October 3rd, 2011

Do’s and Don’ts of Fashion for Women Over 50

Baby Boomers Fashion

Fashion For Women Over 50

Fashion for women over 50 can be a touchy subject. I choose to regard it as laid back, since the rules for baby boomer women have changed drastically recently. Whereas once women were confined to a certain set of fashion rules, now we’re seeing a lot more leniency in what’s acceptable and what’s not.

The following are universal principles that can be universally applied to women over 50 fashion. There is a difference between principles and rules. Principles are merely guidelines, so you’ll find these are a lot more acceptable as opposed to the ones you may find in fashion magazines.

Dress as you feel.

When a fashion mood strikes, indulge it. If you’re feeling sporty, dress to accommodate. If you’re feeling sassy or sexy, then dress accordingly. Don’t hold back.

Don’t worry about the latest trend.

We’ve learned by now how to be classy, elegant and timeless. Most of the clothes in our closet reflect this. So don’t worry about what’s in or hip. Fashion trends literally disappear overnight. But if you focus on pieces that never go out of style, you’ll always be fashionable.

Be bold in your fashion.

Who said you can’t wear bright colors, big jewelry or elegant styles? You’re wiser, not ancient. If you want a dress that’s got a split in it or has the back out, by all means, go for it. Be bold and daring. Animal prints, stripes, short haircuts – you can wear them all. The sky is the limit.

Don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old to wear that.

You’re not. You can pair something meant for another generation with something in your closet and make it look very classy. Take, for example, leggings. You probably won’t walk out in a sweater-dress, a pair of leggings and some ballet slippers, but you can use leggings in a different matter.

They are great for layers in wintertime. They are also good as headgear! You can tie them up and make them look like a head wrap, another nod towards a classical era. No one will ever know.

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