Fashion rules tend to multiply, the older we get. Always wear this, or never wear that lists for older women are everywhere! Do you follow them? Most are just other people’s ideas of what we should wear but some have tools we can use or discard based on our personal style. Today I’m sharing six things I’ve chosen to wear over 60 because they help me look and feel my best. No rules involved! You may find some of these work for you too.
This post always gets a lot of visitors from Pinterest so I thought I would update it for 2021.
Six ideas for what to wear over 60
A Supportive Bra
Few of us escape menopause without changes to the shape of our bodies. Things shift and usually drop. I’m looking at you, droopy knees…but of the other biggest drops usually happen to our bustline.
We know that many women wear the wrong size bra, but over 60, it’s even more common.
Do yourself a favor and get a professional bra fitting (when we can safely go out), to ensure you’re wearing the proper bra for your current body. Breast tissue loses firmness as we age so opt for supportive bra’s that keep those girls in place. You also might want to include several in your skin tone which will be invisible under clothes. Remember, everyone’s “nude” is different.
Related –The One Bra You’ll Never Need
Whether you’ve chosen to go gray or not, your hairstyle has a huge impact on your appearance. A stale haircut that dates you isn’t serving you well. If your hair texture performs best in a bob, tweak it to look more modern. Have the back stacked to a graduated bob or try adding some wisps in front or side-swept bangs.
Always wear your hair short? Use some gel to add texture for a piecey look and/or get a lift on top. Small changes can make your hairstyle look more current so investigate your options and experiment with new products.
Good Housekeeping has a new article here with some fresh hair cuts to try over 60. And of course, my all-time favorite source for inspiration is Pinterest.
Body Moisturizer For Mature Skin
By 60, our skin isn’t producing the same amount of collagen and natural oils as our younger skin. To counteract that, I’ve found it invaluable to slather a good quality moisturizer all over my body when I’m fresh out of the shower.
I find formulas that contain squalane, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid are some of the best for moisturizing aging skin. I also reapply to my legs and arms each night. It may seem like overkill, but the extra effort makes a world of difference.
Related –How to Treat Crepey Skin
SOME EFFECTIVE MOISTURIZERS
Wear What Fits Your Current Body
Buy and wear clothes that fit you right now. You deserve better than to squeeze yourself into things that fit 15, 10, or even 5 pounds ago. They won’t hang properly and are uncomfortable…both physically and mentally. Tight clothes also make you look larger than you are and who wants that?
If you plan or hope to lose weight in the near future, buy a few quality basics that fit, which will restore your confidence and help motivate you on your journey to healthy eating and weight. If you adore clothes that don’t fit you right now, move them to another closet so you don’t see them each morning.
Updated Jewelry In Midlife
Good costume jewelry has the ability to change the look of an outfit and add attitude to your look. Cheap, tacky stuff looks just the way it sounds so don’t go there. Most of us have that classic strand of pearls and tiny gold hoops we love. But when worn ala Grace Kelly, they can age you faster than lipstick wicking up the lines around your mouth.
Try layering them with other beads or costume jewelry to make them look more modern. Supersize your earrings to draw attention to your face. Fun bracelets or brooches update your outfits with little financial investment. Here is where you can play with trends and for a small investment, get lots of bang for your buck.
Wear Sunscreen Over 60
It’s never too late to protect your skin. Yes, most of the damage and skin cancer we’re dealing with now was caused by a lack of care in our youth. That doesn’t mean we should expose it to more assault now. Our skin is thinner and more fragile over 60, so it needs even more protection from the sun. Age spots on the back of our hands are from sun damage so remember to protect them as well.
What do you wear over 60?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.