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Clothing for Women Over 60 – Embrace Your Bohemian Side (Video)

By Margaret Manning May 18, 2021 Beauty

I don’t know about you, but I think clothing for women over 60 is so much fun. It doesn’t matter that most of the major fashion brands ignore us. I’m SO over high heels anyway! What matters is that, as women in our 60s, we can finally feel free to choose clothing styles that fit our personalities.

How Would You Describe Your Style?

If you could describe your style in just a couple of words, what would you say? In my case, I’ve always thought of myself as a “cultured bohemian.” Actually, now that I think about it, a surprising number of women in the Sixty and Me community also use the word “bohemian” to describe their style after 60.

There is something about hunting for this particular style of clothing that makes me feel happy. It’s almost as if I am able to step away from the world for a few hours to go on a treasure hunt! Do you feel the same way?

So, to explore vintage bohemian style of clothing in more detail, I invited my friend and fashion for women over 60 expert, the fabulous Judith Boyd (a.k.a. “The Style Crone”), for an interview you watch above.

What Is Bohemian Style

“In modern use, the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional and usually artistic lifestyles.” Wikipedia

Owning your own bohemian look can be as simple as adding a patterned scarf to your outfit – to an all-out flower-power look straight from the 70s.

Bohemian Style Icons

These older women are taking Instagram by storm with their original and unique styles.

Examples from the Shops

The Bohemian Chic look has been popular among young women at music festivals for several years now. Older women can also get the look by using layers, mixing textures, embroideries and patterns, and choosing unique and colorful jewelry and bags. Here are some options that may strike your fancy.

Beaded Purses

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Makeup Pouches

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bohemian makeup pouch

Bohemian Accessories

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bohemian accessories


Velvets, wool, and laces can be mixed and matched to create a bohemian look. Simply put, achieving a bohemian style can be as simple as mixing the unexpected – like a striped pattern with a floral pattern, for example.

Using fashion and style in our 60s is a way of challenging our invisibility. Being creative and not fitting into a mold can make us stand out and express the way we feel from the inside out.

Get the look!

Cutwork Peasant Blouse at Nordstrom
Cutwork Peasant Blouse at Nordstrom

Do you think that it’s ok to embrace bohemian clothing after 60? Do you love to search for vintage bohemian clothing? What are your favorite places to look for unique items of clothing?

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Thank you for this article. I’m so over being expected to dress age appropriate and get a wash and wear perm now that I’m 60. Bohemian is a way of life, not just a fashion trend and many of us in our sixties have been rockin’ the look since we were tender birdlings. I plan to keep on keepin’ on.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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