Women Style and Wardrobe Guide: How to Look Fashionable Over 50

You do not have to hunt for shawls for women if you are above 50. That’s a mere stigma that people associate with older people. You can dress as fashionably once you cross fifty as you used to do in your forties.

Here’s the ultimate guide for the fashionista fifty you:

Striped Sweaters

Swap your oversized sweaters with striped knit ones. They will make you look more elegant and chic. Ditch your ugly sweaters for some time and try adding some different colored striped sweaters to your winter wardrobe. You might think that striped sweaters won’t be an age-appropriate choice but trust me when I say that stripes go well with every age.

Tank Tops

Now we talking some sexy outfits. The best trick is to buy this staple in bulk. Every style that appeals to you and in every color that you can find. If you do not want to invest in a lot of them (I don’t see the reason for that), then you can purchase tank tops in neutral colors. These include grey, black, beige and white.

You can wear silk tank tops (if you buy any) in summers as well. However, this is a winter wardrobe blog, so the advice is to wear your tank tops under your shirts or sweaters for a smoother look.

Add Layers

Just like the youngsters do, you can add layers to look chic as well. This includes anything from scarves to coats. You do not have to think that fifty means frumpy. You can look fabulous at this age as well. And no, layers won’t make you look funny. All you need to rock this look is purchase tops that come in asymmetrical cuts. Apart from that, you should also buy jackets and cardigans. However, add a variety of all these items to the wardrobe.

You should also invest in various styles and patterns of scarves, mufflers, and snoods. It will give you an instantly stylish look. Your neck will feel warm too (an added bonus).

Colors and Prints

Who said that a fifty-year-old woman cannot wear clothes that come in bright colors? People also assume that a woman should wear solid colored tops or sweaters and ditch anything print. This is just an obnoxious thought. You are still allowed to wear any color that you please and any print that appeals to you. Invest in bright and bold colored tops as well as pants or jeans.

Do not hesitate to invest in a printed top or cardigan. Take inspiration from street dressing and modify it a bit according to your taste.


Perhaps that only a piece of clothing with which people do not associate a particular age. A dress suits every one. Apart from that, a dress brings out the sexy in you. After all, everyone has a right to feel hot. Some styles of dresses give women over 50 an ultimate flattering look. On your next trip to the mall, hunt for the following cuts:

  • Wrap dresses
  • Sleeveless sheath dresses
  • Fit and flare dresses

As far as the length is concerned, keep it to knee length. The colors that you should invest in are the jewel colors. They suit every skin tone.

A White Button Down

Fifty or not, a white button-down should be hanging in every woman’s wardrobe. It goes well with almost everything. During the summers, you can wear it above pants or jeans. And in winter season you can wear it under a cardigan (with some white popping out of course). No doubt a white button-down is a hero piece. You can choose from different styles as well. Like a button-down with a bow at the end. The sleeve size can vary as well.


Denim never goes out of style. However, there are certain colors or finishes that will suit you better if you are over 50. Opt for a dark wash and breathable denim. Make sure that it comes with an elastic waist. As far as the styles are concerned, you can purchase boot cuts and mom-jeans. Not saying that you cannot carry skinny jeans well. The best thing would be to look for brands that are continuously innovating the denim jeans styles for women between the ages of 40 and 50. For example, Levis.

Apart from all the clothing pieces that you should add to your wardrobe, pay attention to the accessories as well. You should buy dainty jewelry, and hair accessories for women as well. Other than that, invest in a couple of bags of various sizes, colors, and styles. Once done, you are ready to head out in chic warmth.