Hallelujah! Over-60s women, your time has come! It’s time to celebrate life and to ‘live it loud’.
The ‘ageless revolution’ is firmly underway, with the fashion industry recognising that mature women aren’t interested in trying to look ‘young’ again, they just want to look and feel great as they are today.
As a result, the over-60s sisterhood is kicking invisibility to the curb and taking centre stage in their own lives, with a sense of style that’s been honed over a lifetime of working out what they like and what they don’t like.
Celebrities such as Helen Mirren and Judi Dench, to name a few, are leading the way in the ageless revolution. They are comfortable and confident in their style choices and refuse to conform to the outdated notion of ‘age-appropriate’ clothing and accessories.
But it’s not just famous women who get to have all the style fun.
Real-life 60-plus women are embracing their age and owning their style. With a ‘living for the now’ attitude and a positive mindset, they’re more confident than ever in expressing themselves through fashion.
Best of all, fashion brands are following suit by providing great style options for mature women who want to look modern and relevant, while retaining their own unique look. One brand that’s helping Baby Boomer ladies look good and feel great is iconic Aussie brand Millers.
In their upcoming Spring collection, Millers is inspiring women to ‘LIVE it LOUD’ with a focus on modern, easy-wear style essentials that can be mixed and matched for day and night.
Featuring bold colours and bright prints paired with curve-loving classic cuts, the collection flatters all sizes and body shapes. It’s effortless dressing at its best and just as great for an active lifestyle as it is for more relaxed days, with some pieces that are just dying to be taken out somewhere nice.
Take this bright and breezy ethnic-style tunic – it has just enough print in lovely blue and purple tones to make you stand out in the crowd, with a flattering v-neckline and comfortably loose sleeves, it takes a classic pair of tailored navy trousers to the next level, all while being a throw-on-and-go-type wardrobe staple.
Likewise, this vibrant fuchsia vest adds a splash of unexpected colour to a classic combo of Breton shirt and slim-fitting, dark denim jeans, but is also perfectly practical for the chillier days as winter turns into spring.
But if subtle but interesting details rather than bold colours or striking patterns are more your thing, the unusual lacing detail on the sleeves of this bone-coloured, knit top is a great way to display your personal style without going OTT.
Again, it’s great for the changeable weather of the winter-to-spring period, and would work just as well with a skirt (tucked in to something more full-skirted, for example, or worn out over a tighter skirt) as it does with your favourite pair of trousers or jeans. For dressier dos, pair with a stylish long pendant – we’d suggest Miller’s Stasia version, as pictured, for $18 – and you’re done!
Speaking of dressing up, a fab print frock can take you anywhere, and Millers has so many to choose from right now. Whether your preferred print is ethnic-inspired, sleek geometric, bold graphic or classic floral, there are cuts and colours to match all style personalities.
This version in black with a peachy-pink print is gorgeous with a soft cardigan in a matching peach tone, making it a great choice for woman who prefer a ladylike look – but the time-honoured dress-and-cardigan/jacket pairing is one that can work for any style if you stick to the same ‘feel’.
Geometric print and leather jacket with a rock edge, ethnic-inspired with your favourite denim jacket or bold graphic worn with a sleek suit jacket that nips in at the waist – if you like it, go for it!
As Millers says, it’s new LIVE it LOUD collection “encourages women to step out and be confident, to be seen and be heard and be counted”. “You can parade your prints proudly, flaunt your florals and dress to arrest,” it says.
To introduce Starts at 60’s readers to the new collection, Millers is offering 30% per cent off LIVE it LOUD pieces bought online. To take advantage of this great offer, Sign up – here.
Do you dress to please yourself more now that you used to? What’s your ‘style personality’?