If you believe what you see on TV and in the movies, fashion for older women is all about dull colors, covering up and “dressing your age.” What nonsense! It’s absolutely true that some shapes go better with certain body types, but, for the most part, fashion after 60 is all about choosing clothes that express your personality and make you feel great.

There also seems to be a huge gap in the market for clothes that address the needs of women in their 50s and 60s. While older models are starting to gain traction, for the most part, older consumers are ignored by the major fashion labels, who prefer to focus on teens and 20-somethings, who fit their desired image.

We Love these Bold Examples of Fashion for Older Women

Fortunately, older women are taking matters into to their own hands and there are already several self-made style icons out there. These women are refusing to be invisible and are using social media to share their fashion ideas with the world.

 
 

In the coming months, I am going to share some of my favorite fashion for older women icons and inspiring fashionistas with the Sixty and Me community. To kick things off, here are a few of my favorite icons of style that rock Instagram.

I hope they inspire you to develop a personal style that makes you look and feel great. It’s time to remind the world that we are passionate, active and visible members of society.

Are there any other women who you think are great examples of what you can do with fashion after 60? Please let me know in the comments section at the end of this article.

1. @advancedstyle – Ari Seth Cohen: Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age / advancedstyle.blogspot.com

In addition to their inspiring pictures, they also have a fabulous documentary, filled with amazing women showing off their unique style. I highly encourage you to check it out!

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2. @stylecrone – Style Crone: Aging with hats, vintage and the mysteries of yoga / stylecrone.com

As you may know, I’ve been a big fan of Judith Boyd (a.k.a. “The Style Crone”) for a long time. In fact, I’ve had her on the Sixty and Me Show several times to talk about her unique perspective on fashion for older women. Here are a few of our latest interviews:

Is it ok to Embrace Bohemian Clothing After 60?

Surprising Wardrobe Essentials that Re-define Fashion for Older Women

Style and Fashion for Older Women

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3. @carolmarkel – Carol Markel: Artist, designer, milliner and writer. Color me creative and chat with me in French / femmeetfleur.blogspot.com

Like many of the other women mentioned in this article, Carol has embraced a bold, colorful style that is all her own. Her pictures will inspire you to do the same.

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4. @thestylishwoman – Sharryn: Melbourne Australian stylist helping women of all ages to dress for their body shape and find their own personal style

If you are looking for inspiration on finding accessories to go with your latest outfit, I highly encourage you to check her out. The bracelets and rings that she features on her Instagram account are stunning!

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5. @idiosyncraticfashionistas – Idiosyncraticfashionistas: Jean & Valerie: style bloggers for “women of a certain age” setting a bad, bad example for older women everywhere! / idiosyncraticfashionistas.blogspot.com

These fabulous women remind us that life after 60 doesn’t have to be boring. It can be a time for expressing ourselves and living without boundaries or limitations. It can be a time for boldness, laughter and even a little eccentricity.

 

6. @saramaijewels – Sarah Jane Adams: 16.4.55 A diverse and eclectic collection of Antique Style Jewellery / saramai.com

Sarah’s style is comfortable, bold and even a little edgy. I especially love the way that she is able to combine street clothes with elements that are personal to her. Visit her page and be inspired!

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A photo posted by @saramaijewels on

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Life after 60 should be all about expressing yourself and following your passions. This is also true when it comes to fashion for older women. There is nothing wrong with paying attention to the “rules” of fashion when they make you look better – to yourself. But, for the most part, fashion for older women is all about finding a style that makes you feel more like the person you are inside.

What do you think of the women featured in this article? Are there any particular styles that resonated with you? What other older fashion icons should we feature on Sixty and Me? Please join the conversation.

Photo Credit: photos belong to their respected owners, please refer to above mentioned Instagram accounts.

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