Part of being "young and fabulous" is being confident in how you dress and wearing what's right for your body shape! So, this post is going to be all about dressing appropriately while still looking amazing! We're also going to discuss what items look best on the four main body shapes: apple, banana, pear, and hourglass.
First off, get comfortable with these fashion tips when shopping in your 50s!
Don't Overdo the Bling or Sparkle While a little shimmer is great, too much of it can make your outfit seem as if you're trying to be a teen again! Try not to over accessorize or wear pieces of clothing that are pure sequins or glitter.
Dress Comfortable But Cute We all want to be comfortable, but wearing baggy clothes and a messy bun all of the time can affect your self image and make you look older. Try to find comfortable, cute pieces of clothing such as jeggings, basic t-shirts, sweaters, or fashionable workout clothes.
Don't Worry About Size One of the biggest wardrobe mistakes is trying to squeeze into a 10 when you should really just get the 12! The reason being is that the smaller size won't flatter your body as nicely. Size, just like your age, is just a number and doesn't matter! Buy what looks great, no matter what size it is. Then, once you're comfortable with these tips and ready to shop, you need to make sure you have all of the essentials in your wardrobe. These include:
- Skinny Jeans/Trousers
- Pencil Skirt
- Leather/Casual Jacket
- A few different colored basic t-shirts
- A pair of heels, flats, boots, and sandals
- Neutral Colored Cardigan
After you have the essentials, you can start adding in some colorful scarves, cute accessories, and beautiful handbags!
Lastly, you need to make sure you're buying items that are right for your body type.
APPLE: If you carry your weight in your upper body/midsection but have a slim lower body, you have an apple body shape! Your goal when choosing clothes is to minimize your midsection and make the focus on your shoulders and legs! The best clothing pieces for you are flowy blouses and tops, high waisted circle skirts, straight-leg pants, and shift dresses!
HOURGLASS: If you're curvy with a slim waist, you have an hourglass shape! Your goal when shopping for clothes is to to emphasize your waist and show off your curves! You should buy items such as belted jackets and dresses, cropped shirts, wide-leg pants, and pencil skirts.
New York & Company - Pleated Midi Halter Dress
BANANA: If you're not very curvy and your hips are about the same size as your waist, your body shape is banana! When buying clothes for this shape, you want to make sure you are accenting the smallest part of your waist so that your bust and hips appear more proportional. The best pieces to buy are ruffled shirts, cutout dresses, tapered pants, and skirts that fall above the knee.
PEAR: If your hips are the widest part of your body, you have a pear shape! Your shopping goal is to elongate your body! You should buy clothes such as off-the-shoulder shirts, fit 'n flare dresses, a-line skirts, boot-cut pants, and structured jackets. Kohl's - Jennifer Lopez Crochet Off-the-Shoulder Top