Style icons such as supermodel Iman, stylist and entrepreneur Linda Rodin, designer and philanthropist Carolina Herrera and the always-vivacious screen-actress Goldie Hawn, are all proving that being sensationally stylish does not stop in our 60s, or even our 70s…
Dressing over 60 and looking sensational is about embracing fashion alongside knowing (and wearing) what works for us. Strictly speaking, this is true at any age!
As we get older, fashion for the older woman may mean choosing classic pieces – but it does not mean playing it safe!
Fashion for over-60 year olds means combining classic cuts with the new-season trends to make the trend work for you.
The perfect example is a classic trench, but instead of wearing it in a ‘safe’ shade, wear it in bright green. Another classic trench from Hobbs is available in lilac and a gorgeous bright red. If you love a little boldness in your colour choices, these shades are perfect for bringing your weekend wardrobe to life.
Alternatively, this timeless navy jacket is given a fresh lease of life with embroidery, making it the perfect way to update your wardrobe basics with something a little different.
Every one of our style icons loves a shirt and we understand why. Shirts are timeless, super chic and an essential wardrobe basic.
We love this crisp French Connection shirt as it is works with so many pieces in your wardrobe. However, if you are looking to make a statement of your white shirt, this celestial embellished shirt from Baukjen, is the perfect partner for a pair of dark denim jeans to keep you perfectly on trend this spring/summer.
Great dresses are the perfect addition to the over-60s’ wardrobe.
For day and informal dinners, we adore this midi wrap dress from Reiss. The watermelon colour is sensational and the cut works for all body shapes. The perfect “party” dress is a must at any age, and for evenings and occasions, this navy-blue maxi with the off-shoulder neckline from Roman Originals ticks all the boxes – it is uber stylish and perfectly on trend and while it is youthful, the navy colourway and maxi length, make it perfectly grown-up, too, ensuring you stand out for all the right reasons. And while baring our shoulders at over 60 may seem daring, our shoulders tend to age better than other bits, so baring them makes perfect fashion sense for dressing over 60.
You can’t go wrong with a well-cut pair of trousers.
However, 60s fashion and contemporary tailoring requires taking some risks, so it’s about finding modern cuts that work for you. If you like to be a tad adventurous with your cut then opt for a wide-legged pant with flattering stripes, such as these from River Island. For your weekend wardrobe, embrace a little sport luxe with these gorgeous Amanda Wakeley trousers that are the epitome of comfort-meets-cool.
So when dressing over 60 the rules are simple:
Embrace the classics but don’t be afraid to be bold and mix them up
Be daring with colour and cuts that work for you, while ignoring what you don’t feel comfortable in.
And finally while staying true to your personal style, never forget to continue being a bit experimental. Add bold and different pieces you adore and that work for you.
Are you over 60 and still feeling fabulous? Tell us your favourite styles to wear! Or better still, send us in a photo!