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From Casual to Chic: Wardrobe Guide and Tips for Women Over 50

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Having difficulties in finding apparel for women above the age of 50 that isn’t boring, shapeless, or “granny-like” is now a thing of the past. Fortunately, the top clothes retailers for women over 50 are plentiful. Retailers are becoming more mindful of the fact that style is important to women of all ages.

Feel good in your skin at any time of day by wearing clothes that first and foremost complement your personality, lifestyle, and body type. Clothing that makes you look as youthful as you feel is now just a click away.

Casual Dresses for Women Over 50

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We’ve all heard that a woman needs to have her little black dress. And if a little black dress is no longer your thing, you should consider a long black dress which you can wear every day and feel comfortable. This versatile women casual dress is an essential piece since it can be worn to work, to a party, or a family gathering.

And if you have to pick one more of this wardrobe staple for this season, pick one that is opposite of black — a colourful pattern which you can combine with sparkling jewellery and a summer hat or a scarf. Dressing stylish doesn’t have to cost you a ton!

Simply invest in a couple of pieces that are stylish and easy to combine with the rest of your wardrobe. This is why one black dress and one in colour are a no-brainer pick for the days when you don’t have the time or don’t want to overthink your outfit.

Cocktail Party Outfit Ideas

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Have you been invited to a party, a wedding, or a formal or semi-formal event? You’ll most likely require a cocktail dress. Cocktail dresses are gowns that are dressy and sophisticated, yet not too extravagant so they’re a slightly dressier type of women casual dress. Tea dresses and party dresses are other ways to also call them, and they’re notable for being knee-length or mid-calf length.

Owning a stunning cocktail dress is essential at any age, and it should be a mainstay in your wardrobe even beyond your 50s because you never know when you may get one of those party invitations. If you fancy some fun detailing, and are a fan of a bit of shine, sequins are a safe pick.

In terms of colour, red is always a good idea. A red dress in knee-length, soutache fabric, designed with shimmering details is one way to go about a great cocktail dress. And while red suits blondes beautifully, bright purple is a match made in heaven for brunettes. A classically tailored cocktail dress with ¾ sleeves looks great on almost all body types. In case you’re not a fan of dresses, black wide-leg pants with a silky red shirt and a white shiny brooch is another stunning outfit idea.

Looking Fabulous at 50

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The secret to looking great for every event is to use accessories. They can transform an outfit from drab to fantastic with no effort, whether you have a closet full of them or like to stick to a few standout pieces. While selecting accessories, some that suited you in your 20s and 30s might not be doing you any favours today, much like your make-up and the outfits you wear, so it’s best to change your collection to complement what does.

Consider wristwatch, jackets, earrings, belts, and scarves to accompany your selection of casual dresses for women, or any of your other outfits. These can be worn to highlight your particular style, dress up an outfit for a special occasion, or simply add a splash of colour to your day. Scarves and sunglasses, for example, can be utilised to hide unflattering aspects of your body.

Speaking of handbags, tote bags are a terrific alternative for carrying your basics like glasses, combs or brushes, moisturizer, and even mints, and they look excellent on over-60s ladies. A classy, smaller leather purse is also a terrific alternative for evenings out with friends or family or any other occasion where you want to dress up a bit more than usual.

Your Sleepwear Matters Too

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Don’t forget about your nighttime comfort now that you’ve set your sights on buying new pieces of clothing. Yes, the material and design are quite important not only during the day, with your fancy women casual dress and accessories, but also at night. Every person’s level of sensitivity is different, but wearing a cotton nightdress or loungewear in the comfort of your home ensures light and gentle feel against your skin.

Cotton nightdresses are characterised by their loose silhouettes and feminine flair and are so light and smooth against the skin. Finish your day by slipping into a cotton nightgown, applying a skin-rejuvenating facemask, and unwinding with a nice cup of tea or a glass of wine. This is just one of the many ways you may and should relieve stress regularly.

Isn’t It Time for a Fresh New Look?

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Aside from comfortable clothing, enjoy the benefits of this transitional period by getting a new haircut, and not just any haircut, but one that is tailored to your face shape. You should consider yourself fortunate if you have an oval face shape because you can choose from a range of suitable haircuts.

If you want a more dramatic makeover, go for long hair or a charming, short crop like a blunt bob haircut. A square-shaped face with a large forehead and a strong jawline is another example. Long and airy layers can also be appealing and assist to hide your face’s strong angles. Also, side-swept bangs will draw attention to your cheekbones rather than your jawline.

By Jessie Sanner

Always weighing things, the life of a Libra isn’t easy and that’s something Jessie is well acquainted with as a Libra herself. The confusion with having to choose between things is what helps her write for the blog, in the hope of making it easier for readers who are indecisive themselves. Interested in contrasts, like period dramas and sci-fi, casual and classy outfits, fries and detox shakes, the life of this young lady is anything but boring. Or is it?