shade if you’re ever in doubt about how to match your lipstick.
Have Fun With Your Pantsuit
If you’re one of those ladies who loves a good pantsuit, well, you can always take it one step further and make it even better. Ditch those boring color pant suits that bring to mind office wear.
Instead, go for printed material that will wow everybody who crosses your path. Checkered patterns or one with strips is a great idea if you’re looking to amp up your daily outfit.
Be Careful With Makeup
Getting older means having older skin, of course. Your skin already has a lot of wear and tear from the dirt, sun, and years of makeup use. The result? Some itty-bitty wrinkles and lines!
Don’t try to cover everything up with foundations and concealers. The more you apply, the more noticable it becomes! Lighter formulas and some powders can work wonders for your face!
Opt for Skin Tone Enhancing Colors
Knowing what color your skin tone responds best to can change the game for you entirely! Some skin tones pop with pinks, while other skin tones love some black!
With some experimentation and trial and error, you can figure out whether you’re a cool summer or a deep winter! The right color palette can make your skin pop and make you look and feel beautiful.
Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans
We all buy multiple pieces of denim over our lifetime, but finding the perfect pair can feel like the solution to all our wardrobe problems. Whether they’re straight-cut or mom jeans, you’ll “know it when you see it” that they’re your ideal jeans!
The perfect jeans will transform everything you wear and elevate all your outfits. Whether you’re wearing a t-shirt or a fancy top, this pair of denim will make your outfit.
Graphic Tees Add Some Fun
Older women like to wear more and more plain tees! This is usually because they prefer to avoid turning to graphic tees as they did in their younger days!
Truthfully, graphic tees are just a way to add some youthfulness to your outfit! Pair it with chic jeans and a pair of super cool sneakers for the final look. You can even layer it with a blazer for added flair.
Invest in a Statement Piece of Jewelry
When you’re younger, having a different accessory for every outfit can be a driving need. You end up buying dozens and dozens of pieces of jewelry, like earrings, bracelets, and rings, that cost next to nothing and last almost the same amount!
However, when you’re over 50, you should know the right way to pick your jewelry. A unique chunky necklace or a pair of bright earrings can help you stand out when you go to formal gatherings.
Belt Your Waist
Whether wearing denim or a sheath dress, a belt can be a great way to level up a look. It helps defines your waist a little better and helps draw the eye to the definition.
Not to mention, for dresses, a good belt can help hide any belly that might be visible! You can always invest in one good designer belt and wear it for royalty points from your friends.
Edit Your Wardrobe Every Couple of Years
Another tip that isn’t just for the oldies but for people of all ages and gender — go through your wardrobe regularly for that much-needed purge.
Everything you haven’t worn in years, looks like it might be more your daughter’s style, or just doesn’t fit anymore needs to leave the sanctity of your wardrobe. This way, you know your preferences and even get space to wear new clothes.
Don’t Be Afraid of Trends
Just because you’ve lived half a decade on the planet doesn’t mean you can’t be excited about new things! Even something as fleeting as fashion trends.
Fashion trends are a great way to keep up with the world and figure out what suits you and what doesn’t. Remember the time when co-ord sets had a moment? Now they’re a favorite of many people, including women over 50.
Always Stock a Classic Black Dress
Audrey Hepburn and Chanel, these two powerhouses, have established the importance of having a classic black dress in the wardrobe, and boy, has it paid off for so many.
As you age, choose a knee-length or mid-calf black dress as a staple instead of the classic LBD. You can accessorize the black dress in different ways for every occasion.
Stock Up on Some Tank Tops
Tank Tops have no age limit. Just like jeans, they’re a wardrobe staple from when you’re a teen into your adulthood! They can work with everything — over shorts, jeans, skirts, under cardigans, sweaters, and even tops!
They’re the perfect summertime clothing item, but they also work throughout the year. Find a tank top fit that you like and stock up on some colors to have some fun alternatives.
Choose Your Shorts Wisely
Yes, we all love wearing shorts and showing off our legs when we’re young but as you grow older, choose bottoms! You can’t still strut around in hot pants while giving people peeks at your cheeks!
Instead, opt for shorts that are comfortable and a little airy! Denim shorts are also a great option as long as they’re a decent length. Bermuda shorts and linen shorts are two of the best shorts for you to wear.
Too Much Logo
Some people love to flaunt all the big brands they have in their wardrobe, and going logo-heavy is a part of their style quotient. But these days, it’s all about “the less, the better,” even when it comes to big-name brands.
Having a subtlety about the brands you wear shows maturity and confidence. Let your confidence and style do the talking instead of the big bucks you might have shelled out for your branded belt.
Sleeve it Out
Many older women are conscious about their arms. This problem occurs as the skin around the area starts sagging. A good sleeve can work wonders if you’re one of the women looking for ways to cover your problem arms.
Long, 3/4 sleeves are an optimum choice, as well as comprehensive or bell sleeves. If you’re looking for something feminine and delicate, you can opt for a lace sleeve.
Buy Some Good Jumpsuits
If you’re bored of the same old shirt/jeans or dress combinations, you can always wear trendy and fabulous jumpsuits! These are a one-in-all outfit — chic, classic, and a little edgy!
You can find a jumpsuit for all occasions, from a black tie to a lunch out with the ladies! You can even pair up your jumpsuit with a jacket for some added glamor.
Layer it Up
If you’re uncomfortable about your body — be it the shape, the size, or anything in between, there is a surefire way to look glamorous and give yourself a break from the anxiety! Just layer it up!
Layers help add mystery to your body while giving a fashionable feel. A long jacket or a cardigan, a black leather jacket, or some trench coats are all a way to make you look good without wearing clothes that are too tight.
Whatever You Wear, Do it With Confidence
Whether you’re 20 or 50, confidence is the one thing in your arsenal that can change your outlook and outfit. A confident woman is second to none and holds the power to arrest the attention of everybody the moment she walks into a room.
Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a thrift store dress or carrying a designer bag, whether in shorts or a black dress; as long as confidence is there, you know you’re going to kill it.