Who says women over 50 have to wear baggy clothes or wrinkly dresses? Celebrities globally are showing that being 50 doesn’t mean fashion isn’t for you. With age, your fashion sense doesn’t have to leave you. Instead, it evolves because as you become wiser, you know better than to fall into every trend. You know to wear clothes which are not only stylish but comfortable. Every woman over 50 knows what it feels when everyone around them compares them to younger women, which is absurd. But, because they are not trying to look 30, they are aging gracefully and trying to style themselves in a way that reflects their true selves. It’s hard but doable.
If you are one of those women who are entering the club ’50’ and wondering what fashion for women in your bracket looks like, you are in the right place. Below is a list of the best fashion trends for women over 50.
Ankle-length trousers paired with striped sweaters
If you are still wearing a long-oversized sweater, stop! Fashion for women over 50 doesn’t have the rule to wear loose or baggy clothes. Instead, go with striped-knit sweaters. They are in trend and will look stunning on you. If you pair it with ankle-length trousers, you are good to go. This little pairing works as it is casual yet stylish to wear.
Looking for an outfit inspiration to wear to the office? Don’t look far; your straight-fit jeans for women over 50 are perfect. Not too loose or tight, and it’s perfect for attending a meeting. Just pair it with boots or pumps to add extra style. Pair a white shirt with a blazer or a simple tucked-in top for the top. Ensure you pair it with minimal accessories for a grand look. The best part about this is that you can attend the meeting and, later, rock it at cocktail hours, a two-in-one outfit.
Blazers with skirt
You must have tons of blazers in your closet to make a trendy outfit for meetings, brunch, and more. For instance, wearing a black-belted blazer with a denim skirt will look incredible. Another outfit idea using a blazer is pairing a slouchier blazer with jeans and a white t-shirt. It’s a perfect chic yet casual look for brunch. In short, having tons of blazers is always a good option, as it lets you layer it up.
Prints and colors
If people say to you that after 50, you should only wear neutral or subtle clothes, shut the door. It’s not true. You can wear an outfit with color or print, but keep one thing in mind, only use one bold color. The rest of the outfit should be mellow. For instance, pairing a bright yellow top with denim will look amazing, but if both are in solid colors, it will not look good. The same goes for print. One thing should have prints, while everything else should be neutral or plain. Look around you for inspiration and get it right.
Maxi skirts are in trend, and you should undoubtedly be a part of this. Buy maxi-length skirts that you love. Pleated, crochet, and other forms all work well. Pair with t-shirts, balloon-sleeved tops, and hats. It will be a perfect outfit for the coming fall.
Invest in sharp suits this fall. The runaways across the globe show how popular they are. The best thing about them is you can find so many options. There are structured sharp suits for offices and colorful ones for parties or dinners. Another reason you should have a sharp suit is that pairing it with multiple items is easy, giving you the freedom to make many looks out of this. For instance, you can use the suit’s blazer and pair it with jeans for a unique look.
Flowy dress for summers
For summer, go with a flowy dress as your outfit for parties, casual outings, and more. A floral dress that goes beyond your knee and drapes well is perfect to feel light and stylish in summer.
50 0r 60, age doesn’t matter at all. If you love fashion and dressing up, these above ideas will help you look classy and elegant. Just understand your comfort level and what looks good for you, and go with it.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.