What a Woman Over 50 Wears to a Baby Shower

What a Woman Over 50 Wears to a Baby Shower

Did you know, wearing texture, reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles texture on the woman over 50? It does and it’s a simple trick I use often. The older I get, the more texture I add to my tops! Pattern does the same thing. I only wear pattern in scarves. Which works because they’re worn near my face. This week I’m sharing my newest top with texture.

Style has the power to transform your confidence. Working from the outside in, women can boost their confidence by hitting their Style Sweet Spot. Pam Lutrell and I began this new series to help and inspire those women who are struggling with their appearance. Each week we choose a scenario from our daily lives to show why, what and how we dress to reach our style sweet spot. Your style sweet spot is when you feel confident about your appearance and know you are sending the message you want people to see.

Style Sweet Spot

Last week Pam and I dressed for retirement living. This week we’re going to a baby shower. The last shower I went to was for my daughter-in-law. Most showers I go to these days are for the Grandmother to be, my friends.

The trend is for young mothers to be registered so they get what they want. I’m old-fashioned. I like to give hand-knit baby things. I gave these at my girlfriend’s shower for her daughter. She was having twins!

I like to give handknits at baby showers.

One hat is a Tomato and the other is a Pumpkin.


Unique fashion for the Woman Over 50.

I chose to wear my new Babette Dress, from Artful Home. It’s called the Zigzag Combo dress.

The elbow length sleeves help the petite woman (me) appear taller. It has permanent, broomstick pleats at the waist, to slim my shape, and fun zigzag pleats at the bottom. I love that Babette is designed and made in the U.S.A.! It’s perfect for traveling. Hand wash and hang to dry.

I chose to wear it with slim black pants and low heeled, suede shoes. The low vamp and peep toe on this shoe help my legs appear longer.

Wearing texture is very flattering for the woman over 50. It reduces the appearance of texture/wrinkles on our face.

A close up of the pleats on this dress.

I’m wearing a necklace in my eye color which coordinates with this dress.

STYLE TIP~ Wearing your eye color makes you appear more trustworthy.

Professional fashion advice for the woman over 50. Tip-wearing texture smooths the appearance of facial skin.

Artful Home has wonderfully unique clothes for us. I love that they are out of the ordinary. If you’re looking for highly creative clothes, they’re also your source. They’re having a terrific sale you should check out. I just noticed the Josie Jacket is on sale which I’ve had my eye on 🙂

Lets pop over to see what Pam is wearing to a baby shower.


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Disclaimer~ I was gifted this dress by Artful Home, but the opinions are all my own.


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  1. February 7, 2016 / 3:42 am

    I love this piece on you Jennifer..so chic and flattering! You will be the star of the baby shower!

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Thanks Pam! I love it too.

  2. February 7, 2016 / 4:33 am

    Nice outfit. Great tip about texture & pattern that I had never heard before! And I love that necklace so much!

  3. February 7, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Jennifer, the Babette dress is perfect! Love the style and color!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. Regina L. L. Wells
    February 7, 2016 / 7:44 am

    Jennifer, you look so doggone fabulous! I love those tips. I also am petite and have textured skin. LOL! Thank you so much!

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 4:23 pm

      Thanks Regina! I’m glad it was helpful. I’ll keep the tips coming:)

  5. Lorraine
    February 7, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Stunning bracelet

  6. Celia
    February 7, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Love the way you styled your outfit. Beautiful. ? Celia

  7. February 7, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Love that Babette dress! Her pieces are wonderful and unique.

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      I’ve owned several of her pieces. They’re fabulous!!

  8. February 7, 2016 / 10:27 am

    I love handmade (or other unique, not from the registry) gifts for a baby shower. The hats you made are adorable!

    I love this outfit! I hadn’t really thought of the effect of wearing texture & patterns near your face… Great tip!

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      I’m not sure the young mother’s appreciate them as much as I do:)

  9. February 7, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Lovely piece – the texture and the color. Lovely model, as well!

  10. February 7, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Those hand knit hats are adorable!

    The dress is very unique.

    Note to self: Toss out full wardrobe and only wear highly textured blue clothing.

    I’m very interested to know how the 3/4 sleeve makes a petite woman look taller. Wouldn’t a short sleeve be better?


    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Short sleeves don’t have quite the same effect. They can sometimes contribute to a chopped look. It’s a funny thing about proportion.

  11. Kim
    February 7, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Great outfit Jennifer! I just started thinking today about what to wear to a casual baby shower in May, near 80˚. Probably a summer dress. Would you mind sharing the brand of those gorgeous low heel, peep toe sandals you’re wearing?? I love them and they look comfy!

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Kim. The shoes are by Arche. It’s a French shoe maker. Very, very comfortabe!! I’ve had them for several years but there are some options in the widget below. Try Amazon or Nordstrom too!

  12. Eleni
    February 7, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Love the dress, looks beautiful on you. Love the shoes. During our long winters in Canada I seem to get into a rut and wear the same outfits – minus scarves and sometimes even jewellery! Many thanks for all your fashion tips.

    Have been knitting for 71 years and cannot imagine how many shower gifts ….. love to knit for babies and toddlers.

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      It’s easy to get in a rut. I do too sometimes. Then the minute I fix myself up I remember why I should! It always makes me feel better about myself.

  13. February 7, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    You look fabulous. And those hats. Adorable!!

  14. February 7, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Great tips. I had never heard that wearing patterns or texture would make a person appear younger although I am drawn to both so perhaps I realized it intuitively. Same for my preference for 3/4 sleeves as I, too, am on the petite side. The hats are adorable and you looked fabulous.

    • Jennifer
      February 8, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks Rena. I think women know what’s best on them, they just need to listen to their intuition.

  15. February 9, 2016 / 6:53 am

    This dress is so, so cute on you! I love the texture and color of it and also the shiny black bag you paired with it. I always like to doll up for a baby shower, too!


  16. February 9, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I love the color and texture of that dress! It’s such a fun and chic look!

    Doused In Pink

  17. February 9, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    This piece is so pretty–love the color on you, although you always look great Jen!

  18. February 10, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Facial Texture? LOL!

    There are great tips, especially if you tend to wear tone-on-tone. You look divine in your textured dress 🙂


  19. February 11, 2016 / 11:50 am

    This look is fantastic on you, Jen. I had never thought of the ‘texture’ working for a smoothing effect. Brilliant! I am newly enamored with the use of scarves and now I realize an additional benefit to the color and pattern.
    Can you believe these warm temps??
    xx, Heather

  20. February 11, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Oh my I love that jacket. I am hopping right over there to check it out. I have been so good about not buying things you are going to get me in trouble on this one! It looks fabulous on you. I love every single thing you are wearing. You always look great but this one is the best yet. Good tip about the eye color I did not know that!!

  21. pat
    February 12, 2016 / 6:48 am

    I haven’t been to a baby shower in a gazillion years – I’ll have to wait for my grandchildren to get married – hopefully not for a few more years from now. At any rate, I love your outfit – it suits you perfectly.

  22. February 16, 2016 / 5:00 am

    What a sharp looking outfit! I also don’t do a ton of prints and prefer the prints in things like scarfs. You knitting is adorable.

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