Just because you are over a certain age, it does not mean you should restrict your wardrobe to dowdy and dull pieces reminiscent of your own grandmother’s wardrobe. Our best clothing advice is that you should be making clothing choices that are flattering, stylish and comfortable. One of the best things about getting older is that you no longer have to face the pressure of meeting the latest standards of fashion and trends in women’s clothing. You’ve been there, worn the crop tops, experimented with leather, and now you’re happily settled into an era where elegance and class is key!
As you get older, you can feel inclined to wear clothing that is more ‘sensible’ or ‘age appropriate’. We like to think that there’s no such thing as ‘old lady clothes’, but simply that you should make choices that flatter your features and have you feeling confident and comfortable. Here are our top tips and clothing advice for choosing women’s clothing that complements your age:
● Don’t be afraid of colour
Please don’t think that getting older means you can’t wear bold and bright colours! It’s actually quite the opposite. Experiment with colours that suit your skin and hair tone and that reflect your carefree approach to living.
● Go monochromatic
An easy first step to looking simple yet classy is to try one colour, eg. blue, white, black, khaki etc, with accents of a complementary colour. For example a khaki pantsuit with a crisp white top. It will make you look slimmer and classic. If you do choose to wear a pattern, keep it simple.
● Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!
With a simple outfit you have free range to add some oomph with bold accessories. Try a statement piece of jewellery, a colourful scarf or even a cute and classy hat.
● Cover up to stay comfortable
Let’s face it, as you get older you don’t necessarily want to bare skin the same way you used to. If that’s the case for you, opt for pieces that cover your arms – there are some beautiful dresses with meshed sleeves or decolletage that keep you covered without looking too conservative.
● Grey power
Embrace your silver locks and create a wardrobe that complements your shiny do. Black and white will always look good, or try lavender, rich purple, red, charcoal or teal. Find inspiration from some of your silver-haired celebrity sisters and check out what they wear.
● Easy, breezy
Don’t get yourself caught in a sticky situation. If you’re feeling flushed, you want to know that your clothes have got your back. Choose natural materials such as cotton or linen as they tend to ‘breathe’ better than synthetic fabrics.
● It’s not the end of denim
No, I’m not suggesting you go for cut-offs or super-slims, but a nice pair of trouser cut, straight leg, or wide leg jeans can look fantastic on older women. Choose jeans with some spandex or lycra content as they are a bit more forgiving with stretch and ultimately more comfortable. Pair with a monochrome blazer, simple top and some statement jewellery and you’ll easily be looking glam.
● Invest in the pantsuit
Gone are the days when you can rely on your trusty LBD to get you through any social occasion. Now, your go-to outfit is a sophisticated and well-tailored pantsuit that you can glam up for an evening out, or keep casual for a luncheon or family event. A pantsuit conveys power and sophistication, while still allowing you to express a bit of personality through colour, pattern or accessorising.
● If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
This last tip is the most important. Don’t ever feel that you can’t dress a certain way for fear of a little judgement. You can look and feel fabulous at any age; it’s all about confidence, class and an element of carefree-ness! Doing what you please is a benefit of aging!
Getting older doesn’t have to mean losing touch with fashion. Focus on creating a timeless and classic wardrobe with elegant pieces that see you through a variety of occasions. Have you changed the way you dress as you’ve gotten older? What are your favourite wardrobe pieces that you can’t do without now? Do you have any clothing advice for older women?