In the past few years, women who reached a certain age were often expected to dress a certain way or act to a certain age. Anyone over the age of 50 who wanted to dress in a more contemporary way were considered as not acting their age. However, the world of fashion has changed now as well as the opinion of older women. They are now more fashionable than ever, and this has been reflected in their current trends. Here are a few fashion trends for those women over 50 who want to dazzle the crowds.
Slimmer Cuts Always Win
When it comes to things like jeans, pants or trousers, it is always best to stick to a slimmer and more tailored cut. These types of trousers will look sleek and smart and be a lot more flattering. It doesn’t mean that you need to be skinny or slim, it just means that the closer the cut is to your body, the better it will look, and that will flatter your figure. In recent years, any type of pants or trousers has been stylish, providing that they have been a slimmer cut.
Feel Confident Without Showing Too Much
It doesn’t matter how old you are; every woman wants to be able to feel confident if the occasion calls for it. The best way to do this is to highlight your best feature such as your legs, arms or shoulders. The rest you should leave to the imagination, as this provokes more mystery which is what you want if you were to go on a date night. You don’t want to be revealing too much skin because this can be misinterpreted and have the opposite effect that you are looking to achieve. In some cases, it might even make you appear older than you are, however, that doesn’t mean that you should not show any skin, just be selective.
Be Sensual Rather Than Sexy
There is something about an older woman that can exude sensuality easily. The trick is to choose fabrics and clothing that will accentuate this and show off your best parts. Using rich fabrics like silks, satins and cashmere will give you a great look and work well with your skin. You should also think about fur details and deep colors such as burgundy, or hunter green. You can even keep up with the current color trend by opting for violet or purple.
Use Handbags to Capture the Look
Handbags are the one accessory that can suit any woman of any age. They come in many styles that you can choose to match your look or the outfit you’re wearing. It means that you can keep up with the latest trends as long as you use one that has the highest quality materials. The good thing about handbags is it doesn’t matter what size you use; they are all fashionable.
Don’t Forget the Shoes
Like handbags, stylish shoes are for everyone, but you need to remember to wear them when you can. It can be easy to switch to a more comfortable shoe, especially as you get older. However, these shoes won’t flatter your look or make you look fashionable. If you need to add gel or custom insoles to your shoes, then go ahead, but, wear your best shoes when you can.
Don’t Be Afraid of Black
You might think that black is not a color to wear when you are trying to be fashionable, but, even wearing all black can be a good thing. All you need to do is to try and mix things up a bit. Try wearing different materials such as suede, leather or cashmere. You can also try to
mix blacks with colors to create a smart look for work or a party.
Aim for a Natural Beauty Look
When it comes to your makeup or your hair, you should try to aim for a natural look that shows off your features and your skin. You shouldn’t try to maintain a youthful look as this can have the opposite effect. The same applies to overly colored hair; you want to stay with
natural colors, even if you are looking to cover the grey. When it comes to your hair length, you don’t need to go for the shorter look that many older women choose. It is a myth that women over 50 need shorter hair; a simple ponytail is chic and classy.
Try the Minimalist Look
Instead of using gold buttons go for zippers and clean lines, these will work a lot better and are more fashionable. You can also use classic shapes like wrap dresses, a belted trench coat or a button-up white shirt. These shapes are ones that will last for years to come and will go with a lot of other styles.
Don’t Be Afraid of Being Unpredictable
Even though you are over 50, doesn’t mean that you can’t have your own style or look. You can even keep the same look you developed when you were younger. All you need is to adapt parts of it if necessary. Select a look that you like and that you feel comfortable in and use it, don’t be afraid to stick to the fashion or use the latest trendy colors. Being stylish is never something that goes with age; embracing who you are and still being you means you can be as fashionable as ever.
Do What Feels Natural
As a person, you will have always dressed how you feel; this is something that you still need to do. Just because you are getting older, doesn’t mean that you have to change your style or go for something younger if you don’t feel comfortable. Your own feelings about your style should always come to the front before trying to be trendy. Women over the age of 50 have had something of a revolution in recent years. The styles
that were once reserved for younger ladies have now started to become fashionable for all women, and rightly so.