Over 50s Lifestyle Tuesday's Tip

Tuesday’s Tip: Fashion Tips for Women – 50s, 60s & 70s

July 11, 2017

Fashion tiips for over 50

This week’s Tuesday’s Tip is all about Fashion!

Last month during my month of Health and Wellness I introduced you to 5 fabulous ladies Over 50 who shared their health and wellness tips.  If you missed it you can read it here 5 Women Over 50 share their favourite health & wellness tips

The post was so popular that I decided to ask another group of ladies Over 50 what their favourite fashion tips were.  I love fashion and am always looking for new ideas.

I also have a wardrobe full of items I just don’t wear! Do you?

I don’t want to look like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ but I also don’t want to necessarily look like I’m Great Grandma!

These ladies who range in age from their 50s to 70s look wonderful and certainly have fashion style.  So who better to ask for fashion tips than these Sizzling Women?

They certainly prove that age is just a number and should never define who we are.

I do hope you enjoy the post and also check out my guests’ websites which are listed at the end of the article.

Jan from Retiring Not Shy

 

I love Jan’s gorgeous smile and enjoy her daily Instagram photos of what she is wearing each day.

Jan’s Fashion tips:  Know yourself and try something new

Know who you are and what suits you

Your wardrobe needs and your personal style may change if you are transitioning from the corporate world. Perhaps you now have the chance to ‘make your own rules’. There are many style ‘personalities’ – mine is classic, yours may be boho. Play with clothing combinations and wear what makes you feel fantastic – when you look in the mirror you want to see a sparkle in your eyes and a smile on your face – is your wardrobe doing that for you? If not it’s time for a purge and a refresh. Get help if you don’t know where to start, there is so much information online – style groups, Instagram, Pinterest etc.

Try something new

As we age our skin tone and hair colour can change and that affects what colours we can wear best and may mean a need to re-jig makeup too. When looking for new clothes consider the latest style trends and how they might suit you. Don’t be a slave to fashion but do keep your wardrobe up to date in a way that suits you and your budget. It might only take one piece to give your wardrobe a fresh feeling. Oh and on the budget front, I love a new piece of clothing as much as anyone but I also have a quality second hand store that I regularly shop in. Buying second hand is good for the environment and can allow us to take a risk with something we may not be willing to pay full price for. Play and have fun!

Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style

Fashion Tips Women 50s, 60s, 70s.

 

Jodie is certainly a fashionista but also so is her Mum and StepMum.  We have all three giving us their tips for 50s, 60s & & 70s.

Jodie’s fashion tip (50+ model): Be open to new styles

I think being open to new styles & items is the key to feeling young on the inside and outside!!

I think many of us look at the new styles and think “that’s not for me.” I used to do it all the time, but now I try to never say never. And it’s been fun!! I know I thought I’d pass on the off the shoulder trend, but it’s surprising at how stylish I feel when I wear it!!

Nancy’s fashion tip (60+ model): Shoes & Jewelry

Fashion Tips Women 50s, 60s, 70s.

Shoes and jewelry are what I get the most compliments on which to me, shows how important they are to the outfit! Even when I’m just going out in jeans and a shirt, they can add so much interest to an outfit.

Charlotte’s fashion tip (70+ model): It’s all about Colours

Fashion Tips Women 50s, 60s, 70s.

 

Try to wear the colors that look better on you the majority of the time.

I’ve found that with silver hair and paler skin, there are some colors that just don’t do me justice! And normally I would only wear either green or white tops with this skirt, but my daughter, Jodie, twisted my arm to try another color. She thinks the blue is so vibrant and really stands out—I’m still getting used to it!

Laurie from Vanity and Me

5 women over 50 share their healt & wellness tips

Laurie exudes style and I always love her blog posts and photos of her.

Laurie’s fashion tip:   It’s all about the foundation

The best piece of advice that I can think of to give any woman of any age or size is Underwear! Start with the right foundations to make your outfit look the best it possibly can.

 

Getting professionally measured is so helpful, and it’s surprising how many of us are wearing the wrong size bra under our clothes. The results from wearing the wrong to the right size can make such a dramatic change. For years I wore a 36c and it turned out I should have been wearing a 34dd! I have myself measured every couple of years now in case there is any change.

I also advise to buy the best we possibly can when it comes to underwear. This also makes a huge difference, and there are so many slimming items to choose from now. In the picture, I’m wearing a Shapeez bra. This is shaped like a vest at the back and also hugs me in at the front. I always get a little roll of back fat and this disappears when I wear this making my outfit super smooth behind.

Get the foundations right first for your outfit and you will not only look better, but you will feel more confident too.

Linda from Boots, Shoes & Fashion

Fashion Tips Women 50s, 60s, 70s.

Linda has such a lovely smile and certainly feels comfortable with who she is. Just look at the energy in her photo.

Linda’s Fashion Tip:  Embrace your Shape.

Necklines – if you are bigger busted, then enhance your shape by wearing V necks, ruched necklines, cross over styles, halter necks.  If you are less busty, Bardot style necklines and square cut styles looks fabulous.

Shapely Legs – if the warmer weather makes you hesitant to go around with bare legs – perhaps they are pale, scarred, veined or you just don’t feel comfortable then invest in a pair or two of skintone tights.  Nowadays skintone tights cover near enough every skintone and no more do you need to endure “American Tan”.  I personally love the glossy skintone tights – they really do flatter your legs (think foundation for your legs).

Short Dresses – there are some gorgeous tunic dresses around at the moment however some are just a tad shorter than I would like, skimming my thigh area. I still buy them and convert into longline tops to wear with my leggings, capri pants, skinny jeans and stretch denim bermudas. Don’t let that pretty dress pass you by….

 

Pamela from Over 50 Feeling 40

Pamela always looks so stylish whether dressing for a casual or formal event. I love her jacket in this photo because it is an unusual design.

Pamela’s fashion tip:  What message do you want to send to the world?

My favorite fashion tip is to look at clothes as your book cover…they send a message about you. 

The key to your style is controlling your messages.  I want the world to see me as strong, confident, approachable, creative, and current.

So, I ask myself every day, before I leave the house…Does my outfit choice send those messages?   Creating your own personal style begins with selecting from the long list of adjectives, the five messages you want to send.  Then be consistent, control your messages, and send the same ones each day.  Then, you will be known for your great style.

Before you purchase a garment, ask yourself if it fits within the messages you desire to send with your style.

Then shopping and dressing becomes more fun.  Anyone can do this…do not let any barriers, such as, age, body size, or budget shut you down and prevent you from being confident and living life to its fullest each day.  Select those messages you want to send and begin right now!

Please take a moment to visit these fit and fabulous ladies and say hello.  You can also follow them on social media.

Jan – Retiring not Shy

Jodie – Jodie’s Touch of Style

Laurie – Vanity and Me

Linda – Boots, Shoes & Fashion

Pamela – Over 50 Feeling 40

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply Donna July 11, 2017 at 04:23

    Thanks for the great tips, Sue, Jan, Jodie, Charlotte, Laurie, Linda, Nancy and Pamela – I agree that our clothes are our ‘book covers’….if we like it or not. I love your suggestions to have some fun and express ourselves. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2017 at 07:34

      Hi Donna, what fashionable ladies I have on the blog today and they all show we can still be Sizzling into our 70s. Have a great day!

  • Reply Jan Wild July 11, 2017 at 16:04

    I feel honoured to be in such stylish company. Thank you Sue for including me but also for providing the link to the other lovely women. I have signed up to all their blogs, so much inspiration.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:55

      It was my pleasure Jan as I love your style. It is lovely to meet other bloggers as well isn’t it so I hope you enjoy connecting with them. Have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Linda Hobden July 11, 2017 at 17:50

    I love your Tuesday tips series, Sue – so it was even more exciting to be asked to take part, thank you ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:54

      Thanks Linda and I’m so happy you could be part of this group. All of the ladies are Sizzling and I’m so happy with the way the post turned out. Have a great day! xx

  • Reply Jodie filogomo July 11, 2017 at 23:26

    What a great group of women, Sue!! Thanks so much for including all of us!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:50

      You are all Sizzling, Jodie! Thanks so much for taking part and I hope to work with you again. x

  • Reply Amber Temerity July 12, 2017 at 01:26

    Oh my gosh, you’re all so gorgeous!! Jodie, I love your skirt! And Linda – that top! Ow owww! Gorgeous!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:49

      They are Sizzling aren’t they Amber! Have a great day!

  • Reply Laurie July 12, 2017 at 04:24

    It’s so good to feature here with all these lovely women. I hope your readers find all these tips helpful Sue. If I can ever inspire anyone, that truly makes my day and blogging worthwhile. Thank you Sue xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:44

      Oh you are an inspiration Laurie! I love you look and you always look so elegant. Thank you for taking part and I’ve already had some very positive comments. Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Jennifer July 12, 2017 at 05:17

    Great tips from all. I know of Jodie and her crew and Linda but I’ll need to check out the rest.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:43

      Yes they are really useful tips Jennifer. These ladies are Sizzling and I’m glad I could introduce you to some new ladies as well as our friends Jodie and Linda. Have a great day! xx

  • Reply Cathy Lawdanski July 12, 2017 at 07:37

    You’ve included several of my favorites and some that were new to me, Sue. Great advice from some wonderful women!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 12, 2017 at 08:42

      Thanks Cathy! It is always nice to meet new women in our age group isn’t it? They are all definitely Sizzling!

  • Reply klaudia July 12, 2017 at 09:16

    What a great post! Such smart looking ladies, your images are awesome. Great tips, especially the one on the foundation. This is very true, you will always notice the difference if you go for good fitting bras and for decent quality, too. Pamela’s silky jacket is cool 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 13, 2017 at 06:46

      Don’t they all look fabulous, Klaudia! It was such fun putting the post together and I loved Pamela’s jacket as well. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day x

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt July 13, 2017 at 07:57

    Great round-up of some fashionable ladies, Sue! Fun post…shared!

  • Reply Jean | DelightfulRepast.com July 14, 2017 at 22:54

    Sue, great tips and gorgeous examples! I was thinking just the other day about what my grandmother looked like at my age — and I’m certainly not ready for *that* look!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 15, 2017 at 05:25

      Yes isn’t it funny how our grandmothers and even mothers looked much older in their 50s and 60s. I’m not ready for that look either! Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. x

  • Reply Michele July 15, 2017 at 02:04

    I really enjoyed this post. The clothes from my former professional life don’t work for me any more. I didn’t even own any decent casual clothes, but that is what I need now. I also don’t look as good in black anymore. I’ve also lost weight, and never know what will fit my style and shape now. It is an ongoing process to learn what works. I’ve been experimenting, but still struggle with what I should wear now.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 15, 2017 at 05:24

      I think it is a problem for women transitioning from professional life to retirement. I know I didn’t have any casual clothes that were suitable. I find it more of a problem if I have to go somewhere that requires a more ‘dressy’ look. My partying days are few these days and I struggle to find something to wear.

  • Reply Leslie Clingan July 17, 2017 at 13:15

    Great tips from one and all. How true that getting dressed should begin with a good foundation. Probably about time for me to invest in some good foundation pieces myself. Had never thought about what message my clothing gives. Interesting! I would hope my clothing looks fun and like I took a little effort in getting ready.

    I agree that for a lot of women their work wardrobe would not translate well to retirement clothing. Maybe less for teachers/librarians as we tend to dress more casually and comfortably, I think. My work skirts and dresses are now relegated to church wear, although we don’t really even dress up for church!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 17, 2017 at 16:54

      Hi Leslie I used to wear corporate black and now I find in retirement I’m wearing more colour but most of my clothes are casual. When we have a formal event I don’t have anything to wear! lOL)

  • Reply Bertram Perry April 1, 2019 at 22:54

    Women over 50/60/70- can’t look stylish → I think it is one of the biggest myths I have ever unearthed. Of course, it is one of the greatest misconceptions present in our culture. When a lady goes over 50 or 60, I don’t know why she thinks that she is not a part of the world of fashion anymore. Remember one thing- fashion is not age restricted. If a lady follows the right steps, then she can look happening at any age. It might be difficult to explore the secrets of fashion. In my opinion, an old aged lady should dress in a way that conveys her credibility. Picking clothes from a trendy cloth house will help her to find the best stylish outfit for her body- https://xesrevolution.com/pages/collections .

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 2, 2019 at 05:19

      Hi Bertram I like your point about conveying our credibility. If we wear what we feel is our authentic self then we project confidence and style.

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