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11 Styling Tips For Older Women

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No matter your age, you should always be able to have fun and experiment with what you are wearing. A good outfit is an easy way to give you that extra boost of confidence, so it’s important to know what works well for you.  To help, we’ve come up with a list of 11 styling tips for older women that will highlight your assets and make you feel fabulous.

1. Scarves and Shawls

Scarves and shawls are a great way of hiding what many women may see as ‘problem arms’. These can be easily covered by draping a shawl over the shoulder and arms area to create an effortless look. Pairing it with a top in the right colour for your skin tone that is nicely fitted will 100% help. Scarves and shawls are a great finishing touch to an outfit and a good go to accessory.


2. Sleeves

On the topic of arms, a clever way of disguising these can be in the choice of sleeve you opt for. If you want a sleeve that creates shape, a good option is a 3/4 length sleeve or long, wide sleeves such as a bell sleeve. Lace sleeves are another alternative that give a feminine look, showing a touch of skin without over baring everything. Shoulders are a highlight feature for most women, so wearing a cold shoulder top to expose these is a great choice for that beautiful and modern look.


3. Heels

Heels are great for elongating the legs. If you are uncomfortable in stilettos, try wearing wedges instead. They give the same illusion of height whilst being more comfortable on the feet.


4. A Crisp White Shirt

An absolute wardrobe essential for any woman of any age is the CWS (the crisp white shirt.) Being such a classic piece, the CWS can be worked and reworked in many different ways. Whether you are layering it under a tailored blazer for a smart, androgynous look or tucking it in to jeans and teaming with a statement belt, this staple piece is an immediate go to for effortless style.

5. Fitted Dress

Opting for a well fitted, knee length figure hugging dress not only shows your curves, but adds a sense of allure and modern sophistication. They are also a great way to show off your waistline. This styling tip is great for give older women as it will make you feel confident and sexy.

6. High Waisted Skirt

When deciding on a skirt, a good go to option is a high waisted fitted pencil skirt that ends below the knee. Sitting high up on the waist adds length to the legs and elongates the body. If you have a shorter torso, a shirt or pretty top can be worn untucked to lengthen the torso.

7. Sheer Blouse

Another styling tip for older women is wearing a sheer blouse. A sheer blouse is a see-through throw over item that can create a fresh and sophisticated look if pulled off in the right way. Layering a classic tank top or slip underneath the blouse is an option when trying this look as it is modest yet stylish and sexy.

8. Black or Navy Jumpsuit

An alternative to wearing a dress is the black or navy jumpsuit.  Choosing one with a flared leg will create an even more flattering look as the flare will help lengthen the legs. The jumpsuit compliments the entire body as it is slimming and stylish and creates that cool contemporary look.

9. Patterns and Prints

Don’t be shy of experimenting with pattern and print! If you are intimidated by the idea, choose to wear flashes or elements of print, such as animal print accessories or printed panels within the clothing for just a touch of loud.,40793

10. Exposing Some Skin

Showing skin shouldn’t stop at 30. Women over 50 can still show skin and look fantastic. Exposing a shoulder can be just as alluring as showing a leg or the cleavage. When it comes to showing skin, it’s all exuding confidence.

11. Jeans

Being a classic piece for women of all ages, jeans are an absolute photo shoot essential. When it comes to jeans, it’s about finding the best cut for you and your shape and rocking them with confidence. Opting for a boot cut or flared cut can be super flattering on the shape, but don’t be afraid to try something new. Skinny or straight legged jeans add a playful edge to a look whilst elongating the legs.


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Suellen Rath

The styling and tips are great, but it would be even better to see these on slightly larger women as well eg size 12-14 Australian.


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