Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fashion for the Over 50s

Women’s fashion is for every lady no matter what their age. But as you get older the sort of clothes that you want to wear will probably change. In your fifties, you will need to make careful choices about which pieces of clothing will flatter you and make you look amazing but that does not mean that you can’t have fun with your clothes. You can still follow fashion as you did in your twenties, thirties and forties, it is just about finding the right fashions that look age appropriate and compliment your natural beauty.

In your fifites should aim to choose ladies clothing that looks fashionably stylish rather than stylishly fashionable. In other words, style should be upmost in your mind and of primary importance. You can also look fashionable but it should never be to the detriment of your style. Pick and choose from the latest trends and find the pieces that work for you. You can also adapt trends as you like perhaps by just wearing an on trend accessory with a classic piece of ladies clothing.

Your Changing Body

Your fifites is a time when you may find that your body changes, you may put on or lose weight and you may also find that your body shape changes. You may also notice that your skin colour and tone changes and your hair may go grey or you may opt to dye you hair a different colour. All of these things may change the style of women’s clothing that looks good on you. You may find that ladies fashion that has suited you in the past doesn’t look so good now. Reassess your clothes and get rid of anything that no longer suits you.


You should follow the general style rules depending on your body shape and choose dresses to flatter no matter what your size. You will probably find that you look best in dresses and tops with sleeves and styles that are not too low cut. Collared tops, dresses and jackets are a great choice for over fifties as they cover the neck which can be one of the places which shows the most obvious signs of age. As a general rule classic styles of ladies clothes will usually look best when you are over fifty but you can follow fashions by looking for these with details and patterns that fit with the latest trends.


You should reassess which colours look best on you as you may find that as your colouring changes, you will look better in more muted and subtle colours. Try substituting grey, beige or even navy for black, which can look a little harsh and consider colour schemes that combine complementary rather than clashing colours.

Cut and fit

There is never a time in your life when the cut and fit of your womens clothing was more important. Your clothes should always fit perfectly and soft tailoring works particularly well as it creates a stylish and smooth silhouette. You should shop in store that sell well cut ladies fashion as this will make all the difference.


Accessories are one of the easiest ways to add a bit of fun and fashion to womens clothes without sacrificing style. Just be careful not to over so it. One statement accessory is usually enough.