Feel confident and stylish with these style tips for over-60s

Oct 28, 2020
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During your younger years you no doubt followed all the latest fashion trends in a bid to stay in style and impress your friends, but as you get older you develop a confidence to wear what you like without fear of what others might think.

The only problem is your body shape changes, you may develop ‘tuckshop lady arms’, a thicker waist, a rounded tummy or a heavier bottom and thighs. While you should embrace your body at all stages of life, it can be hard to find clothes that you feel comfortable in – especially with so much of the fashion world designing clothes for teenage girls.

To help you transform your wardrobe and feel confident and happy in what you wear, we’ve compiled the top style tips for over-60s and included some gorgeous pieces of clothing that might just take your fancy – all of which are available for purchase on the Starts at 60 Marketplace.

Hiding ‘tuckshop lady arms’

A lack of muscle tone in the upper arms is a common concern among women as they get older, so covering them up is often the direction people take when it comes to their clothing choices.

But, there’s no need to sweat it out in jumpers this summer, with half-sleeve tops offering the perfect alternative. It’s a great way to give just the right amount of coverage while still being flattering and not too hot during those warmer months!

Half sleeve tops help to hide tuckshop arms.

Adrift Clothing’s Sloane Tunic in Zebra Palace is a perfect example. It’s loose fitting, falls just below the elbows and comes in a gorgeous print that is right on trend.

Everyone needs a basic top in their wardrobe!

Or, if you’re still feeling the chill and are wanting something a little warmer, you can’t go past the Long Sleeve Swing Tee. It’s the basic top everyone needs in their wardrobe and goes perfectly with your favourite pair of jeans and a scarf for an effortless look.

Covering troublesome tummies

While children are a blessing, being pregnant doesn’t do any wonders for your abdominal muscles. And although it’s nothing you should be ashamed of, you want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your clothes.

You can dress around your troublesome tummy, though, with clever choices of fabric and cut, including pieces that have stretch in them or A-line shapes. Tops with a more detailed neckline or eye-catching features also help to highlight other areas of the body.

The colourful design helps to take away from the tummy area.

Adrift’s Asher Peasant top is a gorgeous piece ticks these boxes, with its beautiful mix of colours and flattering shape. The v-neckline and long sleeve length suits all shapes and sizes, while also being lightweight and soft to wear.

Flattering your bottom

There’s likely no woman out there who hasn’t at least once felt concerned about their bum and how it looks in their pants. But, we know just the clothes to make you feel comfortable and confident.

These pants drape beautifully down the legs and the waistband makes them especially comfortable.

The Luxe Wide Leg bamboo pants are pure luxury to wear. The wide legs drape beautifully and have an elegant swish as you walk. While the soft fabric waistband is so comfortable on your waist.

They are comfy and stylish at the same time!

Meanwhile, for something more casual the Woven Bamboo Culottes are our pick of the bunch. They are perfectly tailored with a flat front waistband and stylish pleat detail. There’s no buttons or zips for ultimate comfort and they fall effortlessly over that tummy, bum and thigh area.

Embracing colour

There’s no age limit on colour, in fact adding vibrant hues to your wardrobe could actually make you feel more confident and beautiful in yourself. There’s no harm in being bold with your choices, whether it’s chunky jewellery, fun glasses or a rainbow of colours.

Don’t be afraid to add colour to your outfit!

We love the Yasmina Tunic with its mix of blue and pink colours. It’s loose-fitting with gorgeous detailing and a v-neckline for a flattering look. And it looks stunning with a pair of three quarter white pants on a hot summer’s day.

A beautiful, flowing dress is perfect for summer!

Meanwhile, for a casual daytime dress the Jelina Maxi Dress in Blue Gerbera is a beautiful choice. The a-line shape is ultra flattering for any body shape and the pure cotton fabric makes it ideal when the temperatures start to rise. Plus, the floral print is absolutely stunning and can be dressed up for dinner with a pair of heels.

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