As more candles are added to your birthday cake each year, you may start to accumulate more and more retired trinkets in your treasure chest. Women maturing into older age tend to shy away from the style they have built over the years and see trends as something they can no longer keep up with.
Not all that long ago, women over 60 were relegated to the hinterlands of style. Phrases like “dressing like your grandma” or “dressing like an old lady” were the unkindest dig one could make about someone’s attire…
Every woman has her own unique style that has gone through phases of evolution ever since she was allowed to choose her own clothes. School girls can get away with everything and wear bright, bold colors. The years of early adulthood are for showing the different sides of our personalities. And as the years go by, our taste becomes more subdued, more refined, and a little less daring.
We might not like to admit it, but for many women over 60, learning to economize simply comes with the territory. Much of what we once spent on our wardrobes goes to more important things, such as food, housing or health care. Must we really give up our passion for fashion?
It’s easy to say that we are getting older and as such, we face more challenges but what do we do with that information? Do we pretend it doesn’t matter? Or do we take our fashion into our hands and be proactive about it?
Almost every woman owns some version of the classic little black dress. While the LBD isn’t quite a uniform, this timeless piece is something most women feel comfortable wearing.
Contrary to popular myths, mature women today DO care about what they look like, style, fashion, and makeup. We care about our appearance every bit as much as younger women do, perhaps even more so!
Dressing up in your 60s isn’t always easy, and there may be some things that are holding you back. Be it comfort, style, the season, your shoes, or your accessories, these factors can greatly affect how you style yourself every day.
Like many things in life, the colors we wore when we were younger may not work for us as we grow older. How do you know if one of the color staples in your wardrobe still works well for you?
Margaret Manning talks with fashion blogger Patti Gibbons about the ageist belief that, after 50, women are no longer fashionable. They also discuss how mature women can change these beliefs, if they wish to.