Monday, March 3, 2014
Editor's Note: As always, I have included different dress styles and sleeve lengths, including sleeveless, because women over 50 differ greatly in terms of body shape and arms. Vive la différence! PS. Whenever possible, I've included the dress's length.
I'm longing for signs of spring. Aren't you? However, I don't imagine there will be any signs here in the Northeast for another month or so. To tie me over until the mocking birds return and the spring buds start to bloom, I like to check out the spring fashion trends and dream of wearing something, well, springy. Right now, I'm thinking a new spring frock might be just the thing after a long winter. I'm happy to report there are spring dresses in a wide ranges of colors, from sophisticated neutrals to energizing blasts of color. I've collected flattering dress styles for women over 50 in this spring's hottest colors. And all of the dresses are under $150!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This weekend, I went rooting through my wardrobe, looking for something that wasn’t heavy or dark. It's the end of February and I'm tired of wearing black turtlenecks and chunky sweaters. I'm ready to go lighter—lighter colors and lighter fabrics. I spotted one of my two denim shirts and thought: Perfect! The denim shirt’s long-sleeves and soft blue color (not black!) is a fun look for women over 50 and a great way to shake off the winter blues. Here’s how I’m styling my denim shirt…
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Whether you’re planning an escape from the snow and ice or considering a new swimsuit for the summer season, you’ll find lots of flattering designs for women over 50. Don’t be discouraged by some of the more revealing 2014 styles—cut-outs and peek-a-boo macramé, lace or crocheting. There are subtle and sophisticated trends as well. What's more, swimsuit designers are taking advantage of all the latest fabrics that slim, flatten and conceal the body. Take, for instance, the Longitude Blue Fabulous Surplice Swimsuit (above) with built-in tummy control.
Here’s a look at some of my other favorite new swimsuit styles. I've yet to find a site showing over 50 women modeling swimsuits, but I’ve tried to use photos of bathing suits on women of average weight as much as possible. Warning: There are a few waifs.