Honest, Practical, Style Advice

How to look stylish when you’re over 50?



It’s probably more about your state of mind than anything else and if you’re thinking ‘youthful’ you’ll shop in the right places, nothing too fashionable or too frumpy – does that sound easier said than done?



Well it does become harder as we get older and I hear a lot of people saying that they don’t want to be ‘mutton dressed as lamb’, but it’s really not that difficult. Focus on enhancing your best features. This may not be the obvious boobs and bum but could be your shapely legs, great décolletage, elegant hands, fantastic hair or your striking eyes. We can all too easily get hung up on the bits of our bodies we least like that we forget about the best bits!


Don’t get drawn in too much by ‘fashion’, instead think modern, youthful, timeless and classic. Wear clothes that skim your bodyline, not cling and make sure you are wearing the right colour to suit your complexion.


arrives at the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Hitchcock" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 20, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.                       sharon-stone


As we get older our skin-tone fades and our hair starts to grey. This means we probably need to soften our choice of colour – try moving away from black. It can be rather harsh and ageing, showing up blemishes, emphasizing shadows and wrinkles. Depending on your natural complexion, migrate to colours such as charcoal grey, navy and camel instead.


Make sure you’re wearing great underwear. Not only will it make you feel good but will mean your clothes hang better. (You wouldn’t build a house without first laying foundations, so why expect your figure to look it’s best without starting with the right support?) Always get a professional bra fitting when purchasing a new bra. This will enhance your body shape as well as helping your posture and back!


Keep it simple and think about the structure of your clothes – the fabric of a garment and what it’s made of can make a big difference. Generally avoid anything too fancy, flouncy or frilly.


And finally – keep smiling and active; it will keep you energetic and youthful in your outlook on life. Mix with people of all generations and be open to change and embrace new experiences!


As always, if I can help in anyway, don’t hesitate to get in touch.





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