Fashion Tips That Every Woman Over 50 Should Know

by Rayanne M. Writer

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If you think that style has an age limit, you would be very wrong. Some of the world's great fashion icons are over 50 and knocking it out of the park every day. So maybe you're wondering how they achieve such a glamorous essence with clothing that is flattering to their individual figures. Our style experts have some fab fashion tips that every woman over 50 can use in building a better wardrobe and maintaining that ageless appearance, and it has little to do with having a big budget for splurging.

Classic Leggings

Five years ago, a big study found that more female shoppers were ordering leggings online than jeans. Since that time, leggings have become more popular than ever. You may wonder why, well, it's simple. These elastic, close-fitting, high-rise garments worn over the legs are super comfy and super versatile and can be dressed up or worn casually for convenience.

How to wear leggings over 50 as a woman is easy to achieve. These stretchy leg coverings can flatter all figure types when you wear a top that covers your behind and fits around thigh level. For example, a tunic top, tunic-length blouse or longline blazer all look amazing with a pair of leggings. A pair in a dark color such as black or navy is slimming and considered dressier. Fabric also matters. Stretchy material that is thick and not see-through is best.

Lovely Knee-Length

There's often debate about the knees when you're over 50. Do you cover them? Stylist and former Vogue Editor Paul Cavaco has said that for women who are after a certain age, your skirt should really be at or below the knee. It's more appropriate and doesn't look like you're trying too hard, and that goes for women with gorgeous legs, too, he says. Midi-length skirts/dresses can be a stunning option and come in lots of styles, and figure-hugging fabrics.

Smooth Lines

Proper shapewear is also recommended for women at every age, especially when you want to streamline your figure and deliver nothing but smooth lines. Celebrities of all ages would not leave home without wearing shapewear as a foundation to a great fitting outfit.

Embracing Color

Some women feel that as they get beyond 50 that they should avoid a colorful ensemble and stick to mainly a neutral palette. Most designers find that foolish because an outfit in a bright color is youthful and polished. It's not obnoxious, and a great pop of color can do every figure out there a lot of good. Do you remember seeing Jane Fonda on the red carpet a few years ago in a vivid pink Brandon Maxwell gown? It was fantastic, and she was glowing.


Trends can be fun, and it's fine to collect a few "of the moment" garments, but for helping to define your style image, our pros suggest investing in some back-to-basics. Items such as an ivory blouse, black blazer, white blazer and black pencil skirt are fashion favorites that never fade away. These pieces deliver sophistication and look lovely on women of all shapes and sizes.

Flattering, Fitting Bra

This should be a must at any age. Your bras can enhance your garments or ruin them in seconds. Many of us often choose the wrong bra size and cup size for our bodies, and it can get frustrating trying to select the right bra. That's why going to a store where there is a bra fitter is a good idea. You will be properly measured. Some bra experts believe that you can choose the ideal bra at home by following their professional guidelines.

Dark Denim

Jeans are also a versatile item for every wardrobe, and the best way to stay in the fashion game over 50 is by choosing a pair in dark denim. It looks chic, sophisticated and professional. Select a straight-leg or boot-cut pair for a classic look. Iconic model Cindy Crawford, 55, is always photographed in straight-leg or boot-cut denim.


If you're a woman over 50, nothing can dull your amazing shine, and our sensible fashion tips here can help elevate your style game. Have fun, ladies, and wear it well!

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