There are two types of women over fifty—those who dress at Forever 21 and those who have been wearing their favorite dresses for the past twenty years. Both are mistaken.
Here are 6 fashion tips for women over 50.
1. Wear clothes that fit.
Do not wear clothes that are too tight or loose, take extra effort in making sure your clothing items fit. This rule applies to women of all ages, but more so to women over fifty, who sometimes might go from one extreme, like wearing tight revealing clothes, to another one, like choosing baggy outfits. Neither looks good, which is why, your clothing should be fitting to emphasize
2. Use warm tones.
With age your skin changes its tone and cold tones emphasize all those little wrinkles you do not really want to be emphasized. Warm tones in your makeup will lighten up your face and your eyes.
3. Reevaluate your wardrobe.
It’s time to build a new core. You will need a crispy white shirt, a knee-long skirt, a pair of wool pants; four different types of shoes, such as black sling-backs, comfortable flats, a pair of evening shoes, and a pair of casual shoes; boot cut or straight dark and white jeans. Mix and match your core by adding prints, scarfs, trendy
accessories. Make sure your shoes and your handbag do not match. Yes, right, no more shoe and purse matching after fifty!
4. Ditch the Black.
Contrary to popular beliefs, black clothes do not fit every woman, especially women in their fifties. Neither do they make you look skinnier. Get rid of your mournful outfits and add a splash of color to both your wardrobe and your life.
5. Hair matters.
The hairstyle that looked great on you ten years ago, might not look that flattering anymore, that’s why you need a professional stylist advice on which hairstyle to choose. Since your hair color might go gray,if you plan to dye your hair, go several shades lighter than your natural color. It will help to light up your face and de-emphasize any lines and wrinkles. Also, turning fifty does not necessarily require you to have short hair. Long, shiny, well-kept locks are quite chic and sophisticated.
6. Remember size and age are just numbers.
Many women realize only by the time they are fifty what they really want in life and who they truly are. There are many great examples of women who reinvented themselves after fifty and became role models for their friends and families. At the same time, the list of successful hot celebrities that are in shape and in high demand is endless, because being fifty does not mean it’s time to give up your dreams.
In the end, a fifty-year-old woman who wears quality well-fitting clothes and has a distinguished signature style, will always look better than any youngster that does not take care of herself
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