There are days, and I’m sure you have them too, when you pull out your most comfy, battered old jeans and a sloppy cardi or sweatshirt before pulling on a pair of well worn shoes or boots and thinking, ‘There that will do for today.”
But then there are other days when you want to look good because you’re going out somewhere nice, or you just feel like looking half decent, and you choose items from your wardrobe but find that nothing quite hangs together as you thought it would.
And you wonder … as I get older am I losing it? What is my style now? How do I dress well after 50? What should I be buying to make me look and feel great?
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“I fully believe that age is just a number. Your style is about confidence, attitude and personality. Wear clothes that make you feel fabulous and that show the real you. Do not feel that you have to dress a certain way because you are a certain age,” Nikki told me.
Personally, I like the idea of wearing what makes you feel good.
But here are some things which I know definitely Do Not make me feel confident now that I’m over 50.
- Figure hugging dresses that cling to my lumps and bumps.
- Fitted pencil skirts that are too tight around the waist.
- High Carrie Bradshaw heels that I can’t walk in anymore.
- Strappy tops that show my bat wings.
- Drainpipe jeans that sit on my hips over which my spare tyre spills.
- Leather-look trousers.
- Elasticated trousers with wide bottoms around the ankles
And here are some of the things that make me feel confident and together.
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- Cross your heart dresses or wrap dresses that fall beautifully to knee length.
- Fitted skirts that are tailored to fall just below the knee and fit well on my waist.
- Mid sized heels and wedges.
- Tops that have sleeves down to my elbows, and tailored jackets.
- Beautifully fitted jeans that pull my lower tummy in and give the illusion of making my legs look longer.
- Elasticated trousers with skinny legs over which I can wear a tunic top.
- Floaty calf length dresses with bolero cardigans or jackets.
When all’s said and done we’re at an age when we should be able to have some fun with our clothes. Fashion is about feeling good, dressing for our shape rather than dressing our age, and wearing clothes that are comfortable and make us feel confident.
Go for it Lifestylers! Why not tell us in the comments about the clothes which make you feel good – and why you love them.
I’m connecting with the divine Rachel at Redcliffe Style today.
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