Older women are wise and wonderful. We rock! But sometimes women over 60 feel invisible and the fashion industry can neglect our wants, needs and desires.
The good news is that at Lifestyle Fifty we are here to help you look fabulous, whatever your age – you do not have an expiration date when it comes to style!
But we must remember not to neglect keeping active and engaged with the world. Sometimes it’s a struggle, especially getting up in the morning (for me at least!) but even if you are living alone it’s important to Get Up, Get Dressed and Get Out!
Walk. Go to the Gym. Have coffee with friends. Volunteer.
Because you will feel good about yourself, and also increase your stamina, strength and fitness.
Read on for a roundup of our 15 fabulous best life and style posts for women over 60 to help you dress beautifully as you get older, whatever your body shape, and to help you feel good too! Scroll on down …
Best Life and Style Advice for Women Over 60
From how to dress stylishly to heart health, best walking shoes, best shapewear for lower belly pooches, how to notice if you have hearing loss, what are treggings, how to dress younger or look younger without really trying, best leak proof underwear, 60th birthday messages and quotations and so much more! Keep scrolling down!
Why Lifestyle Fifty when You’re Over 60?
I believe that women of all ages should try and live a healthy lifestyle, and also go out of their comfort zone every now and then to adventure, and also to make simple lifestyle changes to keep well.
You see, old age as a concept for us older adults (now over 50 and 60 and 70) just doesn’t exist! We intend our present days and our later years to be full and fabulous.
We want good health, fun adventures, and we want to look great. We don’t quake at being a fashion icon like Iris Apfel if we feel the urge to dress up or dress unconventionally.
We admire stylish women like Susan Sarandon and Helen Mirren, who always inspire with their dress sense. We want a classy look sometimes, but at others, maybe a fun, frothy look.
We look up to inspirational women who guide us to be better people, such as, Michelle Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.
We’re onto keeping fit and know that regular exercise and aerobic activity are good for us, especially our heart health.
We know that strength training tones up our muscles particularly those on our upper arms, and we’re not afraid to show off our arms, or knees for that matter!
There are always new challenges that come with older age, but the best thing is that we keep on keeping on.
We don’t believe that short haircuts or short hairstyles are the inevitable domain for older people, but we know that a good haircut and an interesting hairstyle can enhance the way we feel.
We don’t say no to shorter skirts and activewear. In fact activewear is part of our lifestyle because it means we are more likely to get out and get active rather than sit in front of the TV!
We no longer believe that Vitamin D only comes from spending long amounts of time in the sun, and then lathering up with baby oil to get a tan.
We are aware of our best features, and not afraid to go gray or show off our new white hair or natural gray hair color.
Read out survey in which 79 respondents talk about going grey.
We will try new things, and we don’t mourn our younger years.
We understand that wrinkles and fine lines are a sign of normal aging but agree that the best way to combat dry skin is with good skin care and great moisturisers.
15 Best Life and Style Articles for Women Over 60
Read on for a roundup of our best posts to help you redefine who you really are after 60 years of age and to give you the freedom to just be YOU but with added confidence!
How to Look Younger Than You Really Are
I don’t think we want to look younger after the age of 60 in an obvious way, and this post, ‘How to Look Younger Than You Really Are’ is all about subtle ways you can implement to look more youthful as you age.
Check out these 5 simple ways to look younger and feel more confident, because dressing beautifully and good grooming are the essence of a more youthful appearance.
How to Dress Younger and Shave Years off Your Age
You can dress to look older than your years, or you can look younger than your years. It’s really up to you. Here at Lifestyle Fifty we prefer to choose clothes that give us a youthful edge and keep up with the times.
Perhaps this means mixing something we already have in our closet with a new piece, or a new accessory.
In this post ‘How to dress younger than your age’ we look at easy ways to shave years off the way you look, suggest fashion trends you can easily implement, and share sassy style tips to help you feel super confident.
60th Birthday Messages and Thoughts on Turning 60.
When I turned 60 years old, I was both glad and sad! Glad that I was lucky enough to reach the age of 60, but also a bit sad that so many years had passed – and so quickly!
This post shares my thoughts about turning 60, and also shares some 60th Birthday Messages and 60th Birthday Quotations that might be handy for birthday cards if you have friends or family turning 60.
How to Make Your Face Look Younger Naturally (hair and makeup tips for looking great at any age)
When we’re over 60 we still want to look youthful, and make up can really help cover age spots and give a healthy glow to your skin.
This post looks at simple tricks to help make yourface look younger naturally. Read on for simple tips and purposeful advice for a more youthful looking appearance.
The Best Walking Shoes for Elderly Women : Keep Active!
In this ultimate guide, ‘The Best Walking Shoes for elderly people’ I’ve searched to find some of the best shoes for walking.
You’ll also learn how to fit a walking shoe, and which shoes are best for some of the more common foot problems we might have already, or that might develop as we age.
Say Hello to comfy walking!
How To Deal With Embarrassing Things About Aging
Getting older is not for cissies, and once we’re over the age of 60 there are a few weird and wonderful things that begin happening to our bodies.
So what can you expect in your 60’s?
In this post we look at 8 Embarassing Things About Ageing and how to fix them.
5 Signs That You or Your Partner Have Hearing Loss
This post is a little bit more serious than you’ll normally find on Lifestyle Fifty, but it’s about a health issue that I believe is really relevant to our age group.
So hands-up all those of you who went to listen to The Rolling Stones, Status Quo, The Who, Jimmy Hendrix or whoever in your teens or early twenties and came away with ears thumping and ringing from all that loud noise – and yet you loved it.
When we’re over 60, the tell-tale signs of hearing loss might start to show up. It’s important to recognise them before you become socially distanced because of hearing loss – and also to be able to know the signs if your partner or spouse starts to show a loss of hearing.
Find out what the signs of hearing loss are in this post.
How to Keep Your Hearing in Tip Top Shape with Australian Hearing.
Apparently 60% of people over the age of 60 report some kind of hearing loss.
As we get older, all too often we start saying, “What,” a lot!
And YIKES it’s generally all down to our hearing!
How often do you consider your hearing and its health? If you’re like me, not very much because I think there’s a certain stigma attached to it.
This post shares tips from a respected source about how to stay hearing fit.
Best Shapewear for Lower Belly Pooch Made Simple : What You Need to Know
Let’s have a look at shapewear.
Women over 60 come in all shapes and sizes, and a lot of what we’ve got is heading south! We need to prop it up a little! Especially the lower belly area.
The best shapewear for lower belly pooch should fit comfortably and not be visible under your clothes.
Lower belly pooch shapewear is a popular underwear item, especially among women who’ve borne children or had any kind of abdominal surgery in the past.
So what’s the best shapewear to hide a lower belly pooch? Which brands can you rely on, and what are the pros and cons of the best shapewear for tummy control?
This guide will answer these questions – and recommend our top picks. So read on and find the ideal lower belly shapewear for you.
What Are Treggings And How to Wear Them
What are Treggings? Treggings are what many would call ‘upgraded leggings’ stylishly tweaked to look like trousers. As jeggings are to jeans, so treggings are to trousers.
But why are they so popular? Did you know that you probably already have a pair in your wardrobe?
Read more and find out why they are so comfy, why they will look great on you, and how to wear them.
Best Washable Incontinence Underwear : What you Need to Know
Many women over 60 may find that their bladders are not quite as strong and efficient as they once were, or that the pelvic floor area has lost strength.
This is wear leak proof underwear comes in.
Find out more about washable incontinence underwear, and why it’s such a confidence boosting garment to have in your panty drawer.
This post explains what it is, where to buy online, and why it’s a more eco friendly option than pantyliners.
For small urinary leaks or period leaks, we think these are three of the best leakproof underwear brands … read on.
How to Style Clothes You Already Have and Look Brand New!
Women over 60 are very likely to have a wardrobe full of clothes, many of which we don’t wear anymore.
So, if you’ve ever asked yourself, “How can I restyle clothes I already own?” then, Go Girl, because you’re halfway towards saving yourself some serious cash!
How to style clothes you already have to look Ab FAB (without buying new clothes) is an art!
We’ll show you how! Read on …
Welcome to the House of Fun! The Funny Side of Getting Older.
“Who has time to get old?” a friend commented on Facebook the other day, and she’s right.
With a bit of luck I want to come skidding in to meet the Grim Reaper having had a rollercoaster of a ride during my latter years. And although we might not have time to get old, it doesn’t stop the clock ticking.
So what to expect in your sixties?
Let’s look at the lighter side of life – You’ll have a giggle if you read this post as it’s all about the funny things that happen as you get older, particularly over the age of 60!
Best Luxury Crossbody Bags for Women with Style
Do you want a handbag that isn’t too heavy and that you can wear across your body so that your hands are free?
Crossbody bags are the perfect solution for all ages, if you’re looking for a hands-free handbag.
I think when we are over 60 we don’t want to be faffing around with a clutch bag or a heavy shoulder bag when we are out shopping. We need something lightweight and practical that keeps our essential items safe and close to our body.
Read on and find out everything you ever wanted to know about crossbody bags, and where to find the perfect handbag for YOU!
How Can I Have A Healthy Heart?
Women over 60 probably don’t think about their hearts enough. Often we are too busy looking after other people or we say we are too busy to exercise.
But having a healthy heart means healthy living, and I don’t know about you, but I can go through fits and starts on the healthy living front, and it takes focus to keep on track.
Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something I try to prioritise, and there are some fairly obvious and simple things you can do, and make a habit of, to give your heart the best chance at keeping healthy.
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