What are the most common fashion questions women over 50 ask?
The most common fashion questions women over 50 ask are centered around how to look cool, chic, elegant, and stylish. They want to know how to update their style, how to avoid looking old, frumpy, or overweight. They want to know whether their outfits are age-appropriate and whether they can still wear clothing such as jeans and leggings.
Women over 50 often feel younger inside than the “age-appropriate” styles they are encouraged to wear and often don’t feel inspired by the shops that cater to their age group but don’t know where else to shop or where to get good advice on how to update their style.
Women over 50 ask fashion questions that aren’t typically asked by women in younger age groups nor are the questions addressed by designers, stylists, or shops. But we are going to answer them here.
- Can I look cool, chic, elegant and/or stylish over 50?
Women over fifty can definitely look cool, chic, elegant, and or stylish over the age of 50, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to improve or update your style. Finding one’s style is a process that involves some trial and error. Don’t be afraid to spend time trying on clothing or perhaps buying a few things just to see how you feel when wearing them.
By taking some time to collect images of women whose style you admire and compile some outfits you like, you can experiment by creating updated looks from your closet or by trying different looks at the store. If you struggle with your wardrobe, you may want to try working with a stylist or by taking a friend along who will help steer you away from things that don’t suit you. Check out this post about how to be a fashion icon:
- How can I avoid looking old, or frumpy over 50?
You can avoid looking old or frumpy over the age of 50 by making sure your clothing fits properly, and by adding a few updated touches to your outfits through accessories or by adding new pieces to your wardrobe.
Avoid synthetic fabrics, elastic waistbands, shapeless silhouettes, baggy pants, matching clothing with appliqués, and 3/4 length pants. These unflattering outfits are often found in stores catering to women 50+.
Our skin and hair color changes during our fifties, so avoid looking frumpy by making sure the colors you choose are still flattering your skin tone. Be sure to take a look at your hair style too.
Sometimes, women get stuck in style ruts; it’s easy to get used to a look and keep recreating it, especially when they have little time to devote to looking for new styles.
- Should a woman wear jeans, skinny jeans or leggings over 50?
Women can definitely wear jeans, skinny jeans, or leggings over 50. In fact, the right jeans or leggings can look very cool, chic, and modern on a woman over 50. Leggings are another great option for women when styled well. Longer tunic tops, cardigans, and sweaters with leggings and boots or booties can be a great look and can be stylish on many body types. Check out the post below to learn how to style high rise jeans and where to get the perfect jeans.
- When should a woman stop wearing jeans or leggings?
One of the most askedWomen over 50 often ask when they should stop wearing jeans or leggings. The answer is easy. A woman shouldn’t stop wearing jeans or leggings unless she wants to. Leggings and jeans can be worn by women of any age. Here are some posts about how to style jeans and leggings for women over 50.
- What is appropriate for women to wear over 50?
Women over 50 can wear any thing they want. The question is not so much what is appropriate for women to wear over 50, rather what suits the individual woman, what works with her lifestyle and what reflects how she feels as a woman.
Lists of appropriate attire for women over 50 often include such things as short skirts, bare midriffs, too high a heal, and too low a neckline. However, these items are only appropriate in specific settings, such as the boudoir or swimming pool and pertains to women of all ages, if the woman is interested in being chic, stylish, elegant, she will avoid clothing that is too revealing, uncomfortable, or doesn’t fit properly, end of. The following are some posts that address the question of age-appropriate dressing.
- How can I look more chic, elegant and/or stylish?
To look more chic, elegant, and/or stylish, start by looking for photographs of women whose style you admire. Look for women who dress well with a similar body type to yours and similar coloring. Consider your lifestyle, and who you are as a woman. Our clothing telegraphs our sense of self-confidence, and our sense of self. Taking the time to really consider who we are now, what we feel confident wearing, and how we are living our lives today all coalesce to create our unique style.
Our bodies also change as we age, and often styles that flattered us when we were young are either no longer flattering or no longer in style. Taking a critical eye to your wardrobe to ensure your clothes still fit and suit you helps you look more chic, elegant, and stylish.
Use Pinterest to put together idea boards and begin trying some of the looks you admire. You can often rework your own wardrobe, or try on some of the looks while shopping. Take note of what works and what doesn’t and keep experimenting.