My top tips on how to dress age appropriate

Things have moved on so much since my grandparents were alive. I think that my gran looked the same for as long as I can remember. She had white hair and had a shampoo and set every week. She usually wore a shirt with a blouse and cardigan and I don’t think I ever saw her in jeans but she did wear trousers with an elasticated waist. Oh, how things have changed. I am fast approaching that time in my life. Here are my top tips on how to dress age appropriate.

I have always loved fashion and enjoy wearing clothes that are on trend. I am not a slave to fashion and wear clothes that suit me and flatter my body shape even if they are not the height of fashion. So, when do we have to stop wearing short skirts, plunging necklines, and cropped tops and start dressing like your mother?

My top tips on how to dress age appropriate

Firstly, my mother does not dress like her mother did at her age, we have so much more available to us to stop looking our age.  For a start off, most women have worked though out their lifetime. We dye our hair to avoid going grey and have all the products available to us to keep us looking young youthful. I think it is about being aware of your shape and size and dressing to accentuate the parts we like and camouflage the bits we don’t. Here are few ideas you might like to consider.

Jeans

My top tips on how to dress age appropriate

My top tips on how to dress age appropriate

Jeans can be worn dressed up or down but I would suggest that you choose a darker denim and avoid any bling, which is usually on the bottom unless you want to draw attention to it.

  • High rise – will finish over the belly and can sometimes show off your stomach
  • Low rise – not so good if you have a muffin top
  • Mid rise  – usually creates a more flattering look

To make your legs look longer choose pointed toe shoes and ideally in the same colour. This will make your legs look longer and slimmer.

 

 

Skinny Jeans

These don’t flatter all body shapes but if you want to wear them, you can, with a tunic, long length sweater, or perhaps layer up with a kimono or long line cardigan.

Leggings

These are personal choice and I must admit I am not a fan unless I am in gym. You can get away with them if worn correctly. There are lots of lovely knitted sweater dresses around which can be quite short but worn with leggings and a pair of boots can look good.

Skirts/Dresses

Wear too short and you could be trying to look to young but too long you will feel Polly long frock. I safe length would be on the knee or to the floor.  You can get away with a short skirt if you wear it with thick black tights. Just be mindful that you don’t finish the hem line on the largest part of your leg.

My top tips on how to dress age appropriate

My advice is to experiment and have fun, you don’t have to feel old before you time. Take a look at some of the celebrities out there, Helen Miriam for one looks stunning.

I am a Colour & Style Coach based in Chelmsford Essex and I enjoy empowering women to look and feel fantastic and make changes in their lives. You can follow me on Facebook  where I regularly post with style updates.  I have several boards on Pinterest from style, colour combinations and many more. If you would like to have a chat and find out how I can help you please call me on 07786 632798 or email me sandra@colourworx.me or visit my website www.colourworx.me 

 

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