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7 Dressing Tips For Women Over 50 - Dress with ageless style

Are you over 50 and suddenly started feeling that fashion is not for you anymore? Well, as per studies women over 50 think they are tool old for fashion so they simply start opting dull clothes, apply very little or no makeup at all; there are exceptions too. In many countries even working women over 50 are seen wearing very light or no makeup at all, their clothing also sports very old and dull look. The question is WHY? Why you think there is no need to dress and style yourself at this stage of life.

Fashion is par beyond age boundaries and everyone can be fashionable to keep up with the latest trends, styles and keep up even with much younger women. Keep in mind that it’s all about visualizing yourself and feeling young at heart.

It’s a no-brainier that fashion trends change with time and they cater to different needs, age group and people. 18 year old girl (with svelte body) can sport a look which may look pretty odd on a 50 year old woman and vice-versa.

How To Dress With Ageless Style

Learn how to dress with ageless style, with these fashionable clothing tips for women over 50. Always keep in mind that there is a little girl hidden in every woman, so stay cool and keep looking stylish and trendy even after 50.

  1. Just avoid those tight outfits if possible as these dresses sometimes doesn’t look elegant on women over 50. It is always better to choose clothes which are right fit in order to look elegant. When choosing clothes simply look for better fabrics, better cuts which makes a better fit.
  2. You can wear tunic with sleeves and avoid flashy strapless, one shoulder and halter dresses. For some occasions these dresses look cool but if that’s not your style you can simply avoid.
  3. Do not wear dresses which are meant for an 18-20 year old girl. Always wear comfortable clothes which suits your style.
  4. Choose bolder, bigger accessories than using many jewelry items. A one bold, strong jewelry is more chick and apt for your age.
  5. Do not opt for very low cuts, short or plunging neckline dresses as they may look very odd on woman over 50. Fashion doesn’t mean you have to flash your skin all the time. You can wear such dresses occasionally but try to go for little longer skirts if possible. If your legs have started showing aging signs why not opt for trendy pants which covers what you want to hide. If your legs aren’t showing signs of aging you can try shorts (to the knee) skirt that shows off a great pair of legs. For some women these also helps in taking attention away from their shapeless middle part of their body.
  6. Always opt for bold and classical design dresses with small prints and stripes. Urban fashion for aged women includes trench coats, turtlenecks, A-line skirts, waist-length jackets, shirt dresses, eternal blue jeans, gowns with classy shrugs etc.
  7. Do not wear leather dresses like jackets, miniskirts, low waist jeans or Capri’s as these are for younger generation; it might not look cool on a woman over 50. Since, leather accessories, jackets are back in fashion, so choose as per your style.
  8. Bonus Tip: Women with larger breast may face issues with wrap dress fits. Some wrap dresses (not all) are so low-cut that they make a woman look more slutty than sexy. If you still want to wear wrap dress on an occasion wear a cami underneath. Also, right bra size is vital.

Makeup Tips for Women Over 50

Eyeliner

Eyeliner is very feminine and you should use it often. Simply apply eyeliner above the top lashes as a very thin line. Eyelid should be lighter in color and not very dark. Most importantly eyeliner should be chosen based on your complexion.

Lip Liner

Use lip liner cautiously as it gives an aging effect. Alternatively, you can also wear neutral colors to cheat the lip line.

Lip Gloss

It would be wise if you mix little color in your lip gloss especially if you are over 50.

Eye Shadow shimmers

There is a wide variety of eye shadow shimmers available in the market which aren’t creepy anymore. Don’t hesitate to use little shimmer and try a new look.

Tricks

Apply contouring colors under your neck and chin to shadow the area back. Moreover, to lift the face little up, simply apply highlighting colors above your jawline or bottom of the cheek.

When you reach at 50 you enter into a different fashion world altogether so its better to stay in your world. If you look around you will notice numerous looks you can try even at this stage of life. If time permits why not mix a match, play with your looks a little. Do not try to compete with a 18-20 year old girl who tries weird stuff all the time.

There are various fashion role models for women over 50 who looks calm and classic with good looks. Just think about Helen Mirren, Ann Margaret, Susan Sarandon, Faye Dunaway or Diana Keaton for their casual, elegant and fashion sense.

So, how you dress with ageless style? We would love to hear your own experiences, dressing tips for women over 50. Please leave us a comment and let us know.

  • cjwills

    I think your fashion tips for women over fifty are dull, stupid and condescending.  What do you mean by “Always wear comfortable clothes with dull colors?”  Yeah, right.  Because I am over 50 I must wear comfortable, dull clothing. Crawl back in your hole and stop giving any fashion tips. Life is tough enough when you get older; we do not need your depressing fashion diatribes for women over 50 to make it worse. Hang it up! Think light and bright, sisters!!!

  • http://www.stylishandtrendy.com/ Dev @ Women Magazine

    I think you have misunderstood the article. We have emphasized on

    “Many working women over 50 are seen wearing very light or no makeup at all, their clothing also sports very old and dull look. Why you think that there is no need to dress and style yourself at this stage of life.”

    So, the article is more about being stylish even after 50. And by “dull colors” we mean light and pleasant colors. You don’t want to wear colors worn by teenagers do you?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDUAH6KVNGBNGECFDHQQR3QUYI Barbara G

    Very condescending and useless. Amazing how the Internet can let any fourteen year old consider herself an editor.

  • Texcalgal

    This article is so poorly written and has so many grammatical errors, I believe it was either translated from another language, or it’s author has english as a second language.  It’s probably not meant to be as offensive as it actually its, but it is certainly useless at best.  To the author, please seriously consider another line of work.  I do not understand how this article was even published.

  • BJ

    Choose another vocation because writing is going to work for you.  Not only is your article full of errors, the entire message is so ridiculous that I had to re-read it to see if it was meant as a joke.

  • Vinnie Mc

    Here are my few cents on this:

    1. Use little face powder or concealers on your lips before you apply lipstick, it helps lipstick stay on longer.
    2. Cream blush – not too pink.  Matte look is sooo aging
    3. Use damp makeup sponge for applying foundation, it doesn’t let the foundation look too heavy.
    4. Use stem distilled water (cold) for cleansing the face.
    5. You can use henna rather than colors filled with chemicals to color  your hair.

    Mostly importantly, be happy and proud on yourself.

  • Susan

    How can we forget Elizabeth Taylor in one of her interview she mentioned “taking your fingertip and brushing it over your lipstick to use as a matching blush.  That way, your blush always matches and it blends wonderfully”.

    I tried her tip and every time it worked wonderfully for me.

  • Schoyle

    I am a wome of 51, I wear jewel colors, and bold jewerly wit classic styles, I try to stay away from trends such as low rider jeans and short skirts, I have long legs so I find skirts that graze my knees work best.

  • http://www.stylishandtrendy.com/ Dev @ Women Magazine

    That’s perfect and if it’s suits you stick with it. But occasionally you should give yourself a little different look, don’t you think?

  • lisa

    there are too many grammatical and spelling errors in this article to read it without cringing……….as well as the fact that the suggestions are boring and quite frankly useless

  • lisa

    p.s. I am a surfer, a skier and a downhill mountainbiker and I am 53. I have waist-lenth blond hair and have a very good figure, which is showing signs of aging. I dress very sporty and sexy, and when I go tight, I where black and avoid anything even nearing the idea of cutsy or froo froo………i wear low cut jeans with clingy tshirts and flip flops on the weekends and fabulous high heels and classic but form fitting suits at work. I am making the most of what I have while I have it, and just keep it very basic with maybe a stunning piece of jewelry.

  • Suze

    hi, i hit 51 this year! And although I am lucky enough to have inherited my late mums lovely skin, I also have been consigned to a fashion wilderness for the fifties brigade. The one thing no one has mentioned in ANY of these blogs, is not only your figure and skin change, but you can lose confidence for no apparent reason, I speak from experience, I am trying not to be too negative, but in this youth obsessed world, realizing that you have become a little transparent if not invisible, is certainly not a confidence booster. This is why so many older women go over the top with dressing either inappropriately or dressing too young or tarty, it is just a vain attempt to grab just a little bit of our sparkle back, sad but true. So until attitudes change, there will always be an ageism problem. Mick Jagger quotes ” Youth do not have the monopoly on fun”

  • Real Live Woman

    I didn’t like your advice at all. At 53, I have gorgeous shaply tan legs and look awesome in shorts. Not vulgar short, but certainly well above the knees. I work out and also have defined shoulders and arms and look fabulous in tops and dresses that reveal them. As well as my back. I also like to show cleavage at certain times as my breast have always and still arre full and spectacular! While I don’t run arrends and grocery shop dressed sexy, there is a time and place for everything, I love dressing sexy. I am a sexy, beautiful mature woman and I know what looks good on me and what don’t. There is deffinatly styles I wore in my younger years that I wouldn’t wear now. But I can look in the mirror and have the common sense to know that. My feelings are simply if your body looks good in it and your comfortable, wear it! Your artical would make a less confident woman feel like an old lady that should hide her body shamefully. Shame on you.

  • Real Live Woman

    Ps: your pic for this artical has a lovely dressed mature woman wearing a low cut top.

  • sarah

    This does not appear to be written by a native English speaker; it is jumbled and condescending. Either you don’t know what you are talking about or you don’t know exactly what you are saying.

  • Ms N

    After reading your article I am insecure about my wardrobe. I have leather pants(not tight), knee length leather skirt(I wear with tights, a button down shirt with a cardigan) I am petite 5′, 105lb and I am 57. Should I lose the pants and skirt? I wear capris a lot. That part of the article was confusing. Let me know what you think.

  • Abigail

    The only thing in this article that I didn’t understand or agree with is when you suggested not to wear capri pants. Maybe we each mean something different? When I think of capri pants I think of, say, khakis that intentionally end below the knee to about mid-calf or so. I can’t figure out why that would be unflattering for someone over 50. In fact, I’ve always thought they would be a good alternative to shorts for those of us whose legs have seen better days.

    But as I said, maybe we’re thinking of two different things?

  • DMV

    I can’t believe this article! It was obviously written ( badly ) by a very young silly girl who think being 50 is past it.
    I am 50 have a size 10 body and have been told by the people I meet that I look 38!
    Whilst I do not wish to look tarty or ‘mutton dressed as lamb’ I do like to wear fashionable, well cut bright (as in not dull) clothes. And god forbid, I do still wear, leather jackets, leather trousers and shorts above my knees!!!!
    I’m not quite ready for my elasticated waist trousers and crimplene clothes!

  • grandma

    This is hilarious. Could they not find a literate, English speaking writer?

  • sfd

    Thank you, I am 56 years and a size 2. I have a very difficult time picking out clothes that are appropriate for my age. I appreciate your suggestions but do not understand why no capris.? Gravity has taken its toll on my thighs so I wear capris in summers. Can you tell me why I shouldnt wear?
    I read other comments from readers. Rather rude! I am thinking its women who do not like getting older!

  • elen

    I am 50, I work out and I got divorced over the issue of clothing. I spent most of my marriage being Mrs Frumpy and strongly resent anyone telling me what I should and should not wear. I do bodybuilding and I look good in a bikini, shorts, halter neck dresses and tank tops are my favourite, plus stiletos when going out, leather jackets, skinny tight low jeans and of course the LBD. Perhaps the author ought to be wearing a neck brace!

  • Pergatory

    Wow thanks Lisa! I too am 53 and have waist length blond hair and look nothing like my age. All the moms I see my age for the most part of it look their age. I do not. I like to wear skinny jeans with knee high boots, but I do not ever wear shirts that expose my tummy. I would if I had the figure! My tummy is very fat but I can hide it with longer looser shirts, but not so loose that it looks like I’m try to hid it! I wonder what others think of me, not that I care but I don’t want to be out in public if I look rediculous, who knows if I do or not but I refuse to give up and admit I’m older, after all I am a ‘grandma’!

  • Prudence

    Well I have to say that I am 53 with long blond hair and my face is in great condition, I look about 20 years younger than I really am, but I need to lose weight I’m at 153 right now, BUT I plan to buy some faux leather jeans, maybe in a silver metallic or just black! How cool would that be!

  • over50andfabulous

    what a stupid piece. i can’t think of anything written here that makes much sense – and it is indeed insulting.

  • Me

    Sometimes clothes are just not enough for miserable older women, a doctor not shops should be sought.

  • Maria Santoz

    Nice article, i have read comments of all the ladies; makes me wonder if they are trying to negate the age effect completely. I agree with them that you have presented the TRUTH in rather blunt manner but in the end truth is truth.

    Being a women over 50 myself i researched more and browsed few more topics, here is what i gathered from other popular sites.

    Top ten fashion statements that makes you look little older than you are

    1. Lace – even modern styling
    2. Most, not all, polka dot and floral prints
    3. Mini-skirts and short shorts (have friends who look amazing still, but these are just not me)
    4. Pearls – Yes, on Julia Child, no on everyone
    5. Elastic waist pants – no defense here
    6. Anything with a heart on it!
    7. Anything with Santa on it!
    8. Neon…tried it again within the last three years and decided NO.
    9. Most pastels….I prefer saturated colors
    10. Backpack purses and Birkenstock feet

    Agree?

    One site has perfectly listed style questions for women over 50

    1. I’m worried I’ll look like ‘mutton dressed as lamb
    2. I just don’t know what suits me anymore
    3. I’m bored with my clothes but don’t know how to create my own style
    4. I can’t find clothes to fit my hips, legs, tummy (insert your own word!)
    5. I feel dowdy and stuck in a rut but don’t know what to do about it
    6. I never seem to have the right outfit for the occasion
    7. I have loads of clothes but nothing to wear!
    8. I’m not sure how to put an outfit together
    9. I don’t enjoy shopping anymore, it’s just frustrating
    10. I feel fat and don’t know how to dress to look slimmer!

    I agree that it depends on a woman to set her own style, but if we talk about majority i would suggest that you have covered many of these questions.

    FYI: I tried to insert the source links from where i picked these but the system didn’t allowed me.

    Cheers,
    Maria from San Diago

  • Judit

    I absolutely resent the words “age appropriate” – it’s nonsense. Of course we’re not going to walk around with tank tops but I weigh the same I did when I was 16 and all I want now is something just below the knee (knees can be a bit ugly) and a bit of a sleeve – do you think I can find a sexy dress like that NO NO NO. the don’t exist. Had to have a dress made in China. Same with shoes – still wear 6 inches. I think life has changed. We have NOT become our mothers.

  • Lalique

    I at 53 like to do my hair every day, makeup and do attempt to look put together. I like textured clothing like tweeds and corduroy, pretty scarves and very small if any muted prints.

  • Faye Green

    Jeans & T-shirt, juniors clothing (as long as I don’t look like an over stuffed sausage), maybe Capri and shorts with sandals (yes, I have some spider veins, and varicose veins, who cares I’m not vain), maxi dress, sun dresses. I go by the beat of a different drum, what looks good on me, I’ll wear it even if it is juniors (as long as it fits).

  • laura L

    Helen Mirren, Ann Margaret, Susan Sarandon, Faye Dunaway or Diana Keaton – ARE ALL ALMOST, OR WELL INTO THEIR 70s!!! For dressing in my 50s I’ll emulate actresses in their 50s, thank you very much!

  • Eve Norman

    Cjwillis thank you, thank you thank you.
    A lot of the nonsense she was spouting shows she does not have a clue what she is talking about.

  • Highpockets

    I’m 55, 6’2″ tall, wear a size 12 and like to rock anything I want. My favorite go-to look is a pair of really nice jeans, either skinny or boot cut depending, a long sleeve shirt that’s nicely tailored, and a jacket-tailored leather moto style absolutely if it’s night time. If I tuck the shirt in, cool belt, maybe one pop of color. Loose hair (I have a long shaggy cut), and cool earrings, maybe a bracelet. My Man is always proud and my gal pals too. I like this age. I stay away from mini skirts, but over the knee is ok. I’ve never worn super low cut anything, and stay away from super trendy looks, just doesn’t look good on me cause I’m so tall I will look silly. This article is written for some gals who maybe can’t find their look, but doesn’t really reflect on this time when we want to look good, not frumpy.

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