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Fashion for women over 50 - outfit ideas and wardrobe tips

Fashion for women over 50 - outfit ideas and wardrobe tips

We’re sure celebs like Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry and Salma Hayek will give you some big fashion goals and convince you that no matter your age, your fashion game never needs to leave your field. So if you are looking for fashion for women over 50 then no doubt you are in the right place because we are here to help you with some outfit ideas for women. In this article, we share some of the best fashion tips and ideas for women over 50. Here are some bloggers in their 50s who can give you some worthwhile fashion inspiration. So read through this article without delay.

Fashion for women over 50 - outfit ideas and wardrobe tips

1. Striped sweaters and ankle-length pants

Swap your unsightly oversized sweaters for striped knit sweaters. There’s no reason for you to argue that stripes are age inappropriate because they aren’t. Ditch your baggy sweatpants and shop these ankle length pants. They are neither too loose nor too tight and fit perfectly, making it a casual yet stylish outfit.

2. Add layers - scarves, cardigans, etc

Women over 50 often assume that 50 means old-fashioned, without realizing that that can be a pretty fabulous age. All you need is little additions like tops with asymmetric cuts, chic patterns, cardigans and jackets to show off your style, and scarves to spice things up. Noble and sophisticated scarves are not only a great asset for women in their fifties and plus sizes, but for almost everyone.

3. Colors and Prints

A flashy, bright piece of clothing never hurt anyone – don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. Keep one color strong and tone down everything else. The same goes for prints and flowers (small or large depending on your body type). Take inspiration from street fashion dressing and give it a little twist.

4. Bohemian dressing

Go boho style by wearing printed palazzos, tank tops and bandanas. Or stay classy and show off your confidence with a red coat and accessories that are more than just fine silver jewellery.

Fashion for women over 50 - outfit ideas and wardrobe tips

5. Denims for the fifties

Dark washes, breathable denims with an elastic waistband that doesn’t cut into the stomach are perfect. Bootcuts naturally look good on older women, as do mommy jeans—but ditch the old versions and opt for brands that are constantly innovating to accommodate women over 40 and 50. Seriously, thanks to brands like Levis, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, etc.

6. Summer dressing

Summer reminds you that winter is coming and these are the last few months to wear cute clothes. Opt for dresses that exude pure elegance and sophistication. Choose flowing dresses that reach below the knees and drape well. Don’t bother with figure-hugging outfits because that’s not the point anymore. Choose cotton or chiffon pants that flatter your silhouette.

7. Leggings and skinny jeans

If you can’t get over leggings, you don’t have to. Pair them with tops that hit below the hips, complement your outfit with scarves or blazers and jewelry if you feel like it. Skinny jeans are fine too – wear them with linen, chambray or satin shirts – super classy!

8. Beach fashion

Let your beach vacation be all about ruffles, floaty tops, breathable pants, sarongs, one-piece dresses and everything beach-related—without batting an eyelid or thinking about it.

Fashion for women over 50 - outfit ideas and wardrobe tips

9. A little black dress

Who says you can’t rock the classic little black dress? And who says it’s not age appropriate? Tweak the style a bit but still rock the black dress.

10. Fall fashion

Let autumn be everything that excites you. Red jackets, stylish boots, warm conversations, Pumpkin Spice Latte and crispy evening walks. Don’t change anything, even if you’re over 50.


Just as age is no barrier when it comes to fashion, neither should it be a barrier when it comes to living life to the fullest. So far in life you have made several compromises – put your family first and leave your own desires behind. You have now seen half a century. So it’s about time you do everything you’ve always wanted to do! It’s possible that after living for others all these years, you’ve forgotten how to live for yourself. Do not worry. Check out the infographic below for a little wish list for your 50s to get you started. Don’t think too much and start ticking them off!

Emma Soleil
Emma Soleil

Hey there! I'm Emma!

Home On The Grove, A Phoenix-based blog, serves as an inspiration hub for feminine, casual style, as well as covering home & decor, home & garden, home essentials, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics.