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Dressing when you are over 60 has never been as chic or as stylish

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Style icons such as the ageless Christie Brinkley, Anna Wintour, Bette Midler and Iman all prove you can look sensationally stylish in your 60s.

It is time to embrace fashion more than ever and not shy away from some key trends this season or any season.

A statement jacket or coat is the perfect wardrobe staple and the first piece Anna Wintour turns to for Fashion Week. Wear with a neutral palette and let the jacket shine. Made with a stunning metallic jacqard fabric this statement jacket from Topshop the perfect addition to your wardrobe this season –  throw it on over a crisp white shirt and tailored black trousers for an androgynous but sensual look.

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A silk shirt is timeless, and is a must in any wardrobe. We have fallen in love with this one from hush @ John Lewis. With a relaxed, slouchy fit and draped neckline it is perfect for a luxe look this season – and can then be styled with wide-legged navy trousers and flats for spring.

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A great day dress is the perfect addition to the over 60 wardrobe. Go for a muted block colour and style with some statement accessories and great little black boots. Marks & Spencer has this gorgeous 3/4 sleeve shirt dress with tie belt that is perfect for the current season and early spring.

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Be daring with trouser cuts, and play with silhouettes. Try these beautifully tailored Morgan Side Split Trousers from Coast, cut with a flattering high waist and flared split leg.  They are sensational for the party season and work well for daytimes, too, paired with jumpers or shirts.

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The perfect “party” dress is a must at any age, but too often, we play it safe with a black dress because we feel that colour is too “young” or difficult to wear. However colour adds a stylish youthfulness and shows that fashion can be daring at every age, so why not give it a try.

Goldie Hawn is a great inspiration for a big event look. She loves colour, and she pairs it with perfect accessories – a good lesson for all over-60 women.

We love this beaded cape dress from Gina Bacconi at John Lewis ideal for any party or a big event this season.

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If you are seeking the perfect full-length gown, we love this Romily dress from Phase Eight for a chic over-60 woman – in either silver-grey or navy:

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So, when dressing over 60 the rules are simple: don’t shy away from colour; stick to classic shapes and cuts (though not always classics); remember to update with brilliant accessories and a few well-chosen new pieces; and ignore what you don’t feel comfortable in.

 

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Over 60 and stylish?

Here is the perfect P&O cruise to showcase your fashion-savvy wardrobe: a 14-night, full board round-trip cruise from Southampton to Madeira and the Canary Islands departing 21 Feb 2017 aboard Ventura.  With the activities, dining, drinking and entertainment on board Ventura there will be ample opportunity to show off your stunning daytime and evening wardrobe – and with no flights, there’s no weight restriction on baggage. How often does a chance like that come along?

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Holiday number: N705

Sailing from: Southampton – to 6 ports – Round trip cruise from Southampton (no flights)

Ventura: Family-friendly, larger ship

 

 

2 thoughts on “Dressing when you are over 60 has never been as chic or as stylish

  1. I so agree, and at 85 I still think I am stylish….5ft 8ins tall, size 12, and love my Phase 8 jump suit, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Peruvian Connection casuals….probably embarrassed my son when I wore a Flappers dress at his Veterinary Practice Christmas party….I felt OK and it was a laugh! Would enjoy this cruise!

    • Thank you so much for commenting, Hazel. As it says on our site, ‘Style doesn’t Stop After 50’, nor after 60, 70 or 80. We would bet you looked not just okay but totally fabulous in that Flapper dress – sounds gorgeous; you keep flying the flag for fabulous 50-plus women.

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