Saturday, December 3, 2011
In my last post, Dressy Tops for the Holidays, I showed a bunch of pretty, but rather clingy, party tops. Personally, I gravitate to fitted tops because the upper half of my figure is my best bit. Other over 50 women I know shy away from anything too form-fitting. These women want to draw attention to other things, like a beautiful face or long legs. That's fine as long as they don't pitch a tent over their torsos. It makes me so sad to see women over 50 opting for really baggy, shapeless clothes. I've said it before, so forgive me for saying it again: Baggy clothes just make women look heavier. So what top is flattering for women with an apple-shaped or womanly figure? I think the structured jacket is a great solution. Take, for instance, the Anne Klein Velvet Jacket, Ships 11/5 (Poppy) ($179) above. The cut is simple and the color is gorgeous. It covers without consuming. And it celebrates a woman's curves, yet is sophisticated. It would look smashing with black dress slacks or a black lace straight skirt. Not surprisingly, there are show-stopping blazers available online right now. Here's a sample...
I'm a huge fan of suede jackets. Yes, they're an investment. But with a minimal amount of care, a suede jacket will last you for years and years. I have a navy suede jacket from Ann Taylor. The first 4 or 5 years, I stored it professionally in the summertime. Then, I decided to store it in a closet it in the basement. And guess what--it still looks great. These next two jackets I love. I think peplum styling is very flattering for women over 50. I also love the one below it in green. These have been reduced because only a couple of sizes are left. This weekend you can take an additional 30% at checkout. A very good price for a quality suede jacket. (Click on the photos, if you want to see NYJ's full selection of jackets on sale.)
Jones New York Suede Jacket (was $399, now $299.25) in Sizes S and M only.
Jones New York Suede Zip Front Jacket (was $399, now $299.25) in Size M only.
Here's another jacket with peplum styling is a gorgeous color, also on sale with an additional 30% off at checkout...
Jones New York Jewel Neck Peplum Jacket (was $239, now $179.25)
Metallic fashions are very hip this season--hence metallic jackets like the next two. I think their rather festive. What you say?
Anne Klein Shawl Collar Jacket, Ships 11/11 (Blue) ($525)
Jones New York Metallic Collarless Jacket, ($239) plus 30% off at checkout before Dec. 5th.
There are also plenty of jackets out there with tuxedo styling. Here are a couple of examples...
Anne Klein Satin Tuxedo Jacket, Ships 11/11 (Black) ($495). I love the way the glittery top peeks through.
Doesn't this blazer from Diane von Furstenberg look fabulous with a simple two-tone shell?
Diane von Furstenberg Meyer Tuxedo Blazer ($465)