This is a roundup post of some of the best articles on Lifestyle Fifty about Fashion for Women Over 50.
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Your guide to fifty plus fashion
If you’re looking for an ultimate guide to fifty plus womens fashion then read on.
Do you want to find the best jeans for your body shape?
Or would you like tips about how to look slim and tall?
Maybe you want to look younger? I don’t think it’s healthy to try and look like mutton dressed up as lamb but I do think we want to look our best as we age.
But How Many Clothes do you Really Need? Lifestyle Fifty readers anwered a survey Here about their closet secrets!
Fashion Over 50 Pinterest
Maybe you’d like to get some inspiration from my Pinterest boards (Don’t forget to ‘Follow’ them so you get all the updates)
These two Pinterest boards are popular:
Fashion Essentials for Women Over 50 : Here
Casual Outfits for 50 Year Old Women : Here
Ultimate Guide to Fashion for Over 50s
If you’re looking for an ultimate guide to fifty plus womens fashion, then we provided some super fashion tips in this post Here.
Do you want some fabulous vacation Resort Wear?
It doesn’t matter how old we are, or what shape we’re, because we still have the ability to dress stylishly and look fashionable.
There’s a subtle art to dressing well over 50 and fifty plus women’s fashion isn’t about clothes or brands that make us look younger. It’s about wearing the right clothes for our body shape and lifestyle.
Read the full post The Ultimate Guide to Fify Plus Women’s Fashion.
How to Dress to Look Slim and Tall
I’m not tall, and I’m not particularly slim. So I’m always looking for ways to dress slimmer and look taller.
However, I believe that every size is beautiful, just as long as we are fit and healthy we must totally own our curves.
I guess fashion dictates that slim and tall is beautiful. It’s just commercialism, though we are old enough not to need to be part of this.
We have no good reason or need to look slimmer, but if wearing different styles can help you feel more confident because they give the illusion that you look slimmer, then I say – Go For It!
If you, like me, would like to learn more about how to dress to look slim and tall, then read the full post How to Dress to Look Slim and Tall.
Fashion Rules to Ditch
However, there are some fashion rules we just don’t need to obey.
Times have changed, ideas have changed. What are mothers wore after the age of 50 is so different to the things we can choose.
Find more style tips for women over 50, and some of the fashion rules you can ditch right now in the full post Fashion Rules You Really Should Ditch!
Ponte pants are a firm fashion favourite for winter, spring and fall – even summer if you live in a temperate climate.
They are so versatile, slimming and easy to wear that I really urge you to have a pair or two in your wardrobe.
But what are ponte pants, and what can you wear them with?
Read the full post here: How to wear Ponte Pants and Look A Million Dollars
How to Choose the Best Jeans for your Body Shape
Who likes buying jeans?
It seems my shape is always changing, and if I find a style I really like then the next time I go to buy it, it’s gone! Poofftt!
This post takes the agony out of choosing and buying jeans.
I hope you find that it helps you too. Read the full post, Best Jeans for Women Over 50.
How to have an organised closet
If you’re anything like me, every now and then you need to do a de-clutter of your closet.
But how can you really have an organised closet?
Read 10 Simple Wardrobe tips for an organised closet, and you’ll feel unburdened and more organised.
Leak Proof Underwear
Here are Lifestyle Fifty we believe in saving the planet and being as eco friendly as we can. So pantyliners are a thing of the past.
We prefer to wear leak proof underwear – read all about our favourite washable leak proof underwear in this post.
Bras Bras Bras! How to Fit Your Bra Correctly
Love ’em or hate ’em, nearly all of us wear them.
Whether you like sports bras, underwire bras, lacy bras or comfort bras, the trick is in the fitting of them.
You really really really do need to fit your bra perfectly in order for your clothes to look great on you.
Remember too that bras are complex pieces of engineering and they do wear out with washing and wearing.
So when it’s all looking a bit droopy and worn, or if you’ve gone up a size and your bra is cutting into you, then get to the shops or order some different sizes online and try them out for size and fit.
This post shows you how: How to fit your bra correctly
I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup about fashion for women over 50, and found some of the posts helpful.
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My Story: Why Fashion Over the Age of 50 is Still Important
You may think that fashion has nothing to do with your health as you age, but studies show otherwise!
Wearing clothes that are fashionable, comfortable and flattering boosts your self-esteem because you begin presenting a more youthful appearance. This in turn provides the knock on effect of increased motivation to take life by the horns and do the things you love.
My 50th birthday was several years ago and I realised that I’d been handed the gift of time. My children had left home and I had more time to spend on all the things I loved doing. There was more time to learn new skills, such as blogging and storytelling, and time to focus more on me.
But there was one thing that had been neglected during the rush of child rearing and supporting my husband as we moved around the world with his job – and that was my sense of fashion.
Despite the fact that I used to look fashionable in my twenties and early thirties, I realised that around the age of 50 I’d well and truly lost my way. Plus gravity had joined the party. The worst? My backside and boobs had started to sag and droop, and my tuck shop arms were becoming even flappier.
The clothes I used to look good in no longer suited me. The spaghetti shoulder straps and tight figure hugging dresses I’d once loved, now made me look cheap. I had to take myself sternly in hand, grab armfulls of fashion magazines, read all the fashion blogs I could find, consult my friends and fashion gurus, and then figure out what suited my ageing figure.
Over the 8 years (and counting) of writing Lifestyle Fifty, I’ve been constantly intrigued and amazed about the things I’ve learnt from trial and error and trying new things.
I’m not the oracle, and I’m always keen to hear your tips, tricks and suggestions about looking and feeling great after 50, so don’t be shy, and do add your thoughts in the comments section below.