Let’s talk about a basic wardrobe for 60-year-old woman and what should you wear at this age. The big myth about older women is that they are no longer interested in looking stylish. In our culture, it is believed that women over 60 are invisible, untidy, and are not interested in looking sensual and beautiful.
In other words, they are no longer part of the world of fashion, art, and creative vitality. In real life, they do follow fashion and want to look stylish. That’s why this blog post is dedicated to women over 60 outfit ideas.
Older women seem to retain their looks and their sexiness. Today, older women can be seen in a variety of fashions, although there are some fashion rules that we need to follow. Let’s look at older women as a new era, where women can express themselves freely without restrictions. We will focus on two main themes: how to wear clothes that suit older women and how to style your outfit by using basic pieces so you can make it your own.
Basic Wardrobe For 60-Year-Old Woman
One thing that young women can learn from older women is how to wear clothes in the most flattering way. What to do if you have a chubby waist, larger hips or short legs? We all have curves when we get older, so the trick is to avoid garments that create an exaggerated silhouette.
I definitely recommend the casual style for women over 60, it is characterized by loose-fitting fabrics that cling to the body in all kinds of ways. You can always try adding color and prints. Wearing vertical stripes around your waist will elongate it and wearing horizontal stripes will make your body look wider.
I personally love these casual clothes for a 60-year-old woman, as you can easily style anything you like, all you need is a bit of your creativity.
Here are some of the tips you can use when shopping for clothes:
1. Avoid fitted clothing. Even though it is fashionable right now, it will never be flattering on older women.
2. Always choose loose-fitting tops and tops with wide sleeves to hide your belly if you have one, or add a belt to give yourself some shape.
3. Look for clothes that are loose in the sleeves and hanging loosely from the shoulders. Those are comfortable for us, so they will look good on older women too, so wear something that makes you feel comfortable and feel confident in your style.
4. Wear a belt to hide your stomach, or wear a shawl or cardigan to cover it if you have one. When you find the perfect outfit, do not hesitate to accessorize with a bag, hat or even jewelry!
Fashion tips for older women
We can take advantage of pieces that we already own and simply re-style them as if we were buying new clothes. We will use this approach to make our simple outfits look very stylish and full of character. Here are some basic pieces that you can rely on:
Belt: Choose a wide belt in your favorite color and wear it on the outside of your dress or pants (if it has zippers). You can choose a long or short belt and match it to your shoes or boots.
Shoes: Wide or low heels with thick soles work best if you want to elongate your legs and hide a curvy body shape. While wearing flats, try ankle-strap sandals to complement the outfit.
Necklace: Make sure you are wearing an expensive one. The jewellery should be rich, elegant and easy to style. You can also use statement bracelets, rings or pendants to give yourself some more style points without using any other accessories.
Accessories: You can accessorize your outfit with a bag, a scarf, etc. Pick out some accessories that match the color of the pants or dress that you are wearing so that it will look like a single item. For example, if you choose coral pants and bright blue jewelry, your ensemble will be complete!
What To Wear During Various Seasons
A lot has happened in the world of fashion since we hit our “50’s” and “60’s”. There have been many different influences that have influenced and shaped the way people dress. Your grandma might have worn a fez, while you grew up with jeans, t-shirts and sneakers – all things still exist but over time there has been change. One thing is certain though – a woman always looks beautiful no matter what age she is. Don’t believe me? Check out these trends for women over 60 to see what I mean!
The spring fashion for women over 60 can be seen in floral prints, pastel colors and patterns that accentuate your skin tone. A white dress can be worn because it allows your skin to have a nice glow to it. Lately, designers are drawing their inspiration from nature and you will see this in the way that clothing is cut, sewn, and stitched.
The fall fashion for women over 60 is all about cheerfully colored scarves and hats; it’s a playful and fun look that’s perfect for the holidays! For fall you will be seeing lots of textured fabrics coming into play. These make it easy for your outfits to go from day-to-night!
Lastly, summer fashion of women over 60 will have you dressed comfortably in denim shorts and lightweight sundresses. This is the perfect look for the warm summer days that await us. It’s really important for everyone to wear shoes that fit properly when summer rolls around. You don’t want to be stuck with a pair of flip-flops that leave you with blisters! Today women over 60 can feel proud of the kind of fashion they wear, the important thing is not how old you are but instead how long you can pull off your look!
Street Style Ideas For Women Over 60
With age, the figure changes for each woman in different ways, someone remains slim, and someone changes more noticeable: fullness, especially in the waist, legs, hips.
How to deal with this? You just need to use the principles of visual outfit correction, choosing clearer silhouettes of a certain shape. And also choose the right color shades. And, frankly, this approach should be in the composition of the basic wardrobe of a woman at any age.
If you are a woman who is about to hit sixty or you are already over this age, then I would recommend choosing classic outfits. Now is the time to go for simple elegance and freedom of choice, choose classic styles that really suit you. Don’t think that you should dive into the latest trends. After all, most “trends” are designed for young people. You will look more elegant if you focus on practical clothing, don’t buy things that you see in your favorite fashion magazine. It’s better to try on brighter colors and skip cropped clothes. This is one of the main keys to mastering fashion for women after 60 years.
Another simple, yet classy OOTD, where we see a white blazer styled with a matching color top paired with jungle print pants completed with wedge espadrille sandals. If you want to see some fresh ways how to wear tropical print this year, check out my post, I promise, you gonna be surprised to see so many fresh looks.
Older women are reinventing the world in many ways. We are often embarking on new careers (either in retirement or semi-retirement), we are caring for family members, we are creating new concepts of what it means to be “older adults.”
Part of this reinvention relates to fashion. After all, fashion is a process of constant reinvention – finding ideas that work, recombining them in new ways, updating a classic style with modern touches.
Perhaps soon the fashion industry will start to cater more to sixty and over women – after all, fashion is not just for 22-year-old models on fashion show runways. And older women tend to have more disposable income than young people. Does this sound like a business opportunity to anyone?
Hopefully this article has opened your eyes and given you an insight on what is trending in fashion at this time. It’s not what is on trend that counts but it is how well you pull it off. It’s time for a change! You are now ready to step up your style. Don’t be afraid to try anything out! And remember, timing is everything! Go ahead and give any of these trends a try – you’ll be glad you did!
Source: SixtyAndMe, pinterest
FYI: This post is for inspiration. I share images for women who are in search of inspirational outfit ideas.
Sunday 1st of May 2022
I'm 60 +
Thursday 10th of March 2022
Many women over 60 are having some difficulty in choosing what to wear. The problem is that they want to dress well and not look frumpy, yet they don't want to look like they're trying too hard. Here's a few tips and tricks that can help you choose whether you should wear a skirt or pants, go with a pantsuit or pants without a jacket, ever need a blazer on those hot months of summer, the perfect fitting cardigan (and where to find it), combat wrinkles from the sun, and much more. There's no shame in wearing long skirts though.
Jane E Fiedler
Sunday 26th of December 2021
Living in New Mexico jeans are still major in my wardrobe. No makeup, lipstick to keep from getting chapped lips. Comfort is priority and simple.
Sunday 28th of November 2021
I love all of your ideas for us ladies of a certain age and shape, except for the shoes! The pointy toes are elegant, but…with bunions, hammer toes and hip and knee replacements - they are not wearable. We need wider toe box and lower heels. I’ve found that a slight platform style with inch or inch and half heel works for me. While not so elegant at least walkable, especially if you are going to a function where you’ll be on your feet for quite a while, ie a wedding and reception. All us gals who suffered through high heels and pointy toes all through our careers looked great at the time are now paying for it with aching feet and knees!
Wednesday 28th of September 2022
I agree. My feet swell when I stand for a long time. Would like the shoes to be comfortable not orthopedic.
Monday 25th of October 2021
Hello, Trying to get ideas for my son's wedding, now that my body has changed and I am over 60. Thank you for your article.