As a woman over 50, you want to dress in a way that honors the woman you’ve become. But we live in a world that is obsessed with youth and staying younger. This leaves you feeling pressured to make yourself “look” younger by following the fashion trends of what younger women wear.
But this isn’t the right approach.
I’m turning 63 this year. I’ve never looked or felt better-and it’s not because I’m trying to look like I’m 30! It’s because I take care of myself and continually personalize my style to reflect who I am. I don’t want to look like I’m half my age! I want to look great for my age and I know I do.
That’s why I put together these tips around fashion for women over 50!
Before we get started, the main thing to remember is that I never recommend trying to “dress your age.” In my Dressing Your Truth system, we talk very little about your age determining your style! Instead, I teach women how to create a personal style according to their Type of beauty. There are 4 Energy Types, and it’s easy to determine which one you are based on a few basic profiling tools. After that, we really just focus on the energy and movement you naturally have within you-and you discover how to dress for that!
At the same time, I’ve gathered some fashion do’s and don’ts for mature women over 50. Consider them more like guidelines that are meant to support you in creating a wardrobe that’s classy and unique. You want a style that shows your seasoned personality instead of just defaulting to easy trends that might not work well with your changing body. So if you’re wondering how to look stylish at 50, you’ll love these tips!
What Not to Wear After 50 and What to Wear Instead
1. Too much makeup
Oh yes, we’re getting right into it. Want to age yourself instantly? Put on way too much makeup.
Unfortunately, when an older woman wears too much makeup, she risks looking unattractive, harsh, or as if she’s playing a role. As you age, you will naturally have fine lines and texture in your skin. But when you add heavy layers of makeup on top of them, they won’t hold it well at all. In fact, your fine lines will only be exaggerated.
You want to avoid the typical “too much makeup” look of heavy foundation, bright blue eyeshadow, dramatic blush, and deep red lipstick that bleeds and feathers out.
What to do instead: Less is more! Scale back on the old-fashioned makeup look I mentioned above. Avoid sparkles in your eyeshadow since they’ll just get stuck in your creases. Choose matte shades instead-you’ll notice a huge difference.