How to Be Fashionable after Sixty

Reader, I need for you to make me a promise: that you will try to inject a bit of color into your wardrobe. As a “seasoned fashionista” there is no reason why you have to hang up your color wheel just because you’ve reached a certain age.

Cicely tyson

The easiest way to add color to your wardrobe, if you have fairer skin, is start with the color of your eyes. Adding pieces in the color of your eyes is the best way to start to add color into your wardrobe. If you have a darker skin tone, you’re lucky, you can wear almost any bright vibrant color. The brighter the better.



Show Cleavage!!

Helen Mirren

Remember when women over 60 were told to cover up? Well those days are now a distance memory. If you’re got the goods, show them (within moderation of course). Showing a bit of cleavage is not only sexy, but can make you look thinner (the rule: the more skin you show the thinner you look).

Other things to include in your wardrobe

Diane Sawyer

  • A leather skirt, which is now considered a classic.
  • A pair of tailored black pants in light fabrics like cotton and rayon. Again, look for pants will a little spandex/lycra content- this will help to control any problem areas.
  • For skirts, stick to straight or A-line cuts that hit slightly below the knee.
  • Wear a shoes with a slight heel. Try brands like Soffit, Gentle Souls, Cole Haan,a nd even Tory Burch which are both comfortable and very stylish
  • A couple of fitted (not tight) t-shirts and tanks to wear underneath blazers.

For inspiration, look at Vogue, More Magazine and Harpers Bazaar, which tend to have fashions for women of all ages.

Comments

  1. lucie blake says

    not all older women are frumpy.
    we hunger for styles that compliment a slightly thicker waist line
    other then a mumu.
    bring it on. we need role models, and Goldie Hawn fits the bill

  2. Maryanne Marttini says

    Looks like I am following your advise. I always think about dressing my generation, I am a 69 year old Baby Boomer, proud and healthy.

  3. jeanne says

    How about those of us who are over 60 and 175 lbs.? It’s almost impossible to find well fitting clothes when we have rolls. Thanks

  4. says

    There are things on that get rid of list that work for me so I have to disagree with you. I think of reaching 60’s as being liberating…no more of this dress to impress mentality. I am way beyond caring what is in style or what outfit might get me approval. I would much rather you notice my smile and headful of natural curls. And then I would love to have a great conversation with you!

  5. Marina torres says

    I like your information. I am 63 and very active and a good shape, but I want to dress up accordingly. Great ideas!

    Thanks.

  6. Ann Boyd says

    Thank you. Thank you! When working, I had no problem in choosing clothes and being stylish. BUT dressing casually at 70 has really stumped me so I am positively delighted to have discivered you and your fantastic hints! Thank you! Thank you!

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