Although 50 is no longer considered old, (and of course I would say we are in our prime!) inevitably it does mean that certain trends and styles should now be off limits. Lets face it, as we age, some previously toned body parts do regrettably begin to sag and lose that peachy youthful look. In my view, even if you have the size 10 body of a slim 30 year old, as we approach our 50’s a touch of elegance and sophistication is required.
As many fashion experts will attest, dressing younger doesn’t make you look younger. Having said that, neither should you fill your wardrobe with staple classics – ‘classic’ can look dated and old fashioned. On the other hand the season’s pleated skirts could look horribly like Country Casuals on anyone other that a young Kiera Knightly beanpole.
So what’s a cool, fashionable middle-age woman to do?
Well, for starters, 50 does not mean you can’t have fun with your wardrobe or keep up with some of the latest trends. Women in their 50’s should feel just as comfortable and elegant in their clothing as they do in their own skin.
Fortunately, there are plenty of hot trends for 2013 that are wearable for women of all ages. From brightly-coloured pants suits to sleek Bermuda shorts, clothing trends for this spring are cool and classy, much like the women sporting them. Click here for the latest on this summers trends for our age group.
This spring introduces a sharp update to Bermuda shorts.
Yes, when one normally thinks of Bermuda shorts, retirees on a golf course or chowing down at a buffet at an island beach resort usually comes to mind; however, these knee-length shorts are no longer reserved for the older crowd. Designers have added diverse prints, charming pastels, and a polished fitting to Bermudas. Ideal for chic ladies who want to keep cool, yet look conservative, these slouchy, smart shorts have a flattering fit and can be worn in the office or to brunch with friends.
Designers used fabrics like silk, cotton, and denim; frilly, flirty details; and dainty prints to create these splendid shorts. Click here for some more key spring runway trends that middle aged women can actually wear.
Spring is the time when everything around us comes alive and, for many of us, so do our wardrobes. This season it’s the “brighter, the better” when it comes to colourful attire. Delicious tangerines, terracotta’s, and pumpkins, plus hues of amber and honey, are some of the stunning colours that designers used in their spring and summer collections this year.
These diverse shades of orange aren’t the only colours you’ll see this season – rich reds, calm yellows, dark blues, and deep purples are also going to be a hit in the 2013 fashion scene. Items in these bold colours should be a fixture in your wardrobe, particularly in your beach wear.
Swimming costumes, beach dresses, and cover ups are available in an array of radiant colours and can easily be found at M&S
These fabulous and flattering colours aren’t strictly for the beach or pool either, as designers have also created sophisticated, tailored pants and relaxed, loose-fitting tops in some of these dazzling tones. And don’t resist the temptation to show off your colourful apparel in the office since many businesses and companies have a more relaxed dress code, particularly during the warmer months. No matter the item of clothing, incorporate these colour trends in your own personal style this season.
And remember, being trendy in your 50’s means you can give all those fashion misses a wide berth – jumpsuits, zig zag tights, and wedge trainers. No no no!