During my ‘people watching’ episodes I frequently critique the fashion choices that women our age make. I can honestly say that a lot of women need help, and I mean serious help! The sights you see are just jaw dropping!
With so many lovely shops to shop at and so many nice reasonably priced clothes to buy – why or why do a large majority of us look like fashion tragics! Come on girls we maybe 50 something but we don’t need to be frumpy!
My pet hates in the fashion stakes with women our age are:
So I guess the question is what do we wear that looks age appropriate but smart? I think you should stick to classical styles that fit well and don’t be afraid to splash a bit of colour here and there. Good fitting jeans and pants always look good teamed with good quality t-shirts or tops. They say a pair of black pants are a wardrobe essential and can be dressed up or down according to the occasion.
A lbd (little black dress) is handy for more formal occasions. I really don’t understand why more women don’t wear dresses. I think they can hide a multitude of sins – like pot bellies, wide hips or big bums! Why not at least try some different styles on? You will be surprised as to how flattering a good fitting dress can be and it makes us look more feminine than always wearing pants.
I also believe that we can really go for broke with the accessories to brighten up our classical clothes. I love those chunky necklaces and bracelets in brilliant colours. Scarves look great too – there are so many beautiful ones in all colours and patterns. They can spruce up an outfit and cover up scrawny looking necks or conceal large breasts! A nice little handbag or clutch can always compliment an outfit too. I always get a lot of enjoyment out of accessorising clothing for a special occasion.
The problem with women our age is that our bodies have changed and we tend to put on weight around our mid sections. The majority of clothing is not designed for our more portly figures, so a lot of women tend to go for baggy or oversized clothing to disguise the extra baggage!
I am here to tell you that you can find more shapely attractive attire that will accentuate your figure rather than hide it away! Just take the time to look around at some of the clothing shops and you will discover a ‘fashionfest’ out there!
Kathy Shade is a 50 something year old who is married with 2 children who has spent most of her life being a housewife, mother and working as an Accounts Administrator in the public school system. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Her friends would describe her as being a 'have a chat' with an outgoing personality and zest for life. Kathy also has a great love of shopping and is known for her bargain hunting prowess!