How to Dress Stylish at 50
You're in your fifties and don't know what to wear to look appropriately dressed for your age? Read on!
Go for a classy style. It's the best choice for a woman your age. Get inspired by Coco Chanel in the 20's or by Audrey Hepburn in the 60's- they had a classy, ageless look that suits anyone, no matter how young or how old they are.
Be more conservative than you used to be. If you used to wear short skirts, go for knee-length. Instead of skinny jeans, choose a classic, straight cut and so on. Remember you no longer have either the body or the look of a young woman.
Don't follow trends like crazy. Trends are for twenty-something girls with tall, skinny bodies and rich boyfriends. Just face it: you no longer look good in everything.
Don't limit yourself to jeans and T-shirts. Try a skirt, a trench, a dress- they're suitable for your age and provide a welcome escape from the jeans and T-shirt routine.
Start wearing diamonds. If you haven't done so already, remember Audrey Hepburn's words in Breakfast at Tiffany's: "Diamonds look tacky on women under 45."
- Read Kendall Farr's book, The Pocket Stylist. It contains great styling advice for women at any age, and has special paragraphs dedicated to this age category. It's also a great shopping guide.
- Harper's Bazaar also has articles that tell you what to wear and how to style your hair and apply makeup at 20, 30, 40, and 50 years old.