Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Way to Go, Dianne: Fashion For the Older Woman

Ahhh. Just what I'm looking for, "12 Easy Tips to Update" my wardrobe and ZestNow, for women 55 and forward is just what the right site. Dianne Morris, also on Vibrant Nation, is my new go-to consultant:

1. Longer tops--about 8 inches or more below the waist.

2. Bolder necklaces, including multi-strand, to go along with longer tops. Beads are great. So are long chains or cords with medallions.

3. Small earrings for daytime. Go longer and larger at night.

4. Buy a belt, handbag, blouse or scarf in an animal print. Wear with solid color outfits. Handbags are getting more structured and tailored.

5. Black, dark gray, dark brown or navy opaque panty hose or tights. Sheer black hose are for evening.

6. Flats or low heels with decorative elements (bows, buckles, etc.) are in--Yay!!!! Also get good leather just-below-the-knee boots with opaque hose. Books go under pants and jeans.

7. Wear belts comfortable at your waist or a little looser below the waist. Thin ones for thinner fabrics. Wear with longer tops, over jackets.

8. Pants need to fit at the waist and hips and should reach at least the top of the heel or have a slight break in front.

9. Dark denim jeans.

10. Mid-knee or just past the knee skirts. Stay away from gathered or bunched. Go solid or tweed.

11. Mock turtlenecks. Good quality wool or cashmere sweaters.

12. Black is great for special occasions and can be added to new pieces for different looks.


The Mid Life Guru said...

Thanks for sharing. I love to look modern but not like my twenty-something daughters. Also good to know that I have been incorporating some of these tips already. That certainly encourages my confidence level!!!

NYCfashion said...

Great find! Thanks for sharing the website :)

Dianne Morris said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for your praise about our style advice!

The fashion magazines mostly ignore women over 50, but we women still care about style. At we try to help with specific tips.

I appreciate your blog too!
Dianne Morris

Diane J Standiford said...

All great ideas!

Ann alka WorkingBoomer said...

Great ideas here that I will be using. Thanks!

Susan said...

Thanks for the tips on updating our looks. Great blog!